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Composite insulator history

Composite insulator is more popular using than porcelain or glass insulator? How about composite insulators? What are the composite insulators? Firstly, we should learn composite insulator history.

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List the composite insulator history events, such as main part of electrification milestones

Year Event Source(s)
1865 Production of pin-type glass electrical insulators Miller 2000:15
1876 Arc lighting first used in public areas and streets Woodhead et al. 1984:75
1879 First practical incandescent light bulb Devine 1983:354
1882 Direct current (DC) first marketed as a commodity Devine 1983:354
1882 Incandescent light bulbcommercially available Nordhaus 1997:37

Introduction of cords, plugs and receptacles

Schroeder 1986:526
1883 First electric motors used in manufacturing

Devine 1983:353–354

1884 First steam powered electric turbine 1884 Devine 1983:354
1886 Alternating current (AC ) available for lighting Devine 1983:354
1888 First electric trolley Hilton 1969:124
1888 First AC motor Devine 1983:354
1890 Edison first mass manufactures light bulbs General Electric 2010
1891 First AC power transmission for industrial use Devine 1983:354
1897 National Electrical Code (NEC ) first published Tod 1977:15
1904 Invention of the parallel two-blade plug Schroeder 1986:531–532
1904 Introduction of appliances connected to lamp sockets Schroeder 1986:542
1904 First electric underground trolley (subway) Hilton 1969:127
1917 Sockets standardized to two-blade style and T-shaped Schroeder 1986:536, 542
1922 Red neon lights appear in commercial advertising Woodhead et al. 1984:77
1931 End of lamp-socket appliances Schroeder 1986:542
1935 Sports played under lights at night for first time General Electric 2010
1935 1935 Rural Electrification Administration (REA ) established Nye 1990:24
1950s High intensity incandescent lights used in public areas Woodhead et al. 1984:75
1962 1962 First three-pronged (grounded) plug Schroeder 1986:542

The events of electrical insulator are very important, we can learn from them. If you want to understand more information about composite insulator history, please visit Orient Power website.


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