Compact Circuit Breakers meet ANSI standards.

Press Release Summary:

Model VCP-T drawout medium voltage vacuum circuit breakers are offered in ratings up to 15 kV and meet ANSI standards for metal-clad circuit breakers. They are designed for limited space applications such as mine power centers, portable power stations, drawout breaker switchgear, and portable generators. Units are available for both ANSI and IEC markets.

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Eaton Introduces a New Family of Drawout Medium Voltage Vacuum Circuit Breakers

PITTSBURGH, PA...Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation introduced today its Cutler-Hammer VCP-T drawout medium voltage vacuum circuit breaker family, designed for use in applications where space is a premium, such as mine power centers, portable power substations, drawout breaker switchgear, marine applications, and portable generators.

Available in ratings up to 15kV, VCP-T breakers are 60 percent smaller than comparable breakers and meet ANSI standards for metal-clad circuit breakers. The breakers are available for both ANSI and IEC markets.

"The best features of these drawout breakers is their compact size and integral trip units," explained Jim Benke, engineering manager for the company's Cutler-Hammer MV Switchgear Components. "The VCP-T breakers are considerably smaller and weigh 50 percent less than breakers with similar kV ratings which make them ideal for space/weight sensitive applications."

The new breaker offers one footprint through 15kV and 25kA. The compact design still provides characteristics of true metal-clad circuit breakers, but also offers flexibility often associated with molded-case breakers.

Company Information

Eaton's Cutler-Hammer business is a worldwide leader in electrical control, power distribution, and industrial automation products and services. Through advanced product
development, world-class manufacturing methods, and global engineering services and support, the Cutler-Hammer business provides customer-driven solutions that serve the changing needs of the industrial, utility, light commercial, residential, and OEM markets.

Eaton Corporation is a global $7.3 billion diversified industrial manufacturer that is a leader in fluid power systems; electrical power quality, distribution and control; automotive engine air management and fuel economy; and intelligent truck systems for fuel economy and safety. Eaton's 48,000 employees work in 29 countries on six continents.

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