quick install

Multi-Way Unitized Switches

Unitized 2-Way and 3-Way Switches 

115 kV, 2000A RL-C3W 3-way “Quick Install” switch

“Quick Install” Switches

Cleaveland/Price “Quick Install” switches are unitized, phase-over-phase transmission switches that ship from the factory fully assembled and adjusted.  Type RL-C2W , two-way and RL-C3W, three-way assemblies are available at 69 kV, 115 kV, and 138 kV.

“Quick Install” switches are designed to address issues that customers have with other transmission switch designs.  Some customers have difficulty getting switches into adjustment when mounted on tall transmission poles. This is the result of the torsional “windup” of the vertical operating pipe between phases, which causes the three pole units to operate out of sync. “Quick Install” switches utilize a “push-pull” interphase linkage so that the blades of the three pole units always move in unison, regardless of the length of the vertical operating pipe.

RL-C2W two-way switch pole unit

The switch ships from the factory fully adjusted with the linkage set in toggle in the closed and open positions. The switch stays in adjustment after installation, just as it was tested and operated at the factory.

The switches are supplied with standard strength porcelain insulators and feature Cleaveland/Price ReliaVac® vacuum interrupters.


Unitized Transmission Switches

Unitized Transmission Switches 

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Cleaveland/Price focuses its efforts in transmission on maximizing value to the end user through our “Quick Install” switches.   We offer fully assembled and adjusted unitized switch designs that save customers significant installation time, thus reducing crane usage time and labor costs.  Vertical break and center break “V” configuration switches are offered in single-way transmission applications.  For two-way and three-way applications, switch types RL-C2W and RL-C3W are available.

Another Cleaveland/Price product that is designed to save utilities significant money in asset costs is our effective Superwhip®.   Through extensive testing and field service, the Superwhip® has been proven to interrupt the capacitive current of many miles of transmission line.  In single-way applications, where an expensive full load interrupting device was required to break capacitive current, a pre-installed  Superwhip®  can be used instead.  For installations that require full load break, Cleaveland/Price offers the innovative ReliaVac® vacuum interrupter.