Transformers are the most common perch point for wildlife. Transformer bushing guards protect endangered species, birds, squirrels, raccoons, snakes, feral cats and other wildlife from contact with energized risk points. The contact risk points on a bushing are typically from a phase to ground contact.

Better by Design

  • Based on the 100 years of collective knowledge of the Reliaguard linemen who specialize in wildlife mitigation, designs consider all risk points. A team of CAD designers support our linemen to incorporate features unique to only Reliaguard Bushing Guards.
  • Bushing guards are manufactured with a superior latch closure design to ensure the bushing guards stay where they are installed. The latch closure design provides an optimal method of ensuring covers can’t be inadvertently dislodged.

Superior material

  • All Reliaguard products are made from Reliatanium, a proprietary material designed by Reliaguard’s chemical engineering founders.
  • Reliatanium achieves a V-0 flammability classification, the highest rating for the UL 94 test standard and has a 15+ year lifespan.

Ease of installation

Power linemen like our products for the following features:

  • Reliaguard® Bushing Guards are designed to stay in place. Retention of the cover once applied is a critical design feature to be considered.
  • Manufactured with a superior closure design to ensure the bushing covers stay where they are installed
  • Product features an interior shelf to ensure cover does not slip below the first skirt of an insulator which eliminates tracking
  • Guards can accommodate conductor exiting at various angles
  • Fits a wide range of single phase transformers
  • Best results are achieved when installed with GreyEEL Conductor Cover

Fits the following equipment manufacturers’ products:

  • Most overhead transformer bushings

Small Transformer Bushing Guards

#4 Small Bushing Guard
#5S Small Mesh Bushing Guard
#5S Small Mesh Bushing Guard
#8S Small Mesh Bushing Guard
#8S Small Solid Bushing Guard

Technical Features

Designed to prevent wildlife caused outages, these guards are tested for application on equipment up to 38kV.   

Small Solid Bushing Guard

Small Mesh Bushing Guard

Product NamePart NumberHeight Dimension*Diameter Dimension*Additional Dimension*Min Order Quantity
#4 – Small Bushing Guard w/ Loop LatchBC-149915.6 (142.2)5 (127)2.25 (57.2) base port24
#5 – Small Bushing – Solid- 2.25” baseBC-150105.6 (142.2)5 (127)2.25 (57.2) base port24
#5 – Small Bushing – Mesh – 2.25” baseBC-150085.6 (142.2)5 (127)2.25 (57.2) base port24
#5 Small Bushing – Small Base 1.8” baseBC-160035.6 (142.2)5 (127)1.8 (45.7) base port24
#5 Small Bushing – Mesh – Small Base 1.8”BC-1600514.9 (378.5)8.3 (210.8)1.8 (45.7) base port24
#8 – Small Bushing GuardBC-1502815 (381)8.25 (210)3.5 (88.9) base port6
#8 – Small Bushing Guard – MeshBC-1503015 (381)8.25 (210)3.5 (88.9) base port6

*Dimensions in inches (millimeters)