MEPPI releases new 15kV vacuum circuit breaker for utility distribution applications

MEPPI releases new 15kV vacuum circuit breaker for utility distribution applications

The new breaker provides a compact footprint and reduces O&M costs

WARRENDALE, PA – January 28, 2020– Mitsubishi Electric Power Product, Inc. (MEPPI) is adding a new vacuum circuit
breaker to the medium voltage product line for utility distribution and industrial applications. Built with vacuum
interrupter technology, the 15kV circuit breaker is more compact and environmentally friendly to gas and oil alternatives.
With an expected life cycle of 30 years, the low-maintenance design will provide a high-quality, reliable circuit breaker
that reduces the total cost of ownership.

“Our goal was to optimize the 15kV Circuit Breaker mechanical and electrical design as we continue to invest in the 5kV
to 72kV, medium voltage, outdoor circuit breaker portfolio. Our intent is to improve and expand our vacuum technology
circuit breakers while holding the line on customer price.” said Linda DeJulio, General Manager MEPPI. By offering more
price competitive product options, while maintaining market leading cost of ownership performance, MEPPI continues to
strengthen its value proposition to its customers.

Key features of the new MEPPI 15kV circuit breaker include:
• Designed, assembled and tested in the USA
• NEMA 3X cabinet that meets high seismic specifications
• Designed, certified and tested in accordance with ANSI, IEEE & IEC
• Operating temperature range of -50°C TO +50°C
• Rated for 1200A and 2000A continuous current and 25kA short-circuit current

Media Contact:
Tim Kovach
Marketing Communications Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI)
Tim.Kovach@meppi.com
Phone: (724) 778-5275