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Type K Manual Switches

Designed for motor applications up to 30A

Provide manual “on-off” control of single- or three-phase AC motors

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Type K Manual Switches
  • Features

    Type K motor starting switches provide manual “on-off” control of single- or three-phase AC motors, where overload protection is not required or is provided separately. Compact construction and a 600 volt rating make these switches suitable for a wide range of industrial and commercial uses. Typical applications include small machine tools, pumps, fans, conveyors, and many other types of electrical machinery. They may also be used on non-motor loads such as resistance heaters.

    • 600Vac and 230 Vdc maximum
    • Up to 30A continuous current rating at 600Vac
    • Suitable for use with three-phase AC motors rated up to 20 HP
    • Enclosures available
    • NEMA Type 1 of sheet steel with a thermoplastic wrap-around cover; also available in oversized version 
    • NEMA Type 4 of zinc alloy die casting
    • NEMA Type 3R, 7 & 9 of cast aluminum
    • Red of green neon pilot light units available factory-installed in NEMA Type 1 (surface/flush mounting) and NEMA Type 4. Also available as field-modification kit for NEMA Type 1 enclosures for flexibility
    • Available with toggle handle or with removable key type operator to discourage unauthorized operation
    • Emergency Off Actuator optional for field installation on NEMA Type 1 surface-mounted units for convenience
    • Meets UL and CSA requirements
    • Type K reversing manual switches provide a compact means of starting, stopping, and reversing AC motors where overload protection is not required or is provided separately.
    • Suitable for use with three-phase squirrel cage motors and for single-phase motors which can be reversed by reconnecting motor leads
    • Two switches are used, one to connect the motor for forward rotation and one for reverse.
    • Type K two-speed manual switches may be used with separate winding three- or single-phase AC motors where overload protection is not required or is provided separately
    • Two switches are employed to give “on-off” control in each speed.


    • Economical on/off solution
    • Simple Design
    • Small Size
    • Easy to install


    • Simple Machine Control
    • HVAC
    • Self-Protected Motors

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