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Surge Arresters

UltraSIL Housed VariGAP Surge Arresters: Electrical Apparatus


Normal Duty (5 kA), Heavy Duty (10 kA), and
Heavy Duty Riser Pole (10 kA) 235-37
GENERAL
Cooper Power Systems has set the
standard for design, manufacturing
and delivery of polymeric distribution
arresters with the UltraSIL housed
arrester family. The UltraSIL Housed
Surge Arrester incorporates the
industry recognized superior polymer
housing material – silicone rubber.
Available in Normal Duty, Heavy
Duty and Heavy Duty Riser Pole
designations, UltraSIL Housed VariGAP
Distribution Class Surge Arresters
provide superior overvoltage protection
for any electric distribution system.
CONSTRUCTION
The VariGAP design is a combination
of both metal oxide and gapped
arrester technologies. Construction
consists of Metal Oxide Varistors
(MOVs) in series with a non-linear
gap structure. The mating of these two
service proven technologies results in
the gap structure and MOVs sharing
the system voltage during steady state
conditions. This sharing minimizes
voltage stress on each component.
This results in a significant improvement
in protective characteristics and 60
Hz temporary overvoltage (TOV) Figure 1.
withstand. 10 kV UltraSIL Housed VariGAP Distribution Class Surge Arrester.
The patented construction of UltraSIL
Housed VariGAP Arresters starts with
MOVs manufactured at our Olean, The UltraSIL housing is then contaminated environments, chemical
NY facility. Manufacturing our own interference fit and bonded onto the inertness, temperature stability and
MOVs allows for strict quality control cured internal module to form a solid, other important insulating properties.
over all aspects of disk production. high-dielectric strength, insulation UltraSIL silicone rubber will not support
Every MOV is subjected to a series of system. biological growth (algae and mildew),
physical and electrical tests designed is non-flammable and will not support
Following assembly, each arrester is
to ensure that only disks meeting strict combustion.
subjected to a battery of electrical tests
quality standards are used in UltraSIL to assure the highest quality and in- An optional insulated mounting hanger
Arresters. The Cooper Power Systems service field performance. is available to allow connecting to a
MOV disk design has proven its wide variety of brackets. The insulated
reliability and protective ability through FEATURES hanger, made of glass filled polyester,
many years of field service. has been designed to provide needed
The UltraSIL silicone rubber housing
The MOVs are placed in series with has undergone a wide range of design mechanical strength for installation and
a gap assembly and aluminum tests to determine the optimum shed severe loading conditions.
end electrodes to form a complete configuration. In addition, long term A ground lead isolator is also available.
assembly. This assembly is coated with environmental testing has verified the The isolator removes the ground
a fiberglass-reinforced epoxy collar lifetime superiority of silicone rubber terminal from the arrester in the
using an automated fluidized bed when compared to other polymeric unlikely event of arrester failure, thus
process. The collar is cured to form insulating materials. preventing a permanent system fault.
a solid, mechanically strong module An isolator that has operated gives
capable of withstanding extreme Independent laboratory tests have
verified the superiority of silicone visual indication of internal damage to
electrical, environmental, and cantilever the arrester and the need for arrester
loading conditions. rubber in terms of non-wetting
surfaces, resistance to UV degradation replacement.
and surface tracking, performance in

December 2007 • Supersedes 1/00 1


UltraSIL Housed VariGAP Surge Arresters

300 SERIES (CORROSION PROOF) PERMANENT STAMPED-IN


DESIGN TESTING
STAINLESS STEEL
LINE TERMINAL
NAMEPLATE INFORMATION The housing material, internals
Standard connectors STAINLESS STEEL
and hardware work together as
accommodate #6 solid TOP CAP
a system and must stand up to
through 2/0 stranded years of exposure to environmental
leads. extremes. To assure a superior level of
performance, both the components
ALUMINUM and assembled arrester units have
ELECTRODE been subjected to a program of testing
that accurately simulates years of
exposure to actual field conditions.
UltraSIL SILICONE Testing includes:
RUBBER HOUSING
„ IEEE Standard C62.11™ Testing –
GAP ASSEMBLY Full certification to performance
Provides consistent low sparkover requirements by an independent
characteristics even for rapidly laboratory. A certified test report is
rising surge waves. available under Bulletin Number
95061.
METAL OXIDE VARISTOR Additional design verification testing
BONDED SOLID of the UltraSIL Housed Distribution
INTERFACE Arrester includes:
„ UV testing
METAL OXIDE VARISTOR
„ Full dielectric testing
„ Wet Arc Tracking Resistance
GLASS REINFORCED „ Thermal Shock test
EPOXY COLLAR „ Multi-Stress Environmental test
ALUMINUM ELECTRODE cycling
„ Tracking Wheel test
OPTIONAL „ Coefficients of expansion for
INSULATED materials compatibility
HANGER „ Cantilever test
„ Terminal and Isolator Torque test
„ Hanger Mechanical Shock test

