Safe disconnection under load

21 November 2018 | Web Article Number: ME201812761

Electrical & Electronics
Harbour Infrastructure & Shipping

MARECHAL Electric’s flagship product, the Decontactor, combines a plug and socket with a switch allowing for quick, safe disconnection under load up to a maximum of 250A.

“Not only is a plug-and-play unit convenient, but also in saving on downtime, saves on costs too,” the company said in a statement.”

Safe disconnection under load

Features include

• IP66/IP67 sealing (watertight to big waves and temporary immersion)

• UV resistance

• the ability to connect and / or disconnect safely on load from 16A to 250A

• a safety shutter preventing access to live parts

According to the company, success stories include the Dieppe Commercial Port in France where the 90A and 250A Decontator are used in crane and port pedestal applications. Local ports such as Richards Bay, Durban, Coega, Cape Town and Saldanha Bay also feature various Marechal products in varied applications from ship-to-shore power, crane power supply and general power supply.

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