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SERIES ‘V’

Expulsion Dropout Fuses (Cut Outs)


Rated Voltage: 12 to 36kV
Rated Current: Up to 100A
BIL: 125, 150 & 170kV.

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SERIES ‘V’
Expulsion Dropout Fuses

Expulsion Dropout Fuses Series V are the product of Contacts


systematic development and long standing experience.
The top contact assembly and the bottom
The V series Expulsion Dropout Fuses comply with AS hinge are assembled to the insulator in a jig
1033.1-1990. IEC Publication 282-2, 1970 and so that misalignment cannot occur.
ANSI/NEMA specifications.
All the main current carrying parts are silver
Testing for certification to AS 1033.1-1990 is part of an plated with a minimum of 12 microns
ongoing development programme. ensuring minimum electrical resistance even
after many closing and opening operations.
CONSTRUCTION:
The hinged contacts have parallel spring
Fuse Carrier loaded current carrying parts. All contacts
The fuse carrier is made of strong fibreglass filament have a wiping action.
wound tube with a special ultra violet resistant external
coating. An inner liner of bone fibre is used as ablative Terminal Palms
material for arc quenching. The assembly is fitted with bright tin plated
The fuse carrier is self aligning into a spring loaded top copper terminal palms fitted stainless steel
socket contact. This socket also prevents the closure of pressure pad, stud, nut and washer. The
the fuse without the top cap. The trunion design uses a terminal pads will accept copper or
pressure die casting made from high tensile leaded aluminium terminal lugs or stranded
brass. Die casting requires precision tooling and conductors for 16sqmm to 193spmm cross
produces a casting of superior finish and close tolerance. section area.
Coupled with this high precision, the solid design
ensures the hinge cannot distort even if closing and Insulator
opening of the carrier with a stick operated at an angle The insulator is designed to reduce the
to the fuse mount. possibility of flashover due to birds or
The fuse tube is clearly marked with the year of animal life without the use of plastic or
manufacture and easily identifies that the fuse has blown rubber coverings which may cause radio
- even at night - by using a reflective tape. interference or need regular replacement.
The insulator is suitable for use in adverse
environments (pollution, corrosion) and
various creepage lengths are available. The
insulator colour is Munsell Grey for good
environmental appearance.

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SERIES ‘V’
Expulsion Dropout Fuses

Other Features Emission Control


A flipper spring mechanism is incorporated The ‘V’ Series Expulsion Dropout Fuse when used with
to assist the fuse link ejection. This ABB PROLINK type fuse links significantly reduces the
mechanism also incorporates a stop to risk of emission of incandescent particles. However,
prevent strain on the fuse link when the incandescent particles which have the capability of
carrier is being closed. The fuse link tail is igniting combustible materials, such as dry grass, may
held clear of the tube liner to minimise be emitted from time to time. Additional protection is
corona. available in the form of the ABB Emission Control Device
(refer publication AUS 0026 E)
Clamp supports to receive a live line clamp
or an earthing clamp, are supplied and can
be fitted adjacent to the top or bottom
INSTALLATION OPERATION
contacts of the fuse unit.
AND MAINTENANCE
Important information including safety precautions is
Type ‘V’ expulsion dropout fuses are
contained in our installation, operation and maintenance
provided with hooks for attachment of a
instructions, Leaflet 709 4020, provided with each unit,
portable load break device.
which must be read before installation.
Rated Rated Rated Breaking BIL Creepage
Voltage Current Capacity kV Version To
(U)kV (1n) AMPS AS1033:1.1970 Earth
kA(SYM) kA(ASYM) mm
12/24 100 6 10 125 M.S. 280
12/24 100 8* 12 125 M.S. 280
12/24 100 6 10 125 ST.ST. 280
12/24 100 8* 12 125 ST.ST. 280
24 100 6 10 150 M.S. 450
24 100 8* 12 150 M.S. 450
24 100 6 10 150 ST.ST. 450
24 100 8* 12 150 ST.ST. 450
36 100 2 3 170 M.S. 650
36 100 4* 6 170 M.S. 650
36 100 2 3 170 ST.ST. 650
36 100 4* 6 170 ST.ST. 650
* Arc shortening rod included M.S. - Mild steel
ST.ST. - Stainless steel
Accessories
• Mounting Bracket — Standard (Incl. in Std. pack)
• Mounting Bracket — NEMA
• Mounting Bracket — Direct to pole
• Earth Clamp Support Bottom (Incl. in Std. pack)
• Earth Clamp Support Top (Incl. in Std. pack)
• Emission Control Device
• Surge Diverter Horns (Spark Gaps) 12/24kV 125kV BIL
• Surge Diverter Horns (Spark Gap) 24kV 150kV BIL
• Surge Diverter Horns (Spark Gap) 36kV 170kV BIL

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SERIES ‘V’
Expulsion Dropout Fuses

Dimensions

kV A B C D Net
BIL Weight
125 430mm 190mm 245mm 600mm 9.5kg
150 430mm 190mm 245mm 600mm 12.0kg
170 440mm 230mm 290mm 715mm 14.0kg

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