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Topic Title: Replacement contactor
Topic Summary: Advice please
Created On: 15 January 2013 07:58 PM
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 15 January 2013 07:58 PM
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geov

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I may have to replace an Embray 3ph heating contactor (Type 2J430), rated at 63A ACI per pole. The control is 230v. I've been quoted almost £600 for a direct replacement.
Can anyone suggest a suitable (cheaper) alternative?

Thanks.
 15 January 2013 08:48 PM
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Dave69

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are you sure they said 600 and not £60?
 16 January 2013 06:57 AM
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normcall

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Is this a black box some 8 inches wide and 4 inches high?
If I remember correctly had a nice large terminals, DC coil and contactor of preference for 3 phase off peak heating systems by electricity boards in the 1970's due to quiet operation and reliability.
Similar thing was/is available from Klockner-Mouler (?) but you had to make them up from the bits or they were made to order.

Yep, they are not cheap!

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 16 January 2013 07:58 AM
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geov

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That's the one Norman, though "mine" is a lovely enamelled blue shade, but used for the purpose you describe - now the householder's responsibility!

Ok Dave, I over-egged the price I was quoted, it was £570.00 not £600.00......and I'm still looking for a suitable cheaper alternative.

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 16 January 2013 08:03 AM
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Is this ok?

63a ac1 230v coil. Described as low

http://www.e-electricalsupplie...or-4no-63a-230v/p10459
 16 January 2013 02:02 PM
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geov

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Thanks Leckie, looks like a contender. Not familiar with the make - do you know if this has an inegral control coil?

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 16 January 2013 02:48 PM
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No familiar with Hager? Big company.

I dont know about an integral control coil. Give them a ring 01952 677899
 16 January 2013 02:58 PM
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AJJewsbury

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do you know if this has an inegral control coil?

If you mean the main coil that's energised to close the contacts, yes, they're built-in - connected between the A1 and A2 terminals.

That one still seems a bit pricey to me though - even RS can beat that: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/contactors/2439876/

- Andy.
 16 January 2013 03:13 PM
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geov

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Leckie - Hager yes, this particular contactor no!

Leckie/Andy - many thanks.
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