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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 08-05-2012 11:55 AM

Jcoop has it. My DC also has a 5HP Leeson, and that’s how I set it up. You can get the contactor from any industrial supply, even Clearvue. The one I use is rated for 40 amps, way overkill. The switch I use is a $10 lamp remote from Menards. You could buy a several, and use as many remotes as you need…plus when they fail (and they will fail) they are cheap to replace. To enclose the contactor I used a weather tight plastic electrical box I got at big blue in the outdoor conduit section, cost about $10. I think your setup will work fine. If you go the route of the contactor you will also need a 120V power source (to power the coil) so plan for that in the wiring installation, that could be the switches that jcoop suggested.

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