A patented modular mounting and wiring system for control panels, called "Quick Fit" technology, is available only with TeSys D Line motor starters and reportedly achieves 80% wiring, 50% time, and 30% space savings compared to conventional hard wired control panels.
Snap-in, finger-safe connectors eliminate the need for cables or tools when making motor starter power and control connections, saving on installation wiring, time, and space.
The power connection modules boost spring terminal current capacity from the 12-18A range, up to 32A, such that up to eight starters (63A max.) can be mounted on the bus that is powered by a single incoming line.
Smaller, dc, low-consumption contactors consume 75% less power (2.4W) than traditional dc contactor coils, reducing power requirements and supply size to free up control panel space.
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