Sprecher + Schuh’s CA8 Series of miniature contactors and starters provide an extremely compact and reliable method of controlling motors of 7.5 HP or less (@460V). The CA8 is an economical choice for applications where space is limited or where a minimal enclosure is desired.
Small but rugged Even though their contacts and coils are not replaceable, Sprecher + Schuh has subjected this series of contactors to monitored endurance tests that demonstrate their ruggedness. At full load, under 3-phase power, the contacts in the CA8 have an electrical life of 700,000 operations, while the AC magnet system has a mechanical life of 15,000,000 operations.
Accessories require no additional panel space The entire CA8 System is logically engineered. Modular accessories like auxiliary contact blocks snap-on without increasing the CA8’s original width of 45mm. Also, due to its horizontal switching movement, the basic contactor has the same low profile whether an AC or DC operating magnet is used. This permits the use of enclosures with shallow mounting depths. Once the CA8 is installed, all auxiliary contact blocks can be snapped-on or removed without changing any existing power wiring. Other accessories include a snap-on RC Link (surge suppressor), mechanical interlocks and space saving adaptors for connecting auxiliary components.
Effortless installation Both the CA8 Contactor and the CAT8 Starter are DIN-rail mountable for instant installation and modification. Fittings are also included on the CA8 for base mounting. All terminals are clearly marked and shipped in the open position for installation with either manual or power screwdrivers.