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Old 11-03-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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2 30 amp contacts committed suicide today! Good thing I run a quick test before I start up the brewery.



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Old 11-03-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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bummer! What happened?



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Old 11-04-2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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I cut in a new PID and didn't pull the door. I think the vibration killed them. 45 brew days on them. At least it's the cheap parts.

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I cut in a new PID and didn't pull the door. I think the vibration killed them. 45 brew days on them. At least it's the cheap parts.
Where did you source these contacts?
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Where did you source these contacts?
China.
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China.
Please elaborate.

Ordered direct or was it from a online vendor.

Just trying to determine who to avoid.
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I got them from an electric lie supplier we use at work. Cheap 30A contractors from china. 8$ each.

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Her you go.

http://www.cshincorporated.com/product_info.php/products_id/3231

Not where I got them but same ****ty quality.

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This is why I bought a big bad NEMA starter and not some little sissy IEC thing. Yea it may be 4 times the size but worth it. You can pick up AB 509 series ones on ebay for pretty cheap.



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