a system of conductors, as coaxial cable, a wave guide, or a pair of parallel wires, used to transmit signals.
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How to use transmission line in a sentence
Underwater cables can deliver electricity directly to Ravenswood’s prime riverfront real estate and already-jumbo grid connections—without having to traverse the region’s congested transmission lines.At New York City’s biggest power plant, a switch to clean energy will help a neighborhood breathe easier | Andrew Blum | February 2, 2021 | Popular-Science
While the number of accidents on transmission lines — those that carry gas from region to region — has declined, the number of accidents on distribution lines — those that carry gas to residential neighborhoods — has crept upwards.Gas explosions keep killing people, and the US government won’t step in | By Jeremy Deaton/Nexus Media News | September 29, 2020 | Popular-Science
In other words, higher powered lines, like big transmission lines that generally run through backcountry areas, should be further from fire fuel.Regulators Approve SDG&E Wildfire Plan Despite Serious Flaw | MacKenzie Elmer | September 25, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The fires only made things worse, taking down power plants and transmission lines, cutting power to 70,000 homes and businesses.California faces widespread power cuts after weeks of destructive wildfires | kdunn6 | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
Southern California Edison seems to segregate how much it cuts depending on the kind of transmission line, between 12 and 30 feet.Watchdog Warns: SDG&E’s Tree-Trimming Plan Could Worsen Wildfires | MacKenzie Elmer | August 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The rather thin justification offered is that some of the power the transmission line will carry will come from renewables.
Experts say it will take 10 years even to get started with a new transmission line.
Connect the antenna transmission line to both of these terminal screws.Zenith Television Receiver Operating Manual | Zenith Radio Corporation
Plans were formulated for a high-speed transmission line to a control unit on a selector channel at the computer center.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969 | H. W. Fulbright et al.
The iron pin and the drum were respectively connected so as to be in circuit with the transmission line and batteries.Edison, His Life and Inventions | Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
A transformer is used in some cases to raise the voltage and compensate for the loss in a transmission line.Electric Transmission of Water Power | Alton D. Adams
Another plan is to connect a regulator in each transmission line before it goes from the generating plant.Electric Transmission of Water Power | Alton D. Adams
British Dictionary definitions for transmission line
a coaxial cable, waveguide, or other system of conductors that transfers electrical signals from one location to another: Sometimes shortened to: line
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