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VCB V-Type Centre Break Disconnector up to 145 kV


The Alstom Grid VCB is a V-type centre break disconnector on which both insulators rotate to open and close the switch. Structural and civil work costs are kept to a minimum thus reducing overall installation costs.

Main Characteristics 

  • Rated voltage from 72,5 to 145kV
  • Reliable in adverse operating conditions such as high winds and heavy ice
  • Always stable in the close position during short circuits
  • Flex technology for inspection free, long term operation (no sliding or rotary contacts)
  • Galvanized structural steel channel base assures high strength and rigid design
  • Supplied or easily retro-fitted with 1 or 2 earthing switches
  • Customised solutions available: parallel, in-line, diagonal, vertical, underhung, phase-to-phase

Key Benefits 

  • Cost effective
  • High short circuit carrying capacity
  • Low operating torque
  • Corrosion free materials mean virtually no maintenance
  • Easy start-up and commissioning