load-break switch

load-break switch

[′lōd ¦brāk ‚swich]
(electricity)
An electric switch in a circuit with several hundred thousand volts, designed to carry a large amount of current without overheating the open position, having enough insulation to isolate the circuit in closed position, and equipped with arc interrupters to interrupt the load current.
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