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What is the field-installable Kirk Key lnterlock mounting provision for the Powerpact M, P and R frame breakers?

FA120187

24/11/2020

Product Line:
Circuit Breakers

Environment:
Applies to PowerPact M, P and R

Resolution:
For Powerpact M, P and R breakers, the Kirk Key Interlock provision is NOT available for field installation. The provision is only available factory installed on the breaker cover. For an existing breaker, instead of having to replace the breaker, customer can return the breaker/cover via return tags to the plant to have the lock "provision" (mounting bracket) installed, based on the below. Then you can buy a Kirk lock from the vendor direct to install on the breaker.

NOTE:  Return options are below based on type of breaker you have.
 
PowerPact M:
Unit Mount           =              Return of Cover Only is acceptable
I Line                  =              Return of Cover Only is acceptable
 
PowerPact P:
Unit Mount           =              Return of Cover Only is acceptable
I Line                  =              Return of Cover Only is acceptable
 
PowerPact R:
Unit Mount           =              Return of Cover Only is acceptable
I Line                  =              Return of Cover Only is acceptable

For cases where the breaker is in service and the cover cannot be removed, take clear pictures showing the serial number, catalog number, and date code, obtain a Repair and Return RMA from Claims requesting JA provison (vertical mount) be added to a M or P frame breaker or JK (horizontal mount) provision be added to an M, P, or R frame breaker. Send the RMA number along with the photo on a CR to Cedar Rapids Customer Service inbox. A new cover will be made and shipped. Once they remove the original cover and place the new cover on the breaker, the customer will need to ship the original cover back to the plant.

 
For a vertical mount provision plus padlock attachment order JE provision for M, P, or R breaker.

When returning the Breaker/Cover ask for "suffix JA (vertical mounting) (for M or P frame) or  JK (horizontal mounting)(for M, P or R frame)" for kirk provision. The return TAGs will be for a "code 50 return and repair".

Suffix for "JR" for Schneider (Federal Pioneer) provision is no longer available, obsolete since Sept. 2013.

See attachment for catalog numbers.