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What is the purpose of the red ``T`` shaped locking wedge that is provided on reversing D-Line contactors?

Issue:
Why is there a red "T" shaped wedge on the TeSys D Line contactors? 

Product Line:
IEC Contactors - GIC Product

Environment:
US Product

Cause:
Product Characteristics

Resolution:
This holds the contacts in that contactor stationary to protect the interlock mechanism from possible damage during transit. If the reversing unit should take a hard impact, the interlock pin could be sheared off from both sets of contacts trying to close at the same time.


 
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