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Pull chains? #62652
02/22/06 05:03 PM
02/22/06 05:03 PM
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dman  Offline OP
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Aurora, IL
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)

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Re: Pull chains? #62653
02/22/06 05:46 PM
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n1ist  Offline
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Malden MA
Can you go with regular pull chains and a contactor?

Re: Pull chains? #62654
02/22/06 05:49 PM
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Rewired  Offline
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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).]

Re: Pull chains? #62655
02/22/06 05:57 PM
02/22/06 05:57 PM
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dman  Offline OP
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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.

Re: Pull chains? #62656
02/22/06 06:08 PM
02/22/06 06:08 PM
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dman  Offline OP
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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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