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Eaton 60 Amp Double Pole AC Type NEMA 3R Disconnect Molded Case Switch
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Eaton

60 Amp Double Pole AC Type NEMA 3R Disconnect Molded Case Switch

$13.94 /each

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An Air Conditioning (AC) Disconnect provides an installer or repair personnel with a visible disconnecting means while performing maintenance on an air conditioning unit. The Eaton Cutler-Hammer 60 Amp 120/240-Volt 14,400-Watt Molded Case Switch AC Disconnect is ANSI certified and CSA and UL listed. The unit is approved for outdoor use and features a metallic enclosure with a molded switch. This safety switch is designed to disconnect power from an air-conditioning unit and is rated for up to 240-Volt.

  • Amperage Rating: 60A
  • Rated NEMA 3R for outdoor use
  • Single-phase, two-wire, 240 Vac and three-phase, three-wire, 240 Vac
  • Easy-to-remove high strength protective shield for easier wiring and mounting
  • Easy-to-remove front cover (no screws or fasteners to remove)
  • 1-inch knockouts on the bottom, back and side of unit
  • Copper-rated line and load lugs that are easily accessible
  • Ample wiring space for mounting with a stud gun (single keyhole, two- or three-point mounting)
  • Padlockable door provision for safety and reduction of tampering
  • Metallic enclosures are bottom entry and exit only
  • Non-metallic enclosures have knockouts and a hub provision for top access
  • Non-metallic enclosures have a single unit door and protective shield for installer convenience
  • Non-metallic enclosures are durable and provide excellent resistance to climate changes

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Can you change the breakers if you need less than 60amps?

Asked by: myocastor
This is NOT a breaker. It is an outdoor switch that can safely handle UP TO 60 Amps. It is used by the air conditioner repair tech to shut off power to the compressor. Your compressor is already protected by a breaker, in your breaker panel in the house.
Answered by: JohnAB
Date published: 2016-12-04

What Size / Type Breaker Would Fit Into The Eaton 60 Amp Double Pole Disconnect Switch?

I need to use this disconnect both as a cut-off switch (of course), but I also need to change the 60 Amp rating, for the rating of the air conditioner compressor being installed (25 amp). What size (type or model) of breaker will fit into this double pole disconnect, in place of the 60 amp switch? (Two people here have said that the switch can be changed to an automatic breaker.) Many thanks!
Asked by: Robot
This is only a switch. It is not a breaker. This is used to disconnect power for working on the air conditioner. You almost certainly already have a breaker, in your breaker panel inside, for your air conditioner. If that breaker has too much ampacity (say 50 amps) then change THAT breaker inside the house.
Answered by: JohnAB
Date published: 2017-03-07

Can I use this as a disconnect between PV panels and charge controller?

My solar installer said I could use this instead of the more expensive solar DC disconnects, but I'm skeptical since this says "AC Type" and the voltage from my panels is DC. Can anyone tell me for sure?
Asked by: Ryan
No! You cannot use an AC rated disconnect for DC applications like solar. The reason is that when the switch is opened and interrupting the current flow, an arc appears that maintains the current flow. In an 60Hz AC (=Alternating Current) application the current changes direction 60 times a second, and as soon as it changes direction the arc dies and the current flow stops. So within a fraction of a second it stops. However, in a DC (=Direct Current) application the current never changes direction, and a special arc eliminator has to be built into the switch, to kill the arc after the switch is opened. This is basically just and insulator that is pushed between the two contacts of the switch when you open (turn off) the switch.
Answered by: George
Date published: 2016-08-10

WILL THIS WORK WITH ALUMIMUN WIRE TO COPPER WIRE

WILL THIS WORK WITH ALUMIMUN WIRE TO COPPER WIRE
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Customer Reviews

60 Amp Double Pole AC Type NEMA 3R Disconnect Molded Case Switch is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Switch Using this instead of a timer switch for 220 volt water heater. This is sturdy metal and feels and works well. It also changes water usage habits but is not in use long enough to determine if there are cost savings. For the price, it should take 1 month to pay for itself instead of 3 to 4 months for the cost of an automatic switch.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice for price good product for price, much better than standard pull type dissconnect(user friendly for customers who aren't comfortable or knowledgable about electric)
Date published: 2012-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best one in the last 15 years If you need a strong SW to locate anywhere well ! This is the right one ! You can put indoor/outdoor, look or unlock you need a magneto thermic Sw you can use the only bay it costs less of the empty one ! You can't found it in the stores "too good to be sell " only on Homedepot.com but..... it comes fast as light !! Great !!! If Homedepot Managers read that they will be discontinued or lift up the $$$$ !!
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from exact replacement old one was about 7 years old. exact replacement. GREAT PRICE. on line ordering was at my door.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product I used this as a cut-off switch for a 220 volt well pump. It is easy to install and works like it should. The case is sturdy and weatherproof.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good service everytime Just what we needed ordered and arrived at store in a timely manner. Staff a great help.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, great price, easy to connect. I bought this item to use as a safety disconnect for a 220v heater that is inside. Very easy to connect and you can not beat the low price. I will be getting another one later for the same reason.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the price This needs to be carried in the local stores , Great product but had to go online to get one
Date published: 2014-03-18
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