By Dave Rongey Summary: How to wire control relays for equipment such as Generators, Air Conditioners, Heating Furnace, and other high demand equipment. Full explanation describing the principles which are easily adapted to residential wiring applications.
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A relay contactor is a large relay, usually used to switch current to an electric motor or other high-power load.
Large electric motors can be protected from overcurrent damage through the use of overload heaters and overload contacts.
If the series-connected heaters get too hot from excessive current, the normally-closed overload contact will open, de-energizing the contactor sending power to the motor.
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Electrical Project Skill Level:
Intermediate to Advanced - Electrical Repairs and Circuit Wiring is Best Performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Electrical Tools Required:
Basic Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools, a Voltage Tester and a Multi Meter.
Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools, work with electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area. Electrical Safety:
Identify the electrical circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Electrical Control Parts and Materials:
Electrical parts and materials for control wiring projects should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections:
Modifying existing electrical circuits or installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
This is a testing tool that is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
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It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets
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Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included
Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect, Very handy and easy to use.
A wire stripping tool used to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets.
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