switchgear

Definitions

Construction

  • Any switching and interrupting devices combined with associated control, regulating, metering, and protective devices, used primarily in connection with the generation, transmission, distribution, and conversion of electric power.

Electronics

  • One or more devices, pieces of equipment, or systems, utilized to perform switching functions. Used, for instance, in the context of power transmission.
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