Remote Switch Operators
CBS ArcSafe remote switch operators are used in conjunction with a remote switch actuator to remotely operate various types and styles of circuit breakers, motor control, switches and control circuits. By allowing service personnel to stand outside the arc-flash boundary, CBS ArcSafe remote switch operators reduce the need for a full-body arc-flash hazard suit.
With a remote switch operator (RSO), a service technician can operate, trip, and close release circuit breakers from a safe distance using a remote switch actuator (RSA). The remote switch operator can be used in conjunction with a CBS ArcSafe remote racking system or independently as a stand-alone device.
The remote switch actuators are mechanically assisted by magnets; and no modifications are required to your switchgear. You can easily move the remote switch actuator from one breaker to another.
There are several versions of the CBS ArcSafe remote switch actuators that enable the system to be used with different types of circuit breakers, motor controls, control switches, etc. Each remote switch actuator is powered by the RSO portable base unit that includes a 24V DC power supply and either a pendant control or radio remote control.
There are four different styles of remote switch operators: the RSO-I, RSO-II, RSO-III, and RSO-IV. The RSO-I is capable of operating a remote switch actuator that functions only for closing and/or tripping the electrical equipment. The RSO-II is capable of operating two remote switch actuators that close and/or trip electrical equipment at the same time. The RSO-III is designed to operate remote switch actuators that are capable of charging, closing, and/or tripping electrical equipment. The RSO-IV is used in conjunction with an appropriate single-use remote racking system.
Circuit Breaker Compatibility
Compatible with all switchgear manufacturers including, but not limited to:
- Cutler Hammer
- Federal Pacific Electric
- Federal Pioneer
- General Electric
- Square D
RSO; RSO-I; RSO-II; RSO-III: US Patent No. 8,006,371B1