This is only a partial listing of design


tests performed on the UltraSIL
Distribution Arrester. For detailed test
reports and results please contact
OPTIONAL your Cooper Power Systems sales
kV RATING representative.
ISOLATOR
300 SERIES (Visible from ground)
GROUND LEAD
DISCONNECTOR
STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCTION TESTS
GROUND TERMINAL
Standard connectors accommodate A complete production test program
#6 solid through 2/0 stranded leads. ensures a quality product. Each metal
oxide varistor receives a series of
Figure 2. electrical tests. Quality is demonstrated
Cutaway illustration of UltraSIL Housed VariGAP Distribution Arrester. by a series of destructive tests
performed on every batch of varistors.
Listed are the production tests
An optional universal wildlife protector When surges occur, the gaps spark performed on the varistors:
has two self-adjusting "valve" style over, leaving only the MOVs in the „ 100% Physical Inspection
openings which vary from 0 to 0.75" circuit. The result is much lower „ 100% Discharge Voltage test
in diameter, thus allowing for a large discharge voltages than are possible „ 100% V1mA/cm2
variety of conductor/insulation sizes with gapless metal oxide arresters. „ 100% Leakage Current at 80% of
while providing optimum wildlife The added gap assembly also
protection. (See page 10, Figure 8 for a increases the arrestor TOV withstand V1mA/cm2 Voltage
„ Batch High-current, Short-duration
dimensional diagram.) ability to levels up to 50% higher than
comparable gapless MOV designs. test
OPERATION „ Batch Thermal Stability test
The superior protective characteristics „ Batch Aging test
The operation of VariGAP Arresters of the VariGAP Arresters provide
differs from conventional gapless excellent protection for distribution
metal oxide arresters. During steady equipment with lower impulse
state conditions, line voltage is shared withstand capabilities.
by both the gap structure and MOVs.

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Each fully assembled VariGAP Arrester TABLE 1


must pass the following production Commonly Applied Voltage Ratings of VariGAP Arresters
tests: Recommended Arrester Rating per
„ 100% Physical Inspection System Voltage IEEE Standard C62.22™
„ 100% Leakage Current test (kV rms) (kV rms)
„ 100% Partial Discharge Inception Four-Wire Wye Three-Wire Delta and
Voltage test Multi-Grounded Wye Solidly Ungrounded
„ 100% 60 Hz Sparkover Level test Nominal Maximum Neutral Grounded Wye
2.4 2.54 — — 3
GENERAL APPLICATION
4.16Y/2.4 4.4Y/2.54 3 6 6
RECOMMENDATIONS
4.16 4.4 — — 6
The rating of an arrester is the
maximum power frequency line-to- 4.8 5.08 — — 6
ground voltage at which the arrester is 6.9 7.26 — — 9
designed to pass an operating duty-
8.32Y/4.8 8.8Y/5.08 6 9 —
cycle test. Table 1 provides a general
application guide for the selection of 12.0Y/6.93 12.7Y/7.33 9 12 —
the proper arrester rating for a given 12.47Y/7.2 13.2Y/7.62 9 15 —
system voltage and system grounding
configuration as outlined in the IEEE 13.2Y/7.62 13.97Y/8.07 10 15 —
Standard C62.22™ application guide. 13.8Y/7.97 14.52Y/8.38 10 15 ––
Under fault conditions and other system 13.8 14.52 — — 18
anamolies, higher voltages can be 20.78Y/12.0 22Y/12.7 15 21 —
experienced by the arrester. To ensure
that the arrester ratings will not be 22.86Y/13.2 24.2Y/13.87 18 24 —
exceeded, Cooper Power Systems 23 24.34 — — 30
application engineers are available to 24.94Y/14.4 26.4Y/15.24 18 27 —
make recommendations. The following
information is normally required: 27.6Y/15.93 29.3Y/16.89 21 30 —

