Switchboards set new standards

Eaton’s Electrical Sector has announced that its versatile xEnergy modular switchboard system has been verified by testing as fully meeting the requirements of BS EN 61439-1 and BS EN 61439-2, the new UK standards for low voltage switchgear assemblies, which were published in January 2010. This provides specifiers and users of xEnergy products with the highest level of confidence in their performance and safety, as well as invaluable future proofing.

The xEnergy system is also compliant with the older and now obsolescent standard, BS EN 60439-1, which specifiers may continue to use until November 2014, should they choose to do so.

The xEnergy modular switchboard system has been designed to allow users maximum flexibility in configuration, so that they can easily build assemblies that accurately meet their own particular requirements. The system is made up of fully tested function modules, which have internal separation up to Form 4.

xEnergy switchboards can accommodate incomers and bus-section switches with ratings up to 4,000A and outgoing sections with switching and protective devices rated up to 630A. The system supports three-pole, four-pole and three-pole-plus-neutral configurations, making it suitable for all normal industrial and commercial applications.

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