Molded Vacuum Interrupter fits through wind tower doorways.

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Available for subsurface, vault, tower, padmount, or riser-pole applications, 38 kV Elastimold® Molded Vacuum Interrrupter (MVI) incorporates combination of EPDM molded insulation with vacuum interrupter. Maintenance-free unit, containing no gas or oil, is built to be environmentally friendly. It utilizes 25 kA symmetrical vacuum bottle interrupter and magnetic actuator mechanism along with current sensor. Various control options are available.

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Thomas & Betts Introduces the Elastimold® 38kV 25kA Molded Vacuum Interrupter (MVI)

The latest edition to the T&B Elastimold solid-dielectric family of switchgear

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The new Thomas & Betts (T&B) Elastimold® Molded Vacuum Interrrupter (MVI) is the industry's only unit of its kind designed to fit through wind tower doorways. The unit is maintenance-free and environmentally friendly, containing no gas or oil, and is available for subsurface, vault, tower, padmount or riser-pole applications.

The 38kV 25kA MVI incorporates Elastimold's proven combination of EPDM molded insulation with a vacuum interrupter. This latest addition to the T&B Elastimold solid-dielectric family of switchgear utilizes a 25kA symmetrical vacuum bottle interrupter and a magnetic actuator mechanism, along with our current sensor and a broad line of control options, ranging from our internal E-Set software to our 80 Control or the SEL 351 Relay.

"The Elastimold MVI represents a significant technology advancement for the wind power industry, both in terms of installation time savings and reduced environmental impact," says Sergio Arellano, Elastimold Switchgear product manager. "The Elastimold MVI is another example of how Thomas & Betts works hand-in-hand with its customers to understand the challenges they face, and then develops a product that helps to meet those challenges."

For more information about the T&B Elastimold 38kV 25kA MVI, visit or contact your Thomas & Betts sales representative by calling (800) 326-5282.

Thomas & Betts Corporation ( is a leading designer and manufacturer of electrical components used in industrial, commercial, communications and utility markets. The company is also a leading producer of commercial heating and ventilation units and highly engineered steel structures used for utility transmission. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company has manufacturing, distribution and office facilities worldwide.

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