suspension insulator

suspension insulator

[sə′spen·shən ¦in·sə‚lād·ər]
(electricity)
A type of insulator used to support a conductor of an overhead transmission line, consisting of one or a string of insulating units suspended from a pole or tower, with the conductor attached to the end.
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As noted in today's letter to the CPUC, a suspension insulator supporting a transposition jumper had separated from an arm on the tower.
A corroded suspension insulator shank gave way, causing the transmission line to fall, hitting the other line conductors and the tower parts, resulting in a short circuit which was not isolated on time, said Rolando Bacani National Transmission Corp.
Three tenders for the supply of (a) different capacity and ring type low voltage current transformers, (b) galvanized structural rods complete with related accessories according to drawing 9/12 and 10/2, also (c) 22 KV suspension insulator without bolt.