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Appliance Garage #194010 05/04/10 10:08 PM
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twh Offline OP
What type of switch is best for an appliance garage? Is there a limit switch that has a 20 amp rating?

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Re: Appliance Garage [Re: twh] #194014 05/04/10 11:07 PM
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sparky Offline
to switch what twh?


Re: Appliance Garage [Re: sparky] #194016 05/05/10 12:32 AM
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twh Offline OP
To switch the receptacle.

An appliance garage is a box with doors on a kitchen counter where people put things like toasters and food processors. The receptacle has to be off if the door isn't open.

Re: Appliance Garage [Re: twh] #194017 05/05/10 02:22 AM
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JoeTestingEngr Offline
I would want the limit switch to control a contactor in an application like that. I would be inclined to have a thermal switch in series with it too.

Re: Appliance Garage [Re: twh] #194018 05/05/10 02:22 AM
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Niko Offline
why does the receptacles have to be OFF? my first time hearing this.

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Re: Appliance Garage [Re: twh] #194019 05/05/10 02:23 AM
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frenchelectrican Offline
I think I know what you are refering to this and just a suggest but a door jamb switch may work for your useage but the curpit is the rating of jamb switch IIRC it will be about either 5 or 12 amps depending on what model you get.


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Re: Appliance Garage [Re: frenchelectrican] #194025 05/05/10 09:56 AM
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jdevlin Offline
The OP is in Canada. It is code up here for the receptacle be off if the door is shut.

Re: Appliance Garage [Re: jdevlin] #194027 05/05/10 11:00 AM
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sabrown Offline
Square D has a class 9006 L100/300 series rated for 20 amp continuous (page 21-34, digest 175) but you are going to pay for it. Other manufacturers have similar but I don't have current catalogues. As far as size goes I would go for the small switch (less damage to the cabinet over time) to a relay, it may be about similar in bulk. I am glad we don't have that requirement.

Re: Appliance Garage [Re: sabrown] #194028 05/05/10 01:28 PM
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HotLine1 Offline
I'm going to move this to the Canadian Code Section.....may get the appropriate responses there.

Re: Appliance Garage [Re: HotLine1] #194039 05/05/10 08:11 PM
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twh Offline OP
Square D has a class 9006 L100/300 series rated for 20 amp continuous
I thought it was a normal thing for residential work, but the wholesalers haven't heard of such a thing, and I have to do two. At the first I used a limit switch and a 20 amp relay, because the wholesalers told me a 20 amp limit switch isn't available. Now I know better and I think the switch alone is a better option.

Thanks sabrown.

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