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Electrical Contact material

My father has old pedestal style sump pumps that uses centrifugal swithes. These switches have breaking electrical contacts. He periodically replaces these contacts because of wear from arcing. We can no longer find the switches. He wants to just purchase some rivot style electrical contacts to repair/replace the worn contacts on the switches. We have contacted a manufacturer of electrical contacts but they want to know what material the contacts are made of. Our assumption is silver or a silver alloy. Coule they be nickel? Can you help me on what material would be apporpriate for these contacts? Thanks

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Most contacts with silver colouring is a silver alloy the root cause of arcing and burnt out points might be a wrong value capacitor

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