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.

 

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