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live wire

Electronics a wire carrying an electric current
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Nexus also shared a pic ture whichPC Ryan shows the shocking conse quences of touching live wires.
This consumption or wastage of power is minimal when the same load is applied on the other two live wires or lines as well.
We are checking which government department was responsible for keeping live wires unattended.
Officials said the children were playing in rainwater when they received a severe electric shock after a live wire fell on them.
At least seven persons were electrocuted when they came in contact with a live wire in Karachi.
The cabin has been open and live wires are exposed for more than a year.
A Romanian electrician claims he doesn't get electric shocks even when he touches live wires without protection.
A DOG was electrocuted after walking over exposed live wires in the street.
But the electricity supply in the house had been by-passed, with live wires attached to copper piping above the doors and French windows.
On arrival, officers found several exposed live wires and an electrician had to attend before officers could enter.
Working with live wires and electricity is very dangerous and serious business," said Milazzo.