Rotary isolators are a type of switch commonly seen in commercial and industrial settings. Rotary isolators feature coloured controls and are often connected to machinery. Like other isolator switches, their purpose is to cut off power for safety, usually to allow for servicing and repair.
What are Rotary Isolators For?
The primary purpose of any isolator switch is to cut off the electricity supply to a section of the circuit to allow work to be carried out. These essential components protect electricians and engineers from potential electrocution. Rotary isolators are a type of non-fused switch disconnector. To cut the power supply, simply rotate the switch. Then restore it quickly afterwards by turning it back on. Rotary isolators can be locked into position for extra safety during maintenance.
What are the Different Types of Electrical Isolator Switches?
Types of isolator switches include fused and non-fused. Fused isolator switches come as single-phase and three-phase devices. Isolator switches can also have different pole configurations: single-pole, double-pole and 4-pole.
At Toolstation, we stock a wide range of isolators and electrical switches from leading brands like IMO Stag, IMO, Unbranded and Protek.