Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Ideal SLK disconnect fuse kit safeguards EV charging stations
By Anthony Capkun
January 14, 2015 – To assure the safety of electric vehicle charging stations, Ideal Industries offers its SLK disconnect fuse kit—a waterproof breakaway device that de-energizes a station’s electrical system in the event of an emergency, such as a vehicle knocking down a pedestal.
The SLK safeguards drivers, first responders and service personnel from shock hazards, and lets service personnel safely work on one pedestal without shutting down the entire charging station. The SLK is equally effective in safeguarding roadway lights, streetlights and parking lot lights, says Ideal, adding it is listed to UL’s ECIS category for special purpose connectors. The UL 94V-2 flame-rated Orange features ribs on the boots to provide a good grip, and has easy-to-read markings. The kits can be purchased in a range of configurations and accept 2-14 AWG wire. They are rated 30A, 600V, 105 C. Set screw or crimp terminations are available.