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Recloser or Autorecloser

Jul 27, 2017

In electric power distribution, a recloser, or autorecloser, is a circuit breaker equipped with a mechanism that can automatically close the breaker after it has been opened due to a fault. Reclosers are used on overhead distribution systems to detect and interrupt momentary faults. Since many short-circuits on overhead lines clear themselves, a recloser improves service continuity by automatically restoring power to the line after a momentary fault.

The ecosystem of the recloser market is often divided into in-house and outsourced tasks. In-house activities mainly focus on critical aspects and components of a product, while the required auxiliary parts are often outsourced. Basic components of reclosers are manufactured in this stage, including contacts and the tripping mechanism. Furthermore, these components are assembled with the required specification in the assembly stage. All parts are configured before the final packaging of the product. The product then comes into the market through the process of distribution, marketing, and sales.