1. System maximum operating 34.5Y/19.92 36.5Y/21.08 27 36 —


voltage. 46Y/26.6 48.3Y/28 36 — —
2. System grounding conditions.
A. For four-wire circuits, grounding „ High-Current, Short-Duration FAULT CURRENT
conditions depend upon Discharge: WITHSTAND TESTS
whether the system is multi- Normal Duty: 2 current surges of Fault current withstand tests
grounded, whether it has a 65 kA crest, 4/10 µs waveshape. demonstrate the ability to withstand
neutral impedance and Heavy Duty: 2 current surges of fault currents for specific durations
whether common primary 100 kA crest, 4/10 µs waveshape. without expelling any internal
and secondary neutrals are components. All UltraSIL Housed
used. „ Low-Current, Long-Duration Distribution Arrester designs have
B. For three-wire circuits, Discharge: been tested in accordance with the
grounding conditions depend Normal Duty: 20 current surges of requirements listed in IEEE Standard
upon whether the system is 75 A crest 2000 µs duration C62.11™, and are non-fragmenting to
solidly grounded at the rectangular wave. the levels shown in Table 2.
source, grounded through Heavy Duty: 20 current surges of
neutral impedance at the 250 A crest 2000 µs duration
source transformers or rectangular wave.
TABLE 2
ungrounded. Fault Current Withstand Tests
Following each of these tests, the
Consult your Cooper Power Systems arresters remain thermally stable as Fault Current Fault Current
representative to have your individual verified by: Amplitude Duration
system application needs studied. (kA rms) (cycles)
„ Continually decreasing power
values during a thirty minute power 0.5 120
PERFORMANCE TEST
CHARACTERISTICS monitoring period. 2.5 60
„ No evidence of physical or
5.0 30
UltraSIL Housed VariGAP Distribution electrical deterioration.
Class Arresters withstand the following „ The 5 kA (normal duty) or 10 kA 10.0 10
design tests as described by IEEE (heavy duty) discharge voltages 20.0 10
Standard C62.11™: measured after each test changed
„ Duty Cycle: less then 10% from the initial values.
Normal Duty: 22 current surges of
5 kA crest, 8/20 µs waveshape. In addition, full IEEE Standard
Heavy Duty: 20 current surges of C62.11™ certification has been
10 kA crest, 8/20 µs waveshape completed and verified.
followed by 2 current surges of
40 kA crest, 8/20 µs waveshape.
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DIMENSIONS AND
LINE TERMINAL
CLEARANCES
Outline drawings for several common
design options are shown in Figures
3-6. Dimensions for these designs are
listed in Table 3.

DIAMETER:
HEAVY DUTY = 3.70"
NORMAL DUTY = 3.40"
A
1.25"
MOUNTING
HOLE FOR B
1/2" HARDWARE

0.56" D

1.25"
GROUND STRAP
B

Figure 3.
UltraSIL Housed Arrester with isolator and insulated hanger. RESTRAINING
DEVICE (REMOVE
DURING
INSTALLATION)

Figure 5.
UltraSIL Housed Arrester with isolator, insulated hanger
and transformer mounting bracket.

0"-4"

4.12"-5.15"

A 2.56"

MOUNTING
HOLE FOR
1/2" HARDWARE

1.7"

1.25" 0.56"
B

Figure 4. Figure 6.
UltraSIL Housed Arrester with isolator, insulated hanger and UltraSIL Housed Arrester with insulated hanger without
NEMA cross-arm bracket. isolator.

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TABLE 3
Dimensional Data – UltraSIL Housed VariGAP Arresters
Dimensions Minimum Recommended Clearances* (in.)
Standard Figures 3-5, page 4
Arrester Housing (Inches) Heavy Duty Normal Duty
Rating Code Phase-to- Phase-to- Phase-to- Phase-to-
(kV rms) (Digits 6 & 7) A+ B C+ D Ground Phase Ground Phase
3 04 7.4 4.1 6.5 8.7 3.00 4.25 2.75 3.75
6 05 8.5 4.1 7.6 8.7 4.00 5.50 3.75 5.00
9 05 8.5 4.1 7.6 8.7 5.25 7.00 5.00 6.50
10 05 8.5 4.1 7.6 8.7 5.25 7.00 5.00 6.50
12 07 10.6 5.0 9.7 8.7 6.00 7.75 5.75 7.25
15 07 10.6 5.0 9.7 8.7 6.75 8.75 6.50 8.25
18 08 11.7 5.0 10.8 8.7 9.25 11.25 9.00 10.75
21 09 12.7 5.0 11.8 8.7 9.25 11.25 9.00 10.75
24 10 13.8 5.0 12.9 8.7 10.75 13.25 10.50 12.75
27 11 14.8 5.0 13.9 14.3 10.75 13.25 10.50 12.75
30 12 15.9 5.0 15.0 14.3 10.75 13.25 10.50 12.75
33 13 17.0 5.0 16.1 14.3 12.75 16.25 12.50 15.75
36 14 18.0 5.0 17.1 14.3 12.75 16.25 12.50 15.75

