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A switch to link a given power circuit to earth as for ensuring safety of maintenance operations (corresponding power circuit won't be loaded when switch is closed). Edit or translate this description.
Group: Power
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Status: approvedPage for proposal


An earthing switch (441-14-07) is a kind of power=switch capable to link a power circuit to earth for security or maintenance purposes. Such a disconnector can often be found everywhere where technician or generally humans safety must be ensured.

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Earthing switch in a substation bound to a single phase of multi-phase power bay


This earthing switch is composed of a fixed part strongly linked to the ground (capable to send all power of the circuit to earth) and a moving part able to close the switch between power circuit and the fixed part.

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