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G&W Turbine Tower Switch for Wind Energy


May 1, 2008

G&W Electric, Blue Island, IL has enhanced its line of power distribution products for the wind energy market to include a compact modular switch designed to fit through a typical wind tower door opening. The switch is available in a variety of configurations to provide fault protection to step-up transformers and load break switching. The different configurations permit loop through capability of a number of turbine towers to the collector system to power up the grid.

Switches are rated through 38kV, 630A continuous and up to 25kA symmetrical interrupting per ANSI C37.60. Two position and three position (integral ground) switches are available. Switches offer dead-front construction compatible to IEEE 386 standards for 200A and 600A separable connector systems. Viewing windows are provided for positive contact position indication.

G&W is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14000:2004 certified global supplier of SF6 gas and solid dielectric switchgear; reclosers; distribution automation solutions; distribution and transmission cable terminations and joints; and current limiting protectors through 38kV, 5000A continuous.

Get more information on G&W's Wind Energy solutions here

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