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1. (WO2001084580) FUSE CUTOUT WITH MECHANICAL ASSIST

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/084580    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/013203
Publication Date: Nov 8, 2001 International Filing Date: Apr 25, 2001
IPC: H01H 31/12
Applicants: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
Inventors: ROBERTS, Gerald
CLARK, Daren
BROWN, Robert
Title: FUSE CUTOUT WITH MECHANICAL ASSIST
Abstract:
A fuse cutout (10) for connection to a power source comprising, a mounting (12) having upper (32) and lower (34) support members extending from opposing ends of the mounting (12), respectively. A holder member (22) fixedly attached to the lower support (34) of the mounting (12). A pivot member (24) received in the holder (22) at a first pivot point (1370), the pivot member (24) being movable between first and second positions. A fuseholder (26) having upper and lower ends, the lower end being pivotally attached to the pivot member (24) at a second pivot point (139), the fuseholder (26) being movable between closed and open positions corresponding to the first and second positions of the pivot member (24) respectively. A first biasing member (118) disposed between the pivot member (24) and the lower end of the fuseholder (26) at the second pivot point (139), biasing the pivot member (24) toward the second position. The pivot member (24) includes a planar cam surface (134) that engages a lower contact (92) of the holder member (22).