Eaton XT Series IEC Motor Controls Ease Installation, Amp Up Usability

Eaton’s XT IEC Motor and Power Control Series offers faster and easier 
installation along with increased functionality and improvements in 
usability for contractors. <br><br>The XT series offers non-reversing 
and reversing contactors and starters as well as overload relays and 
accessories. Eaton

James R. Dukart

Eaton’s XT IEC Motor and Power Control Series offers faster and easier installation along with increased functionality and improvements in usability for contractors.

The XT series offers non-reversing and reversing contactors and starters as well as overload relays and accessories. Enclosed control options include metallic and non-metallic enclosures with circuit breakers, and North American or European fuses.

Engineered improvements in the XT line include an electronic coil controller allowing contactors to reduce power consumption while generating less heat. That not only lowers cooling requirements but allows for the mounting of additional contactors or starters per cabinet. Lower heat generation also extends the life on pilot devices that carry control signals.

Since AC and DC devices within the series have the same dimensions, moreover, the series allows for space savings within control cabinets and reduced engineering design times for the cabinets and control systems overall.

Eaton has also integrated suppressors in DC-controlled contactors, which streamlines logistics and inventory tracking by limiting the total number of products both stocked and ordered.

Wiring is not required with the XT series — components snap together and install — thus improving efficiency in both installation and maintenance.

Eaton has expanded the line’s range of DC coil control voltages, allowing reliable operation through fluctuations in control voltages.

Finally, twin terminal design with separate sockets in contactors up to 400A improves on traditional side-by-side saddle clamp terminals by giving each wire its own chamber, allowing for even compression even if the wires are of different sizes. This both improves the integrity of the connections and reduces cable faults.


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