A safety switch (or disconnect) monitors the electric current in various applications. They are used with major industrial machines such as conveyor belts, line equipment, heavy appliances, and whole-system electrical protection. You may need to disconnect your equipment from the electrical supply for repairs, maintenance, or emergencies. Safety switches monitor the current and detect faults in the electrical infrastructure so that in the event of an electrical leak, a short-circuit, an overload, or equipment failure, the safety switch will nearly instantaneously (within milliseconds) shut off power to the system.
Safety switches are an NEC requirement (National Electrical Code) in all industrial settings and were established by the National Fire Protection Association. The NEC requires that a safety switch be “in sight” or visible and no more than 50 feet from the equipment it controls.
There are many types of safety switches, and the model you need depends on the conditions inside your working environment. Not sure what type you require? Call J&P Electrical, our experienced and motivated team of staff can help, and if we don’t have the product you are looking for, we’ll find it!
Types of Disconnects:
- Light duty safety switch (residential, disconnect workshops, hobby rooms, furnaces, and garages)
- General duty safety switch (residential & light commercial disconnects)
- Heavy- duty safety switch
- Double throw safety switch
Disconnect Fuse Types:
- Class T
Disconnect Maximum Voltage:
- General/light duty – 30A, 60A, 100A, 200A, 400A, 800A
- Heavy duty – 30A, 60A, 100A, 200A, 225A, 400A, 600A, 800A, 1200A
- Double throw – 30A, 60A, 100A, 200A, 600A
Looking for disconnects or other industrial equipment? J&P Electrical is sure to have or be able to find what you’re looking for; give us a call!
J&P Electrical is a full-service electrical supply company. At J&P, we source contractors, end-users, and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned, and obsolete electrical equipment. We also purchase a wide range of heavy industrial electrical equipment such as bus plugs, bus duct, transformers, circuit breakers, fuses, and switchboards. Call us at 877-844-5514 for assistance.
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