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NON-Com Starter

A NON-COM starter is a starter in an enclosure that has NO disconnect switch incorporated into the enclosure.

There are many options available with a non-com starter.  Below is pictured a common non-com starter package. 


NEMA 1 Cabinet - NEMA 1 cabinet indicates a cabinet that is designed for indoors, dry locations.  Please review the FAQ section to further explain the various types and applications of the NEMA 1, NEMA 3, NEMA 4 and NEMA 12 enclosures.


Reset button - This button is provided for the user to be able to reset the overload protection device on the starter without opening the door.  On a NEMA 1 enclosure, this button is not waterproof.

Cabinet lock - A hole is provided on the latch for a pad lock or other lock-out device.

Pilot Lights - Lights that are triggered by various functions of the starter indicating the current condition of the starter, power, motor or other device.   Up to 2 lights can be provided on the standard cover devices.

Hand-Off-Auto switch - Commonly referred to as an HOA switch.  This control switch is for a device that may need to be turned on manually (hand) and also can be turned on via a remote (Energy management system, thermostat, flow switch) device or system.  This is the typical location for the primary control switching operator.  Others are possibilities are Start-Stop, Emergency Stop, High-Low. 



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