Switchgear

The apparatus used for switching, controlling and protecting the electrical circuits and equipment is known as switchgear. The term ‘switchgear’ is a generic term that includes a wide range of switching devices like circuit breakers, switches, switch fuse units, off-load isolators, HRC fuses, contactors, miniature circuit breakers, ELCBs, GFCIs etc.

Basic Types of Switchgear Components

Before learning about different switchgear components, let us understand what is switchgear. The apparatus used for switching, controlling and protecting the electrical circuits and equipment is known as switchgear. Switchgears are

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