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Every year the grid becomes more dynamic and complex. Utilities are now contending with multiple distributed energy resources (DERs) throughout the distribution system, creating new challenges around maintaining reliability.

These technologies create two-way power flow, which is straining existing infrastructure. To manage DERs, utilities are increasing grid sectionalization. But that’s creating its own challenges.

Achieving widespread sectionalization requires your overhead feeder switches to be dependableregardless of whether you deploy 10 or 1,000 switches. Ineffective switches can worsen customer outages, hurt your reliability performance metrics, and add operations and maintenance (O&M) costs to your balance sheet.

S&C’s Omni-Rupter® Switches are key for mass sectionalization because they’re dependable, robust, and hassle-free to install.


A well-performing switch must be optimized in three critical areas:

Dependable Operation

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Easy Installation

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Robust Capabilities

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A Complex Power Grid Requires A Widescale Sectionalizing Solution


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Wide Range of Ratings

Interrupts up to 900 A through 29 kV and 630 A through 38 kV

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Articulating Terminal Pads

Provides flexibility when connecting jumpers

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Lifting Bracket

 Single-point lift for easy install

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Hookstick-Operated Option

Extendo-stick simplifies switch operation

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Wildlife Protection

Guards against unwanted contact from pesky creatures

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Ice Shields

Allows operation in icy conditions 

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Clamping System

Secures and permanently locks pole-units to base

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Single-Piece Blade

Comes factory-aligned, and nickel-silver plated copper adds durability

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Floating Button Fixed Contact

Allows switch to self-adjust to mechanical stresses

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Greaseless-Contact Option

Provides operational certainty in harsh environments

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Fiberglass Base Option

Lightweight construction for easy crew deployment

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