give you the operating flexibility of a system with multipoint interrupter switches, but without the cost associated with having an interrupting unit built into every switch. The dollar savings are big. Loadbuster brings the interrupter to the disconnects whenever live switching is needed— but only when needed. You limit your cost to that of one Loadbuster Tool for each line truck, spreading an acceptable minimal cost across your entire system.
Together, Loadbuster Disconnects and Loadbuster give you much higher ratings and greater flexibility than other switching methods previously used. Unlike loadbreak cutouts or hookstick-operated interrupter switches, Loadbuster Disconnects, in combination with Loadbuster, can switch up through 900 amperes on overhead distribution systems through 34.5 kV. You can even switch ungrounded transformers at 27 kV or 38 kV.
The S&C Loadbuster Disconnect is a double-duty device: 1) unexcelled as a straight disconnect, and 2) the ultimate device for low-cost, universal live switching.