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Can an HVL switch be laid down on its back to get it in or out of a tight location?

Published date: 19 September 2019

Issue:
Position of switch when moving to not cause damage

Product Line:
HVL Switchgear

Environment:
Installation

Cause:
Rigging

Resolution:
Yes, it will be OK to lay the switch down on its back to remove it for inspection.
It would be best not to lay it on the side. This might cause some mis-alignment issues.
This was an unfused HVL switch with nothing else in it.
If other items or heavy items were installed, them some bracing should be done.


 

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