Bird and animal contact risk points on reclosers commonly exist between energized bushings of adjacent phases and when reclosers are configured in close proximity to support structures. By fully protecting the energized connections of recloser bushings, which includes covering bare conductors, contact risks can be eliminated.

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 in incorporating features unique to only Reliaguard Switch Guards.
  • Recloser Kit V-ST Guards effectively enclose bushing connections and are designed to ensure long-term retention.
  • The push fastener included with each guard provides a reliable method of protecting guards from being inadvertently opened and 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 because:

  • Reliaguard® Recloser Kit Guards are designed to stay in place. Retention of the guard once applied is a critical design feature to be considered
  • Manufactured with a superior closure design to ensure the guards stay where they are installed
  • Guards can accommodate conductor exiting at various angles

Fits the following equipment manufacturers’ products:

  • GW – Viper Recloser

Guards for additional equipment types required for volume orders will be designed by Reliaguard as requested by customers.

Technical Features

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