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#194010 05/04/10 10:08 PM
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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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to switch what twh?

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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.

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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.
Joe

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why does the receptacles have to be OFF? my first time hearing this.


Be kind to your neighbor, he knows where you live

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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.

Merci,Marc


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The OP is in Canada. It is code up here for the receptacle be off if the door is shut.

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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.

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I'm going to move this to the Canadian Code Section.....may get the appropriate responses there.


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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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