High Voltage Safety Demonstration

Thousands of students in our service territory have been treated to this safety demo over the years, which is a mockup of a real high voltage power line.  The demo plugs into a regular wall socket, and by the use of a transformer, the voltage is stepped up to 14,400 volts, the same voltage traveling in the power lines on your street or road.  The students are shown what happens when a kite string touches a power line, the danger involved if they come across a downed power line, or the results of a metal ladder coming in contact with the high voltage electrical lines right outside their own homes.  They are taught to always be aware of their surroundings, and to recognize danger when they see it.