Eaton
has integrated a traditionally separate molded case circuit breaker (MCCB)
within the same enclosure to enhance functionality and lower installation
footprint. The power management company’s Breaker Integrated Transformer (BIT)
is factory-assembled and fully tested, so it reduces arc-flash hazard as well
as the overall cost for electrical distribution.

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It’s
a low-voltage, dry-type distribution transformer that substitutes separate
power distribution components in order to reduce floor-space-associated
installation and labor costs. Eaton claims that having power components in a
single enclosure saves approximately 50% or more wall space compared to
traditional, separately installed solutions.

Eaton’s
BIT integrates an MCCB on the secondary side of the transformer, and by doing
so, it facilitates greater arc-flash protection to personnel operating
downstream equipment. Furthermore, it’s highly configurable to specific
application needs with a broad range of primary and secondary breaker choices.

According to Eaton, BIT has been developed at
the company’s Transformer Flex Center by a specialized team to meet specific
customer requirements. And that BIT includes all the features of Eaton’s DOE
2016 distribution transformer, including UL-verified energy efficiency.