A contactor is a device designed for switching an electrical circuit on and off, similar to relays in operation, however, contactors find their application in higher current capacity installations than those typically attributed to relays.
In an industrial or commercial setting, any high-power device that is frequently turned on and off, will employ a contactor within its electrical supply system, differing greatly in their configuration depending upon the current requirements of the electrical devices downstream of the contactor. Contactors are commonly used in applications incorporating powerful motors, lighting circuits, heating, and other electrical loads.
If you are looking for a powerful, versatile and efficient contactor range, then you need look no further than the impressive range of Moeller DIL contactors from Eaton.
The capable DC devices stand head and shoulders above the competition with their reduced power consumption, making them more energy-efficient and reducing the size of power supply units utilised. Suitable for use all around the world the DIL contactors cover a huge output range, from mini contactor relays (up to 7A) to power vacuum contactors (up to 3180A).
Communications-enabled thanks to the SmartWire-DT, the contactors can be controlled remotely and they can be combined with Eaton’s full range of electronic overload relays and bimetal relays.
DIL Contactor Series Core Features
- DILM up to 170 A & 4-Pole DILMP contactor up to 200 A
- DILM frame sizes: 45 mm for up to 32 A; 55 mm for up to 72 A; and 90 mm for up to 170 A
- UL, CSA, Marine approvals, GOST-R and Ukrain-GOST approvals
- Temperature range -25 °C to +60 °C
- Uniform accessories for 3-pole and 4-pole contactors
- Double box terminals for reliable wiring of different cross-sections
- The contactors up to 38 A can be controlled directly from a PLC
- DC-operated devices with integrated suppressor circuits
Rapid Wiring with One-click Push-in Terminals
Innovative push-in terminals provide quick, safe, and easy control-panel wiring with just one click. You can expect to decrease your wiring time by 50 % without the need for any additional tools. DIL contactors with this push-in technology typically have the same footprint as conventional Eaton contactors for easy integration into existing systems.
DILM Contactors – Small but Powerful
They may be small, but they can certainly punch above their weight, both the DC and AC DILM contactor series can switch motors up to 170 A and come with an already integrated auxiliary contact (up to 38A). The auxiliary NC with mirror contacts is suitable for use in safety-related applications, simplifying project planning, installation, and commissioning.
DILL Lighting Contactors – Managing Lamp Loads Safely
The DILL series is based on the DILM contactor, and it has been specifically designed for switching lamps across three current ranges (12A, 18A, 20A). These contactors have a high switching capacity, enabling them to handle the inrush currents for all types of lamps, even over long distances.
DILMP 4-Pole Contactors
These versatile 4-pole contactors come in four sizes, from 20A to 200A, and they have been designed for use specifically in AC 1 circuits. DILMP contactors are ideal for applications that are characterised by frequent mains switch-off or switch-over, as well as for heating systems and for switching 4-pole loads. The uniform accessory range means that all the proven components of the 3-pole series can also be used.
DILK Contactors – Reactive Power
The DILK contactors are typically used in reactive-power compensation equipment where capacitor banks need to be switched. Capable and dependable, integrated series resistors can reliably switch capacitors with very high peak inrush currents, up to 180 times the normal current.
Combination Contactors – DIUL and SDAINL
The contactor combinations range consist of the completely pre-wired DIUL reversing combinations up to 30 kW and the SDAINL star-delta combinations up to 132 kW, pre-wired, their installation is rapid and simple.
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