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Contactors and Control Relays

Engineered to Deliver the Best Control


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Product Features

  • Standard size contactors available in four frame sizes for devices rated from (AC-3) 9A-105A, directly interchangeable with other manufacturers.
  • Leading the industry with our compact miniature 10HP contactors. One frame size (7A-16A, AC or DC) – 28% reduction in panel area compared to standard devices.
  • High fault short circuit current rating of 100kA@480V and 600V with Class J fuses.
  • Integral auxiliary contacts, 3 power poles + 1 auxiliary, are standard on all c3 9A-25A standard contactors, and 1 NO or 1 NC on all c3 miniature contactors.
  • Miniature contactors can be installed/mounted in multiple orientations, including upside down.
  • Wide variety of AC and DC operating coils. Our 50A-105A DC operated devices feature electronic coil control.
  • A printed circuit board link module is available and installs directly on the terminals of the miniature contactors enabling them to be direct mounted on an electronic printed circuit board.
  • Modular design allows easy installation of Series 320 Overload Relays and the complete range of Series 330 Motor Protection Circuit Breakers and accessories.

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Control Panel Choices That Protect Your Biggest Investments

When it comes to the control panels that govern the operation of machines and processes, it is critical that each component can be relied upon to optimize safety and performance.

Providing Exceptional Performance and Long Electrical Life Through A Wide Range Of Switching Capabilities, Features And Functions.

c3controls’ line of Standard Contactors and Miniature Contactors and Control Relays are easy to install and designed to perform in a broad range of global applications. Available with AC or DC coils, DIN rail and panel mounting, IP20 guarded terminals, multi-point coils, and include a wide variety of shared accessories.

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c3controls' Range of IEC Contactors and Control Relays Offer A Wide Variety of Features, Functionality, And Performance In The Most Demanding Applications.

The complete range of c3controls’ Contactors and Control Relays share common accessories, reducing inventory and enabling the devices to be customized for each application. Small size, IP20 guarded terminals with dual terminal markings, enhance the features and performance of your equipment.

Non-Reversing (Standard Size)

  • Four frame sizes for devices rated from 9A to 105A
  • Contactors rated 15HP @ 460V (11kW @ 400V) are only 45mm (1-49/64”) wide reducing panel area requirements
  • AC and DC operating coils for control circuit application flexibility. 32A to 105A DC operated devices feature electronic coil control.
  • Operating Current Rating (AC-3): 9 – 105A
  • Operating Coils/Frequencies: AC (50Hz, 60Hz, 50/60Hz), DC, and DC electronic coil control, 50 – 105A
  • Lower power consumption for 32A and 40A DC contactors

Reversing (Standard Size)

  • Four frame sizes for devices rated from 9A to 80A
  • Operating Current Rating (AC-3): 9 – 80A
  • AC and DC operating coils for control circuit application flexibility. 50A to 80A DC operated devices feature electronic coil control.
  • Operating Coils/Frequencies: AC (50Hz, 60Hz, 50/60Hz), DC, and DC electronic coil control, 50 – 105A

Accessories

  • Modular design and common snap-on accessories are easily installed without the use of tools, lowering assembly and installation costs.
  • Side mounted auxiliaries and interlocks are 9mm wide and install without the use of tools onto Series 300 Contactors, reducing panel footprint and simplifying installation.
  • Power wiring modules provide reliable, rigid interconnections between the forward and reverse contactors.
  • Front mounted auxiliary contacts and surge suppressors install directly on top of the single front mounted mechanical interlock when used with our Miniature Reversing Contactors.

Non-Reversing (Miniature)

  • One frame size for devices rated up to 16A, 10HP @ 460V (7.5kW @ 400V) reducing panel area requirements – smaller enclosures can be used for lower installed costs.
  • 5mm wide x 58mm high x 52mm deep (1-49/64″ x 2-9/32″ x 2-3/64″)
  • Four pole control relays with NO and NC contact configurations.
  • Feature printed circuit board mounting with an accessory link module.
  • Universal ratings and markings: A, kW, and HP ratings as well as applicable 3rd party certification markings.

Reversing (Miniature)

  • One frame size for devices rated up to 16A, 10HP @ 460V (7.5kW @ 400V) reducing panel area requirements – smaller enclosures can be used for lower installed costs.
  • 90mm wide x 61mm high x 59mm deep (3-37/64″ x 2-13/32″ x 2-21/64″)
  • Universal ratings and markings: A, kW, and HP ratings as well as applicable 3rd party certification markings.

Control Relays (Miniature)

  • Includes bifurcated contacts, rated 16A AC-1, A600, and Q600 for high current switching applications up to 600V.
  • Four pole control relays with NO and NC contact configurations.
  • Feature printed circuit board mounting with an accessory link module.
  • Universal ratings and markings: A, kW, and HP ratings as well as applicable 3rd party certification markings.

Designed For Use In Power Circuits And Are Ideal For Industrial, Light Industrial And Commercial Applications

c3controls' Non-Reversing and Reversing Contactors and Control Relays are designed for use in power circuits and are ideal for industrial, light industrial and commercial applications. Their features, performance, small size and ease of installation make them ideal for controlling motors, actuators, solenoids and other power switching circuits, such as transformers, heaters, capacitors and lights.

Proven

UL Listed and CE marked, our Contactors and Control Relays are designed to perform in a broad range of applications.

High Fault Short Circuit Current Rating

High fault short circuit current rating of 100kA @ 480V and 600V with Class J fuses, provides safety and reliability in high fault applications.

Enhanced Safety

IP20 guarded terminals with dual terminal markings prevent accidental contact with live parts.

Quick Identification

Enhanced markings, improved identification labels, and dual IEC and NEMA terminal markings ensure quick identification of product from all angles, simplifying troubleshooting in panels with many devices.

Easy to Install

Environmentally friendly contacts are cadmium free and non-metallic materials are asbestos, halogen, and cadmium free. All c3controls products are compliant to the RoHS directives.

Control Circuit Application Flexibility

AC and DC operating coils for control circuit application flexibility.

Environmentally Friendly

Environmentally friendly contacts are cadmium free and non-metallic materials are asbestos, halogen, and cadmium free. All c3controls products are compliant to the RoHS directives.

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White Papers

Industrial Control Basics: Part 1 – Contactors

There are many pieces to the puzzle of a control system. A good understanding of the basic building blocks is critical to the success of your application. In that spirit, c3controls is creating a series of papers on Industrial Control Basics for you to use to review these building blocks or learn for the first time.

This paper on Contactors will provide you with not only basics, but also includes reference tables for NEMA and IEC contactor sizes.

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The Basics of a Contactor

Contactors are highly useful in industrial and high current load applications. Therefore, it is important to choose the right contactor for your application. Part 1 of our contactor video series will help you to understand the working principal of contactors, their crucial components, types of contacts, their roles, capabilities and life expectancy.

The Different Types of Contactor Devices

What are the different types of Contactor Devices? What is their role in industrial electronics? Watch this video from our contactor series to understand the different types of contactor devices commonly used today in industrial and commercial applications, presented by Ted Wodoslawsky from c3controls.

The Differences between NEMA & IEC Standards for Contactors

There are two standards for Contactors: NEMA and IEC. This video briefly explains the contactor rating standards, size systems, utilization categories, components, safety factors and the design characteristics. Learn more about the differences between NEMA and IEC standards for contactors and the types of applications contactors are used in.