Here is a typical set-up of a transformer, right, and a switch cabinet that would be installed on South End properties for the undergrounding project, according to town consultant Kimley-Horn & Associates. Courtesy of Kimley-Horn and Associates
In the Town of Palm Beach utility undergrounding project, two types of switch cabinets and two types of transformers are being used.
A typical building in the South End will require one or two switch cabinets and, in some cases, a transformer as power needs warrant.
Switch cabinets function like circuit breakers to isolate a fault and thereby protect the overall power system from failure.
Transformers are used to step down voltage as it enters the building.
* Standard switch cabinet: 5 feet, 7 inches long; 6 feet, 3 inches wide; 4 feet, 2 inches tall.
* PME-4 switch cabinet: 5 feet, 2.5 inches long; 3 feet, 10 inches wide; 4 feet, 8 inches tall.
* Standard transformer: 3 feet, 4 inches long; 3 feet wide; 2 feet, 10 inches tall.
* Low-style transformer: 3 feet, 4 inches long; 3 feet wide; 2 feet, 2 inches tall.
All of the switch cabinets and transformers are standard Florida Power & Light Co. equipment.
Source: Kimley-Horn and Associates
Palm Beach Daily News
By William Kelly