Double-Throw Safety Switches offer inspection convenience.
May 5, 2008 -
Suited for manually transferring between utility power and stand-by generator in power emergencies, NEMA 3R Double-Throw Safety Switches utilize interlock defeat to accommodate inspections without disrupting building power. Elements of construction include rainproof, heavy-duty NEMA 3R Enclosure with rain guard overhangs; welded door seams; over-center latches; and corrosion-resistant mechanism. Available at 30-400 A, 240 and 600 V, non-fused switches can be installed near generator.
Original Press release
GE Co., GE Consumer Products
Louisville, KY, 40225
Double Trouble-Free: New High-Performing NEMA 3R Double-Throw Safety Switches Deliver Inspection Convenience, Unique 10-Year Limited Warranty
PLAINVILLE, CT - GE Consumer & Industrial's Electrical Distribution business introduces new NEMA 3R Double-Throw Safety Switches that feature a heavy-duty, trouble-free design and the industry's only 10-year, leak-proof limited warranty. The switches deliver long-term reliability for electrical contractors and end-users in such settings as healthcare, wastewater generators, cell phone towers, oil platforms and rigs, retail and general farming.
Ideal for manually transferring between utility power and a stand-by generator in power emergencies, NEMA 3R Double-Throw Safety Switches are non-fused and available at 30A-400A, 240V and 600V. Utilizing interlock defeat, NEMA 3R Double-Throw Safety Switches save time and money by allowing inspections without disrupting building power.
"The NEMA 3R Double-Throw Safety Switch, with its welded door seams, over-center latches, and corrosion-resistant mechanism delivers customers reliable, rain-proof performance," says Bill Forsythe, product manager, GE Consumer & Industrial.
NEMA 3R Double-Throw Safety Switches utilize a rainproof, heavy-duty NEMA 3R Enclosure equipped with rain guard overhangs, offering protection from falling rain, snow and sleet. GE NEMA 3R Double-Throw Safety Switches are designed without gaskets or sealants, which are prone to deteriorate over time.
NEMA 3R Double-Throw Safety Switches, UL and cUL certified, meet ANSI/NFPA 70, Article 702 standards, and are suitable for use as Service Entrance equipment when installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
Along with long-term rainproof reliability, NEMA 3R Double-Throw Safety Switches offer:
Use for outdoor applications in non-hazardous locations;
Installation close to generators, saving material,time and labor;
Side opening door with over-center style latch for long-term dependability; and
Field-installed auxiliary contact kit for remote monitoring.
For more information on GE safety switches, visit www.geindustrial.com.
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