AutomationDirect adds WDP Definite Purpose Contactors

AutomationDirect adds WWDP Definite Purpose Contactors

Cumming, GA --- April 25, 2018 ... Definite purpose (DP) contactors are electrically activated switches designed for application-specific use to provide load control that can handle lower locked rotor switching needs.

WDP series definite purpose contactors provide compact load control in applications such as HVAC, compressors, pumps, resistive heating, power supplies, refrigeration equipment, food service equipment, motors, compressors and welding.

These reliable control components are available in 1- or 3-phase configurations at coil voltages from 24 to 480VAC. Contactor current capacities are up to 60A with 1-, 2-, and 3-pole configurations at 25A, 30A, and 40A; and 3-pole configurations at 50A and 60A.

Enclosed coil is standard for all 3-pole frame sizes and open coil is standard for all 1- and 2-pole frame sizes. An industry standard mounting plate provides easily accessible mounting holes and terminal box lug connections each have quick connect/disconnect terminals.

Auxiliary contact blocks mount on WDP series contactors to serve as secondary switches that activate at the same time as the contactor. Contact blocks are available in various N.O./N.C. configurations in a side mount style. Output options include dry aux contact or a SPDT microswitch.

Starting at $7.25 and backed by a one-year warranty, WDP series contactors from AutomationDirect are UL recognized and are compliant to IEC/EN and ARI-780 HVAC standards.

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About AutomationDirect:
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit


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