There is no one way to determine a safe distance from street power lines, but a good range is between 10 to 200 feet from the wires. For high voltage transmission lines with larger cables and tall towers, a safe distance... More »

The minimum distance when working on construction around power lines depends on the voltage of the power lines. The standard recommended distance is a 20-foot radius around the line, but the distance can range from 10 to... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Electrical

An electric light bulb works by conducting an electric current through its wires and the filament once it gets connected to a power supply. As the current flows through the components of an electric bulb, it generates li... More »

Electricity flows from its point of generation through a connected series of wires all the way to the homes of residential customers. Along the way, devices called transformers change the voltage to minimize the power lo... More » Science Physics Electricity

According to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Kansas State University, a single line diagram is a simplified way of diagramming a three-phase power system. It is also called a one-line diagram. More »

Fluctuation in line voltage can be caused by loose or corroded lines in either the house or the power lines, according to Northpower. It is also caused by insufficient wiring installation and even lightning strikes on or... More »

Different types of clouds vary in distance from Earth's surface, but range from quite near the ground to as high as 50,000 feet. Heights of the three main types of clouds also vary depending on latitude. More »