By Anthony Capkun
October 16, 2013 – The CBS ArcSafe RSA-12A is a custom-built remote switch actuator that remotely operates all styles of Westinghouse/Cutler-Hammer DS/DSL power circuit breakers.
It is designed to operate on equipment with either manual or electric charging mechanisms, and is compatible with all manufacturers and sizes of DS breakers without any modification to the breaker. When accompanied by an applicable CBS ArcSafe Remote Switch Operator (RSO) control unit, the RSA-12A provides remote CHARGE, CLOSE and OPEN operation from up to 300 ft away from the equipment, reducing the need for bulky personal protective equipment (PPE) and virtually eliminating, says the company, operator fatigue caused by manually operating the breaker while wearing heavy protective gear. Options include a radio remote with a range of up to 150 ft, 24vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor for remote viewing, and Pelican case assembly.