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Forum topic by MrRon posted 12-27-2017 05:29 PM 335 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2017 05:29 PM

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Are there any magnetic starters available in 110 volts, similar to the magnetic starters on 220 volt?


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#1 posted 12-27-2017 05:52 PM

Sure.. any voltage you want… 110 (115/120), 200 (208), 230 (240), 400, 460, etc… Most will have multiple taps on the control transformer to select whatever input voltage you have. Here is one such animal where you can see how the transformer can be hooked up for different voltages:

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Brad

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#2 posted 12-27-2017 06:12 PM

What are you starting?

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#3 posted 12-27-2017 06:26 PM

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#4 posted 12-28-2017 05:03 PM

I have a magnetic starter on my 3 hp saw. I know it is a safety issue so I thought it would be a good idea to put them on all my power tools, bu after seeing the prices, I don’t think so.

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#5 posted 12-28-2017 05:25 PM

Don’t confuse a starter with a simple magnetic switch. A starter, be it a NEMA type like the one I pictured, or an IEC type like Woody pointed to, provides overload protection as well. If the motor you want to control already has overload protection, then you can get by with just a simple magnetic type switch that doesn’t provide any overload capabilities. Those can be had for around $20.

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#6 posted 12-28-2017 05:40 PM

Meh. I’d say yes maybe in a production environment but no where near as much in a home shop.

If you wanted to put together a enclosure with contactor and push buttons you could probably do it for 30$ apiece.

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