Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Manual Disconnect Switches withstand hostile environments.

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May 30, 2014 - Measuring 4 x 5 in., HBD Series includes Models HBD21, HBD31, and HBD41 featuring 200, 300, and 400 A continuous current carry, respectively. Hermetically sealed contacts means users can be confident of low voltage drop, less than 50 mV at rated current, under any weather conditions including salt spray and temperatures from -55 to +85°C. Exceeding IP67 and IP69 requirements, all models incorporate fiber composite housing for additional protection from sun and water.

Gigavac, LLC

P.O. Box 4428, Santa Barbara, CA, 93140, USA

Original Press Release

GIGAVAC Announces Hermetically Sealed Battery Disconnects

Press release date: May 19, 2014

Ideal for Marine and Other Harsh Environments

Santa Barbara, California, USA – GIGAVAC announces a new addition to their extensive line of Advanced Switching Solutions.  The HBD series of manual service disconnect switches incorporate new patent pending technology to deliver unprecedented protection from hostile environments.  The HBD series is the first hermetically sealed disconnect and all models exceed IP67 and IP69 requirements.

Designed and manufactured in the USA by GIGAVAC there are three HBD versions available, HBD21, HBD31, and HBD41 respectively featuring 200, 300, and 400 amps continuous current carry.  Lightweight and compact (about 4 x 5 inches) the HBD series hermetically sealed contacts means users can be confident of low voltage drop, less than 50 millivolts at rated current, under any weather conditions including salt spray and at temperatures from -55°C to +85°C.  All HBD models incorporate an environmentally durable fiber composite housing providing additional protection from the ravages of sun and water. 

Complete specifications are available online at
GIGAVAC accepts all major credit cards and generally ships the same day an order is received. Representatives  throughout the world can deliver the products in the user's country and currency at the lowest possible cost.  For complete information and ordering, call +1-805-684-8401 or visit

Based in Santa Barbara, California, GIGAVAC manufactures and distributes ADVANCED SWITCHING SOLUTIONS. GIGAVAC’s
sealed switching devices include high voltage relays, contactors, manual disconnect switches and other Power Products. Used in a wide variety of applications typical customers are manufacturers of commercial and military vehicles as well as boats, light rail, mining, factory automation power systems, battery charging and management systems, fuel cells, solar and wind power systems, test equipment, HV power supplies, wafer fabrication, RF communications equipment, MRI/medical equipment and others in need of ADVANCED SWITCHING SOLUTIONS.

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