Circuit Breakers

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator enhances MCCB safety for workers.

May 22, 2015

Compatible with type THQD, THQDL, TQD, and TQDL General Electric Q-Line molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) with 2/3 poles and rated for 100–225 A, RSA-56C lets technicians remotely close or open circuit breakers from safe distance outside arc-flash boundary. Installation and operation does not require any modifications to existing electrical equipment. Circuit breaker applications include switchboards, motor control centers, and lighting, power, and customized control panelboards. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Remote Racking System supports VCP-style circuit breakers.

April 28, 2015

Compatible with VCP-style circuit breakers with current ratings of 1,200–3,000 A and voltage ratings of 5–15 kV, CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 VCP automates racking procedure. Technicians can remotely rack IN or OUT medium-voltage vacuum circuit breaker from safe distance while remaining stationed outside of arc-flash boundary. When accompanied by CBS ArcSafe remote switch operator control unit, RRS-3 VCP eliminates all hazardous manual contact with gear during operation from up to 300 ft away. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Loadcenter provides up to 120 circuits in standard width.

April 23, 2015

Targeting residential and commercial construction markets, 60-space Type BR Loadcenter eliminates need for additional fuse box equipment or labor. Enclosure measures 14 3/8 in. wide to fit snugly between wall studs. One-piece roll-formed metal backpan features circuit breaker alignment notches to ensure accurately aligned breaker and bus tabs. With 25,000 A interrupting capacity, loadcenter serves as commercial-grade main breaker or as main lug for adding circuits to existing service. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Fused Coordination Panelboard helps achieve NEC compliance.

April 15, 2015

Providing 2:1 coordination ratio with upstream Amp-Trap 2000 fuses, Fused Coordination Panelboard features default short circuit current rating of 200 kA and provides overcurrent protection through combination of circuit breaker and fuse. Combination used for branch circuit protection ensures fuses will open only on short circuits and circuit breaker can be reset on common overloads. Circuit breaker is designed to operate on overloads up to 2 times rating and fuse over 2 times up to 200 kA. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Molded Case Circuit Breakers can add 70 functions via accessories.

March 6, 2015

As integrated, variable system, 3VA series meets all energy distribution requires for protecting cables, electrical loads, and industrial equipment against electrically induced damage and downtime. Starter protection variants are included with 3VA1 series, while 3VA2 series includes motor protection and starter protection variants. Protecting electric drives against short-circuits and overloads, 3VA2 series employs electronic trip unit that improves selective grading with downstream fuses. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

DIN-Rail Mount Circuit Breakers have 13 mm wide design.

February 6, 2015

Conserving space with high-density housing, DIN-rail mounted circuit breakers are available in 3 varieties. QZ supplemental protection or UL 1077 breakers come in 1-, 2-, and 3-pole versions rated from .5–50 A, while QL branch circuit or UL 489 circuit breakers come in 1- or 2-pole variants with ratings from .5–25 A. For DC applications, QY series is rated from 1–50 A at up to 80 Vdc and carries UL489 listing. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Circuit Breaker/Metal Switch Combo has vandalproof design.

November 24, 2014

Merging overcurrent protection with pushbutton design, T12-MSM combines circuit breakers, featuring thermal operation (T12) and thermal-magnetic operation (TM12), with MSM series metal switches. Switch housing and actuator, fabricated from stainless steel, are available with mounting diameters of 19 and 22 mm and exhibit IP64 tightness protection and IK07 impact resistance. Switching voltage is 240 Vac/28 Vdc with rated current from 50 mA to 16 A (15 A UL). Multiple options are available.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circuit Breakers integrate energy management functions.

November 20, 2014

With Ekip Power Controller feature, Emax 2 Circuit Breakers monitor power usage and control installed loads and generators. Breakers manage power by disconnecting non-priority loads during times when consumption should be limited, and reconnecting them as soon as it is appropriate. Direct communication capabilities for 7 industrial protocols facilitate network integration. In addition to adjustable terminals, circuit breakers feature color touchscreen navigation with embedded ANSI codes. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

IP64 Circuit Breaker is designed for effectiveness and display.

October 23, 2014

Merging overcurrent protection and pushbutton design suitable for display on front of system, T12-MSM combines circuit breakers, featuring thermal operation (T12) and thermal-magnetic operation (TM12), with MSM series metal switches. Latter features stainless steel switch housing, and switching voltage is 240 Vac/28 Vdc with rated current from 50 mA to 16 A (15 A UL). Options include auxiliary contact or shunt terminal as well as quick-connect or screw-clamp terminals. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator raise molded case circuit breaker safety.

June 19, 2014

Designed for ABB/Sace Isomax S7 molded case circuit breaker with 1,200 A rating, RSA-145E lets technicians safely close/trip breakers outside of arc-flash hazard boundary without modifying breaker. Remote switch actuator, when accompanied by applicable CBS ArcSafe® remote switch operator (RSO) control unit, provides open and close operation from up to 300 ft away. Modification is not required for switchgear mounting, and operators can move actuator from one breaker to another. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator increases circuit breaker safety.

