Lex Products Corp. Introduces Emergency Power Manual Transfer Switch

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Lex Products Corps introduce the ReadySwitch™, an easy to set-up integrated manual transfer switch that requires no maintenance and is rated cULus 1008 / Type 3R for extended use outdoors. The ReadySwitch™ features a patent pending safety mechanical interlock to prevent temporary and permanent power from engaging simultaneously.

PowerGATE™ ReadySwitch™ Power Input Panel with Integrated Manual Transfer Switch for emergency power management.

ReadySwitch™ Power Input Panel with Integrated Manual Transfer Switch

With the ReadySwitch™ we see this as a means to ensure safety and maintain as close to normal business operations during the loss of power”, commented Jack Hogarth, Industrial Products Manager at Lex Products.

Lex Products introduces the PowerGATE™ ReadySwitch™ Power Input Panel with Integrated Manual Transfer Switch for emergency power management. During a power outage the ReadySwitch™ can be easily paired with a portable generator saving businesses millions of dollars in lost profits due to spoiled goods, no visible lights, or inability to accept electronic payments.

The ReadySwitch™ is the perfect cost efficient switchgear device for gas stations, convenience stores, housing complexes, schools, and other municipal facilities.

An end-user can install the ReadySwitch™ prior to an emergency power outage and easily energize the facility with a portable generator quickly, compared to waiting for an available electrician during a power outage, resulting in normal business operation.

“We are excited to offer this new product in our line of emergency power solutions portfolio. After Hurricane Sandy we empathized with many of our customers over the loss of millions of dollars due to the loss of power. With the ReadySwitch™ we see this as a means to ensure safety and maintain as close to normal business operations during the loss of power”, commented Jack Hogarth, Industrial Products Manager at Lex Products.

With easy connection and operation of a portable generator to a facility the ReadySwitch™ manual transfer switch can be toggled by any trained ReadySwitch™ operator to energize power from the portable generator. Power is then easily restored to the facility without having to wait, saving businesses time and money.

Two configurations offer a choice of either service entrance rated or switched to work in conjunction with existing main disconnect, both options feature 400 Amp, 3 Phase, (H, H, H, N, G) 4 Pole, 5 Wire, 600 VAC Maximum service.

Safety
The ReadySwitch™ is a cULus 1008 Switchgear Accessory, adding a level of safety and reliability. When paired with a service entrance rated device, the unit prevents power surges upon a simultaneous connection of two electrical sources. With a 35ka SCCR at 480 VAC and 25ka SCCR at 600VAC, the ReadySwitch™ can withstand large surges in current, preventing further damage to equipment in the electrical system. The keyed, front door prevents unauthorized access and tampering with the device. The inward opening cable door also prevents access to the terminals while in use or dormant, preventing cable theft. The dead-front panel, installed during the initial set up and installation, prevents access from unauthorized personnel, and large graphic labels clearly identify the operations and connections so that only minimum level of training is needed to operate.

Product Features & Benefits

  •     Eliminates the need for expensive permanent generator purchase and maintenance; or for emergency professional electrical work
  •     Outdoor placement eliminates need to run cables in public access areas and allows building entrances to remain securely closed
  •     Suitable for Service Entrance and eliminates the need for a separate main breaker
  •     Patented interlock prevents incorrect connections
  •     Keyed entry and front door prevents unauthorized access and operation
  •     cULus Type3R for extended use outdoors
  •     Listed to UL1008 up to 65kAIC Short Circuit Current Capacity
  •     ANSI Gray color matches other switchgear and does not stand out

For more information, visit http://www.lexproducts.com or call 1-800-643-4460.

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About Lex Products:
Lex Products Corporation is a leading manufacturer of innovative power distribution and control systems for demanding markets, including entertainment, industrial and the military. Founded in 1989, the company specializes in portable power systems including distribution boxes, cable assemblies, cable protectors and other products, designed to withstand rough use and harsh environments. Lex Products is ISO 9001:2008 certified for all production, operations and support services across its three U.S. facilities.

Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, the company also has offices in Sun Valley, California and the United Kingdom.. For more information, visit http://www.lexproducts.com or call 1-800-643-4460.

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