I am a writer. I'm working on a novel (yes, fiction) but want to do my best to present a passage as accurately as possible.
The crux of the question is whether or not someone using a Faraday suit could attach a copper/aluminum cable to a high voltage line in an attempt to siphon power WITHOUT the perishing in the attempt.
The character in this work of fiction has access to the Faraday suit but no other items commonly used in working with high voltage (no helicopter from which to hover/transfer, no insulated ladder tall enough for the job, etc.). He instead shimmies up two telephone poles which he has managed to connect together to achieve the needed height.
My supposition is that the difference in voltage would kill anyone--even someone wearing a Faraday suit (I don't think a conducting wand to equalize voltage will help if the character is also holding the line they are attempting to attach--which is further supported by the pole; I also don't know how they could safely detach).
I also think that even using an insulating stick to attack the tether would be problematic as, again, the cable he's trying to attach would arc and never stabilize when approaching the field surrounding the high voltage line -- right?
In both of these scenarios I am assuming that the integrity of the Faraday suit is compromised by the lack of equality in voltage (and several other problems) and the result is death.
Is there anything I'm not thinking about in terms of what would happen to a person attempting this really stupid feat?
Thank you! Marshall