You could be forgiven for thinking that every possible enhancement and innovation has been eked out of this remarkable design. However, not so. The engineering team at Clipsal’s head office in Gepps Cross, South Australia has now introduced a new model to the 30 Mech family, the 30USM (Universal Switch Mechanism).
The new 30USM has a whopping 20A capacity and can switch fluorescent loads up to 16AX as well as increased performance in high short circuit conditions, which makes it a truly universal switch mechanism and ideal for any application.
The team has also introduced a deep contact action and 3mm air gap within the mechanism. This eliminates visible arcing and crackling, preventing carbon deposits on the dolly (switch) and aperture. Not to mention an independent snap action of the dolly bridge that stops the switch from being partially turned on or off.
Cathryn Blair, Clipsal Marketing Operations Manager says that the combination of new features and modular 30 Mechanism design gives electrical contractors a flexible switch solution.
“The huge switching capacity and modular design of the 30USM provides contractors with a convenient and flexible switch solution, which can be used across many applications. The great advantage of this is that contractors only need to carry one switch mechanism, preventing the need to carry several switch mechanisms for different applications.”