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PV Style Circuit Breakers

CBS ArcSafe introduces its CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 PowlVac remote racking solution for PowlVac PV style circuit breakers manufactured by Powell Electrical Manufacturing Company. The RRS-3 PowlVac is compatible with all standard PowlVac PV style circuit breakers with current ratings from 1200-3000A. It is not compatible with breakers equipped with Closed Door Racking or “CDR”. This racking solution allows technicians to remotely rack IN or OUT the PowlVac Type PV standard low-voltage circuit breaker from a safe distance while remaining stationed outside of the arc-flash boundary.

Installation and operation of the CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 PowlVac is quick and simple and does not require any modifications to the existing equipment. PowlVac Type PV style circuit breakers may typically be found in industrial plants, utility and co-generation facilities, and commercial and residential buildings. By automating the racking procedure, the CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 PowlVac reduces operator fatigue and increases operator safety.

When accompanied by a CBS ArcSafe remote switch operator (RSO) control unit, the RRS-3 reduces the need for arc-flash suits and eliminates all hazardous manual contact with gear during operation from up to 300 feet away. The system is lightweight and portable for hard-to-access areas. 

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