Founder Dr. Michael Wrinch sat down with CBC to share his insight into the recent string of pets receiving shocks from using public infrastructure. He provides analysis into the reason for this happening, and how aging cities can mitigate future incidents.
“The third wire is a ground wire that protects the system,” said Wrinch. “So if there is a ground fault, the current returns to the ground wire and generally people are safe and the system may even alert the city or whoever it is that that condition exists.”
This serves as a reminder that ground faults are common in cities with older wiring. According to Michael Wrinch, principal engineer at Hedgehog Technologies, snow and salt can increase the probability of these incidents.
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