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Products:  
Fail Safe  
- Break Up Type  

Description 
Specifications 
Notes 

 

Austin Guy Insulator: Fail Safe - Break Up Type

   Austin "Break-Up" guy insulators are designed for applications where the working loads exceed the capability of an Egg (also known as "Johnny Ball") or similar low voltage "Fail Safe" insulator.

  • Use electrical grade porcelain for VLF, LF and MF insulation.
  • Standard units are supplied with smooth porcelain, but shedded porcelain can be provided for special applications where minimum surface leakage is required.
  • Not recommended for primary insulation at the mast or tower. In these situations, use the Austin Safety Core or High Voltage Fail Safe Oil-Filled types.
   
         
       
  Specifications    
 
TYPE C-018 C-027 C-040 C-056 C-078 C-100 C-123
Max Working Load
lbs (kg)
40,000
(18,200)
60,000
(27,300)
90,000
(40,800)
125,000
(56,700)
175,000
(79,400)
225,000
(102,100)
275,000
(124,800)
Length Pin to Pin
inches (mm)
27.5
(699)
27
(686)
29
(737)
32
(813)
36.5
(927)
39.5
(1,003)
43
(1.092)
Pin Diameter
inches (mm)
1.625
(41.2)
2
(50.8)
2.250
(57.1)
2.5
(63.5)
2.750
(69.8)
3
(76.2)
3.5
(88.9)
3.750
(95.2)
4
(101.6)
4.250
(107.9)
4.250
(114.3)
4.750
(120.6)
5
(127.0)
Clearance Between
Clevis Faces
+/- 3/32" (+/- 2.5mm)
1.750
(44.5)
2.5
(63.5)
2.812
(71.4)
3.625
(92.0)
4.187
(106.3)
4.625
(117.4)
5.125
(130.1)
Wind Load Area
sq.ft (sq.m)
3/4 sq.ft
(0.07)
1 sq.ft
(0.09)
1 1/4 sq.ft
(0.12)
1 3/4 sq.ft
(0.16)
2 1/2 sq.ft
(0.23)
2 3/4 sq.ft
(0.26)
3 1/8 sq.ft
(0.29)
Weight
lbs (kg)
65
(29)
95
(43)
152
(69)
218
(99)
370
(168)
525
(239)
610
(277)
   
 

 

Notes:

  1. C-018 has an eye at each end and uses 4 tension rods. All other types have a clevis form at each end and use 8 tension rods.
  2. The Ultimate strength is 3 times the maximum working load.
  3. 60 Hz Wet Flashover Voltage - 25 kV RMS. Recommended maximum RF working voltage - 12 kV RMS.
   
       
 

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