1. #1
    Hi guys,
    I have recently bought a tapping machine with a 3 phase motor. I have changed the motor to single phase. The spec of the motor is as follows:
    I need to buy a green and red push bottom switch to attach to the machine but have no idea of the technical name for it? Any ideas? A link to website would be appreciated too.
    Thanks guys.

  2. #2
    It's a "motor starter", ebay is full of them but you need to disallow "starter motor" when you search

  3. #3
    Or search for a 'DOL' as they are also known as
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

  4. #4
    If the motor is only 0.18KW then you dont actually need a starter. Control gear is only required for motors with ratings above 0.37KW if I remember correctly.

  5. #5
    You don't need a starter switch for such a small motor but it is a good idea to use a "no volt release" or NVR switch so that the motor won't restart after a power cut.
    For example this


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