Low-voltage replacement circuit breakers

Siemens' WL circuit breaker utilized for the core operator, main contacts, and accessories
Siemens' WL circuit breaker utilized for the core operator, main contacts, and accessories

Featuring Siemens' innovative Direct-Rack design 

240-600 V
  • Low-voltage replacement circuit breakers provide a cost-effective way to upgrade to current technology while increasing equipment reliability and minimizing downtime. Our low-voltage replacement solutions utilize the proven Siemens' WL circuit breaker for the core operator, main contacts, and accessories, and are designed so that the primaries connect directly to the original bus.

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Our innovative Direct-Rack design eliminates the need for intermediate connections between the original bus and the new circuit breaker. This design eliminates additional heat generation and loss of efficiencies due to increased resistance that can be caused by intermediate connections, thus removing potential points of failure and maintenance. 

Manufacturer
Original model
Replacement model
Amperage (A)
Siemens/Allis-Chalmers
SBA
SBW™, SBWF™
1,200, 2,000, 3,200, 5,000
Siemens/Allis-Chalmers
SBS
SBW, SBWF
1,200, 2,000, 3,200, 5,000
Siemens/Allis-Chalmers
SBH
SBW, SBWF
1,200, 2,000, 3,200, 5,000
Siemens/Allis-Chalmers
RL
RLW™
800, 1,600, 2,000, 3,200, 4,000, 5,000
Siemens/Allis-Chalmers
RLE
RLW
800, 1,600, 2,000, 3,200, 4,000
Siemens/Allis-Chalmers
RLF
RLFW™
800, 1,600, 2,000
Siemens/Allis-Chalmers
LA
LAW™
600, 800, 1,600, 3,000, 4,000
Siemens/Allis-Chalmers
LAF
LAFW
600, 800, 1,600
General Electric
AK-15/25
AKW™
800
General Electric
AKR-30/H
AKW
800
General Electric
AK/AKR-50/H
AKW
1,600
General Electric
AKRT-50/H
AKW
2,000
General Electric
AK-75
AKW
3,200
General Electric
AK-100
AKW
4,000
General Electric
AKU-25
AKRW™
800
General Electric
AKRU-30
AKRW
800
General Electric
AKRU-50
AKRW
1,600
ITE/ABB
K Line
KLW™
800, 1,600, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000
ITE/ABB
K Don
KLFW
800,  1,600
Westinghouse
DB-15
DBW™
225
Westinghouse
DB-25
DBW
600
Westinghouse
DB-50
DBW
1,600
Westinghouse
DB-75
DBW
3,000
Westinghouse
DB-100
DBW
4,000
Westinghouse
DS-206
DSW™
800
Westinghouse
DS-206S
DSW
800
Westinghouse
DS-416
DSW
1,600
Westinghouse
DS-416S
DSW
1,600
Westinghouse
DS-420
DSW
2,000
Westinghouse
DS-632
DSW
3,200
Westinghouse
DS-840
DSW
4,000
Westinghouse
DSL-206
DSFW
800
Westinghouse
DSL-416
DSFW
1,600
Pringle/Eaton
QA
QAW™
1,200, 3,000, 4,000
Pringle/Eaton
CBC
CBWF™
1,200, 3,000, 4,000
Federal Pacific
FP
FPW™
800, 1,600
Features and characteristics
Analog Trip Unit
ETU745
ETU748
ETU776
Long-time overcurrent protection (L)
X
X
X
X
Short-time delayed overcurrent protection (S)
X
X
X
X
Instantaneous overcurrent protection (I)
X
X
 
X
Neutral conductor protection (N)
 
X
X
X
Ground-fault protection
O
 
X
O
Selectable neutral protection
 
X
X
X
Defeatable short-time protection
X
X
 
X
Defeatable instantaneous protection
X
X
 
X
Selectable thermal memory
 
X
X
X
Zone selective interlocking
 
X
X
X
Selectable I2t or fixed short-time delay
 
X
X
X
Adjustable instantaneous pick-up
X
X
X
X
Selectable I2t or I4t long-time delay
 
X
X
X
Dual protective setting capability
 
 
 
X
Dynamic Arc-Flash Sentry (DAS) or Arc Flash Mode
X
 
 
X
Extended Instantaneous Protection (EIP)
 
X
X
X
Parameterization by rotary switches
X
X
X
 
Parameterization by communication (absolute values)
 
 
 
X
Parameterization by menu/keypad (absolute values)
 
 
 
X
Remote parameterization of the alarm functions
 
 
 
X
Remote parameterization of the relay functions
 
 
 
X
Alphanumeric display
 
O
O
X
Graphical display
 
 
 
X
Power metering function
 
O
O
O
Communication via PROFIBUS-DP
 
O
O
O
Communication via MODBUS
 
O
O
O
Communication via Ethernet (BDA)
 
O
O
O
Communication via dry contacts
O
 
 
 
Rated for harsh environment applications
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Molded Case Circuit Breakers - 3VA

At Siemens, "legacy" doesn't mean we stop supporting you or your product. The RL circuit breaker is still alive, well, and fully supported.

In addition to our state-of-the-art retrofit solutions, Siemens continues to manufacture the Siemens type RL circuit breaker, supporting the demand for replacement circuit breakers for existing low voltage type R switchgear lineups. Our commitment to quality, performance, and reliability of RL circuit breakers has remained a priority since 1981. The RL family of low voltage power circuit breakers is designed for up to 600 V service and are UL certified.

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