Medium Voltage Padmount Switchgear suits outdoor installations.

Press Release Summary:

Metal-enclosed switching product, VersaPad(TM), utilizes VersaRupter load break switch with arc-extinguishing system. Dead-front enclosure, where all energized components are enclosed within inner grounded steel compartment, provides electrical isolation as well as protection from contamination. Footprint facilitates replacement of existing field units without changing pad or cables or requiring any additional retrofitting/adapting effort.

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ABB Launches New VersaPad(TM) Medium Voltage Padmount Switchgear for Outdoor Installations

The newly designed and fully-tested VersaPadTM solution provides added safety and higher reliability, while using the industry standard footprint for underground distribution systems.

Raleigh, North Carolina - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the release of the VersaPadTM, a new medium voltage metal-enclosed switching product suitable for outdoor installations.

With safety as the number one priority, the VersaPad has been designed using a dead-front enclosure where all energized components are enclosed within an inner grounded steel compartment, providing electrical isolation and protection from contamination.

The VersaPad utilizes the ABB VersaRupter switch as the main component, bringing to the customer a field-proven switch applied worldwide with millions of units in service. Technology combined with the arc-extinguishing system make the VersaRupter the best load break switch in the market.

The industry standard footprint allows easy one to one replacement of field existing units, providing an alternative to the current market offer without changing the pad, cables or incurring in additional costs for retrofitting/adapting existing installations.

Ken Alloway, ABB Marketing Manager for Medium Voltage Products, said, "ABB's new VersaPad will exceed customer needs with an industry matching footprint and a fully ANSI tested design, and it will also provide the industry with the recognized reliability of the VersaRupter switch. We are pleased to offer a new switchgear product emphasizing greater safety and reliability to the market."

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 27,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service and other major facilities.

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