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Old 09-14-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default Contactor wiring

Please forgive me for the possibly dumb question, but my wiring experience so far has been limited to the occasional outlet or light fixture. I am using 120v coil/240v 30a contactors from Auber (here) connected to my main power and element switches. The actual switch side is obvious, but it looks like the coil requires a blade type terminal connection. Is that right? So something like this?

Again, sorry for the ignorance, but I've only ever used wire nuts before and want to make sure I get the right components to wire this up.

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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It has both screw terminals and male spade. I personally think it is easier to use the spade connectors

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:55 PM   #3
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Yep, the spades in your post will work. FYI they are available at most any hardware store. I paid less than the price in your link.

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I didn't think about it, but you almost always need spades to connect the coil. (just on case you didn't know those are the two contacts on each side of the contactor).

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Thanks for the info guys. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious. So ring or fork type terminals for the line and load, and spade (blade? quick disconnect?) type for the coil.

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