The switching of electrical equipment in normal operation conditions should be performed in optimal moments with regard to the variation of the voltage and current waveforms. Deviations from these ideal conditions will result in disruptive transient regimes, which, depending on their severity, can lead to equipment malfunctions or insulation damage. This paper continues a previous research study regarding the impact of the real switching moment regarding the known ideal conditions on various types of equipment. Previous efforts have concentrated on the study of the behavior of capacitor banks, power transformers and underground cable lines when switching is performed in different points on the voltage sine wave. This paper continues the research by studying high voltage overhead lines in the same conditions. The voltage and current waveforms are measured and analyzed for different switching times, using the EMTP software package. A comparison discussion with the previous results highlights the main findings.