Circuit Breakers

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circuit Breaker Panels feature explosion proof design.

June 27, 2016

By moving explosion protection to breaker itself, EPiK™ Circuit Breaker Panels eliminate need for explosion proof enclosure. Units are made of 316L stainless steel, which provides corrosion resistance and extends life and safety of system. In addition, lightweight panels are easily installed compared to traditional explosion proof cast and bolted systems. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Portable Remote Switch Actuator helps keep operators safe. .

June 3, 2016

Available for Square D PowerPact, P-Frame 250-1200 A, manually operated molded case circuit breaker, Model RSA-164J allows technicians to remotely close or trip circuit breaker from safe distance up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Magnetic latching system eliminates need for modifications to existing electrical equipment for installation and operation. Optional features include 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera with LCD monitor, and protective case assembly. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hy-Mag Circuit Breaker is offered with recessed paddle actuator.

March 22, 2016

Designed for precision operation in OEM markets requiring general-purpose as well as full-load amp applications, A-Series hydraulic-magnetic (Hy-Mag) circuit breakers are available with visi-rocker or paddle actuators. Sealed toggle actuator style suits harsh environments, while optional rocker-guard and push-to-reset bezels help prevent inadvertent actuation. With 1–6 poles and 0.02–50 A capacities, temperature-stable products are rated up to 277 Vac or 80 Vdc. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Encapsulated Pole Retrofits replace legacy circuit breakers.

March 14, 2016

With 15 kV rating, replacement encapsulated poles enable Group CBS' companies to retrofit and upgrade legacy GE Power/Vac® circuit breakers to increase resistance to contaminates, moisture, and other harmful environmental conditions. These hardened, maintenance-free replacement assemblies, tested to applicable ANSI/IEEE standards, feature vacuum interrupter encased within epoxy and can extend life of original equipment by 20 years when combined with proper technical maintenance. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Roll-In Replacement Circuit Breakers utilize ML-17/-18 mechanisms.

March 14, 2016

Tested in accordance with ANSI/IEEE certification standards, CBS MaxiVac’s™ Tough Duty™ roll-in replacement circuit breakers include replacement encapsulated Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. pole assemblies that harden breakers against environmental contamination. This variety of Power/Vac® breakers, without any modifications to existing cells or switchgear, work with existing remote racking and switching equipment and do not require any cell or wiring modifications. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Remote Racking System supports Westinghouse circuit breakers.

March 1, 2016

Compatible with Westinghouse Type AMH DHP/DVP circuit breakers with 1,200–2,000 A ratings, RRS-3 DHP/DVP (S) allows technicians to remotely install and remove circuit breaker from safe distance of up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Magnetic latching system eliminates need for modifications to existing electrical equipment. Portable, single-application system is available with optional 25 ft extension cables, 24 Vdc LED light, and wireless video camera system. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

H-Series Cost Effective, Compact Circuit Breaker Rated Up to 35 Amps

February 19, 2016

The H-Series hydraulic-magnetic circuit breaker provides maximum and dependable circuit protection, while providing a cost effective, compact solution. By meeting the IEC spacing requirements, the H-Series is the ideal choice for international market applications. It also features a "trip-free" mechanism, which will open the contacts when a fault condition occurs, even if the handle is held in... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator works with Allen Bradley circuit breakers.

February 18, 2016

Portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-167 lets technicians remotely close or trip Allen Bradley 1494F-P1-NP Series A circuit breakers from safe distance while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Magnetic latching system negates need to modify existing electrical equipment for installation/operation. Optional features include radio remote with range up to 300 ft, 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and rugged protective case assembly. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circuit Breaker Configuration for IIS-375 and IIS-550 Models

February 17, 2016

Beginning January 2016, IOTA introduced a new circuit breaker wiring configuration for IIS 375W and 550W inverter models. The new wiring configuration adds an additional level of protection to the inverter from the line side of the inverter circuit, and requires that the desired output voltage (120 or 277 VAC) be selected and wired on the supply side of the inverter. A single 'hot'... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Miniature Circuit Breakers deliver supplementary protection.

January 12, 2016

Rated for 0.5–52 A at 480/277 Vac and 360/180 Vdc, AS168X Series limits let-through energy in event of short circuit up to 10 kA at 277 Vac. Series offers 3 levels of short circuit protection, categorized by F/DF Trip for resistive loads, G/DG for slightly inductive loads, and H/DH Trip for highly inductive loads. Thermal magnetic, positively trip-free breakers, with manual ON/OFF actuation deliver 6,000 cycles. Available from 1–4 poles, DIN rail-mountable units operate from -20 to +60°C. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Electronic Circuit Breakers offer extended ratings.

