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Opening, Closing, Resetting and Testing a Circuit Breaker with Toggle Handle

Opening and Closing with the Toggle Handle

Task

Action

Open the circuit breaker

Push the toggle handle from the I (ON) position to the O (OFF) position.

Close the circuit breaker

Push the toggle handle from the O (OFF) position to the I (ON) position

Resetting with the Toggle Handle After a Trip

When the circuit breaker trips, the toggle handle moves from the I (ON) position to the (Trip) position.

CAUTION
HAZARD OF CLOSING ON ELECTRICAL FAULT
Do not close the circuit breaker without first inspecting and, if necessary, repairing the downstream electrical equipment.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury or equipment damage.

The fact that a circuit breaker has tripped does not fix the cause of the fault detected on the downstream electrical equipment.

Follow these steps to reset the circuit breaker after a trip caused by an electrical fault.

Step

Action

Position

1

Push the toggle handle from the (Trip) position to the O (OFF) position.

The circuit breaker is open.

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O (OFF)

2

Take precautions to protect yourself (see Taking Precautions Before Responding to a Trip).

O (OFF)

3

Look for the cause of the detected fault (see Identifying the Cause of the Trip).

O (OFF)

4

Clean and test the downstream equipment and the circuit breaker (see Checking Equipment After a Trip).

O (OFF)

5

Push the toggle handle from the O (OFF) position to the I (ON) position.

The circuit breaker is closed.

I (ON)

Testing the Trip Mechanism with a Toggle Handle

CAUTION
HAZARD OF NUISANCE TRIPPING
Circuit breaker tests must only be done by qualified electrical personnel.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury or equipment damage.

When testing the trip mechanism, take precautions against:

  • Disrupting operations

  • Activating inappropriate alarms

  • Triggering unwanted actions

For example, tripping the circuit breaker with the push-to-trip button can lead to inappropriate fault indications or corrective actions (such as switching to an alternate power source).

Follow these steps to test the trip mechanism.

Step

Action

Position

1

Push the toggle handle from to the O (OFF) position to the I (ON) position.

The circuit breaker is closed.

I (ON)

2

Press the push-to-trip button.

The handle moves from the I (ON) position to the (Trip) position. The circuit breaker is tripped.

(Trip)

3

Push the toggle handle from the (Trip) position to the O (OFF) position.

The circuit breaker is reset.

O (OFF)

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