Remote Switch Actuator Keeps Techs Safe from Arc Flashes


A remote switch actuator (RSA) for the Sylvania/Zinsco QSF series of 100–600 A panelboard switches (PBSs) is lightweight and portable. CBS ArcSafe RSA-103 allows technicians to remotely close or trip a Sylvania/Zinsco PBS from a safe distance of up to 300 feet, well outside the arc-flash boundary.


Installation and operation do not require any modifications to the existing electrical equipment, thanks to CBS ArcSafe’s magnetic latching system. Typical applications include switching and protection of low-voltage AC-power distribution systems. When compared to other arc-flash mitigation alternatives, the RSA-103 is a cost-effective solution for keeping operators safe when using Sylvania/Zinsco QSF series 100–600 A switches.


Optional features include radio remote with a range of up to 300 ft., 24 V DC LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and rugged protective case assembly. All RSA units are portable, fast, and easy to set up; offer mechanical and/or electrical safety protection; are adjustable to fit unique electrical equipment configurations; reduce the requirements for personal protection equipment; and meet NFPA 70E arc-flash safety compliance standards.


  • Operating pushbuttons, such as circuit breaker trip and close buttons
  • Operating levers, such as those found on motor control center buckets
  • Operating lever or rotary style charging handles requiring single or multiple strokes
  • Operating rotary and pistol grip switches, such as breaker control switches
  • Engaging or disengaging mechanical interlocks, such as circuit breaker interlock foot-pedals or pushbuttons
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