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GE Zenith Controls ZT30 automatic transfer switch
By Alyssa Dalton
April 29, 2013 – GE has released its Zenith Controls ZT30 UL 1008 listed 30-cycle automatic transfer switch (ATS). Designed to help maximize system availability in critical facilities, such as hospitals or data centres, the ZT30 helps to isolate a fault condition to restrict outages to the equipment affected, while supplying power to the load after a fault event, says GE. The ZT3O also has a Quick Make/Quick Break design that enables manual operation with the door closed, minimizing the operator’s exposure to arc flash, says GE. The unit boasts a shutter door which, when the ATS portion of a bypass switch is being tested or maintained, covers the live bus bars forming a barrier that protects maintenance personnel.