The Blackburn Storm-Safe Service Entrance Disconnect System from Thomas & Betts (Memphis, TN) de-energizes and releases utility service entrance cables when they are struck by debris, eliminating a safety hazard to the public, emergency responders, and utility repair personnel. Power can be quickly restored at minimal cost by installing a new link and re-inserting the contacts. The system is comprised of two primary components: a mechanical breakaway link and mating contacts for the electrical service. When the service cable is struck by debris, the Storm-Safe system’s breakaway link releases the service mechanical support and disconnects the electrical service, which de-energizes the cable without damaging utility equipment or the customer’s premises.
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