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

You make buying decisions every day.  Like the car you buy, the foods you eat and the music you listen to. And you can look like a hero by saving big dollars on electrical replacement parts too. 
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.
 

Cutler-Hammer/Eaton 6-43-6 Vs. Repco replacement 9733CC

The first electrical contact kit is a Cutler-Hammer/Eaton 6-43-6 and the Repco replacement 9733CC. This is a size N kit in the Freedom Series.  It has 3 poles. 
Both contact kits include 3 movables, 6 stationaries, 6 arc guards, 3 movable supports, screws and springs.  The backing on the movables and stationaries is made from CDA110 electrical copper, the pads are silver alloy and the contacts are plated. 
We requested resale pricing for this kit from an authorized Cutler-Hammer/Eaton distributor.  The resale price quoted for the OEM contact kit was $384.  Repco’s price to resale accounts is $193. This is a difference of $191.
 
 

Allen-Bradley 40430-300-51 vs. Repco replacement 9231CA

The second comparison is an Allen-Bradley 40430-300-51 and the Repco replacement 9231CA.  This is a size 3 kit in the 500-line.  It is a one pole kit.  
Both electrical contact kits include 1 movable, 2 stationaries, screws and springs.  The backing on the movable and stationaries is made from CDA110 electrical copper and the pads are silver alloy. 
We requested resale pricing for this kit from an authorized Allen-Bradley/Rockwell distributor.  The resale price quoted for the OEM contact kit was $206.  Repco’s price to resale accounts is $86.43.  This is a difference of $120.
 


Square D/Schneider 9998 SL7 Vs. Repco replacement 9733CS

Finally, we have a Square D/Schneider 9998 SL7 and the Repco replacement 9733CS.  This is a size 3 contact kit for Current Style Devices.  It has 3 poles.  Three movables, 6 stationaries and 6 screws are included.   The backing on the movables and stationaries is made from CDA110 electrical copper, the pads are silver alloy and the contacts are plated. 
We requested resale pricing for this electrical contact kit from an authorized Square D/ Schneider distributor.  The price we were quoted for the OEM contact kit was $724.   Repco’s price to resale accounts is $138.50. That is a difference of $586.
 
 

Repco Electrical Contact Kits for Affordable Performance

Repco contact kits are guaranteed in fit, form and function, and we inventory large quantities of each of the contact kits featured in this video.  In each of these cases, the price differences are significant. 
When you tally the price difference between the OEM contact kits previously shown and the Repco replacement kits, the total difference is $897.  This is why Repco is the affordable choice and that’s how Repco replacement contact kits differ from the OEM kits. To start enjoying your savings or if you have a question, please go to www.repcoinc.com or call 800-822-9190. 
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