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Selecting an IEC Motor Starter

This is a detailed guide in selecting the right motor starter for your application.  Let’s start with a quick brush up on the components of a motor starter.  Assembled motor starters consist of a contactor, overload relay mounted in a NEMA 4X rated polycarbonate enclosure. You may refer to our detailed guide on selecting a… Read more »

Magnetic Motor Starters: The Basics

A magnetic motor starter is an electromagnetically operated device that starts and stops a connected motor load. Magnetic starters consist of an electrical contactor and an overload which provides protection in case of a sudden loss of power. Contactor vs Relay The contactor is similar to a relay but is designed to switch a larger… Read more »