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SPO Knee Type Disconnector up to 1200 KV

The Alstom Grid SPO is a vertical break disconnector with a two-piece arm. In the open position the blade sections fold upon themselves in a vertical plane of only 60% of the longitudinal dimension. 

Main Characteristics 

  • Rated voltage from 245 to 1200kV
  • Reliable in adverse operating conditions
  • Two separate galvanized structural steel bases assure high strength and rigid design
  • Much lower centre of gravity of the live part means better performance during earthquakes
  • All bearings and counterbalancing springs are isolated from the main path
  • Supplied or easily retro-fitted with 1 or 2 earthing switches which can also be fitted with induced current switching devices

Key Benefits 

  • Compact design ideal for ice (easy contact protection)
  • High performance
  • Reduced vertical space requirements
  • Arcing horns or higher performing bus transfer contacts available
  • Corrosion free materials mean virtually no maintenance
  • Easy start-up and commissioning