Circuit interrupting device with reverse wiring protection

  • US 6,437,953 B2
  • Filed: 06/11/2001
  • Issued: 08/20/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/24/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A reset lockout device comprising:

  • a reset connection to a switch for enabling a reset of the switch from a tripped position to a normal position, wherein the switch includes a switch trip condition sensor and a switch trip actuator for tripping the switch from the normal position to the tripped position in response to an indication from the switch trip condition sensor;

    a test connection to the switch for enabling a test of the switch trip condition sensor and the switch trip actuator;

    a reset actuator connected to the test connection and reset connection having a rest position, a test position for initiating the test and a reset position for initiating the switch reset to place the switch in a normal position; and

    a reset actuator lockout connected to the reset actuator for blocking the enabling of the switch reset unless the test succeeds.

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