What is a distributor box / Cabinet?
Distribution cabinets, also known as installation distributors, are one of the most important elements of the electrical energy system. The purpose of the switchgear is to split the incoming power supply into multiple circuits. The multiple sub-circuits allow the switchgear to control the power supply more precisely to the different areas of the building. Switchboards can isolate the circuit in the event of abnormal conditions and allow maintenance to be carried out safely. Distribution cabinets, also known as installation distributors. These are ideal waterproof boxes for electronics.
Types of switchboards:
There are many types and sizes of switchgear suitable for different installation projects. Find out more about the different types of control cabinets in detail here.
Loads with the main switch are among the safest and most reliable protection systems for the main power supply. All circuits are fully isolated, and each is RCBO ground fault protection.
RCD dual consumer units
Two RCD consumer units provide less protection. They consist of two banks of circuits, each protected by one of two RCD (Residual Current Device) circuit breakers. These provide effective protection against overheating, electrical fires, and accidental contact with live wires.
High integrity consumer units
Larger buildings with many branch circuits from the incoming mains are more likely to have high-integrity consumer units. They combine double RCD protection with additional RCBOs that can be configured differently.
Perfect for all commercial and domestic applications, the three-phase switchgear provides circuit protection for up to 24 ways. The three-phase distributor is suitable for indoor and outdoor installation.
What is the difference between Type A and Type B devices?
The busbar arrangement on type A switchgear is designed to accommodate single-pole and/or two-pole OCPDs. They typically have a horizontal power rail that supports both multi-pin and single-pin OCPDs. The busbar configuration of Type B switchgear is designed to accommodate multi-pole and/or single-pole OCPDs.
Now that we understand the different types of switchgear, we have created a guide to three-phase switchgear.
Explanation of three-phase and neutral distributors (TP&N):
TP&N switchgear has similar functionality to single-phase switchgear, dividing the power supply into branch circuits while providing adequate protection.
Neptune India Limited’s Three-phase switchboard named variabox is designed for use in commercial environments including warehouses, factories, and other commercial buildings that require three-phase power. At Neptune, we offer a wide range of three-phase switchboards and accessories to suit a variety of projects. Our three-phase switchboard is designed for flexibility, allowing electricians to design a functional distribution system to protect their electrical systems in one compact package.