Direct (close-coupled) handle mechanisms mount directly to the circuit breaker. They are used in shallow enclosures where the standard variable depth through-the-door type mechanism is not practical or cannot be used. The universal direct handle mechanisms are rated type 1 and type 12. The universal direct handle mechanism is available as standard with a door interlock to prevent opening the enclosure while the circuit breaker is in the on position. It is also available without a door interlock.