Trident®-S is a three phase, spring-assisted load break or fault interrupting switch. Its side-mounted handles can be positioned with a hookstick eye on top or bottom, providing the ideal mechanical advantage for either vertical or horizontal mounting.
Construction - Available compact construction with front accessible switch operators and bushings, front and back accessible switch operators and bushings, or front access to operators and rear access to bushings.
Fault Interrupting - Three phase fault interrupting up to 12.5kA.
SafeVu Visible Break - Available with an innovative visible break built into the switch, which eliminates the need to remove elbows or use externally mounted components to provide a visible open.
Voltage Sensing - Available with fully encapsulated integral voltage sensing for use with voltage indication panel to determine in-phase condition or for use with a relay with up to 1% accuracy.
Self Powered Protection - G&W Electric Type VI controls are self-powered by the fully encapsulated current sensors in the Trident. Standard industry curves including fuse emulation curves for overcurrent and ground fault protection.
Automation - Available for motor automation with mounted or portable control. A variety of relays such as SEL, ABB and GE are available with G&W Electric programming and cabinet construction. Cabinets can be ordered in a low voltage enclosure for padmount, and pedestal, wall mount or IP68 rated submersible for vault installated switchgear. Programming for automatic source transfer, protection, or LaZer custom solutions are available.
Ratings Chart for Trident Spring-operated Switchgear
Voltage Class (kV)
Max. System Voltage (kV)
Continuous Current (A)
Load Break Current (A)
AC Withstand, 1 min. (kV)
AC Withstand, Productions, 1 min. (kV)
DC Withstand, 15 min.
Momentary Current, RMS, Asym (kA)
Fault Close 3 Times, Asym (kA)
Current, Sym (kA), 1 Sec.
Fault Interrupting Current, Sym (kA)
Vacuum Interrupter Mechanical Operations
§ Up to 900A available on In/Out ; Up to 800A available on multiway Trident
* 35kV not applicable for Trident-SP and Trident-ST