Schneider Electric’s moulded case circuit breakers offer cost durability advantage

Schneider Electric South Africa EasyPact CVS range of Class II moulded-case circuit breakers (MCCB) for low-voltage applications from 100 to 630 amps are designed to meet the majority of requirements in protecting applications in medium-sized commercial and industrial buildings.


The circuit breakers deliver a level of performance and cost-saving functionality that is unusual in their price range.


“Construction and upgrade budgets have become much tighter,” explains Christo Janse Van Rensburg, Low Voltage Offer Marketing Manager. “This range of circuit breakers will help project managers adapt to customers’ budgets, while delivering required capabilities and the brand quality of a global leader in energy management and protection. The range leverages our expertise in precision design and manufacturing for our customers.”


Adjustable thresholds and a service breaking capacity rated at 100% of the ultimate breaking capacity enhance the reliability and life cycle of the products while reducing servicing costs. Its compact, modular design and field-installable accessories shared with other offer ranges help to simplify ordering, stocking and installation.



The EasyPact CVS range is designed to be simple and safe during installation, operation and maintenance. The robust circuit breakers are suitable for isolation, guaranteed to the IEC 60947-2 standard, and provide a highly visible and lockable contact position indicator to ensure operator confidence. Extended current limiting and thermal protection can greatly reduce the stresses on equipment due to short circuits and their associated effects. Earth leakage protection can be added by installing a Vigi CVS option module. In the event of a circuit fault, simple visual indicators help maintenance personnel quickly locate the tripped breaker and take steps to correct the problem.


To ensure a low total cost of ownership, the range features a modular design that adapts to changing needs. Basic accessories and a logical part-numbering scheme are shared with the rest of the company’s MCCB range, helping optimise stocking while reducing effort and the potential for ordering errors. Products in the range also feature a compact footprint similar to other Schneider Electric MCCB ranges, which can help reduce switchboard dimensions and installation times.

Manufactured from premium materials in ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certified production plants, the range of circuit breakers are fully tested and certified by national, international and third-party organisations to all relevant safety standards. Reflecting the company’s comprehensive approach to environmental responsibility, the products comply with all environmental standards for manufacturing, including RoHS and REACH, and are engineered for easy disassembly and recycling.

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