open-wire transmission line


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open-wire transmission line

[′ō·pən ¦wir tranz′mish·ən ‚līn]
(electricity)
A transmission line consisting of two spaced parallel wires supported by insulators, at the proper distance to give a desired value of surge impedance. Also known as open-wire feeder.
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