Meltric Corp., a manufacturer of industrial duty electrical plugs and receptacles, has announced the availability of its new 2010 product catalog featuring Decontactor Series switch-rated plugs, receptacles and connectors. This new 224-page catalog also provides information about Meltric’s other plug and receptacle product offerings, including some new hazardous-duty-rated devices, high-ampacity devices (up to 600 A), and a variety of multi-pin devices (up to 37 contacts).
Decontactor Series switch-rated plugs and receptacles allow technicians to quickly change-out motors, welders and other electrical equipment with plug-and-play simplicity. They are an approved line-of-sight disconnect and they are CSA approved for both ‘branch circuit’ and ‘motor circuit’ disconnect switching up to 200 A or 60 HP. Decontactors are also CSA 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A Decontactors integral switching capability ensures that the contacts are always deenergized before the plug can be withdrawn from the receptacle.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 CSA Z462 defined hazard/risk category of zero during equipment connection and disconnection users do not have to wear PPE nor follow other cumbersome CSA Z462 specified safety procedures typically necessary for electrical safety during electrical equipment change-outs.