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Viper®-SP Recloser

Viper®-SP Recloser

G&W Electric’s Viper®-SP solid dielectric, single phase recloser combines the time-proven reliability of electronically controlled, vacuum fault interrupters with the maintenance-free benefits of a solid dielectric insulated device. The Viper®-SP is designed for automatic or manual operation providing overcurrent protection for single phase systems through 38kV maximum, 800A continuous current, and 12.5kA rms symmetrical interrupting. Vertical insulator “L” configurations and horizontal insulator “Z” configurations are available.

Features and Benefits

  • Reliable Performance – Viper®-SP single phase reclosers utilize G&W Electric’s time- proven epoxy polymer system to fully encapsulate the vacuum interrupters. This system provides excellent insulation properties while providing fully shielded, void-free construction.
  • Ease of Operation – The Viper®-SP is compatible with the Schweitzer SEL-351RS Kestrel control.
  • Ease of Installation – The Viper®-SP is lightweight and compact. Site-ready designs provide all accessories including bracket, arresters and voltage transformers.
  • Power Grid Automation Ready – The Viper®-SP is automation ready, simplifying conversion for any future automation requirements.

Configuration Details

  • Polemount “L” Bracket
  • Polemount Horizontal Insulator Bracket
  • Polemount Complete Site-Ready Assembly
Electrical Ratings Chart for Viper®-SP

Maximum System Voltage, kV15.527**38
Voltage Class, kV152535
BIL, kV110125150
Continuous Current, A800A*800A*800
8 Hr. Overload, @ 20°C

60Hz  Withstand, kV rms
- - - One minute (dry)506070
- - - 10 second (wet)455060
Interrupting Rating, RMS, kA12.512.512.5
Making Current, RMS, asym, kA202020
Making Current, Peak, asym kA323232
Short Circuit Current, kA sym, 3 sec.12.512.512.5
Mechanical operations10,00010,00010,000
Temperature range-60°C to +65°C -60°C to +65°C -60°C to +65°C
* Consult factory for higher continuous current up to 1000A
** Can be applied on 29.3kV systems