Circuit Protection, Vacuum Circuit Breakers, and Reclosers

Authored by: Paul G. Slade

The Vacuum Interrupter

Print publication date:  September  2020
Online publication date:  September  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367275051
eBook ISBN: 9780429298912
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Chapter 6 presents a study of vacuum interrupters for circuit breaker and recloser applications. It includes a discussion on short circuit currents and mechanism design. It concludes with discussions of vacuum interrupters applied in series, vacuum interrupters for transmission voltages and the application of vacuum interrupters to switch high voltage dc circuits.

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