Under low fault current interruptions, cutouts generally fall open when a fuse is blown, indicating the location of an operated fuse. A cutout may not always fall open, however, requiring line workers to spend valuable time identifying the location of the blown fuse. This inefficient use of resources prolongs the duration of service outage and ties up critical work force time, leading to higher labor and maintenance costs. To help avoid this challenge, ABB offers kick-out springs on Type ICX cutouts. The kick-out spring is an open-assist feature that forces the fuse door to open each time the fuse operates. No longer will line workers waste valuable time searching for an open cutout only to find the cutout with the blown fuse did not fall open.
Kick-out springs are available on all 100 A and 200 A ICX “interchangeable” styles. ABB fuse tubes with kick-out springs will also fit and operate in competitors’ interchangeable style fuse supports/cutouts bodies. For more information, click here or contact the factory at +1-252-827-3212.