General Duty Safety Switches

General Duty Switches are intended for applications where reliable performance and continuity of service are needed, but where duty requirements are not severe and usual service conditions prevail. (These switches are intended for use primarily with supply circuits rated 240V AC or less where the available fault current is less than 100,000A when used with Class R or T fuses or 10,000A max. when used with Class H fuses.)


  • Positive Switching Action:
    All general duty switches feature quick make, quick break visible blade switching action. More info

  • Rugged Durability:
    All copper current carrying parts except for lugs are constructed from copper. All general duty switches are both load break and HP rated. All are UL98 listed.

  • Flexibility:
    Switches are available in 2 and 3 pole versions and in both fusible and non-fusible designs. Both Type 1 and 3R enclosures are offered. They can be used for both branch and for service entrance applications. Fusible switches take Class H fuses as standard but are easily field convertible to Class R fuses and also to Class J fuses in 100-600A ratings. 30A plug fuse switches are also available.

  • Ease of Installation:
    Increased wire bending space and tangential knock-outs in 60-600A ratings speed installation.

  • Padlockable:
    All general duty switches are padlockable in the OFF position. The door can also be padlocked in the closed position.

  • Availability:
    General duty switches are stock items in our warehouses and will be shipped within 2-3 days after order entry.



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