Rated Load Question

Here’s a question we answered today about rated load.

Question

As an example, you have a contact rating 20 amps resistive load @ 208.  Is the rated load the same whether the contacts are normally open or normally closed?  I know it makes a difference on tungsten load and compact fluorescence but I’m not sure if it does on resistive loads.

Answer
The rated load is the same regardless of whether it is NO (normally open) or NC (normally closed).

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