GE Spectra Series Switchboards
The Pro-Stock Spectra Series Switchboard combines the main service disconnect, the electrical distribution panel and the metering device compartment (optional) into
one space-saving unit, delivering maximum installation opportunities, available to splice as many distribution panel sections as needed, feeding left or right. Bay Power is an ABB and GE Industrial Solutions distributor - call us for great pricing and fast fulfillment.
The switchboard definition.
The NEC describes a switchboard as "a large single panel, frame, or assembly of panels on which are mounted, on the face or back, or both, switches, overcurrent and other protective devices, buses and usually instruments". Essentially your switchboard, also referred to as an electrical main switchboard or a distribution switchboard, is your distribution center. Distribution switchboards can supply electricity to several panelboards which then deliver electricity to specific circuits/collection of circuits, but not vice versa. Switchboards also utilize both horizontal and vertical bus, with horizontal bus delivering electricity between different sections of the switchboard, and vertical bus distributing power throughout the different branch circuits.
As far as switchboard enclosures go, switchboards always come enclosed, and are built and designed across a number of NEMA ratings, so they can be installed both outdoors and indoors.
The switchboard details.
When looking to buy a switchboard, it’s helpful to know some of the following. Switchboards are always 3 phase. Switchboards are also relatively versatile in that they can be either floor-mounted or wall-mounted. Switchboard designs also allow for both front and back access. Further, a large majority of switchboards are modular switchboards, composed of individual cubicles that are then composed of switchboard modules. Each of these cubicles can be custom configured and designed, removed and emptied, depending on your exact specifications.
With amp ratings ranging from 1200A to 5000A, switchboards are used for both AC and DC currents for a variety of industrial and large commercial applications. Due to their large size, switchboards can accommodate larger breakers like insulated case circuit breakers.
Make the switch to Bay Power.
On the hunt for a new power switchboard? We’re proud to carry a huge selection of switchboard types including distribution switchboards, AC switchboards, electrical main switchboards, cubicle switchboards, modular switchboards and more for a variety of industrial and commercial applications.
Whether you’re looking for a new switchboard or something reconditioned, we’re sure you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. Take your pick from top switchboard manufacturers including Eaton, Siemens, GE, Schneider, Cutler Hammer, Merlin Gerin, and more.
Medium Voltage Switchboards
For applications with rated voltage between 1000V-72,000V (1 kV to 72 kV), a medium voltage switchboard is the solution. Also referred to as MV switchboards, medium voltage switchboards are used to distribute electricity in larger scale multi-tenant buildings across all sectors.
Low Voltage Switchboards
Low voltage switchboards, or LV switchboards are used across commercial and industrial sectors for low voltage applications. Common uses include hotels, data centers, and any other multi-tenant application rated at 1000V and under. Amperage ratings for low voltage switchboard can be rated up to 5000A.
Designed especially for commercial and business applications, commercial switchboards are typically found in restaurants, shopping malls and any situation where electricity needs to be distributed to different panelboards or sections in a single establishment.
With industrial applications come industrial-grade electrical loads. Industrial switchboards are built to be especially rugged in order to withstand the particular stresses that comes with distributing electricity in rock quarries, hospitals, manufacturing facilities and other heavy duty applications that count on reliable, 24/7 electrical distribution.
Whether you’re working on a naval ship, a commercial fishing boat, a tugboat or any other offshore marine vessel, a marine switchboard design is built specifically to handle the particular demands of distributing electricity while at sea. For example, marine switchboards are specially treated to prevent corrosion and fungus associated with moisture.
Meet Smart switchboards, the latest in switchboard technology. Smart switchboards are pre-programmed to connect and monitor various intelligent devices simultaneously. It allows the user to control these devices remotely with a single interface. Smart switchboards consolidate these devices and let the user safely and easily communicate directly with their devices. These switchboards are commonly used in pump stations and water treatment plants, and other applications that require a level of remote automation.
When you need a custom solution that doesn’t meet standard switchboard designs, you need a custom switchboard. Take your pick from custom switchboard configurations, and outfit your switchboard with busbar, circuit breakers, relays, and transfer switches of your choosing.
1600A switchboards are some of the most commonly used switchboards. They safely deliver and distribute electricity to various sections of the switchboard system, and protect circuitry with either thermomagnetic or electronic trip mechanisms. Popular uses for these switchboards include wastewater plants, manufacturing facilities, industrial buildings and more.
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