Featuring a powerful motor and a rapid gear, the Netcon 1 is an actuator for the control of disconnectors and load switches with breaking chambers or breaking whips. It is easy to install and has built-in electronics and control panel.
The Netcon 1 is built for fast and reliable disconnector maneouvring in a wide range of temperatures (−50…+65°C; test 6.104 at −50°C, +40°C), even being able to break a 10 mm layer of ice on the equipment (test 6.103). It offers a strong (up to 3700 N) and fast (2.1 s) stroke with an adjustable length (160…240 mm). Batteries allow it to remain operational for several days without an external supply of power. A crank may be inserted for manual operation in the absence of power.
For safety, the Netcon 1 has an encapsulated control mechanism and an externally visible, mechanical position indicator. It can be fitted with a padlock to prevent tampering.
The Netcon 1 comes in a robust painted stainless steel cabinet with the Netcon RTU8 controller, 24 V batteries and a charger included. It has a space reserved for communication equipment – for example, Netcontrol’s PDR 300 data radio, which offers wide area coverage.
The Netcon 1 can be applied directly on most pole-mounted disconnectors in the medium voltage network. For installations where several units are located closely, one can be a master unit that communicates with the control centre, while the others are its slaves. The slaves can even lie several kilometers away from the master.