"ELECTRICAL POWER FOR THE FORT" Schoenenbourg Things to Do Tip by mtncorg

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  Two of the four electrical generators
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  • Two of the four electrical generators - Schoenenbourg
      Two of the four electrical generators
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  • Monitoring the power situation in the fort - Schoenenbourg
      Monitoring the power situation in the fort
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Normal power came in from the outside via cables that entered the fort at the midway point of the main gallery. During wartime, four 160hp generators could be used to provide power when outside sources were unavailable. Three could be used at one time with the last always being kept in reserve. Total loss of power would have meant loss of the fort.

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  • Written Jun 25, 2009
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