G&W Electric T padmount and vault switchgear features load break switching capability with visible break and integral ground position in a totally sealed, dead front device. The integral ground position eliminates the need to handle any high voltage connections to ground the cable. The switches are designed for use on 3-phase systems with voltages up to 38kV, 630A load break and continuous current, and 40kA asymmetrical momentary ratings. They feature front access construction with switch operators on the front side and bushings on the front, top or rear side of the switch. The bushings are arranged in a straight line on the switch tank so that all the bushings are at the same height.
The switches are designed to IEEE C37.72 and C37.74 for load break capability. Padmount enclosures are designed and tested to IEEE C57.12.28 and C57.12.29.