15 Things To Consider When Mounting A Pole-Mounted Switchgear.
When installing a pole-mounted switchgear, it is important to consider the following:
Location of switchgear on pole. It is important to place the switchgear as high as possible on the pole. This will allow for easier access as possible on the pole. This will allow for easier access to the switchgear and will reduce the amount of time required to climb the pole. If the switchgear is located on a pole with an existing feeder, it may be necessary to move it from its original location. The cost of moving the switchgear is minimal compared to the cost of a pole-climbing accident.
Use of insulators. When placing the switchgear on a pole, use an insulator with a heavy cross section. The heavy cross section will reduce the amount of swaying.
When placing the switchgear on a pole, use an insulator with a heavy cross section. The heavy cross section will reduce the amount of swaying. Cable slack. Leave sufficient cable slack to allow for expansion and contraction of the cable. For example, a 25-foot (7.6 m) pole with a 30-foot (9.1 m) reach should have approximately 6 feet (1.8 m) of slack in the cable at ground level to allow for the expansion and contraction of the cable. If the pole is to be used as a support for other electrical equipment, leave enough slack in the cable to allow for any additional loads that may be added.