Press Release July 2021

NOJA Power VISI-SWITCH® Passes Arc Fault Test to IEC 62271-200

Global switchgear engineering company NOJA Power is celebrating the successful type test of the NOJA Power VISI-SWITCH® to the latest Arc Fault Venting standard for Pole Mount Switchgear (IEC 62271-200).

The NOJA Power VISI-SWITCH® is the 3rd switchgear product from NOJA Power to achieve certification for arc fault containment and venting, alongside the OSM Recloser and GMK Ground Mount Kiosk circuit breaker.

Our NOJA Power VISI-SWITCH® product is driving safety in pole mount load break switches with not only the patented visible isolator but also arc fault containment and venting to ensure operator and general public safety.



PLUS ES, a high current test laboratory based in Sydney Australia

The NOJA Power VISI-SWITCH® tested at the PLUS ES
(High current test laboratory based in Sydney Australia)


Using a patented visible gap, the NOJA Power VISI-SWITCH® is the world’s first solid dielectric Load Break Switch (LBS) with a visible isolation gap. Viewable through reinforced glass, the NOJA Power VISI-SWITCH® provides utility operators with a way to verify isolation through direct inspection of the current carrying conductor.

 

The NOJA Power VISI-SWITCH®

The NOJA Power VISI-SWITCH®

 

Close-up view of the Visible Isolator current carrying path (In Close and Open positions)

Close-up view of the Visible Isolator current carrying path (In Close and Open positions)


Close-up view of the Visible Isolator current carrying path. In the closed position, it is fully visible with a reflective coating. When open, the conductor retracts into the tank, providing assurance of BIL across the visible gap in air.

Installations of the NOJA Power VISI-SWITCH® have been commissioned throughout the Asian, North American and Australia Pacific regions.

The tests were conducted at PLUS ES, a high current test laboratory based in Sydney Australia.

For more information, visit https://www.nojapower.com.au/visi-switch