This episode of Vids 4 Grids will take us to Eaton Electrical’s switchgear plant in Greenwood, SC where we will learn the role switchgear plays in the Smart Grid. If you’re considering a career in electrical engineering, check out the following supplemental Vids4Grids podcast. We discuss what it’s like to work in a leadership development.. read more →

If you have ever driven by an electrical transformer, then you have seen switchgear. The importance of switchgear maintenance cannot be overstated, since switchgear is designed to cut off electricity when a problem occurs. Think of switchgear like the fuse box in your home, when an electrical circuit overloads your fuse box shuts that circuit.. read more →

Switchgear refers to electrical equipment that regulates the flow of electricity within an electrical system. It is used by utility providers and private facilities alike for two reasons: to prevent overloads and short circuits, and to de-energize circuits for testing and maintenance. The most familiar types of switchgear are circuit breakers and fuses, which interrupt.. read more →