NEMA Publishes KS 2-2006 Distribution Equipment Switch Application Guide

ROSSLYN, Va., August 30, 2006, NEMA has published KS 2-2006, Distribution Equipment Switch Application and Maintenance Guide, A User's Reference. This publication is a guide of practical information containing instructions for the proper installation, operation, and maintenance of distribution equipment switches rated 600 volts or less.

It covers application and maintenance information for distribution equipment switches that are:

a) Rated at not more than 600V and 6000A with or without a horse-power rating

b) With or without provision for fuses

c) With current-carrying parts and mechanisms enclosed in metallic or non-metallic cases, or that are enclosed when mounted in an enclosed switchboard, panelboard, or the like

d) Manually operable by means of external handles

"While KS-1 has provided construction and test requirements for switches, KS-2 is a new publication which covers the application and maintenance of these products. This will be a very useful document to assist the users, installers, and maintenance personnel," says Kevin J. Lippert, chairman of the LVDE 03-Switches.

KS 2-2006 may be viewed or a hardcopy may be purchased for $49.00 by visiting; or by contacting Global Engineering Documents at (800) 854-7179 (within the U.S.), (303) 397-7956 (international), (303) 397-2740 (fax), or on the Internet at

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its 430 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.

Edith Kolodny-Nagy
Standards Editor
(703) 841-3225


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