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1. (WO2018048878) ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICAL SWITCHES HOUSED IN AN ENCLOSURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/048878    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/050243
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H01H 3/04
H01H 3/06
H01H 3/08
H01H 3/10
H01H 3/20
H01H 9/02
H01H 9/04
H01H 9/20
H01H 9/22
H01H 19/06
H01H 19/635
H01H 71/52
H01H 71/56
Applicants: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
Inventors: TAAFFE, Steven, John
BORZILLO, Anthony, Dale
MADDUX, Steven, Howard
Title: ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICAL SWITCHES HOUSED IN AN ENCLOSURE
Abstract:
An actuator assembly for actuating electrical switches housed in an electrical enclosure is disclosed. The assembly includes at least one handle assembly including a handle positioned above a cover of the enclosure, a trip bracket positioned below the cover and a shaft connecting the handle to the trip bracket. At least one slider actuator is slidably mounted over the electrical switch and coupled to a toggle of the electrical switch. The slider actuator has a drive link which is adapted to be engaged with the trip bracket such that rotation of the handle causes the drive link to slide which in turn causes a linear movement of the slider actuator to toggle the electrical switch. The use of the slider actuator allows a higher density of electrical switches to be stacked inside the enclosure.