G&W Electric Introduces New Recloser Rated Through 16 kA Interrupting Current
February 22, 2012
G&W Electric Company, Bolingbrook, IL, has extended its line of three phase reclosers with a triple option design specifically for systems rated through 27 kV, 630 A continuous and up to 16 kA interrupting current. Tradenamed the Viper®-LT, the recloser works directly with Schweitzer’s SEL-651R recloser control.
The unit is extremely versatile offering a variety of overhead and substation mounting frames, a single 32-pin interface control cable, phase spacing options to accommodate up to four oil or solid dielectric PTs and complete site-ready configurations. The Viper-LT incorporates integral current and voltage sensors permitting ease of automation either now or for future requirements. Dead-line operation is also available. A trip / lockout handle and mechanical block feature prohibits remote close from the control or other remote source adding to operator safety. Both the Viper-LT and the SEL-651R are tested together as a system prior to shipment.
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