MV Switchgear Glow Tubes

MEDIUM VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR SAFETY USING GLOW TUBES

MV POWER Switchgear Glow Tubes are neon-filled glass tubes designed for stationary use in the Medium Voltage switchgear, on the phase bus bars and cable entry points.

Glow Tubes are a quick and cost-effective way to show:
- HIGH VOLTAGE PRESENCE;
 - LOSS OF PHASE;

Please download our PDF brochures on the right side.

            Photo: R 05010001 Glow Tube over 5kV cables

WARNING: GLOW TUBES CAN NEVER BE USED AS A SOLE DEVICE TO CONFIRM VOLTAGE PRESENCE. OTHER DEVICES ARE NEEDED TO VERIFY PRESENCE OF THE VOLTAGE ON THE BUSBARS/CABLES. BUS BARS MAY NOT BE DEAD IF GLOW TUBES ARE NOT LIT!

Glow Tube products available for sale:

Application:        Description:                      Product Code/Part Number:       

Glow Tubes:       Type R    (4kV+)               05010001           
                          Type RS (10kV+)              05010002  (Best seller for 10kV+)                             Type PC (10kV+)              05010003           

Buss, bare:

                          Bracket ZBB                     05010050           
                          Bracket ZB                        05010049           
                          Bracket IBB       05010062 (OLD: 05010051-4 / 05010051-2)
                          Bracket L                          05010056       
                          Bracket LL                        05010055
                          Brass mtg clamp                05010007
               
Buss, insulated:

                          Bracket IBB   05010062 (OLD: 05010051-4 / 05010051-2)                              Brass mtg clamp                05010007
                                  
Cable, bare or insulated:

                          Brass mounting clamp       05010007           
   
Illumination enhancers:

                         Condenser plate, with Loop  05010076                  
                         Copper antenna w/clip          05010070               
                         Copper antenna w/loop         05010071           

Miscellaneous: 

                        Mounting clips, spring charged  05010090

RS 05010002 Glow Tube with spiral neon tube

Photo above: RS 05010002 Glow Tube with spiral neon tube

FAQ:

Question #1: "We have 4.16kV feeder. What Glow Tubes should we use?"

Answer: "You have to install R 05010001 Glow Tubes. These are the only ones that will operate and lit properly on 4.16kV "line to line" voltage."

Question #2: "Our switchgear is on 13.2kV. Shall we use R or RS style Glow Tubes on outgoing feeder cables?"

Answer: "Either will work since R 05010001 Glow Tubes operate on 4kV+ "line to line" voltage and RS 05010002 Glow Tubes operate on 10kV+ "line to line" voltage. However, since RS 05010002 Glow Tubes have distinctive  spiral light we will recommend it. Please refer to photo below."

Question #3: "Our switchgear is 50 years old. Our Glow Tubes are hold by lousy pieces of bent metal. What is your suggestion?"

Answer: "Please replace existing old holders with our SPRING CHARGED mounting brackets p/n 05010090."

 

Photo above: P, PC and RS 05010002 Glow Tube under the voltage

Photo above: R, PC and RS 05010002 Glow Tube under the voltage

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At MV POWER “SAFETY” is the magic word. Our Glow Tube Switchgear Lamps will help you to satisfy OSHA mandated Hazardous Energy Control requirements!

We have Medium Voltage Solutions! Please contact us for your Glow Tube Switchgear Lamp needs.

Committed to servicing you in your Glow Tube needs,

MV POWER Team

 

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