# How is motor contactor rating determined?

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Size of Main Contactor = 100%x6 = 6 Amp.

## How is motor rating calculated?

Multiply the motor voltage by the full-load current. The result is in watts. Divide watts by 1,000 to give kilowatts. For example, 230 volts x 20 amps = 4,600 watts; 4,600 watts divided by 1000 = 4.6 kilowatts.

## What is contactor rating?

NEMA contactors for low-voltage motors (less than 1,000 volts) are rated according to NEMA size, which gives a maximum continuous current rating and a rating by horsepower for attached induction motors. NEMA standard contactor sizes are designated 00, 0, 1, 2, 3 to 9.

## What is AC1 and AC3 rating of contactor?

AC-1 – This category applies to all AC loads where the power factor is more than 0.95. … AC-3 – This category applies to squirrel cage motors with breaking during normal running of the motor. On closing, the contactor makes the inrush current, which is about 5 to 7 times the rated full load current of the motor.

## How do I choose a contactor rating?

The choice of contactor is dependant upon many parameters i.e. operating voltage, size of contacts, number of operations, ambient temperature, type of load supplied etc. Loads are categorised into various AC ratings, (AC1, AC2, AC3 etc.) and the higher the AC rating the more inductive the load becomes.

## What is NO and NC In contactor?

In every control circuits and automation systems, logic is developed based on the open or closed state of switches, sensors or relays. … Normally open(NO) and Normally closed (NC) are terms used to define the states of switches, sensors or relay contacts under when its coil is not excited.

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## Can you oversize a contactor?

A contactor is a glorified switch and the ratings are for its own function. You want to avoid under-sizing a contactor, but you can oversize.