The invention provides a device and method for actuating electrical switches remotely. The device is removably attached to the switch and is actuated through the transfer of a user's force. The user is able to remain physically removed from the switch site obviating need for protective equipment. The device and method allow rapid, safe actuation of high-voltage or high-current carrying electrical switches or circuit breakers.
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to the employer-employee relationship between the Government and the inventors as U.S. Department of Energy employees at the Brookhaven National Energy Technology Laboratory.