Reply to post: Re: Spanner in the works

The silence of the racks is deafening, production gear has gone dark – so which wire do we cut?

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Spanner in the works

"Luckily I don't actually have to ever work on anything over 240 V. "

50V DC (as used in telephone centres) is quite sufficient - some of those busbars can be 500mm each side, carrying upwards of 10,000A

Stories of dropped spanners between busbars are legion - and from experience witnessing one, usually understate the fireworks.

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