Kyle Type VCS-3 Vacuum Capacitor Switch

• SF6-Free
• Oil-Free
• Maintenance-Free
• Environmentally-Safe
• Cycloaliphatic Encapsulated
Vacuum Interrupters
• Three-Phase Operation
• 15.5 and 29.2 kV, 400 Amp
Capacitive Switching
• ANSI C37.66 Rated and Certified
VCS-3 Description
The Kyle® Type VCS-3 Vacuum Capacitor Switch is
another in the complete line of capacitor switches
from Cooper Power Systems. The VCS-3 is a threephase switch combining the proven NOVATM solid
insulation system with technologically-advanced vacuum interrupters and an efficient magnetic actuator
operating mechanism.

VCS-3 Operation
Reliable operation of the mechanism is assured by
use of a magnetic actuator. Magnetic force provides
faster, more efficient latching action than mechanical
force. Magnetic latching utilizes fewer moving parts,
resulting in less wear on mechanical components and
yields latching force in excess of 136 kilograms (300
pounds), eliminating the need for closing/opening
springs and mechanical latches.

The lightweight VCS-3 switch is SF6 gas-free, oil-free,
and maintenance-free; utilizing Kyle’s environmentally-friendly NOVA solid-insulation system. The
switch is equipped with operating handles for manual close and open abilities, ensuring operational capabilities should control power be lost. And, to further
simplify your VCS-3 application, the power required
to operate the magnetic actuator is substantially less
than solenoid-operated switches — just 25 Watts (150
Watts peak).

Capacitor Bank Switching
The versatile VCS-3 switch is designed for a wide
range of inductive current and capacitive current
switching applications. A variety of options and
accessories makes applying the VCS-3 in your capacitor switching applications easy.

For ordering information or additional product information, contact your
Cooper Power Systems representative.

NOVA Technology

. . . . . . . . . . . .5 kA 13. . . . . . .000 Hz 719 mm (28.000 Hz 13. . . . .4 kV 29. . . . . . . . .25 in) 798 mm (31. . . . . . .75 in) 70 kg (155 lbs) 10. . . . . . . . ©2000 Cooper Industries. .O. .66 D 140 (5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terminal Connectors 53. . . .500 MCM) 15 kV 27 kV 15. . . Radio Noise Limit . . . . . . . . . . .25 in) 630 mm (24. . . . . . . . Wet. . . . . .66 719 mm (28. . . . . . . . Rated Transient Inrush Frequency . . . . Rated Loadbreak Capability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WI 53187 www. . . . . . . . Short Time Currents 0. . . . .5 in) 73 kg (160 lbs) 10. . . . . . . . . NOVA™ is a trademark of Cooper Industries. . . . Creepage Distance Terminal to Terminal . . . . . . . . . .0 kA 12. . . . .5 in A B 285 (11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 kV 50. .000 Per ANSI C37. . . .5 in VCS-3-27 787 mm 31 in 572 mm 22. . . . Duty Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . Dimensions shown are approximate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bulletin 95011 • April 2000 • Supersedes 3/00 P. . .com KTM 4/00 . . . . .0 kV 45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rated Basic Impulse Level (BIL) . . . . . 3 seconds . . . . . . . . . . . 2 seconds . . .5 in 267 mm 10. . . . . . . . . . . Rated Continuous Current . . . Inc. . . . . . . . .2 kV 24. . . . . . Rated High Frequency Peak Transient Making Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 in 508 mm 20 in 394 mm 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rated Asymmetrical Making Current. . . . . . . . .5 kA 20 kA 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 kV 14. . . . .0 kV 400 A 400 A 400 A 31 kA 20 kA 13. . . . . . . . . . . .9 kV 125 kV 100 µV @ 17. . . . Kyle® is a registered trademark of Cooper Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 kV 50. . . . 60 Hz Withstand Dry. .5 in 394 mm 15. . Inc. . . . . Box 1640 Waukesha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rated Symmetrical Making Current. . . . . . .5) C C Dimensions A B C D VCS-3-15 730 mm 28. .5 kA 13. . . . . . . . .000 Per ANSI C37.0 kV 400 A 400 A 400 A 31 kA 20 kA 60. . . .2 to 127. . . . . . Terminal to Ground/Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mass/Weight . .Kyle Type VCS-3 Vacuum Capacitor Switch VCS-3 Ratings Maximum Voltage . . . . . . Peak .0 kA 12. . . . . 10 seconds . . .5) NOTE: All dimensions are mm (inches). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The quality system at Cooper Power Systems Kyle Distribution Switchgear is ISO 9001 certified.5 in 267 mm 10. .0mm2 (1/0 . . . Nominal Voltage . . 1 minute . . . . . . . RMS . . .25) 279 (11) 1000 (39. . . . . . . . . . . .5 kA 20 kA 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 kV 110 kV 100 µV @ 9. . . . . . . . 10% to 100% Power Factor . . .5 second . Minimum Mechanical Open/Close Operations . . . . . . . . . . . .cooperpower. . . . . Inc. Rated Capacitive Switching Capability . . . . .