Group Operated Switches


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DB-A Aluminum Double Break Switch

The Cleaveland/Price DB-A is a three pole, group operated, aluminum double end break switch used primarily in substations. It is available at 345 kV, 2000A through 5000A.

 

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The double side break design is useful in applications where there is limited overhead clearance and interphase distances need to be kept at a minimum. The switch is ideal for EHV applications where a naturally counterbalanced blade is advantageous.

  • Aluminum tubular blades
  • Non-cast aluminum terminal pads with NEMA standard hole pattern
  • High pressure, silver-to-silver line contacts at jaws
  • Stainless steel contact springs
  • Patented blade turnover mechanism designed to provide full blade rotation with minimal operating force
  • Hot-dip galvanized double channel base

Reference the DB-AV tab for drawings of the switch in a “V” configuration for low profile mounting.

 

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TP-D2 Distribution Substation Class Motor Operator for Torsional Pipe

For distribution substation switch applications that take a torsional motion, Cleaveland/Price offers the TP-D2 torsional operator.  These operators are used for operating loadbreak distribution switches that require a fast operation to extend the life of the interrupter.  Operation time of the TP-D2 is 0.4 second with a torque output of 8000 in-lbs.  The TP-D2 has available voltage inputs of 125 VDC, 120 VAC, and 240 VAC.

 

TP-D2 Torsional Operator Features 


  • Powder coated NEMA 3R aluminum enclosure (NEMA 4 available)
  • Dynamic braking for electrical stop
  • Local/Remote control
  • Internally stored swing handle for manual operation
  • Non-cast, adjustable mechanical stops
  • Torque relief decoupler
  • 4/0 ground strap

 

 

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RP-C2 Distribution Substation Class Motor Operator for Reciprocating Pipe

For distribution substation switch applications that require a reciprocating motion, Cleaveland/Price offers the RP-C2 reciprocating operator.  These operators are used for operating loadbreak distribution switches that require a fast operation to extend the life of the interrupter.  Operation time of the RP-C2 (shown to right) is 0.4 second with a force output of 800 lbs.  The RP-C2 has available voltage inputs of 24 VDC, 48 VDC, 125 VDC, 250 VDC, 120 VAC, and 240 VAC.

 

RP-C2 Reciprocating Operator Features   

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  • Powder coated NEMA 3R aluminum enclosure (NEMA 4 available)
  • Dynamic braking for electrical stop
  • Local/Remote control
  • Internally stored side handle for manual operation
  • Switch specific stroke distance is factory set
  • Coupler for fiberglass rod or steel pipe
  • 4/0 ground strap

 

 

 

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TP-C2 and TP-C3 Substation Class Motor Operators

Cleaveland/Price offers several types of substation class motor operators to meet customer applications.  TP-C2 and TP-C3 motor operators are designed to operate substation class disconnect and loadbreak switches that require a torsional motion.  Operation time of the TP-C2 is typically 5-6 seconds (180 degree  rotation) with available torque output ratings of 10,000 in-lbs. and 20,000 in-lbs.  The TP-C3 motor operator features a permanent magnet motor and is available with torque output ratings of 20,000 and 30,000 in-lbs. at an operating time of 5 seconds /20,000 in-lbs. and 11 seconds /30,000 in-lbs.

TP-C2 and TP-C3 features 

    • Powder coated NEMA 3R aluminum enclosure (NEMA 4 available)
    • Dynamic braking for electrical stop
    • Local/Remote control
    • “Fast stop” button
    • Handcrank for manual operation
    • Non-cast, adjustable mechanical stops
    • Torque relief decoupler
    • 4/0 ground strap

 

 

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Manual Operating Mechanisms

Swing Handle 

The swing handle operator is a common manual operator for most group operated switch styles and ratings. The swing handle assembly is provided with stops to prevent overtravel when opening or closing the switch. The swing handle is padlockable in both the open and close positions.  All swing handle components are fabricated from steel.  Metallic clamp-on position indicators and a tinned copper ground strap are standard. A switch nameplate is attached to the swing handle.

 

 

 

 

Wormgear Operator 

The Cleaveland/Price GH-C is a manual geared handcrank operator for group operated switches.  It is available in 10:1, 20:1, and 40:1 gear ratios, delivering high torque at low operating forces. The GH-C features:

  • Complete non-cast construction with rugged, adjustable open-closed stops
  • Metallic slip handle
  • Padlockable, stainless steel crank and locking disc
  • Metallic clamp-on position indicators
  • Tinned copper braid ground strap

 

 

 

Pump Handle 


In some applications a reciprocating operator is most appropriate.

The RP-C pump handle operator is a heavy-duty operator that has a built-in key interlock mounting provision.  The pump handle operator is available with an integral auxiliary switch assembly and electrical interlock as options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Grounding Switches

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GND-C 

The Cleaveland/Price GND-C is a group operated ground switch that can be supplied in a three pole, four pole, or even five pole configuration. The switch is suitable for line, load, or capacitor grounding but is not designed for high speed fault closing applications. The switch pole units can be mounted on a single support beam or pedestal structure as a stand alone switch. The ground switch can be provided as an option to attach to the hinge or jaw end of a three phase disconnect switch.

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DB-CV “V” Copper Double Break

DB-CV “V” Copper Double Break

The DB-CV uses the same current carrying parts as the DB-C, however, the jaw end insulators are inclined.  By having the jaw end insulators inclined, the cable conductors establish electrical clearance from the base without the need for wire guides or outriggers.  The inclined insulator design makes the switch suitable for low profile substations.  This design is available from 115 kV through 161 kV.

 

 

 

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DB-C Copper Double Break

The Cleaveland/Price DB-C is a three pole, group operated, copper double end break switch used primarily in substations. The switch is available in a “V” configuration at 115 kV to 161 kV. The double side break design is useful in applications where there is limited overhead clearance and interphase distances need to be kept at a minimum. Because the blades of the switch will not be energized when the switch is in the open position, the switch can be installed on the same phase spacing as a vertical break switch.

DB-C Performance Features 

  • All copper current carrying parts
  • Non-cast copper terminal pads with NEMA standard hole pattern
  • High pressure, silver-to-silver line contacts at jaws
  • Stainless steel contact springs
  • Parallel blade construction for efficient cooling
  • Built-in closed position blade stop
  • Ice shield on 115 kV through 230 kV ratings
  • Hot-dip galvanized single channel base of switches rated 7.2 to 69 kV, double channel base on switches rated 115 kV through 230 kV

 

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