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Bridges Electric™ Vector® Series

Technical Data

Details Illustrated

Vector Series Switch Details
The pictures below illustrates the following items:

  1. Proven Saf-T-Gap interrupter (bolt-on version shown - also available in a plug-in version that is hot stick removable)

  2. Separate fault close contacts

  3. High-pressure, self-cleaning silver contacts

  4. Provisions for dead-ending (standard on most models)

  5. Standard arrester bracket; "A" bracket shown, other designs available

  6. Internal operating mechanism is protected inside base

  7. Dead-end bracket (standard on most models)

  8. Arrester bracket (optional)

  9. A swivel type connection allows placement of the handle on three faces of the pole - pole-hugger design

  10. Single-point hoist bracket means easy installation - bracket is installed on tested balance point of switch

  11. Stiff 3" x 5" (76 mm x 127 mm) galvenized steel base (fiberglass available)

  12. Extended arrester bracket - galvanized steel angles or fiberglass angles bolted to dead-end provisions to allow for mounting of arresters farther away from switch base

  13. Fiberglass extended arrester bracket set - option A4

  14. Galvanized steel extended arrester bracket set - option A2.

Items 1, 2 and 3

Items 4 and 5

Items 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

Item 12

Items 13 and 14


Enclosed Operating Mechanism

Simple, Conservative Design

Unique push-pull action of the two interposing rods balances the forces acting on the rotating insulator shafts. The internal operating mechanism gives a very clean and pleasing appearance. It also provides weather protection.

  1. Internal operating rods - plated steel on steel base, fiberglass rods on fiberglass base

  2. 4" x 6" (102 mm x 152 mm) fiberglass switch base

  3. Blade, hinge and jaw terminals are 3/8" x 2" (10 mm x 51 mm); 1/2" x 2" (13 mm x 51 mm) for 1,200 A

  4. Contact pressure is preset at the factory by use of a stainless steel spring and mechanical nut

  5. Silver washers (two per side) provide an excellent mechanical swivel point, as well as a sound electrical connection

  6. Two-hole tinned terminal pads - standard on 900 A; four-hole pads standard on 1,200 A

  7. 3" x 5" (76 mm x 127 mm) hot-dipped galvanized steel base

Item 1

Item 2

Items 3, 4, 5 and 6

Item 7


Automation

The Bridges ElectricTM line of switches is very versatile when it comes to operating a motorized switch locally or remotely. The Auto Vector (AV), AutoPack Vector (APV), Auto-Throwover (ATO) and Auto-Sectionalizer are all reliable means of motorized switching and are each tailored to meet the specific needs of electric utilities. We can offer voltage sensors mounted directly to the switch unit for three-phase voltage monitoring, as well as the Bridges Electric Remote Current Monitoring System (RCMS), which is a cost effective alternative for current monitoring and fault detection. The Bridges Electric line of switches has provided reliable solutions to electric utilities for their distribution automation needs for many years.

DC Control Cabinet

APV Control Cabinet


Configurations

The Vector® series is available in pipe-operated and hookstick-operated versions. For additional options or configurations, please contact your Siemens representative.

Horizontal Vector Pipe-Operated

Inverted Vector Hookstick-Operated - the HOG

Symmetrical Vector (Pole-Top Style) Pipe-Operated

Phase-Over-Phase Vector Hookstick Operated - the HOG

Vertical Vector (Cable-Riser Style) Hookstick-Operated - The HOG


Hookstick-Operated Gang Switch - Horizontal

Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

A

B

C

D

E

973X-H

25

150

10
(254)

36.8
(935)

36.8
(935)

22.8
(579)

36
(914)

973XF-H

25

150

10
(254)

36.8
(935)

35.3
(897)

22.8
(579)

36
(914)

994X-H

38

200

18
(457)

45
(1,143)

45
(1,143)

28.5
(724)

56
(1,422)

994XF-H

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

45
(1,143)

28.5
(724)

56
(1,422)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

F

G

H

I

J

973X-H

25

150

32
(813)

54.9 (1,394)

38.6 (980)

96
(2,438)

107.5 (2,731)

973XF-H

25

150

35
(889)

60.8 (1,544)

35
(889)

101 (2,565)

107.5 (2,731)

994X-H

38

200

48 (1,219)

81.5 (2,070)

48 (1,219)

132
(3,353)

149.3 (3,792)

994XF-H

38

200

48 (1,219)

80.8 (2,052)

48 (1,219)

134 (3,404)

150.3 (3,818)

Switch Weight in lbs (kg). Note: Weight does not include operating pipe

Cat. No.

