Switchgear is an electrical device that distributes electricity from one electrical source to another electrical source. It is a major component used in power distribution process. It is made up of several electric panels. Each electric panel contains switches that redirect electricity.

An electrical switchboard is a single large panel or can be a combination of electrical panels on which switches, and other power control equipment are mounted. The main purpose of the board is to control the flow of power. It divides the main current supplied to it into several smaller chunks and distributes it to the devices. In precise, switchboards supply power to transformers, panels, and other equipment and from there power further gets distributed.