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Luminaire Disconnect: Thomas & Betts

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The Sta-Kon luminaire disconnect enables disconnection of power to fluorescent lighting fixtures without exposure to live wires. It consists of a male and female disconnect body with pre-stripped wire connected to the male and female contacts. The contacts are made of tin-plated brass. The disconnect terminals are housed in crack-, abrasion- and impact-resistant polycarbonate.

It features a finger-safe female line side with wire connectors that prevent the installer from touching hot contacts, eliminating the need to disconnect power to service the fluorescent luminaire. The male side is connected to the fluorescent luminaire ballast, not to active power. Other features include No. 18 GA AWG solid copper-insulated integral wire leads that are compatible with multiple sizes of copper or aluminum wire to simplify installation, as well as an integral latch in the polycarbonate housing, providing a visible and audible verification that the contacts are secured. The integral leads allow a safe disconnect for a single luminaire that includes multiple ballasts. One disconnect removes the voltage from all the ballasts within the luminaire.

Additional features include: Pok-A-Yok design that enables mating halves to be installed only one way, ensuring the correct electrical polarization; oversized electrical contacts, which improve conductivity and limit temperature increases; an orange color that is clearly visible and signifies a safety device; clear identification of the line and load on each polycarbonate housing; and a round design that is small enough for use in tight applications.


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posted: 12/14/2006