Nominal kV

kV BIL

Porcelain

Polymer

973X-H

25

150

320 (145)

275 (125)

973XF-H

25

150

320 (145)

275 (125)

994X-H

38

200

485 (220)

365 (166)

994XF-H

38

200

460 (209)

340 (154)

Hookstick-Operated Gang Switch - Horizontal

Hookstick-Operated Gang Switch - Vertical

Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

A

B

C

D

973V-H

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

35.3
(897)

22.8
(579)

973VF-H

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

35.3
(897)

22.8
(579)

994V-H

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

41
(1,041)

28.5
(724)

994VF-H

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

41
(1,041)

28.5
(724)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

E

F

G

H

973V-H

25

150

47.5 (1,207)

41.5 (1,054)

101.5 (2,578)

107.4 (2,728)

973VF-H

25

150

47.5 (1,207)

41.5 (1,054)

102.5 (2,604)

108.4 (2,753)

994V-H

38

200

48 (1,219)

48 (1,219)

107.5 (2,731)

120.8 (3,068)

994VF-H

38

200

48 (1,219)

48 (1,219)

109.5 (2,781)

121.8 (3,094)

Switch Weight in lbs (kg). Note: Weight does not include operating pipe

Cat. No.

Nominal kV

kV BIL

Porcelain

Polymer

973V-H

25

150

335 (152)

290 (132)

973VF-H

25

150

330 (150)

285 (129)

994V-H

38

200

470 (213)

350 (159)

994VF-H

38

200

465 (211)

345 (156)

Hookstick-Operated Gang Switch - Vertical

Hookstick-Operated Gang Switch - Symmetrical

Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

A

B

C

D

E

973-H

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

36.8
(935)

22.8
(579)

44.5
(1,130)

973F-H

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

38.4
(975)

22.8
(579)

44.5
(1,130)

994-H

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

45
(1,143)

28.5
(724)

45
(1,143)

994F-H

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

46.1
(1,171)

28.5
(724)

45
(1,143)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

F

G

H

I

973-H

25

150

32 (813)

92.8 (2,357)

96 (2,438)

107.5 (2,731)

973F-H

25

150

35 (889)

92.8 (2,357)

98 (2,489)

108.5 (2,756)

994-H

38

200

48 (1,219)

100.5 (2,553)

103 (2,616)

120.3 (3,056)

994F-H

38

200

48 (1,219)

100.5 (2,553)

105 (2,667)

121.3 (3,081)

Switch Weight in lbs (kg). Note: Weight does not include operating pipe

Cat. No.

Nominal kV

kV BIL

Porcelain

Polymer

973-H

25

150

335 (152)

290 (132)

973F-H

25

150

335 (152)

290 (132)

994-H

38

200

470 (213)

350 (159)

994F-H

38

200

445 (202)

325 (147)

Hookstick-Operated Gang Switch - Symmetrical

Hookstick-Operated Gang Switch - Inverted

Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

A

B

C

D

973U-H

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

24.3 (617)

22.8
(579)

973UF-H

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

25.3 (643)

22.8
(579)

994U-H

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

32 (813)

28.5
(724)

994UF-H

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

33 (838)

28.5
(724)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

E

F

G

H

973U-H

25

150

115 (2,921)

35 (889)

26 (660)

50 (1,270)

973UF-H

25

150

120 (3,048)

35 (889)

26 (660)

50 (1,270)

994U-H

38

200

137 (3,480)

48 (1,219)

29 (737)

53 (1,346)

994UF-H

38

200

139 (3,531)

48 (1,219)

29 (737)

53 (1,346)

Switch Weight in lbs (kg). Note: Weight does not include operating pipe

Cat. No.

