Contactor Overload Relays

All electric motors have a lifespan, and to keep them running efficiently and safely they must be protected. One of the main causes of failure is electrical overload, sometimes called overcurrent. When a motor draws more current than it is designed to handle it causes the temperature to build-up resulting in overheating. This damages motor windings and coils. It is important to protect the motor and its circuit, and this is where the use of contactor overload relays can help.RS Components offer an extensive range of high-quality contactor overload relays from leading industry brands including Schneider Electric, Siemens, ABB, Eaton, Lovato, and Rockwell Automation.

What is overload protection?

Overload is where a motor draws a high current above its rated value for an extended amount of time. Overload causes overheating of the motor causing damage. To prevent this from happening devices such as contactor relays are specifically designed for industrial control motor protection. They are used with contactors as part of a motor starter or in a control panel or centre.

What are the different types of contactor overload relays?

The motor protection devices can be classified into two main types which are thermal types and electronic types.Thermal overload relaysUtilise a bi-metallic plate located near a heating element. When excessive current is passed through the heating element N/C (Normally Closed) contacts switch over and opens contacts. This interrupts power from flowing to the contactor's control circuit. Thermal overloads usually offer an adjustable current range as well as a manual or automatic reset option.Electronic RelaysElectronic overload relays don't have a bi-metallic mechanism, Instead, they work by using components such as temperature sensors to measure the load current. They are generally more accurate than thermal devices and they usually have a wider current range, a selectable trip class provides enhanced trip protection against single phasing against the motor.


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RS Stock No. 394-9374
Mfr. Part No.LRD10
£40.00
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4 → 6 A 6 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - - Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 394-9330
Mfr. Part No.LRD21
£48.00
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12 → 18 A 18 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - - Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 394-9368
Mfr. Part No.LRD12
£40.00
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5.5 → 8 A 8 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - - Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 394-9380
Mfr. Part No.LRD08
£40.00
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2.5 → 4 A 4 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - - Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 394-9346
Mfr. Part No.LRD16
£42.00
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9 → 13 A 13 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - 6 kV Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 394-9403
Mfr. Part No.LRD07
£40.00
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1.6 → 2.5 A 2.5 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - - Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 394-9324
Mfr. Part No.LRD22
£53.00
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16 → 24 A 24 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - - Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 685-1309
Mfr. Part No.RF381000
BrandLovato
£31.91
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6.3 → 10 A 10 A - - 3P - - RF38 - - - Automatic, Manual - -
RS Stock No. 394-9419
Mfr. Part No.LRD06
£40.00
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1 → 1.6 A 1.6 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - - Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 394-9352
Mfr. Part No.LRD14
£39.00
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7 → 10 A 10 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - - Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 493-1239
Mfr. Part No.278440 & ZB12-10
BrandEaton
£35.98
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6 → 10 A 10 A 500 Vac - - Direct Contactor 690 V ac ZB 1NO + 1NC - 6 W Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 394-9318
Mfr. Part No.LRD32
£69.00
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23 → 32 A 32 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - 600 V Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 400-1388
Mfr. Part No.CAD32F7
£33.00
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- 10 A - TeSys - - 690 V ac CAD 2NO + 2NC - - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 394-9425
Mfr. Part No.LRD05
£40.00
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0.63 → 1 A 1 A - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - - Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 395-0425
Mfr. Part No.CAD32BD
£64.00
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- 10 A 24 Vdc TeSys - DIN Rail Mount 690 V dc CAD 2NO + 2NC - - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 394-9431
Mfr. Part No.LRD04
£40.00
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0.4 → 0.63 A 630 mA - TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LRD 1NO + 1NC - - Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 758-973
Mfr. Part No.LR2K0312
£33.00
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3.7 → 5.5 A 5.5 A 250 V dc, 690 V ac TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LR2K 1NO + 1NC - 100 W Automatic, Manual Screw 2
RS Stock No. 279-6292
Mfr. Part No.CA3KN31BD
£31.00
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- 10 A 24 Vdc TeSys K - Plate 690 V ac CA3KN 3NO + 1NC - - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 279-6286
Mfr. Part No.CA3KN22BD
£31.00
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- 10 A - TeSys K - DIN Rail Mount 690 V ac CA3KN 2NO + 2NC - - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 758-945
Mfr. Part No.LR2K0307
£33.00
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1.2 → 1.8 A 1.8 A 250 V dc, 690 V ac TeSys 3P Direct Contactor 690 V ac LR2K 1NO + 1NC - 100 W Automatic, Manual Screw 2