G&W Electric Co. has extended its line of solid dielectric reclosers with a versatile, modular unit designed specifically for single phase systems rated through 38kV, 800A, 12.5kA symmetrical interrupting. Trade named the Viper-SP, the recloser is available in a standard “L” configuration as well as a low profile, horizontal insulator configuration ideal for congested overhead or substation applications to maintain electrical clearances.
The modular construction of G&W’s Viper-SP permits a variety of bushing configurations providing ideal solutions for overhead, substation and dead-front padmount applications. The G&W recloser works directly with Schweitzer’s SEL-351RS Kestrel control. Dead tank construction with a mechanical block feature prohibits remote close adding to operator safety. The Viper-SP is distribution automation ready permitting ease of automation either now or for future requirements.