* All clearances are measured from centerline of arrester per IEEE Standard C62.22™.
+ With optional Wildlife Protector add 0.2 inches.

INSULATION
CHARACTERISTICS
The insulation characteristics of the
UltraSIL Housed Arrester family are
shown in Table 4.

TABLE 4
Housing Insulation Withstand Voltages of UltraSIL Housed VariGAP Arresters
Arrester
Mounting
Configuration

4.1"
5.0" 5.0"
4.1"

Arrester
Housing Creep 1.2/50μs 1 min. 10 sec. 1.2/50μs 1 min. 10 sec. 1.2/50μs 1 min. 10 sec. 1.2/50μs 1 min. 10 sec. 1.2/50μs 1 min. 10 sec.
Code Distance Strike Impulse Dry Wet Impulse Dry Wet Impulse Dry Wet Impulse Dry Wet Impulse Dry Wet
(Digits 6 & 7) (in.) (in.) (kV crest) (kV rms) (kV rms) (kV crest) (kV rms) (kV rms) (kV crest) (kV rms) (kV rms) (kV crest) (kV rms) (kV rms) (kV crest) (kV rms) (kV rms)
04 10.1 4.2 91 56 36 105 55 39 79 52 34 99 56 39 82 51 33
05 13.0 5.2 104 64 45 117 63 52 89 55 44 109 60 52 90 62 46
06 15.9 6.3 117 78 57 126 86 59 93 61 58 119 80 59 97 72 56
07 18.8 7.3 129 87 68 137 96 71 98 62 59 122 81 63 107 81 69
08 21.7 8.4 140 96 79 148 106 83 104 65 61 126 82 67 118 89 81
09 24.6 9.4 152 105 89 159 116 94 110 68 63 130 83 72 129 98 93
10 27.5 10.5 164 114 100 171 126 105 117 72 67 136 86 78 140 106 105
11 30.4 11.5 176 123 110 183 135 116 125 77 71 142 90 83 152 114 116
12 33.3 12.6 189 131 120 195 144 127 133 82 75 149 94 89 164 122 126
13 36.2 13.6 201 139 130 207 153 137 142 88 81 158 99 96 177 130 136
14 39.1 14.7 215 148 140 220 161 147 152 94 87 167 105 102 190 138 145
15 42.0 15.8 228 155 150 233 170 157 162 101 93 177 112 109 204 146 153
16 44.9 16.8 242 183 158 246 178 167 173 109 101 187 120 117 218 154 162
17 47.8 17.8 255 171 169 259 185 176 185 117 109 199 128 125 233 161 169

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PROTECTIVE throughout distribution systems.


