Thick Walled PBT Housing and Interlocking Face Encapsulates and Protects Internal Mechanism in Extreme and Harsh Industrial Environments
Insulating Barriers Provide Terminal Isolation Between Phases
Impact-Resistant PBT Face and Base
Large Toggle is Easy to Turn ON/OFF with Gloved Hand
Insulating barrier between terminals provide isolation from each phase
30 Amp, 600V, Double-Pole, Single Phase AC Motor Starting Switch, Suitable as Motor Disconnect, Toggle, Industrial Grade, Non-Grounding, Back & Side Wiring, - Black, UPC: 07847737413
Tools & Home Improvement
10 Year Limited
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Switch is exactly what I needed and works great. Item was used to install a power circuit for my shop air compressor but proved difficult to find.
Asking for it in hardware/electrical stores led me to believe it was a very specialized item b/c I received either blank looks or the reply "Uhhh <head scratch> yeah, I know what you want but we don't carry those." A few offered to special order but I was able to avoid the middle man (and his cut) and get it through Amazon.
This particular model is from a reputable company that meets or surpasses requirements for commercial use. Why was it was so difficult to find?
If you have a 220v line in the USA you have two hots each carrying 120v. Thus you need a double pole switch. If you go to your big box hardware store they don't seem to carry anything that will do this. In my case I wanted to place a switch in front of my VFD because it doesn't have an off button.
This switch is definitely beefy. I recommend getting the extra large (22cu) gang box to have a little more room. I put it in and it works great. Just pay attention to which connections are in and which are out.
If your serious about your double pole 230v switches, this is the one, albeit a little expensive. Note this switch is rated for 600v and a full 30 amps. Mine came without the screws, however, for fastening to box. Very easy to wire even with #12 or #10, because the wire is held in place by a clamp - no need to put a loop in the end of the wire and try to work it around the screw.
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