Energy management: CBS ArcSafe, a manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, offers its remote switch actuator (RSA) for the General Electric Type High Pressure Contact (HPC) switch. The lightweight, portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-73B allows technicians to remotely close or trip the GE HPC switch from a safe distance of up to 300 ft. while remaining stationed outside the arc-flash boundary.
Installation and operation do not require modifications to the existing electrical equipment because of CBS ArcSafe’s magnetic latching system. The RSA-73B is compatible with Type HPC switches with ratings of 800-1600 A, with manual or electric trip with top feed (inverted style). Typical applications include high available fault current systems such as main service disconnects, feeder disconnects, or branch circuit disconnects. When compared to other arc-flash mitigation alternatives, the RSA-73B is a cost-effective solution for keeping operators safe.