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Device for remote operation of electrical disconnect

United States Patent

9,530,576
December 27, 2016
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Savannah River National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer Website
Provided is a device for remote operation of an electrical disconnect. The device can include a handle clamp configured to be secured to an extending member of the electrical disconnect. The device can further include a case clamp configured to be secured to a rigid portion of the electrical disconnect. The device can further include a cable having an exterior sheath coaxially surrounding an inner cable. The inner cable can be coaxially slidable with respect to the exterior sheath. The inner cable can extend through an opening of the case clamp and be secured to the handle clamp. The device can further include an actuator configured to coaxially slide the inner cable such that the handle clamp is actuated towards the case clamp.
Coleman; Jody Rustyn (Aiken, SC), Bobbitt, III; John Thomas (Evans, GA)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
14/ 249,468
20140305780
April 10, 2014
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.