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S&C Named a Winner of R&D 100 Awards Competition

S&C Named a Winner of R&D 100 Awards Competition

tripsaver.jpgChicago, July 18, 2008 -- S&C Electric Company was named one of the winners of this year's R&D 100 Awards Competition, for their unique new TripSaver™ Dropout Recloser. Winners were judged on their success in introducing the 100 most technologically significant products of the year. The winners will be honored at a ceremony in October.

TripSaver protects overhead lateral circuits on electrical distribution systems. Used in lieu of a more commonly applied fuse cutout, it improves system reliability by eliminating the permanent outage which results when the cutout responds to a temporary fault.

Offered in system voltage class ratings of 15.5 and 27 kV, this self-powered, electronically controlled vacuum recloser can be installed in new or existing cutout mountings. A two-insulator branch-feeder style mounting is also available. TripSaver requires no programming or batteries.

To learn more about TripSaver Dropout Recloser, call your local S&C Sales Office or visit S&C's website at

About the R&D 100 Awards

Established in 1963, the prestigious R&D 100 Awards have helped provide the important initial push new products need to compete successfully in the marketplace. The awards are a mark of excellence known to industry, government, and academia, and prove that a winner's product is one of the most innovative ideas of the year. For more information on the R&D 100 Awards visit


Steven A. Strand

Phone: 773-338-1000, Ext. 2430

E-mail: [email protected]

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