G&W Electric, Inc. has announced a single-phase version of its line of Trident solid dielectric switchgear with SafeVu visible break technology. The completely oil free switchgear provides maintenance-free overcurrent protection and load switching for systems rated through 15 kV, 630 A continuous, and 12.5 symmetrical interrupting.
Thousands of oil fuse cutouts remain in service, using a design that dates to the 1920s. G&W’s new single-phase switchgear offers utilities a safer replacement alternative that is compact and submersible, and features an integral visible break for safety. Fuseless, resettable vacuum interrupters save time and cost compared to stocking and replacing fuse links and maintaining insulating oil.
The switchgear can be used for load break or fault interrupting applications. Multiple mounting configurations are available, meeting tight space constraints in small vaults. Unlike fuse cutouts, the switchgear has the option for motorized operation, which enables remote operation.
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