T&D World Magazine

600 Amp Loadbreak Connector System Saves Outage Time

The new Cooper Power Systems Cleer Loadbreak Connector System is a 600 A/15kV single-phase rated loadbreak connector. This separable connector solution offers both a visible break and visible ground without having to de-energize, un-bolt 600 A terminations, or move heavy cables. This system offers an efficient and reliable visible break when used for sectionalizing, splicing, or in-line with vacuum switchgear. For operators working on a piece of energized equipment, the patented Cleer Connector System provides peace of mind through visible, front panel circuit traceability.

The easily retrofittable Cleer Loadbreak Connector System offers several key features that make it critical to the power industry’s challenge of balancing operating efficiency and reliability for fast restoration of service. The C-shaped Clççr Loadbreak allows circuit isolation without the need to de-energize. Timed studies prove the simple push-pull operation achieves the Clççr visible break 50% faster than bolted terminations. The loadbreak connector is fully submersible and, therefore, a suitable solution in both surface and sub-surface installations, which are prone to flooding. The compact design allows for easy sectionalizing in tight spaces, while the adjustable bracket on the assembly allows mounting at various angles for easy access, even from above-ground for vault applications.

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