May 14, 2014

Designed for ABB/Sace E series (E1 to E6) circuit breakers with current ratings from 800–6,000 A, RSA-96A lets technicians safely close/trip breakers outside of arc-flash hazard boundary. Actuator can, when accompanied by applicable CBS ArcSafe® Remote Switch Operator (RSO) control unit, provide open and close operation from up to 300 ft away. Utilizing strong magnets, actuator requires no modifications for switchgear mounting, and operators can move actuator from one breaker to another. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Hard Bus Retrofill standardizes new circuit breaker retrofit.

April 28, 2014

OneFit™ safely and reliably connects new standard circuit breakers to range of existing panels. While exchanging breaker, solution also includes various solutions supporting switchgear upgrade when additional constraints are in place. Composed of frame hosting new circuit breaker, product connects to existing switchgear bushings via additional power circuit that acts also as inner interface with new breaker. Additional components help optimize dielectric properties and safety. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator fosters safe circuit breaker operation.

April 16, 2014

Without requiring any modification to breaker, RSA-69A lets technicians safely close or trip ABB/Sace Megamax F-Series (F1 to F6) low-voltage power circuit breakers (1,200–6,000 A) outside of arc-flash hazard boundary. Applicable CBS ArcSafe® Remote Switch Operator (RSO) control unit enables open and close operation from up to 300 ft away. Utilizing strong magnets, actuator requires no modifications for switchgear mounting, and operators can move actuator from one breaker to another. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circuit Breakers come in amperage ratings from 25-200 A.

March 12, 2014

Designed for industrial transportation and vehicle accessory manufacturers, Series 17 main or branch circuit breakers provide protection in case of overload and/or short circuit interruptions in accessory or auxiliary DC electrical systems operating in harsh environments. Side by Side SMD versions are available with ¼ and 3/8 in. heavy-duty stainless steel terminal studs, while Easy Access 90° Panel Mount designs are available with ¼ in. brass, nickel-plated terminal studs. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Panelboards feature ATEX/IECEx certification.

February 20, 2014

Available in 40–250 A models with 3- for 4-pole mains MCCB protection, PowerPlex™ P-Series eliminates need to install barrier glands or conduit seals. Units provide flameproof protection for lighting, heat trace, and power circuit distribution in potentially explosive atmospheres, including petrochemical plants and refineries. Fiberglass reinforced polyester housings and stainless steel hardware also qualify panelboards for wet, corrosive areas such as marinas or water treatment centers. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Thermal Circuit Breakers offer trip-free cycling.

January 24, 2014

Available in current ratings from 3–20 A, Push-to-Reset Series 12 has rated voltage of 125/250 Vac, 50 Vdc with interrupt capacity of 1,000 A and dielectric strength of 1,500 Vac. Various threaded and snap-in bushings, along with multiple Quick Connect terminal styles are available. Single-pole, RoHS-compliant circuit breakers are suited for marine uses, household appliances, power strips, and audio visual equipment. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Modular 2-Pole Disconnect Switches achieve 1,000 Vdc rating.

October 30, 2013

Designed for PV applications, 1,000 Vdc OTDC switches come in 250, 320, and 400 A versions that achieve 1,000 Vdc rating per UL 98B. Dual magnetic breaking design breaks circuit in 2 places, increasing air gap while reducing time to circuit isolation. Permanent magnets pull arc into arc chutes for accelerated extinguishing. Along with integrated heat sink, features include visible contacts that promote safety and reliable quick-make, quick-break operation. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circuit Breakers offer always-on, full-time protection.

October 23, 2013

Working through combination of communication algorithms across GE portfolio of circuit breakers, ArcWatch uses instantaneous zone selective interlocking and waveform recognition to ensure only circuit breakers nearest to fault trip, which happens in as little as 4 ms. Systems embedded with ArcWatch technology minimize impact of arc-flash event to less than 8 cal/cm². ArcWatch-enabled circuit breaker families include EntelliGuard, Record Plus, and Spectra RMS series. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Panel Interface Connector features IP65 rating.

October 8, 2013

Featuring industrial aluminum housing with gasket, Model RAI-SAC-RJ45-CB-3 contains AC outlet rated at 15 A, circuit breaker, and RJ45 connector. Housing features hinged dust cover that provides protection in industrial environments. With dust cover closed and latched, through connector interface has watertight seal. Connector is suited for programming, testing, and power access without opening panel or cabinet door. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circuit Breaker Racking Device can be remotely operated.

October 7, 2013

Enhancing safety for operators, motorized and remotely operated circuit breaker racking device provides means to remotely insert or remove drawout circuit breakers used in Eaton VacClad-W switchgear. Design increases distance between operator and live components to mitigate impacts of arc flash exposure, and operator can use remote controls to select, disconnect, test, or connect circuit breaker positions. System also detects errors and provides suggested corrective actions. Read More