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Alternative term: Isolator

A mechanical switching device that provides, in the open position, an isolating distance between the contacts in accordance with specified requirements. It is also capable of carrying currents under normal circuit conditions.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM