Switchgear Solution Enables Direct GE Circuit Breaker Replacement

Providing enhanced safety, improved reliability, and reduced CAPEX and OPEX costs, Schneider Electric’s GE PowerVAC Direct Replacement is described as a one-of-a-kind switchgear solution with advanced circuit breaker technology. The direct replacement solution is the latest Square D Magnum circuit breaker and is designed to fit directly into a facility's existing GE circuit breakers to replace GE PowerVAC breakers without the need to customize busing and long outages. It is the latest addition to the Magnum circuit breaker portfolio.


The GE PowerVAC Direct Replacement circuit breaker is designed for both the VB and VB1 generations of GE medium and low voltage circuit breakers from 5 kV to 15 kV with current ratings of 1,200A, 2,000A, and 3,000A. The circuit breakers interface with the existing circuit breaker compartment components and maintain safety interlocks present in the original equipment design. The solution requires little to no modification of the existing cell's interior and the designs of the direct replacement are available to directly roll into the existing cell, making Schneider Electric's Square D Magnum™ circuit breaker the optimal direct replacement solution for GE's VB and VB1 circuit breakers.

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