CHARACTERISTICS The protective characteristics of the
UltraSIL Housed VariGAP Arrester
VariGAP Distribution Class Arresters family are shown in Tables 5, 6 and 7.
provide excellent overvoltage
protection for electrical equipment
TABLE 5
Protective Characteristics – VariGAP Normal Duty (UNG)
Arrester Minimum 60 Front-of-wave Maximum Discharge Voltage (kV crest)
Rating MCOV Hz Sparkover Protective Level* 8/20 μs Current Wave
(kV rms) (kV rms) (kV crest/√2) (kV crest) 1.5 kA 3 kA 5 kA 10 kA 20 kA 40 kA
3 2.55 7.00 19.5 8.80 9.50 10.2 11.1 12.7 14.8
6 5.10 14.0 25.0 17.6 19.0 20.4 22.3 25.5 29.6
9 7.65 15.3 31.0 19.2 20.8 22.3 24.4 27.9 32.4
10 8.40 16.8 33.0 20.1 21.7 23.3 25.5 29.1 33.8
12 10.2 20.4 37.0 27.9 30.1 32.3 35.4 40.4 46.9
15 12.7 25.4 43.0 30.5 33.0 35.4 38.7 44.2 51.4
18 15.3 30.6 48.5 37.1 40.2 43.1 47.1 53.8 62.6
21 17.0 34.0 54.5 39.4 42.6 45.8 50.0 57.1 66.4
24 19.5 39.0 60.0 49.3 53.3 57.2 62.5 71.4 83.0
27 22.0 44.0 66.0 55.7 60.3 64.7 70.7 80.7 93.9
30 24.4 48.8 71.5 59.1 63.9 68.6 75.0 85.6 99.6
33 27.0 54.0 77.5 65.0 70.4 75.5 82.5 94.2 110
36 29.0 58.0 83.0 69.0 74.6 80.1 87.8 99.9 116
*Larger of the Front-of-Wave (FOW) or Equivalent Front-of-Wave (EFOW) per IEEE Standard C62.11™. FOW - This is the value of the sparkover of the gap assembly based
on a wave rising 100 kV per µs per 12 kV of arrester rating. EFOW-Based on 5 kA current impulse that results in a discharge voltage cresting in 0.5μs.

TABLE 6
Protective Characteristics – VariGAP Heavy Duty (UHG)
Arrester Minimum 60 Front-of-wave Maximum Discharge Voltage (kV crest)
Rating MCOV Hz Sparkover Protective Level* 8/20 μs Current Wave
(kV rms) (kV rms) (kV crest/√2) (kV crest) 1.5 kA 3 kA 5 kA 10 kA 20 kA 40 kA
3 2.55 7.00 18.5 8.40 8.90 9.30 10.2 11.3 12.7
6 5.10 14.0 24.0 16.8 17.9 18.7 20.4 22.6 25.4
9 7.65 15.3 30.0 18.6 19.7 20.6 22.5 24.9 28.0
10 8.40 16.8 32.0 19.2 20.5 21.4 23.3 25.8 29.1
12 10.2 20.4 36.0 26.7 28.4 29.6 32.3 35.8 40.3
15 12.7 25.4 42.0 29.2 31.1 32.5 35.4 39.2 44.1
18 15.3 30.6 47.5 35.6 37.8 39.5 43.1 47.7 53.7
21 17.0 34.0 53.5 37.8 40.1 41.9 45.8 50.6 57.0
24 19.5 39.0 59.0 47.2 50.2 52.4 57.2 63.2 71.3
27 22.0 44.0 65.0 53.4 56.7 59.3 64.7 71.5 80.6
30 24.4 48.8 70.5 56.6 60.2 62.9 68.6 75.8 85.5
33 27.0 54.0 76.5 62.3 66.2 69.2 75.5 83.5 94.1
36 29.0 58.0 82.0 66.1 70.3 73.4 80.1 88.6 99.8
*Larger of the Front-of-Wave (FOW) or Equivalent Front-of-Wave (EFOW) per IEEE Standard C62.11™. FOW - This is the value of the sparkover of the gap assembly based
on a wave rising 100 kV per µs per 12 kV of arrester rating. EFOW-Based on 10 kA current impulse that results in a discharge voltage cresting in 0.5μs.

TABLE 7
Protective Characteristics – VariGAP Heavy Duty Riser Pole (URG)
Arrester Minimum 60 Front-of-wave Maximum Discharge Voltage (kV crest)
Rating MCOV Hz Sparkover Protective Level* 8/20 μs Current Wave
(kV rms) (kV rms) (kV crest/√2) (kV crest) 1.5 kA 3 kA 5 kA 10 kA 20 kA 40 kA
3 2.55 7.00 17.5 7.60 8.10 8.40 9.20 10.2 11.5
6 5.10 14.0 23.0 15.2 16.1 16.9 18.4 20.4 22.9
9 7.65 15.3 29.0 16.8 17.9 18.7 20.4 22.6 25.4
10 8.40 16.8 31.0 17.5 18.6 19.4 21.2 23.4 26.4
12 10.2 20.4 35.0 24.3 25.8 26.9 29.4 32.5 36.6
15 12.7 25.4 41.0 26.6 28.2 29.5 32.2 35.6 40.1
18 15.3 30.6 46.5 32.4 34.4 35.9 39.2 43.3 48.8
21 17.0 34.0 52.5 34.3 36.5 38.1 41.6 46.0 51.8
24 19.5 39.0 58.0 42.9 45.6 47.7 52.0 57.5 64.8
27 22.0 44.0 64.0 48.5 51.6 53.9 58.8 65.0 73.2
30 24.4 48.8 69.5 51.5 54.7 57.2 62.4 69.0 77.7
33 27.0 54.0 75.5 56.6 60.2 62.9 68.6 75.8 85.5
36 29.0 58.0 81.0 60.1 63.9 66.7 72.8 80.5 90.7
*Larger of the Front-of-Wave (FOW) or Equivalent Front-of-Wave (EFOW) per IEEE Standard C62.11™. FOW - This is the value of the sparkover of the gap assembly based
on a wave rising 100 kV per µs per 12 kV of arrester rating. EFOW-Based on 10 kA current impulse that results in a discharge voltage cresting in 0.5μs.

