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Is Your Plant Using Motors?


If it is, you should make sure you are using switch-rated motor plugs and receptacles. Why do you ask? Because when you use them you are effectively getting a disconnect switch for free. This makes them the most cost-effective solution for connecting motors and other electrical equipment.  Meltric’s Motor Plugs and Receptacles are UL approved for branch circuit disconnect switching and motor circuit disconnect switching. They are rated to make and break under full load up to 75 horsepower and 200 amps. Because switch rated plugs meet NEC requirements for ‘line of sight’ disconnect switches there is no need to purchase the mechanical interlocks or safety switches that are required when competitive pin and sleeve devices are utilized.

Would You Like To Reduce Downtime?

If your motors are equipped with motor plugs, a technician can quickly change out an existing motor reducing downtime by as much as 50%. The Motor Plug’s safety shutter maintains a dead front. This eliminates the possibility of access to live parts and simplifies NFPA 70E compliance. Making and breaking electrical connections with UL Switch-Rated plugs and receptacles meets NFPA 70E’s ‘Normal Operation’ definition, so no special protective equipment is required. There is no need to suit up with cumbersome PPE when changing out a motor.

Keeping Safety at The Forefront

Meltric's technology uses a solid silver nickel butt-contact that is proven to have a track record of safety and reliability. Silver nickel is noted for withstanding arcs well. Its conductivity in an oxidized state is more than twenty times higher than brass, which delivers lower operating temperatures and longer product life. The butt-contacts are spring-loaded to ensure constant pressure and performance over thousands of operations. When the contacts mate they do so with a self-cleaning wiping action, helping to remove deposits from the contact surfaces and enabling performance in dusty or dirty conditions. In short, using a Motor Plug will maximize safety, cut costs, last longer, comply with safety standards, and speed up change-outs. Why wouldn’t you want to give them a try? You can find our contact information on our locations page.