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Set of equipment and conductors allowing a customer’s electric installation to be connected to the public grid.
Electric connection device devised for interrupting the current in the event of electric overload by melting one of its components.
examples of fuses
Set of devices forming the junction of the public electricity grid and the electric circuits of a dwelling.
Metal box containing the main switch.
Mechanism allowing a dwelling’s current to be cut off.
Device measuring the consumption of electricity by a dwelling.
distributor service loop
Set of conductors extending the distribution line to the customer’s connection point.
Metal conductor inserted into the ground ensuring that accidental electric leakages are conducted to the earth.
low-tension distribution line
Overhead electricity-distribution line with a maximum tension of 750 volts; its conductors are located under the transformer.
medium-tension distribution line
Overhead electricity-distribution lines with tension between 750 and 50,000 volts; its conductors are located at the top of the poles.
Conductor of a distribution line that, connected to a neutral point of the grid, returns the current.
Place where the customer’s service entrance is connected to the low-tension distribution line.
customer’s service entrance
The customer’s portion of the electric hookup: from the service box to the connection point.
Place where the customer’s electric hookup is connected to the electric grid.
Live wire conducting the electric current.
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