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IDEAL Fuse Kit Safeguards

Disconnect Fuse Kits

According to the Electric Drive Transportation Association, there are more than 9,000 public charging stations for electric vehicles in the United States. To assure the safety of these stations, IDEAL offers its SLK Disconnect Fuse Kit, a waterproof breakaway device that de-energizes a station’s electrical system in the event of an emergency, such as a vehicle knocking down a pedestal, or when maintenance service is required. By doing so, the SLK safeguards drivers, first responders and service personnel from potentially life-threatening shock hazards. In addition, it lets service personnel safely work on one pedestal without shutting down the entire charging station.

Developed in partnership with Department of Transportation maintenance crews, the IDEAL SLK is equally effective in safeguarding roadway lights, streetlights and parking lot lights. The fuse is listed to UL’s ECIS category for special purpose connectors, which contains a set of rigorous tests from a host of UL standards, including UL 486D, the standard for submersibility. This means that it is completely safe to use outdoors.

The SLK’s bright orange color makes it easy to spot in dark junction boxes, hand holes, or in a nighttime knockdown situation when the connector is often buried amongst dirt, mud and debris. The UL 94V-2 flame-rated orange features ribs on the boots to provide a superior grip, and has large, easy-to-read markings.

Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.