SQUARE D contactor failure _Mexican
This square D 40 amp (200 amp LRA rated) starting contactor (relay) , mexican made in a 30 running amp amp air conditioner load failed after 2 years.
The service company put in a Siemens to replace it, said SQ D were “cheap” . The heating started in the lower right and the plactic bulged out and melted on the right side. Anyone else had similar problems?
Edited 12/2/2006 3:11 pm ET by edwardh1
Is that the cheaper 'Home' version?
I changed the post- its a contactor not a breaker
I believe we are all going to have to get used to the "new economy" of imported lower priced, lower quality parts. I'm not impressed with what I am seeing these days. Yeah, yeah, they say "this widget is foreign made to our specifications" but I say bunk, or bite me, or "you're joking, this thing is total crap" or whatever.
Is / was it "Underwriters Lab" tested?????
"Is / was it "Underwriters Lab" tested?????"You would not want it if it was.Would be way too expensive.If you go to UL website they will have an explaination of the different certifications that they do and what the markings are.
Ya.... and if NOT UL Listed.... look at what you have!
House fires are expennsive too!
I don't think that it would be listed either.Rather a Reconized Componet for something like a contactor.
I don't think the UL tag on something really matters any more.
I had one of those six holer receptacle adapters with a UL sticker. It was so poorly designed that a slight misalignment of the plastic cover resulted in a dead short from hot to ground the instant you tried to plug something it. Arcing an inch from your fingertips sure gets your attention.
Bottom line, fuggedabout UL.