Switchgear research facility

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About the Switchgear research facility

We are very experienced in the testing of switchgear and associated plant as well as enclosures. 

If you are considering switchgear testing, contact us and include the following information: 

  • the relevant section of a standard or details of the test schedule that you wish to have performed 
  • the rating of the switchgear and test voltages required 
  • the size and weight of the compete assembly 
  • is a report required?

This activity is provided by the Tony Davies High Voltage Lab.

Technical specification

Recently used standards 

  • BS 923-1, IEC 60060-1 - Guide on high-voltage testing techniques. General.
  • BS EN 60265-1, IEC 60265-1 - Specification for high-voltage switches. Switches for rated voltages above 1 kV and less than 52 kV
  • BS EN 62271-200 - High-voltage switchgear and control gear. AC metal-enclosed switchgear and control gear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV

Contact Us

Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory

Building 20, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ 
We’re open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 UK time.