Model of Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) transformer group

Made:
c.1960 in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Model AEI transformer group made by Severn Lamb Ltd, Stratford-upon-Avon c.1960. A pylon is linked to three
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Model of Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) transformer group. Made by Severn lamb Ltd around 1960.

This is how the National Grid works. Power stations generate electricity at 25,000 volts. Step-up transformers increase the voltage to between 132,000 and 400,000 volts. High voltage electricity travels very efficiently through the power cables. Before electricity enters our home or workplace, step-down transformers in substations reduce the voltage to safer levels.

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Science and Industry Museum: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery: Electricity: The Spark of Life

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Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
Y1970.6
Materials:
Glass, metal (aluminium), wood (unknown)
type:
model transformer
credit:
Gift of English Electric - A.E.I. Turbine Generators Ltd
status:
Permanent collection

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