Safety products: BURNDY’s new Bolted Wedge In-Line Disconnect Switch combines a bolted-wedge hybrid connector with industry standard components to bring the most reliable performance to switch/distribution line connections. The Bolted Wedge In-Line Switch features recognized and proven MindCore Technologies blade components, as well as Advanced Rubber Products Inc. insulators attached to a BURNDY-designed yoke plate assembly. It is especially useful for gloving and hot stick applications when paired with an industry standard loadbreak tool.
The Bolted Wedge In-Line Switch uses dual insulators to minimize switch movement during opening and closing of the blade. Installation steps are kept to a minimum because the switch can be snapped directly onto the line and secured with the BURNDY conductor pivot retainer. This retainer acts as a third hand to free up the line worker’s hands to safely install the connectors.
The BURNDY bolted wedge connectors use bolted technology to provide a highly reliable mechanical and electrical connection and combines it with sliding wedge technology to ensure the connection stays tight even if the line experiences high mechanical loads. The hybrid design also takes some of the guess work out of tightening the hardware.