If you are going to spend that kind of money might just as well do it
right and get a NEMA Size 1, 1PH motor starter complete with a NEMA 1
enclosure and a remote Start-Stop push button station.
The above will handle a 3HP,1 PH,60 HZ motor operating at 230VAC.
Haven't sold motor controls for almost 30 years so have lost all cost
data; however, WW Grainger is not known for giving away the store.
I'd check a local industrial electrical distributor.
That is why I said the kind with the GFCI and a manual reset (you did not
copy that link) is more reasonable. You could not get a starter and station
and other required hardware for that price.
That product is listed here:
I found it somewhere for about 36 bucks; includes a aigtail male and female,
with a box containing the GFCI in the middle. Available for 15 and 18
amp -120 volt and also 240 volt.
Too late to find it again, now.
About 4 years ago, they had the restart protection device only for a little
less than that. It might still be out there.
This type switch would have been nice on an 'old' Ryobi planer that I used
to have. While planing a board the power went off for about 5-6 seconds.
The operation stopped mid board. While wondering what was was going on the
power came back on. Unfortunately the planer did too except that the belt
driven cutter head knives were stuck in the board and the motor burned up
the belt before I realized what was going on. A magnetic switch would have
prevented that from happening.
Well, Dosser, what part of "By requiring the user to press the reset
button after power loss the dangers of unexpected start-ups are averted"
are you having trouble with? Dossing in the lobby during remedial
reading were you, or was it just that you couldn't be assed to read the
whole 4 pages of big print before you spouted off?
SOME of the GFCI variety will behave as we need them too, and need a manual
reset after the power is off. The trick is checking which ones are like
I will try to remember and check the ones at Lowe's to see if they require a
manual reset when powered on.
That's actually a BIOS setting. On the other hand, all PCs since the
ATX standard was implemented have been soft-off--they're never
completely powered down unless they are unplugged or the disconnect
switch on the back (if they have one) is turned off.
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