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What is the issue with the enclosed Vario Switch not being pad lockable?

Recently, a change has been made to provide lockable handles as standard. To convert any devices provided without lockable handles, the handle kits listed below can be ordered and changed in the field to obtain locking capabilities. Please note that the shaft provided with these handle kits should be discarded and not used with the non-metallic enclosure. Use the original shaft that came with the complete device.

KCF1PZ is the replacement handle assembly.

KCF2PZ is the replacement handle assembly.

KCF3PZ is the replacement handle assembly.

Caution: Standard handle assemblies CANNOT be used to replace factory installed handle assemblies on these non-metallic enclosed switches. The original, factory supplied shaft must be used with the replacement handle. The standard replacement handle shaft will be too short to properly engage the switch and if used, could cause the switch to disengage from the handle assembly during normal use.

Previously these did not have padlockable handles because the UL 508 changed to prevent load-break switches from being used as motor disconnect switches. In the interpretation of this change, UL in France (where this product is manufactured) believed that if the switch is not a motor disconnect, it cannot have a lockable handle. The Vario is not a motor disconnect, lockable handles were removed and replaced by non-lockable handles.

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