OMNIRUPTOR BRACKET “HUGHES ADPATER”
The Omniruptor Bracket or “Hughes Adapter” is an adjustable spacing bracket used when installing and retrofitting inverted Omniruptor switches mounted below the line arm as a way of mitigating both phase to phase jumper wire contact and phase to phase contact via interphase rod. The Hughes Adapter weighs approximately 37 lbs. and is configurable from 40 to 48 inches in length to accommodate the bending radius of various-sized jumper wires. The Hughes Adapter reduces movement of the tap from the source line through the adapter insulator, to the switch terminal pad. In addition, it provides stability in heavy winds and helps to comply with the GO 95 Rule 54.6-A, 12 ft. unsupported tap rule.