TM 5-683/NAVFAC MO-116/AFJMAN 32-1083
Figure 5-15. Typical heater selection table for thermal overload device.
coil than it is to attempt repairs. Coils will operate
they should be dried out by spraying a contact
efficiently at 85 to 110 percent of rated voltage.
cleaning chemical on the coil or by heating the coil
in an oven at 110 degrees C to 125 degrees C. If it is
Higher voltages shorten life and lower voltages may
necessary to varnish coils, use only an approved
result in failure to close the contacts completely.
insulating treatment applied while the coils are still
This could result in welded contacts. Coil burnout
warm from baking. These instructions on drying
also could occur if the contactor fails to close prop-
erly either from being blocked or by low voltage. In
and varnishing coils do not apply to the newer en-
either case, the current flowing through the coil is
larger than rated because of the larger air gap in
5-4. Preventive maintenance and trouble-
the magnetic circuit. Maintenance consists of clean-
ing out accumulated dust and grease, if any, and
Table 5-1 outlines typical preventive maintenance
inspecting the coil to see that it is of proper rating
and operates properly. When handling coils, do not
for a motor control. Table 5-2 lists troubleshooting
pick the coil up by its leads. If coils become wet,
and corrective maintenance practices.