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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 Kyles 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

Kyle Type VCS-3 Vacuum Capacitor Switch

VCS-3 Ratings
Maximum Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nominal Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rated Basic Impulse Level (BIL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Noise Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60 Hz Withstand
Dry, 1 minute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wet, 10 seconds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rated Continuous Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rated Capacitive Switching Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rated Loadbreak Capability, 10% to 100% Power Factor . . . . .
Rated Asymmetrical Making Current, Peak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rated Symmetrical Making Current, RMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Short Time Currents
0.5 second . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 seconds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 seconds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rated High Frequency Peak Transient Making Current . . . . .
Rated Transient Inrush Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creepage Distance
Terminal to Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terminal to Ground/Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mass/Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minimum Mechanical Open/Close Operations . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duty Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terminal
Connectors
53,2 to 127,0mm2
(1/0 - 500 MCM)

15 kV

27 kV

15.5 kV
14.4 kV
110 kV
100 V @ 9.4 kV

29.2 kV
24.9 kV
125 kV
100 V @ 17.7 kV

50.0 kV
45.0 kV
400 A
400 A
400 A
31 kA
20 kA

60.0 kV
50.0 kV
400 A
400 A
400 A
31 kA
20 kA

13.5 kA
13.0 kA
12.5 kA
20 kA
4,000 Hz

13.5 kA
13.0 kA
12.5 kA
20 kA
4,000 Hz

719 mm (28.25 in)


630 mm (24.75 in)
70 kg (155 lbs)
10,000
Per ANSI C37.66

719 mm (28.25 in)


798 mm (31.5 in)
73 kg (160 lbs)
10,000
Per ANSI C37.66

D
140
(5.5)

Dimensions
A
B
C
D

VCS-3-15
730 mm
28.75 in
508 mm
20 in
394 mm
15.5 in
267 mm
10.5 in

VCS-3-27
787 mm
31 in
572 mm
22.5 in
394 mm
15.5 in
267 mm
10.5 in

285
(11.25)

279
(11)

1000
(39.5)

NOTE: All dimensions are mm (inches).


Dimensions shown are approximate.

The quality system at Cooper Power Systems


Kyle Distribution Switchgear is ISO 9001 certified.

2000 Cooper Industries, Inc.


Kyle is a registered trademark of Cooper Industries, Inc.
NOVA is a trademark of Cooper Industries, Inc.
Bulletin 95011 April 2000 Supersedes 3/00

P.O. Box 1640


Waukesha, WI 53187
www.cooperpower.com
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