Elektronvest Switchgear’s world renowned GVR Recloser was the first in a range of equipment utilizing one of the most advanced operating mechanisms available on the market, featuring the award-winning magnetic actuator technology.

Key Features

Superior, proven technology with minimal maintenance

BRUSH Switchgear’s, single coil magnetic actuator mechanism allows the GVR to operate independently of the MV supply

Environmentally friendly vacuum interruption produces no by-products

The lightweight corrosion resistant aluminium tank makes the GVR easier to transport and install

The EPDM or silicone bushings are tested for tracking and erosion to IEC 61109 and are resistant to damage from vandalism or mishandling

Endurance tested to 10,000 operations

Pole mounted or substation mounted, the GVR can be integrated into the most advanced distribution automation schemes, or can operate as a stand-alone recloser

By using the advanced control and protection functions of the Beckwith M-7679, the GVR can also be used in applications where reclosers have not traditionally been used such as closed rings and underfrequency load shedding schemes

The 3-in-1 Recloser – the GVR can be configured to function as a Switch, Sectionaliser or Recloser by using one of the specially pre-engineered protection and control cubicles


GVR 15 GVR 27 GVR 38
Maximum System Voltage kVrms 15.5 27 38
Continuous Current A 630 630 630
Interrupting Current kA 12.5/16 12.5 10
Impulse Voltage Withstand kV peak 110 125/150 150/170
Power Frequency Withstand Dry kVrms for 60s 50 60 70
Power Frequency Withstand Wet kVrms for 60s 50 50 60
Rated Gas Pressure for above Atmospheric Atmospheric/0.3 bar Atmospheric/0.3 bar 0.3 bar
Number of Operations with no Maintenance 10,000 10,000 10,000
Weight kg 145 145/155 155