Switch-Rated Plugs, Receptacles Catalog and Brochures
They are an NEC approved ‘line of sight’ disconnect and they are UL approved for both ‘branch circuit’ and ‘motor circuit’ disconnect switching up to 200A or 60 hp. Decontactors are also UL rated to make and withstand short circuits up to 100 kA. A Decontactors integral switching capability ensures that the contacts are always deenergized before the plug can be withdrawn from the receptacle. Once the plug is removed, the receptacle’s safety shutter further ensures worker safety by preventing unintentional access to live parts to all but the correct mating plug.
Since Decontactors maintain a NFPA 70E defined hazard/risk category of zero during equipment connection and disconnection users do not have to wear heavy PPE nor follow other cumbersome NFPA 70E specified safety procedures that are typically necessary for electrical safety during equipment change-outs.