Side Break Switches

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RL-C Side Break

The RL-C is a substation class single end break disconnect switch that can be used for breaker or transformer isolation.


RL-C Performance Features 

  • All copper current carrying parts
  • Non-cast copper terminal pads with NEMA standard hole pattern
  • Silver-to-silver contacts at hinge and jaw
  • Stainless steel contact springs
  • Parallel blade construction for efficient cooling
  • Built-in closed position blade stop
  • Ice shield on 115 kV and 138 kV ratings
  • Hot-dip galvanized single channel base on switches rated 7.2 to 69 kV, double channel base on switches rated 115 kV and 138kV





Outline Drawings 




RL-CD Double Throw Side Break

The RL-CD is available as a double throw side break switch with the switch opening to a ground position as shown in the pictures or as a double throw selector switch. 

Alternate Position


The alternate position break-jaw may be located perpendicular to the hinge end of the switch or it may be positioned in-line with the hinge and main position break-jaw.


 Outline Drawing 


23 kV V2-C- Coastal-B

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23 kV V2-C- Coastal-B

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Group Operated Switch Overview

138 kV CB-A InstallationCleaveland/Price offers many group operated switch types including vertical break, center break, double end break and single end break.  All of the switches are available with copper current carrying parts.  The switches are typically supplied as three pole switches for substation, transmission, and distribution applications. The switches can be mounted in the horizontal-upright, vertical, horizontal-underhung, or inclined position.

The switches are suitable for use in a variety of applications including line disconnecting and sectionalizing, circuit breaker by-pass and isolation, and transformer isolation.  Arc horns or quick break whips are available when small amounts of transformer magnetizing currents or line charging currents must be interrupted.

Full load break attachments are available for vertical break switches. Accessories needed to adapt the switch to a customer’s particular requirements are available.

The switch may be manually operated by use of a swing handle or wormgear mechanism or electrically operated by use of a Cleaveland/Price TP-C2 motor operator.

Cleaveland/Price’s switches meet ANSI C37, NEMA, and IEEE Standards and the rating requirements of IEC Standards.