This Siemens switchboard is switchgear with electrical components designed for power control, protection, and distribution. The primary source of electrical power for this Siemens switchboard is the 4000-amp main circuit. It is rated for a maximum current of 4000 amps, making it suitable for powering a large amount of electrical load. The 2000-Amp Feeder is a secondary circuit that branches off from the main circuit It distributes power to specific loads, equipment, or areas within a facility.
Switchgear main and feeder are two essential components in electrical distribution systems, each serving a distinct purpose. Understanding the difference between switchgear mains and feeders is crucial for designing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems effectively. Below, we’ll explore the key differences between switchgear mains and feeders:
The main is the primary link between the incoming electrical supply and the switchgear system. It is usually the point at which electrical power from the utility grid or an external power source enters the system.
As the initial power supply to the switchgear system, mains are designed to handle higher currents and voltages. This includes the electricity that enters the facility or a specific area.
Feeder Switchgear is part of the secondary distribution system within a facility and is used to distribute power to specific areas, circuits, or equipment.