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Easier connection for compact hybrid motor starters


Phoenix Contact’s CONTACTRON hybrid motor starters now available with push-in connection technology

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Phoenix Contact has added its push-in connection technology (PT) to the CONTACTRON ELR-H3 and ELR-H5 hybrid motor starter family. The proven push-in technology reduces insertion forces up to 50 percent, compared with traditional screw termination and requires no tools for installation. It has five times the IEC requirement for pull-out force, ensuring a secure connection even in high-vibration environments.

Like the original screw-connection modules, the PT versions of the ELR-H3 and ELR-H5 can provide a mixture of forward and reverse motor operations, adjustable overloads, and an emergency-stop function. When properly optioned, one motor starter can provide up to four motor control functions in a single unit, while also providing a safety solution up to SIL 3 PLe.


Molly McGowan
Public Relations Specialist
(717) 944-1300 ext. 3721