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 Vertical-Break Switch

SEECO 138 kV, 1200 Amp Vertical Break Switch, Type VIPA



Type: VIPA (aluminum) and VIPC (copper)
Insulator Profile: Parallel or Vee Configuration
Orientation: Horizontal Upright, Vertical, Underhung
Voltage: 15 - 345 KV

Current: 600, 1200, 2000 and 3000 Ampere

A three insulator, group operated, vertical opening airbreak disconnect switch, with one rotating insulator per phase for operation.  Final contact engagement and contact pressure are accomplished by rotation of the blade.

Frequently used for line disconnecting, isolating and bypassing breakers and transformers, bus sectionalizing and isolating arrestors, metering equipment, and other apparatus.

Features & Benefits
Minimizes phase spacing; the most compact phase spacing of any group operated switch configuration

Simple and mechanically reliable

Minimal operating effort, especially at higher voltages

No shunts, mechanical linkages or pins in the current path

Excellent ice breaking characteristics

A full range of interruption devices are available, including quick break arcing horns and SEECO single and multi-bottle vacuum interrupters

Additional Information

Ratings/Catalog Numbers

Dimensional Data (15 - 69 kV)

Dimensional Data (115 - 345 kV)

Construction Details

Product Specifications - VIPA (*PDF 29 KB)

Product Specifications - VIPC (*PDF 29 KB)

Order Specification Checklist (*PDF 24 KB)

Catalog Cut-Sheet (*PDF 1700 KB)

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