strain insulator


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strain insulator

[′strān ‚in·sə‚lād·ər]
(electricity)
An insulator used between sections of a stretched wire or antenna to break up the wire into insulated sections while withstanding the total pull of the wire.
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Wood strain insulator used on trolley and transmission high voltage lines.
This item could also be used as a guy-wire strain insulator." Photo submitted by Chris lerue, Cheney, Wash.
The NGCP will also replace today rotten poles and corroded suspension and strain insulators along the 69kV Amlan-Bindoy line and conduct vegetation clearing along the 69kV Bindoy-Guihulngan line.