US 11,657,988 B2
Switchgear having a mounting base with an internal arc pathway
Rahul Rajvanshi, Irving, TX (US); and Thomas W. Hawkins, Arlington, TX (US)
Assigned to SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., Alpharetta, GA (US)
Filed by SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., Alpharetta, GA (US)
Filed on Oct. 8, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/497,410.
Application 17/497,410 is a division of application No. 16/815,783, filed on Mar. 11, 2020, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2022/0028632 A1, Jan. 27, 2022
Int. Cl. H01H 9/02 (2006.01); H01H 9/34 (2006.01); H02B 1/30 (2006.01); H02B 13/025 (2006.01); H02B 13/065 (2006.01)
CPC H01H 9/342 (2013.01) [H01H 9/02 (2013.01); H02B 1/303 (2013.01); H02B 13/025 (2013.01); H02B 13/065 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A switchgear with an internal arc pathway, comprising:
a first section;
a second section adjacent to the first section;
a left end section riser base including a first side plate with no openings and a second side plate with a first opening;
a mid-section riser base including a first side plate with a second opening and a second side plate with a third opening; and
a right end section riser base including a first side plate with a fourth opening and a second side plate with no openings,
wherein at least one opening of the first opening, the second opening, the third opening, the fourth opening provides the passage to an arc from the first section of the switchgear to the second section of the switchgear, and thereby forming the internal arc pathway.