So I put a protective covering on our main electronics board, and in order to comply with rule R43 which states:
“The 120A circuit breaker must be quickly and safely accessible from the exterior of the ROBOT … Examples considered not “quickly and safely accessible” include breakers covered by an access panel or door”
My mentor, however, argued that the circuit breaker can be easily accessible while being covered by the panel (There is sufficient space to press the circuit breaker while covered by the panel from the side, you don’t need to remove the panel). He argued that a panel door and a fixed panel are two different things, but I disagree.
Will putting the circuit breaker under the panel violate R43?