Switches


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Switches
1010607 SwitchesA switch is used to disconnect or close circuits that may be energized. If the circuit conducts current when it is operated, special devices need to be installed on the switch contacts to interrupt or establish the current flow. High-voltage switches are operated remotely with a mechanism or directly with a hot-line tool, called a switch stick. The operating mechanism may be manually operated at the location of the switch by a lineman or by control signals initiated by remote devices to an electric, hydraulic, or pneumatic operating mechanism, at the switch location, from a remote point.Switches may be divided into four general classes: Air switches
Citation
Thomas M. Shoemaker; James E. Mack: Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, Twelfth Edition. Switches, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export