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TEMPORARY
2.1 OVERVOLTAGE (TOV)
CAPABILITY
2.0 2.00 2.00 2.00
The ability to withstand 60 Hz
overvoltage conditions [Temporary
1.9 Overvoltage (TOV)] is shown in Figure
7 for all VariGAP Distribution Arresters.
Per Unit of MCOV

1.8
The graph shows for a given voltage
magnitude (on a Per Unit of MCOV
basis) the time an arrester can survive
1.72
1.7 a TOV condition without going into
thermal runaway.
1.6 ORDERING INFORMATION
1.50
Cooper Power Systems UltraSIL
1.5
Housed Distribution Arresters are
supplied in a variety of customer
1.4 defined options. The catalog system
0.01 0.1 1 10 100 1000 10000 employed lets the number define the
Time Duration in seconds features of the arrester. Table 8 shows
the catalog numbers for several of
Figure 7. the most common arrester styles.
Temporary overvoltage curve. No prior duty – 60° C ambient. Table 9 shows what each alpha-
numeric character in the catalog
number represents and lists several
of the available options defined by
these characters. A wide variety of
options are available, allowing users to
customize the arrester to their specific
needs. For further options contact
your Cooper Power Systems sales
representative.

TABLE 8
Catalog Numbers – VariGAP Distribution Class Surge Arresters
With Isolator, With Isolator,
Insulated Hanger Insulated Hanger
With Isolator and and NEMA and Transformer With Insulated Hanger
Arrester Insulated Hanger Cross-Arm Bracket Mounting Bracket Without Isolator
Rating (Figure 3) (Figure 4) (Figure 5) (Figure 6)
3 UÀG0304-0A1A-1A1A UÀG0304-0A1A-1B1A UÀG0304-0A1C-1C1C UÀG0304-0A0A-1A1A
6 UÀG0605-0A1A-1A1A UÀG0605-0A1A-1B1A UÀG0605-0A1C-1C1C UÀG0605-0A0A-1A1A
9 UÀG0905-0A1A-1A1A UÀG0905-0A1A-1B1A UÀG0905-0A1C-1C1C UÀG0905-0A0A-1A1A
10 UÀG1005-0A1A-1A1A UÀG1005-0A1A-1B1A UÀG1005-0A1C-1C1C UÀG1005-0A0A-1A1A
12 UÀG1207-0A1A-1A1A UÀG1207-0A1A-1B1A UÀG1207-0A1C-1C1C UÀG1207-0A0A-1A1A
15 UÀG1507-0A1A-1A1A UÀG1507-0A1A-1B1A UÀG1507-0A1C-1C1C UÀG1507-0A0A-1A1A
18 UÀG1808-0A1A-1A1A UÀG1808-0A1A-1B1A UÀG1808-0A1C-1C1C UÀG1808-0A0A-1A1A
21 UÀG2109-0A1A-1A1A UÀG2109-0A1A-1B1A UÀG2109-0A1C-1C1C UÀG2109-0A0A-1A1A
24 UÀG2410-0A1A-1A1A UÀG2410-0A1A-1B1A UÀG2410-0A1C-1C1C UÀG2410-0A0A-1A1A
27 UÀG2711-0A1A-1A1A UÀG2711-0A1A-1B1A UÀG2711-0A1C-1C1A UÀG2711-0A0A-1A1A
30 UÀG3012-0A1A-1A1A UÀG3012-0A1A-1B1A UÀG3012-0A1C-1C1A UÀG3012-0A0A-1A1A
33 UÀG3313-0A1A-1A1A UÀG3313-0A1A-1B1A UÀG3313-0A1C-1C1A UÀG3313-0A0A-1A1A
36 UÀG3614-0A1A-1A1A UQÀ3614-0A1A-1B1A UÀG3614-0A1C-1C1A UÀG3614-0A0A-1A1A
À Digit 2 Option: N = Normal Duty, H = Heavy Duty, R = Riser Pole.
Note: All catalog numbers listed above include a universal wildlife protector.

