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#192928 - 03/10/10 04:18 PM Manual motor starter as disconnect?
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Manual 2 pole motor starter like Square D Class 2510 (switch type, not magnetic type)as the disconnect for an air conditioning unit. OK?
Is "if it looks like a switch and acts like a switch, it's a switch" true?

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#192937 - 03/10/10 08:05 PM Re: Manual motor starter as disconnect? [Re: cgw]
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Does it have a means of locking the switch in the open position?

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#192946 - 03/11/10 07:14 AM Re: Manual motor starter as disconnect? [Re: cgw]
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If the AC unit has a hermetic compressor, does the motor starter meet the disconnect ampere rating requirements of 440.12?
Is it possibly marked as "suitable as motor disconnect"?

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#192949 - 03/11/10 11:18 AM Re: Manual motor starter as disconnect? [Re: KJay]
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Switch is in Definitions Front of Code book.

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