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Features

High number of mechanical and


electrical operating cycles
No critical current range
Long service life
High reserve in the switching
capacity
Minimum maintenance require-
ments
Vacuum circuit-breakers are used for
switching:
rated short-circuit breaking
currents
partial load currents
unbalanced breaking currents
capacitor banks
unloaded cables and overhead
cables
unloaded transformers.
Vaccum circuit-breakers types VA
and VAA are front-mounted switches
for installation in medium-voltage
indoor switchgear. They may be
fixed mounted in switchgear or on
a switchgear truck. In railway ope-
ration single-pole or two-pole vacu-
um circuit-breakers type VXA, VXB
are employed. The vacuum circuit-
breakers type VXC, which are de-
signed for especially high mechani-
cal and electrical switching cycles,
are highly suitable for switching
electrical smelting furnaces. Vacuum
circuit-breakers are suitable for swit-
ching in all cases of need in indu-
stral plants, distribution networks as
well as in railway operation.
The vacuum circuit-breakers are fit-
ted with an energy-storing drive for
manual or electrical tensioning and
optionally for fast auto-reclosure.
Depending on requirements, the
vacuum circuit-breakers may be pro-
vided with auxiliary switches, auxili-
ary current releases and under-volta-
ge releases.
Solid pole supports mean that he
vacuum chambers are not exposed
to external forces. This stacionally
closed arrier system means that the
axial forces which occur during
making and breaking procedures
only act on the contact system, lea-
ving the switching chamber housing
unaffected.
Vacuum circuit-breakers VA, VAA, VXA, VXB, VXC
Vacuum circuit-brekers for all switching applications in industrial plants, in distribution networks
and for use primarily on railways.
Vacuum circuit-breaker VAA Vacuum circuit-breaker VXC
Vacuum circuit-breaker VXA
Specificatios
The vacuum circuit-breakers con-
tained in this list comply with the
specifications for AC switching de-
vices for voltages above 1 kV in
compliance with VDE 0670, parts
101-108, IEC Publication 60056,
BS 5311 and NF-C 64, CSA and
VE. The vacuum circuit-breakers
comply to a great extent with the
US standards ANSI C 37.06 as
well as NEMA Standards Publica-
tion No. SG4 and are suitable for
normal service conditions in accor-
dance with VDE 0670, part 1000
and IEC Publication 60694.
Tests
Vacuum circuit-breakers have pro-
ved their suitability in the type test
and in numerous series of tests
during development. The tests were
performed in our own test shops
and by impartial institutes like FGH
and KEMA. The tests covered not
only conformity with the type tests in
accordance with specifications but
also numerous special requirements
as well as determining the life cha-
racteristics of the switching cham-
bers and their suitability for type-
tested switchgear and controlgear;
in addition they were subjected to
numerous network tests. The reliabi-
lity, safety and mechanical functions
of the switching devices were tested
in duration tests.
Ratings Rated Rated Rated Rated Switching cycles without inspection
voltage current short-circuit short-circuit
making breaking
current current Drive Chamber Chamber
up to up to up to with I
n
1)
with I
sc
1
)
Type kV A kA kA up to up to up to
VAA 12 1250 63 25 10000 30 000 100
VA 12 3150 125 50 10000 30 000 100
VAA 17,5 1250 63 25 10000 30 000 100
VA 17,5 3150 80 31,5 10000 30 000 100
VAA 24 1250 63 25 10000 30 000 100
VA 24 2500 63 25 10000 30 000 100
VA 36 2500 80 31,5 10000 30 000 100
VXA single pole 17,5
2)
2500 100 40 10000 10 000 100
VXA single pole 27,5 1600 80 31,5 10000 10 000 100
VXB two pole 27,5 2000 80 31,5 10000 10 000 100
VXC 24 2500 63 25 25000 25 000 100
VXC 36 2500 80 31,5 25000 25 000 100
1) I
n
= Rated current, I
sc
= Rated short-circuit breaking current
2) 16
2
/3 Hz
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Switchgear panel WBB
with vacuum circuit-
breaker mounted on a
truck
Switchgear panel WBA
with vacuum circuit-
breaker mounted on a
truck
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