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Locking Device for Circuit Breaker

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046467D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bahri, K Wasnorowicz, JP [+details]

Abstract

A "Z"-shaped spring device locks the handle of a circuit breaker into its opened position after the breaker has been tripped. One end of the Z is mounted on the breaker frame. The free end of the Z is normally positioned over a tab on the breaker handle, and it springs behind the tab when the breaker is opened and thereby prevents the handle from being moved to the closed position. A pull ring on the free end of the Z permits maintenance personnel to lift the end of the Z from its locking position and to move the breaker handle to the closed position.