Nominal kV

kV BIL

Porcelain

Polymer

973U-H

25

150

330 (150)

290 (132)

973UF-H

25

150

335 (152)

295 (134)

994U-H

38

200

500 (227)

380 (172)

994UF-H

38

200

495 (225)

375 (170)

Hookstick-Operated Gang Switch - Inverted

Hookstick-Operated Gang Switch - Phase-Over-Phase (POP)

Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

A

B

C

D

E

973P-H

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

29.5
(749)

22.8
(579)

120
(3,048)

973PF-H

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

30.7
(780)

22.8
(579)

105
(2,667)

994P-H

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

37.5
(953)

28.5
(724)

127.1
(3,228)

994PF-H

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

38.7
(983)

28.5
(724)

129
(3,277)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

F

G

H

I

J

K

973P-H

25

150

41.5 (1,054)

47.5 (1,207)

18.9 (480)

17.1 (434)

125.4 (3,185)

36
(914)

973PF-H

25

150

36
(914)

36
(914)

18 (457)

18 (457)

109.3 (2,776)

36
(914)

994P-H

38

200

48 (1,219)

48 (1,219)

36 (914)

36 (914)

132.4 (3,363)

72 (1,829)

994PF-H

38

200

48 (1,219)

48 (1,219)

36 (914)

36 (914)

133.4 (3,388)

72 (1,829)

Switch Weight in lbs (kg). Note: Weight does not include operating pipe

Cat. No.

Nominal kV

kV BIL

Porcelain

Polymer

973P-H

25

150

335 (152)

290 (132)

973PF-H

25

150

300 (136)

255 (116)

994P-H

38

200

465 (211)

345 (156)

994PF-H

38

200

440 (200)

320 (145)

Hookstick-Operated Gang Switch - Phase-Over-Phase

Pipe-Operated Switch - Horizontal

Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

A

B

C

D

E

973X-30

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

22.8
(579)

22.8
(579)

96
(2,438)

973XF-30

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

24.3
(617)

22.8
(579)

101
(2,565)

994X-30

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

30.8
(782)

28.5
(724)

132
(3,353)

994XF-30

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

32
 (813)

28.5
(724)

134
(3,404)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

F

G

H

I

J

K

973X-30

25

150

54.9 (1,394)

38.6 (980)

33
(838)

24 (610)

32 (813)

107.5 (2,731)

973XF-30

25

150

57 (1.448)

38.8 (986)

33
(838)

24 (610)

35 (889)

111.5 (2,832)

994X-30

38

200

74.9 (1,902)

54.6 (1,387)

53 (1,346)

21 (533)

48 (1,219)

149.3 (3,792)

994XF-30

38

200

77 (1,956)

51.7 (1,313)

53(1,346)

21 (533)

48 (1,218)

150.3 (3,818)

Switch Weight in lbs (kg). Note: Weight does not include operating pipe

Cat. No.

Nominal kV

kV BIL

Porcelain

Polymer

973XF-30

25

150

270 (122)

225 (102)

973XF-30

25

150

270 (122)

225 (102)

994X-30

38

200

450 (204)

330 (150)

994XF-30

38

200

445 (202

325 (147)

Pipe-Operated Switch - Horizontal

Pipe-Operated Switch - Vertical (Cable Riser Style)

Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

A

B

C

D

973V-30

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

31.6
(803)

22.8
(579)

973VF-30

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

31.6
(803)

22.8
(579)

994V-30

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

37.3
(947)

28.5
(724)

994VF-H

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

37.3
(947)

28.5
(724)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

E

F

G

H

973V-30

25

150

47.5 (1,207)

41.5 (1,054)

96 (2,438)

107.4 (2,728)

973VF-30

25

150

47.5 (1,207)

41.5 (1,054)

98 (2,489)

108.4 (2,753)

994V-30

38

200

48 (1,219)

48 (1,219)

103 (2,616)

120.8 (3,068)

994VF-30

38

200

48 (1,219)

48 (1,219)

105.1 (2,670)

41.5 (1,054)

Switch Weight in lbs (kg). Note: Weight does not include operating pipe

Cat. No.

