Benefits of DECONTACTOR™ Technology

Benefits of MELTRIC Decontactor Technology

Providing Benefits throughout Your Facility

MELTRIC DS and DSN Series Switch-Rated plugs and receptacles combine the safety of a switch with the convenience of a plug and receptacle in one reliable, cost-effective device. They provide user safety, arc flash protection, code compliance, and operating cost benefits that are not possible with other devices.

Ensure User Safety

Simplify NFPA 70E Compliance

Easily Meet NEC Line-of-Sight Disconnect Requirements

Improve Reliability

Reduce Changeout Downtime by up to 50%

Using MELTRIC Switch-Rated plugs and receptacles to connect motors and other critical equipment allows critical changeouts to be made without the need for wiring work at the time of changeout. Technicians can safely make and break connections with plug and play efficiency.

  • There is no need to wait for an electrician to arrive
  • There is no need to suit-up in cumbersome PPE
  • There is no need to field test (jog the motor) to ensure proper rotation

The electrical work to pre-wire replacement motors and ensure proper phase rotation is done at a convenient time back at the shop. Critical processes are back up and running in a fraction of the time.


Motor Changeout Process Comparison


Typical Disconnect Switch

ppe 1. Switch disconnect to OFF position
2. Apply lockout/tagout
3. Perform Shock/Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
4. Obtain permit for energized electrical work
5. Suit up with appropriate PPE
6. Remove the disconnect switch cover
7. Test the voltage to verify deenergization
8. Disconnect motor from hard-wiring
9. Remove old/install new motor
10. Connect new motor to hard-wiring
11. Jog the motor to ensure proper rotation

MELTRIC Switch-Rated Plugs and Receptacles


1. Switch MELTRIC receptacle to OFF position
2. Remove plug from receptacles
3. Apply lockout/tagout
4. Remove old/install new motor
5. Insert plug into receptacle


Total Cost Reduction

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