December 8, 2015

Available in 48 Vdc, 12 Vdc, and NEC Class 2 models, Series 787-16XX provides accurate readings and fast-tripping characteristics. Solid state devices offer resetting and switching of tripped channels via remote input, pushbutton LEDs and adjustable current via potentiometer, and maintenance-free CAGE CLAMP® for reliable connectivity. Active current limitation is available on select models. With downloadable function-blocks, modules can communicate with most PLCs. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Multichannel Circuit Breakers protect up to 8 circuits.

December 7, 2015

Available in 4- and 8-channel options requiring just 41 mm of space, CBM Series detects and signals overvoltages and undervoltages, then disables connected loads in targeted manner. Each channel has individual load rated at 0.5–10 A, with LED indication of trip status. Users can lock in set nominal currents electronically, preventing unwanted changes. Operating from -25 to 70°C, programmable units offer remote status monitoring/reset and active current assist. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Miniature Circuit Breaker complies with UL/CSA/IEC standards.

December 1, 2015

Used in commercial and residential applications, B1NQT recyclable, quick-connect breaker is available in 3 curves (B/C/D) and ranges from 0.5–63 A. This 1- and 2-pole breaker, offered at 120/240 Vac and 60 Vdc, provides protection against shorts and overload conditions for branch and control circuits. Thermal-magnetic current limiting unit is available with optional detachable shield as well as front mount through-door hardware and quick-connect terminal plugs on load side. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Safety & Security Equipment

Remote Racking System helps ensure technician safety.

November 20, 2015

Available for General Electric Type PowerBreak II circuit breaker, RRS-3 PB II System allows technicians to remotely install and remove circuit breaker from safe distance of up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Portable, single-application system is compatible with 800, 1,600, 2,500, 3,000, and 4,000 A circuit breakers. Optional features include 25 ft extension cables, 24 Vdc LED light, and wireless video camera system with LCD monitor. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Fused Panelboard and Fuse help achieve code compliance.

November 9, 2015

To help achieve NEC® compliance, UL67 listed Fused Coordination Panelboard provides combination rated circuit breaker and fuse for branch circuit protection that ensures fuses will open only on short circuits. FCP offers 2:1 coordination ratio with upstream Amp-Trap 2000 fuses and provides default short circuit current rating of 200 kA. With plug-in retrofit to existing MV fuses, Medium Voltage Controllable Fuse delivers arc flash protection while minimizing installation downtime. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator operates fusible panelboard switches.

November 6, 2015

Available for Cutler-Hammer FDPW fusible panelboard switches, Model RSA-184 allows technicians to remotely close or trip circuit breaker from safe distance up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Portable actuator is compatible with 30, 60, and 100 A twin, horizontal fused switches with 5.375 in. height. Optional features include 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and rugged protective case assembly. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Product Update: G-Series DIN Rail Circuit Breaker Now UL489 Listed

November 4, 2015

The G-Series hydraulic-magnetic circuit breaker insures maximum protection by integrating wiping contacts for longevity; a common trip linkage between poles; a unique terminal bus connection system; and optional integrated auxiliary contacts. It is also suitable for reverse feed and provides finger safe terminals. This DIN rail mount circuit breaker accommodates either a 35mm x 7.5mm, or a 35mm... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Portable Remote Switch Actuator helps keep operators safe.

November 2, 2015

Available for General Electric 400–6,000 A EntelliGuard G circuit breakers, Model RSA-162 allows technicians to remotely charge, close, or trip circuit breaker from safe distance of up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Installation and operation do not require modifications to existing electrical equipment thanks to magnetic latching system. Optional features include 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and protective case assembly. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Material Handling & Storage

American Electrical Publishes New Video about Fuse Holders from 32 - 50 Amps

October 21, 2015

Tom McCormick, President and CEO of American Electrical, Inc. shows the two main methods of protecting control circuitry - Fuse Holders and Circuit Breakers.  Fuse Holders from 32 - 50 Amps with or without fuse failure indication provide a great finger safe solution for manufacturers who prefer fuse protection. The 13mm wide Circuit breakers offered by American Electrical are the thinnest on... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

EPSITRON Line Now Carries GL Approval

October 14, 2015

GERMANTOWN, WI – EPSITRON® CLASSIC power supplies and electronic circuit breakers now carry GL marine and on-and-offshore approval. Offering an ultra-slim power supply package solution featuring economically-priced 1-, 2- and 3-phase modules, EPSITRON® CLASSIC power supplies feature an identical housing profile, and wide input and voltage range. 787 Series EPSITRON® circuit breakers... Read More