Switchgear is designed to protect an electrical system from potential overloads, regulate voltage flow, and isolate parts of a system for maintenance. Ideal Electric can develop switchgear for any application, built exactly to meet your system’s unique needs. We offer a variety of enclosure materials and insulation mediums that are designed to ensure total reliability, so that you are always in control of your electrical system.

Switchgear Features

Ideal switchgear is metal-clad and is available in 4.16, 7.2, and 13.8 kV ratings. Interrupting ratings of 250, 250, 500, 750, and 1000 MVA are also available.

Continuous current ratings of 1200, 2000, and 3000 amperes are standard. All switchgear is built to meet the applicable requirements of ANSI, IEEE, and NEMA standards.

Switchgear lineups are engineered around the latest designs in OEM components available on the market. Ideal Electric regularly works with a variety of OEM-component manufacturers to produce designs best suited to our customers’ needs. Custom in-house cubicle fabrication affords us the ability to be flexible in switchgear designs while still maintaining strict metal-clad integrity, the basis for most generator switchgear applications.

Enclosures can be built for indoor, outdoor walk-in, and outdoor non-walk-in. Switchgear lineups can be as simple as a single generator breaker or as complex as a series of breakers with instrumentation, protective relays, and synchronizing equipment with controls. 

Instrument & Relaying Cubicles

When generator switchgear must be remotely mounted from the prime mover control panel, it is often desirable to have generator protective relays, instrumentation, and synchronizing equipment located adjacent to the prime mover control panel, or in a third location. 

Ideal Electric regularly engineers and manufactures these systems in panels or console mount configuration. Relays and instrumentation can be selected by the customer or recommended by us. 


Our expert IDEAL Electric Associates are here to support you in our Mansfield, Ohio, Houston, Texas and our European bases. Give us a call or e-mail us today!


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OUR History

May 28, 1903; The Ideal Electric & Manufacturing Company is created out of the Card Electric Company in a 2,500 square foot converted horse carriage shop. The company built split frame motors for streetcars and elevators. A century of continuous innovation and corporate growth followed and in 2020 IDEAL celebrated 117 years under new, privately held, American ownership.

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