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Old 08-30-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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Well I started the long Journey of an E-Build (Kal clone). Found a source that i can get cheap contactors, and according to everything I have read these should work. But before I go and drop 20ish bucks apiece I want to check and Make sure they are good for my purpose. It is a cutler-Hammer Contactor c25bnb230a
Not sure if i can post links or not but here goes.

http://www.galco.com/buy/Eaton-Cutler-Hammer/C25BNB230A

Thanks for any info in advance

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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It looks like that will work, although one of the maximum ratings for it is 5.5kw at 230v. I wouldn't run an element larger than 5500w with it and I hope you're getting a better price than that.

Pioneer Breaker has a good price for pretty much the same thing here: http://www.pioneerbreaker.com/Produc...CN-PBC402-120V
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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thanks for the response...the price i got 1 of these for was just under 20 and with tax was about 20 even. No shipping. The contactor you had given was 9 bucks and 16 in shipping. I am planning on using 1 5500w element and one 4500w element. I have most of the exterior parts and am now moving to the interior. I was sure these were going to work but the relay...contactor thing makes me a little uneasy. After hours online searching and finding most to be in that 30-40 range i was more than happy to get them for 20. As long as they work for said application. I still need to buy 2 more and now will rest easier. Thank you very very much.

 
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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I bought mine from pextubingstore.com ebay item #390297684730 $6.25 each. less than $6 in shipping, with combined shipping discount. This is cheapest than I've found them anywhere.

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:56 PM   #5
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Hey..I like that..save me a little cashola. I bought 1 contactor already..but i can make the other two those. Thanks man.

 
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