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Potential relay mounting diretion

Why would you want to mount a potential relay in the direction specified on the relay? example if it says "this side down" what would it hurt to turn the down side up? the relay is being used in hvac

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  • villabiank17 Nov 08, 2008

    hello every one

    I would like to know how can test a potential relay of a freezer, for this way know if it is working or not.

    thanks

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These relays are calibrated in a specific direction to open the contacts. When you hang it upside down or sideways you are changing the calibration. This may not allow the relay to function as required and keep the start capacitor and start winding in the motor engaged longer than necessary. Long term this could cause no starts and failed relays and start capacitors and in the worse case a failed motor.

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Possibly to avoid the possibility of water pooling on top of it and thus allowing the water to seep inside of the relay and kill it.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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