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TABLE 9
UltraSIL Distribution Arrester UltraQUIK Catalog Numbering System

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
U G 1

Catalog Number Digits:


1 = “U”, UltraSIL Housed Arrester
2 = Arrester Class: N = Normal Duty H = Heavy Duty R = Riser Pole
3 = Arrester Type: G = VariGAP
4 & 5 = Arrester Rating: 03 = 3 kV (2.55 kV) 12 = 12 kV (10.2 kV) 21 = 21 kV (17.0 kV) 30 = 30 kV (24.4 kV)
Duty Cycle (MCOV) 06 = 6 kV (5.1 kV) 15 = 15 kV (12.7 kV) 24 = 24 kV (19.5 kV) 33 = 33 kV (27.0 kV)
09 = 9 kV (7.65 kV) 18 = 18 kV (15.3 kV) 27 = 27 kV (22.0 kV) 36 = 36 kV (29.0 kV)
10 = 10 kV (8.4 kV)

6 & 7 = Housing Code: Select from Table below.


AVAILABLE HOUSINGS PER ARRESTER RATING
¿ = Standard Creepage Housing O = Optional Creepage Housings

Digits 6 & 7 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Creep
Length 10.1" 13.0" 15.9" 18.8" 21.7" 24.6" 27.5" 30.4" 33.3" 36.2" 39.1" 42.0" 44.9" 47.8"
Arrester
Rating (kV rms)
3 ¿
6 ¿ O
9 ¿ O O O
10 ¿ O O O
12 ¿ O O O
15 ¿ O O O O
18 ¿ O O O O
21 ¿ O O O O O
24 ¿ O O O O
27 ¿ O O O O
30 ¿ O O O O
33 ¿ O O O O
36 ¿ O O O

8 = Line Terminal Wire: 0 = No Line Terminal Wire

1 = 12", #6 AWG Insulated Wire, 4 = 18", #6 AWG Insulated Wire, 7 = 30", #6 AWG Insulated Wire,
Stripped 1.25" both ends Stripped 1.25" both ends Stripped 1.25" both ends

2 = 12", #6 AWG Insulated Wire, 5 = 18", #6 AWG Insulated Wire, 8 = 30", #6 AWG Insulated Wire,
1 ring terminal /1 end stripped 1.25" 1 ring terminal /1 end stripped 1.25" 1 ring terminal /1 end stripped 1.25"

3 = 12", #6 AWG Insulated Wire, 6 = 18", #6 AWG Insulated Wire, 9 = 30", #6 AWG Insulated Wire,
2 ring terminals 2 ring terminals 2 ring terminals
9 = Line Terminal Options

A = Silicon Bronze Nut, B = Silicon Bronze Nut C = No Hardware D = Silicon Bronze Nut, E = Silicon Bronze K = Silicon Bronze Nut, Stainless
Stainless Steel Wire & Stainless Steel Wire Lock Washer, Flat Washer Nut, Lock Washer, & Steel Wire Clamp, and Flipper
Clamp & Universal Wildlife Clamp & Universal Wildlife Flat Washer (For leads Fuse Kit AM21A1 (See Page 10)
Protector Protector (For leads with with ring terminals)
ring terminals)

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10 = Isolator
0 = No Isolator (3/8" Stainless 2 = Red Isolator with 3/8" 4 = Blue Isolator with 3/8" 6 = Orange Isolator with 3/8"
Steel Grounding Stud only) Stainless Steel Grounding Stud Stainless Steel Grounding Stud Stainless Steel Grounding Stud

1 = Black Isolator with 3/8" 3 = Yellow Isolator with 3/8" 5 = White Isolator with 3/8"
Stainless Steel Grounding Stud Stainless Steel Grounding Stud Stainless Steel Grounding Stud

