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How Do Replacement Electrical Contacts Differ from OEM Electrical Contact Kits?

At Repco we’re often asked, "How do your electrical replacement contact kits differ from the OEM kits?" The best way to answer that question is to compare three OEM electrical contact kits with three Repco replacement contact kits.

FURNAS Innova Plus Contactors for Motor Control and Protection

So how does a motor starter and the contacts in it work? In this example we’re using a Furnas GP40 Contactor in the Innova Plus Series. Furnas is now owned by Siemens.

Carbon Brush Types and Commutation

The term "carbon brush" appeared in electrical engineering history with the change to materials actually made from copper wire, which looked like a brush, to graphite and carbon. Carbon brushes have been evolving for decades.

Siemens Motor Starter Replacement Parts: Electrical Contacts and Coils

Siemens Energy & Automation acquired the Furnas Electric Company electrical control and motor control center product groups in 1996. You will see these OEM names used interchangeably. Furnas is now a Siemens company

GE Kinematic Replacement Brushes Hubbell-Euclid Replacement Contacts Furnas Contactor Coils Replacements

Carbon Brushes for Kinematic Motors, Hubbell/Euclid Motor Controller Replacement Contacts, Replacement Contactor Coils for Furnas

Hotels and electrical contacts a comfortable combination

The next time you’re checking in at an upscale hotel, take a moment to appreciate what’s going on behind the scenes to keep things humming.


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