What is an auxiliary contact on a contactor?
Hereof, what is a auxiliary contactor?
An auxiliary contactor is a regular (low-power) relay - but built like a "power" contactor and when used together with another contactor it is called auxiliary contactor. This is to clarify that it is not used for switching loads but has an activation/deactivation or control function instead.
Secondly, what are the two basic types of contactors? There are different types of contacts in a contactor namely, contact springs, auxiliary contacts, and power contacts. Each type of contact has an individual role to play. Operating Principle of a Contactor: The current passing through the contactor excites the electromagnet.
Beside this, what is an auxiliary contact on a breaker?
Auxiliary contacts are electrically isolated from the main contacts and the protection portion of the breaker. They are usually used to provide a signal to outside equipment that the monitored breaker has tripped for some reason, and to sound an alarm, initiate a safe shutdown, engage a backup power source, etc.
What is the function of auxiliary relay?
auxiliary relay. Relay that operates in response to the opening or closing of its operating circuit to assist another relay or device in performing a function.