Blue Sea makes a nice, effective, and inexpensive toggle guard for the branch circuit breakers. The picture below shows a handful of them scattered across the breaker panel. Some are to keep the breaker from being turned off accidentally, and other are to keep the breaker from being turned on accidentally.
|Toggle guards scattered around the breaker panel|
Enter Mark, the local master of all things acrylic. He has CAD drawing of these breakers and can laser cut a cover plate as seen in the picture below. I rummaged around the local hardware store and found the plastic standoffs and screws, and presto, a really nice toggle guard. The cover keeps errant fingers and butts away from the breaker and requires a conscience reach behind to switch it on or off. And there is ample clearance for the breaker to trip on it's own as breakers are designed to do. I put one on the 24VDC main breaker and on the 12VDC subpanel main breaker.
Drop me a note if anyone wants Mark's contact info, as I'm sure he can supply these to others.
|Acrylic cover over tandem breaker|
|Acrylic cover over single main breaker|
Very nice solution, Peter.ReplyDelete