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Thread: Electric heat contactor ?
08-16-2012, 12:34 PM #1
Electric heat contactor ?
Hey folks. I am in the process of figuring a job that requires electric radiant quartz. I know I am going to need to start a timed on period of about ten minutes initiated by a push button switch. This is for spot heating outdoors at a train stop so they just want it on when the rider hits the button.
Heres my question. Since I do not want to switch these on by adding another time delay electric heat relay is there any reason I can not use a heavy duty two pole contactor? I see that Honeywell sells a simple two pole contactor for electric heat but one pole is used for switching fan only. The reason I ask is that this heater company sells an enclosure for about three times the cost of the heater and it seems it is nothing more than a glorified enclosure with a contactor, terminals and some inline fuses.