Cut-out switches are often configured in close proximity to each other and may result in phase to phase or phase to ground contacts by wildlife.  Contact with cut-outs are a common cause of power outages.  Fused Disconnect Switch Guards protect endangered species, birds, squirrels, raccoons, snakes, and other wildlife from contact with energized risk points.

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 linemen to incorporate features unique to Reliaguard Switch Guards.
  • Switch guards are designed to accommodate various conductor diameters providing superior coverage of the energized connection point and to ensure the Switch Guards stay where they are installed.
  • Switch Guards fit both porcelain and polymer cut-outs

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 because:

  • Reliaguard® Fused Disconnect Switch Guards are designed to stay in place. Retention of the cover once applied is a critical design feature to be considered
  • Guards can accommodate various conductor diameters
  • Fits a wide range of porcelain and polymer switches
  • Reliaguard Switch Guards are made in hot-stickable versions

Fits the following equipment manufacturers’ products:

  • ABB
  • X1NCANAM11
  • Peak Demand
  • Small porcelain cutouts
  • Concrete polymer cutouts

Technical Features

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

Product Name Part Number Height Dimension * Diameter Dimension * Additional Dimension * Min Order Quantity
Switch Guard – Short Hood CO-10005 6.65 (169) 4.5 (114.3) 2.3 (58.4)base port 12

*Dimensions in inches (millimeters)