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DMB20/11/2018 22:30:49
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Can a forum member please help with -

I have a yellow and black plastic box with red stop and green start buttons and a large mushroom head emergency stop, which I want to connect to a single phase mains motor. No instructions, terminals not obvious and not wired up anything like this before.

Any help and advice would be very much appreciated. TIA.


AJW20/11/2018 22:59:41
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You are in luck, I have just fitted one!
Can't post a photo of wiring diagram - cos it don't work, but here goes :-
Live in (mains) to terminal (1) on emergency stop button. Live out from emergency stop button (2) to start/stop switch (13). Live out from start/stop switch (14) to motor.
Neutral mains in to start/stop switch (23) neutral mains out from start/stop switch (24) to motor.
The above applied to my yellow/black switch - hope it's the same as yours!
Pleased with mine.

larry phelan 121/11/2018 09:24:49
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Ask and thou shall receive !!!

Vic21/11/2018 09:26:15
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This is the data sheet for the Axminster one. Some others have diagrams or IN / OUT on the switch body.


DMB27/11/2018 14:59:02
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Hi Alan and Vic,

Sorry its taken me so long to reply - been busy on other things. Many thanks for your advice and will have a go at wiring the box in soon. Will let you know how I get on.

Larry, not sure about your reply - did you mean, "ask me?"

AJW27/11/2018 18:05:22
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I fitted mine to replace my 60 year old MEM switch which was very noisy - this one works a treat.
I did stick a piece of metal on top of the switch box which is big enough to keep fine swarf out of the emergency button as mine is sort of in the line of fire!

Emgee27/11/2018 20:21:33
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The MEM starter also provided overload protection to the motor, the switch you have fitted only provides no volt protection so there is a risk of burning out the motor windings.


AJW27/11/2018 20:28:09
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Quite agree, but I still have current limited by the VFD's supplying my lathe and mill motors.

DMB12/12/2018 16:41:10
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Hi Alan (AJW),

Followed your advice and it works OK.

Thank you very much.

I wonder why the data sheet copy sent by Vic is different? Maybe its OK for the way the innards of Axminsters boxes are configured. Mine looks exactly like Axminster's, even same product code but as mine came from China, and much cheaper, I suspect its a knockoff copy with the innards configured differently.


AJW12/12/2018 20:37:33
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Excellent! Glad your up and running.


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