Huge Lightning Arrestor

By Tom Miller; posted January 4, 2004

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This is a Westinghouse SVS type lightning arrestor, rated for 121 KV. This came from a power plant switch yard at Braunig Lake, near San Antonio, Texas. Year of manufacture - 1968, removed from service - July 2001. It weighs approximately 380 lbs. and is approximately 6 ft. tall.