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Old 12-17-2018, 06:14 PM   #1
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With my recent struggles with my suppliers, I’ve decided to use eBay whenever possible, this is 2, NEMA 1 and 1, NEMA 2 1/2 size combos.
These are NOS and NIB also.
A little shelf worn and 15 years old, but new nonetheless.
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When you get parts like that how do you warranty the stuff?
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I suppose you are rolling the dice so to speak. They are brand new in the box so I’m not too worried, although they are the old gray color, the new black parts will fit. For about $1500.00 shipping in for all three, it’s worth the risk.
The new ones I got from my supplier a few weeks ago were almost that much each and were still assembled wrong with the door hinges bent. I think the build quality in Batavia was measurably better.
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I've been buying used AB 509 starters lately from a surplus reseller. They throw new contacts in them, test 'em, and send them out the door.

I've been using these used Nema starters where new isn't in the budget, used Nema in my opinion is better than new IEC or DP starters.

These AB's last forever....

Sometimes I forgot about Ebay too, I would have zero problem doing what you're doing.

Of course, we still warranty them all the same. Used or new. The customer just saves a little money in the process and gets a better value.
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My personal preference would be AB first due to parts ease and CH, because of well, reasons I suppose.
Siemens is getting my respect lately, but their enclosures are a bit lackluster. The Furnas labeled items that are gray are Siemens in disguise and largely go unnoticed and fairly cheap. The old green Furnas was decent also but I think Siemens has abandoned parts so beware.
The bid competition had best not increase from you guys on future Furnas stuff, it’ll be our secret.
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This is my latest buy, a size 2 Citation series. It came with a 240 volt coil like I need and it has the right range overload heaters in it, I just have to turn them around.
It’s used with only one KO out. The contacts are in great shape also. A solid score for $225.00 shipping included.
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This is my latest buy, a size 2 Citation series. It came with a 240 volt coil like I need and it has the right range overload heaters in it, I just have to turn them around.
Itís used with only one KO out. The contacts are in great shape also. A solid score for $225.00 shipping included.

Those old brown CH starters are tough old goats.


I just set two of those same type, but size 4's out for a customer that he can have. We pulled them out of some old dairy pump panels. Still in pretty good shape. Hard to throw away when you know somebody can use them, or cannibalize them.



I told him he can have them for free, but no warranty. He was good with that.
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Those old brown CH starters are tough old goats.


I just set two of those same type, but size 4's out for a customer that he can have. We pulled them out of some old dairy pump panels. Still in pretty good shape. Hard to throw away when you know somebody can use them, or cannibalize them.



I told him he can have them for free, but no warranty. He was good with that.
Not only are they tough, but I think they might be the easiest to field strip for repair, a straight blade screwdriver and 5 minutes and its apart. I like AB, but CH is tops to me. Unfortunately I think Eaton is trying their best to abandon the Citation line, the Three Stars are long since abandoned.
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I have bought a lot of used test equipment off eBay.


Some fools want more for a used, like new that the manufacturer sells a new for.
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Some fools want more for a used, like new that the manufacturer sells a new for.
That has been my experience with eBay more often than not!
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This is my latest buy, a size 2 Citation series. It came with a 240 volt coil like I need and it has the right range overload heaters in it, I just have to turn them around.
It’s used with only one KO out. The contacts are in great shape also. A solid score for $225.00 shipping included.



The C-H Citation starters were my favorites, too bad they were discontinued.

Have a couple C-H size 4 contactors that came off a chiller that were branded Chrysler Air Temp.

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