11 = Ground Terminal Options

A = Stainless Steel Wire B = No Hardware (Shown with C = Copper Transformer Grounding D = Stainless Steel Washer,
Clamp with Silicon Bronze optional Isolator and Insulated Strap with Stainless Steel Lock Lock Washer, Silicon Bronze
Nut (Shown with optional Hanger) Washer & Silicon Bronze Nut Nut
Isolator and Insulated (Shown with optional Isolator and
Hanger) Insulated Hanger)

12 = Base Configuration Options

0 = Insulated Base 2 = Insulated Base With Conductive


(Base Mounted Arrester) 1 = Insulated Hanger Mounting Strap
(Shown with optional Isolator) (Requires "D" in Digit 11)

13 = Mounting Bracket Options

A = Without an Additional B = NEMA Cross-Arm Bracket (Arrester C = Transformer Bracket (Arrester D = Option C plus Transformer
Mounting Bracket Mounting Hardware Included) Mounting Hardware Included) Mounting Hardware
(Requires "1" or "2" in Digit 12) (Requires "1" or "2" in Digit 12) (2 each – 1/2", 13-UNC x 3/4" Bolts,
Flat Washers, and Lock Washers)
(Requires "1" or "2" in Digit 12)

14 = Nameplate Information: 1 = IEEE Standard C62.11™ Required Data


15 = Packaging: A = Individual Carton (Assembled Terminal Hardware). Each arrester is shipped in an individual high strength cardboard
carton. The top and bottom terminal hardware is assembled to the arrester. Any optional brackets or hardware are
provided unassembled.

C = Bulk Packed (Assembled Terminal Hardware). Pallet sized bulk cardboard packaging for transformer mounting bracket
options (Digits 13 = C or D only). Each arrester is shipped fully assembled including transformer mounting bracket.
Available for 3-24 kV arresters only. Full pallet quantities only: 3-10 kV = 90, 12-18 kV = 72, 21-24 kV = 40.

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AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES FOR Open Link Flipper Fuse Kit


THE UltraSIL ARRESTER Customers who need an open-link
flipper fuse kit without an arrester,
can order this assembly separately.
VALVE The kit includes the flipper arms (for
OPENING the transformer bushing and arrester
VALVE
line terminal) and an optional bushing
0.80" OPENING insulator cap. Table 10 lists the part
numbers to order the flipper fuse kit.
To order an UltraSIL Arrester with
2.22" flipper fuse assembly AM21A1, insert
a “K” in digit 9 of the catalog number.
152
1.03"
TABLE 10
Flipper Fuse Kit Catalog Numbers

VALVE Description Catalog Number


2.50" OPENING
Flipper Fuse Kit with AM21A1
Bushing Wildlife Protector
SIDE VIEW TOP VIEW
Flipper Fuse Kit without AM21A2
Bushing Wildlife Protector
Figure 8.
Universal wildlife protector (catalog number AV346X1C).

2.38"

1"
0"
TO
1.25" 4.00"

.344"

40
6.75"
.438"
SQUARE 4.12"
TO
5.15" 11" .56 x 2.25"
4.50" MTG. SLOTS
(2 REQ'D)
.438" SQ. 2.56"
HOLE 7"

2.5"
.500"
1.50"
1.63"
0.5"

1.5"

Figure 9. Figure 10.


NEMA cross-arm bracket (catalog number AM35A1). Optional transformer mounting bracket
(catalog number AM36A1). Can be
specified with an “S” in Digit 13. (All
dimensions in inches.)

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.75" 1.25"
2.38" 3.00" 1.50"
.75"
.25" 1"

50
45

.56"
14.50"

8.70"
2.72"

2.25"
5.70"
2.5" 3.38"

2.25" 2.12"
1.63"
2.50"

2.12"
12.80"

Figure 11. 3.38"


Standard transformer mounting bracket for
3-24 kV arrester (catalog number AM36A2). Can be
specified with a “C” in Digit 13. (All dimensions in
inches.) 2.72"

1.82"

3.00"
.75"
Figure 13.
Standard transformer mounting bracket for 27-36 kV arrester
(catalog number AH46A2). Can be specified with a “C” in Digit 13.
(All dimensions in inches.)
45

14.50"

2.72"

2.12"

2.12"
12.80"

Figure 12.
Optional transformer mounting bracket
(catalog number AM36A3), Can be
specified with an “N” in Digit 13. (All
dimensions in inches.)

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