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#62652 - 02/22/06 01:03 PM Pull chains?
dman Offline
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A customer of mine would like pull chains installed on their 208V 40A patio heaters. Does anyone know where I can find a heavy duty pull chain setup for these? (i've looked around but cant find anything)

Dustin

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#62653 - 02/22/06 01:46 PM Re: Pull chains?
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Can you go with regular pull chains and a contactor?

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#62654 - 02/22/06 01:49 PM Re: Pull chains?
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I have NEVER seen such an animal.. If you want to have the heater controlled with a P-chain, a regular one would have to be wired into the control circuit if one exists within the heater ( providing the P-Chain's voltage rating matches or exceeds the control circuit voltage).. A unit that big would most likely have a contactor that controls the heater and the contactor coil will be driven from a circuit that contains all the control / safety devices..
Are these patio heaters 208 single phase or are they 3-phase?...

Just curious..
A.D

[This message has been edited by Rewired (edited 02-22-2006).]

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#62655 - 02/22/06 01:57 PM Re: Pull chains?
dman Offline
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I could but I would like to find something made to fit in the single gang boxes located on the heaters. If i did a contactor i'd have to add a separate box somewhere.

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#62656 - 02/22/06 02:08 PM Re: Pull chains?
dman Offline
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rewired- these are in a 3-phase system. Also, I dont beleive there is a contactor in the system already (although i havent checked). It looks as though the heaters are wired directly to the panel, where they are currently switched from.

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