Air Load Break Switch (ALBS)
LKE’s ALBS load break switch is designed for 6 kV ~ 24 kV applications. Mounted within a switchboard enclosure, the ALBS is suitable for indoor or outdoor applications depending on the construction of the switchboard.
Being an improved version of LKE’s current LKE-LBS series load break switch, the ALBS is capable of higher performance. At the same time it is compactly designed using lighter and stronger engineering materials, making it an altogether smaller product.
Like its predecessor, the ALBS is a three phase air “puffer” load break switch which uses compressed air as an arc quenching medium. However, the ALBS incorporates an improved air compression system which enables a higher breaking capacity than the LKE-LBS.
The spring charged driving mechanism of the switch is located at the front of the switch for ease of access during service. The ALBS’s reduced dimensions implies that it can be housed in smaller enclosures with air being the insulating medium. Due to its simple and compact design, the ALBS is both an economical as well as effective solution for medium voltage power distribution and protection applications.