Transmission Line Power Capability

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Transmission Line Power Capability

 

one of the principal characteristics of electric power transmission lines. It determines the maximum power that can be transmitted through the line, taking into account all limiting conditions, such as reliability, corona losses, and the heating of conductors and contacts. The power capability depends on the voltages at the termini of the line and on the line’s length and wave characteristics—the characteristic impedance and phasing back ratio (seeTRANSMISSION OF ELECTRIC POWER).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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