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What is Switchgear?

Mar 18, 2017

A switchgear essentially consists of switching and protecting devices such as switches, fuses, isolators, circuit breakers, relays, control panels, lightning arrestors, current transformers, potential transformers, and various associated equipments.

high voltage switches

Some high voltage switches are designed to operate under both normal and abnormal conditions. Some switchgears are meant for switching and not sensing the fault.

During normal operation, switchgear permits to switch on or off generators, transmission lines, distributors and other electrical equipment. On the other hand, when a failure (e.g. short circuit) occurs on any part of power system, a heavy current flows through the equipment, threatening damage to the equipment and interruption of service to the customers. However, the switchgear detects the fault and disconnects the unhealthy section from the system.

We are switchgear manufacturer from China, we have exported SF6 circuit breaker for many years.