Nominal kV

kV BIL

Porcelain

Polymer

973V-30

25

150

285 (129)

245 (111)

973VF-30

25

150

280 (127)

240 (109)

994V-30

38

200

420 (191)

300 (136)

994VF-30

38

200

415 (188)

295 (134)

Pipe-Operated Switch - Vertical (Cable Riser Style)

Pipe-Operated Switch - Symmetrical

Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

A

B

C

D

E

973-30

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

35.5
(902)

22.8
(579)

44.5
(1,130)

973F-30

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

36.5
(927)

22.8
(579)

44.5
(1,130)

994-30

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

43.5
(1,105)

28.5
(724)

45
(1,143)

994F-30

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

44.2
(1,123)

28.5
(724)

45
(1,143)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

E

G

H

I

973-30

25

150

41.5 (1,054)

93.5 (2,375)

96 (2,438)

107.5 (2,731)

973F-30

25

150

41.5 (1,054)

92.8 (2,357)

98 (2,489)

108.5 (2,756)

994-30

38

200

48 (1,219)

100.5 (2,553)

103 (2,616)

120.3 (3,056)

994F-30

38

200

48 (1,219)

99.8 (2,535)

105.1 (2,670)

121.3 (3,081)

Switch Weight in lbs (kg). Note: Weight does not include operating pipe

Cat. No.

Nominal kV

kV BIL

Porcelain

Polymer

973-30

25

150

285 (129)

245 (111)

973F-30

25

150

280 (127)

240 (109)

994-30

38

200

420 (191)

300 (136)

994F-30

38

200

415 (188)

295 (134)

Pipe-Operated Switch - Symmetrical

Pipe-Operated Switch - Inverted

Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

A

B

C

D

973U-30

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

25.3
(643)

22.8
(579)

973UF-30

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

25.3
(643)

22.8
(579)

994U-30

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

33
(838)

28.5
(724)

994UF-30

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

33
(838)

28.5
(724)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

E

F

G

H

973U-30

25

150

118 (2,997)

35 (889)

26 (660)

50 (1,270)

973UF-30

25

150

120 (3,048)

35 (889)

26 (660)

50 (1,270)

994U-30

38

200

132 (3,353)

48 (1,219)

24 (610)

53 (1,346)

994UF-30

38

200

134 (3,404)

48 (1,219)

24 (610)

53 (1,346)

Switch Weight in lbs (kg). Note: Weight does not include operating pipe

Cat. No.

Nominal kV

kV BIL

Porcelain

Polymer

973U-30

25

150

280 (127)

240 (109)

973UF-30

25

150

285 (129)

245 (111)

994U-30

38

200

450 (204)

330 (150)

994UF-30

38

200

445 (202)

325 (147)

Pipe-Operated Switch - Inverted

Pipe-Operated Switch - Phase-Over-Phase

Dimensions in Inches (mm)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

A

B

C

D

E

973P-30

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

24.5
(622)

22.8
(579)

101.3
(2,573)

973PF-30

25

150

10
(254)

14.8
(376)

30.7
(780)

22.8
(579)

85.3
(2,167)

994P-30

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

32.5
(826)

28.5
(724)

103
(2,616)

994PF-30

38

200

18
(457)

22.8
(579)

38.7
(983)

28.5
(724)

109.3
(2,776)

Cat.
No.

Nominal
kV

kV
BIL

F

G

H

I

J

K

973P-30

25

150

41.5 (1,054)

47.5 (1,207)

18.9 (480)

17.1 (434)

107.5 (2,731)

36
(914)

973PF-30

25

150

36
(914)

36
(914)

18 (457)

18 (457)

91.5 (2,324)

36
(914)

994P-30

38

200

48 (1,219)

48 (1,219)

36 (914)

36 (914)

103 (2,616)

72 (1,829)

994PF-30

38

200

48 (1,219)

48 (1,219)

36 (914)

36 (914)

121.3 (3,081)

72 (1,829)

Switch Weight in lbs (kg). Note: Weight does not include operating pipe

Cat. No.

Nominal kV

kV BIL

Porcelain

Polymer

973P-30

25

150

285 (129)

245 (111)

973PF-30

25

150

280 (127)

240 (109)

994P-30

38

200

400 (181)

280 (127)

994PF-30

38

200

390 (177)

270 (122)

Pipe-Operated Switch - Phase-Over-Phase

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