The Decontactor Series of plugs and receptacles is UL-approved for use as a motor circuit disconnect switch and as a branch circuit disconnect switch. According to the company, the units feature an integral switching mechanism that helps ensure the safe make or break of live connections and that the contacts are dead before the plug can be removed. In addition, when re-inserting the plug into the receptacle, the male contacts do not engage the live female contacts until after they are fully enclosed inside the device’s arc chambers, thus preventing outside exposure to arc flash — even in short-circuit conditions up to 100kA. They are available in sizes up to 200A or 60 hp.
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