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Schneider Electric unveils GoPact circuit breakers for non-critical applications aimed at the basic market

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching two new products in its Go Series basic offering range – the GoPact MCCB and the GoPact MTS.

The Go Series is Schneider Electric’s range of entry-level market offerings, which comprises cost-effective and simple electrical products that offer robustness and simplicity but do not compromise on the company’s quality assurance.

The GoPact MCCB (Moulded Case Circuit Breaker) and the GoPact MTS (Manual Transfer Switch) will be launched in the Southern African market on the 4th of April 2024 aimed at customers who want Schneider Electric quality and reliability at an affordable price.

“While specifically designed for the basic entrance layer of the market, the GoPact MCCB and the GoPact MTS products deliver the same performance and quality that customers have come to expect from Schneider Electric, with just about enough features to meet the customer’s application requirements,” says Kamogelo Makwana, Power Products Offer Manager at Schneider Electric.

“These are just basic circuit breakers and Manual Transfer switches to meet the needs and/or requirements for basic noncritical applications”. While we already offer a premium range of circuit breakers with market-leading technology, we realised that we are missing an offering for customers within the basic entrance layer of the market. The GoPact MCCB and the GoPact MTS will fill this gap.”

Non-critical applications

Makwana notes that the GoPact MCCB and the GoPact MTS are basic circuit breakers that are suited to a variety of simple and non-critical applications, such as in low to medium-density commercial buildings, cluster housing complexes, retail stores, mini-sub applications and many other non-critical industry applications. These products will be distributed mostly through Schneider Electric’s distribution channel that spreads across Southern Africa. 

Thanks to robust design and optimised manufacturing processes, GoPact MCCB and GoPact MTS offer reliable, cost-effective solutions, with some key features being:

  • Simplified offer range with a complete portfolio: Partners can leverage an uncomplicated, wide range of circuit breakers with current ratings up to 800 amps, breaking capacities of up to 70kA and options of a fixed, adjustable and electronic trip units, that cover most of the simple application needs.
  • Sustainable packaging: As one of our Green Premium offers, GoPact products are packed in 100% recycled cartons, with QR codes for paperless documentation access.

“As a premium brand, Schneider Electric commands quality and reliability, as well as everything related to the best-in-class technical capabilities and groundbreaking technology. Our Go Series products still provide customers access to all of this at a cost-sensitive price point,” he says.

With these products, says Makwana, the company hopes to disrupt and make inroads into the entry-level market where it has traditionally been active but not competitive enough to command a huge presence like some of its competitors.