Railway power lines 25000 Volts AC
I work in a Railway Maintenance Depot and had my implant in November 2021.
I have been lucky enough to work from home during the pandemic but we will be soon going back into the offices.
In the UK the overhead power lines that electric trains use are at 25000 Volts AC.
My company has commissioned a specialist Electromagnetic Field testing company and I thought I would share their findings.
There were two areas I needed to avoid based on the Medtronic safety limits. Walking or staying directly underneath the train power lines and being close to transformers.
To be clear UK mainline power lines are generally not accessible to walk underneath for the general public as you normally stand to the side of them on a platform or you are on the train. The train protects you from the electric field as you are in a metal box. A car would do the same if you were to drive underneath them.
The train power lines are not at the same high voltage as the Pylon power lines but they are much lower to the ground.
The electric field strength directly underneath the power line at the depot was at 10,000 V/m so this was the limit for the Medtronic device according to their safety data.
I will now have to make sure I only drive across the depot and stay a safe distance from transformers.
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