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Full Voltage Starters

Full Voltage starters are the essential tool for protecting your electrical equipment from phase loss, over-amperage conditions and power surges. While a simple contactor can help operate a motor, compressor or pump, it does not provide the necessary protection in the event of an adverse electrical condition. Starters provide electrical protection of your equipment the addition of bi-metal, thermal or electronic (solid state) overload relays.


Typical full voltage starters are comprised of a 3 pole contactor with an overload relay attached to the load side of the contactor. When the control voltage is applied to the coil, it powers the contactor and the overload allows for a certain period of over-amperage based on the trip class of the unit. Once the motor/compressor/pump is up and running, the overload automatically monitors the AMP pull to determine if it falls within the limits specified.  Should the motor lose a phase or have a high AMP pull, the overload cuts power to the coil in short order to protect the motor from any permanent damage.


There are numerous different types of full voltage starters based on the application needs. Most common are IEC rated starters. The IEC rating has become the standard for most electrical equipment and is offered by all manufacturers and accepted throughout the world. In addition to IEC starters, there are also NEMA rated starters, which gained popularity in the mid- to late 1900's as a rugged and reliable option for motor protection applications. In addition there are definite purpose starters, often found in HVAC equipment and pumps, and combination motor starters, for Type-E coordination that offers a contactor combined with a manual motor protector.

Need help wiring a full voltage starter?  We have created a resource here that contains a wiring diagram or you can give us a call at 800.222.5129 and we can walk you through the steps to ensure that the starter that you have purchased is wired correctly.

  • AN19DN0

    AN19DN0

    Eaton / Cutler Hammer Freedom Series NEMA Size 1 Starter AN19DN0 rated at 27 AMPS with an AC rated coil (specify coil voltage above) and C440 electronic overload relay (choose specific AMP range above). This complete starter is rated for 7.5 H.P. @ 230...

    MSRP: $541.00
    $227.22
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  • AN19GN0

    AN19GN0

    Eaton / Cutler Hammer Freedom Series NEMA Size 2 Starter AN19GN0 rated at 45 AMPS with an AC rated coil (specify coil voltage above) and C440 electronic overload relay (choose specific AMP range above). This complete starter is rated for 15 H.P. @ 230...

    MSRP: $951.00
    $399.42
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  • A27CNC30A1

    A27CNC30A1

    Eaton A27CNC30A1 3 pole, 30 AMP Definite Purpose Starter with a 120 volt AC coil and thermal overload relay (select AMP range below) and 1 N.O. side mounted auxiliary. Starter is rated for 180 locked rotor AMPS and 10 H.P @ 230 volt / 150 locked rotor...

    MSRP: $326.00
    $139.24
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  • AN19BN0

    AN19BN0

    Eaton / Cutler Hammer Freedom Series NEMA Size 0 Starter AN19BN0 rated at 18 AMPS with an AC rated coil (specify coil voltage above) and C440 electronic overload relay (choose specific AMP range above). This complete starter is rated for 3 H.P. @ 230...

    MSRP: $450.00
    $199.92
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  • A27CNC30B

    A27CNC30B

    Eaton A27CNC30B 3 pole, 30 AMP Definite Purpose Starter with a 208-240 volt AC coil and thermal overload relay (select AMP range below). Starter is rated for 180 locked rotor AMPS and 10 H.P @ 230 volt / 150 locked rotor AMPS and 15 H.P. @ 460 volt...

    MSRP: $280.00
    $127.16
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  • 3RT2026-1A + 3RU2126-4AB0

    3RT2026-1A + 3RU2126-4AB0

    Siemens 3RT2026-1A Sirius 3 Pole 25 AMP Size 0 contactor with a 3RU2126-4AB0 overload that is adjustable from 11 to 16 AMPS AMP Rating : 25 AMPS AC-3 / 40 AMPS AC-1Coil Voltage : must specifyPoles : 3Base mounted Auxiliary contacts : 1 N.O. & 1 N.C...

    MSRP: $295.00
    $146.75
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  • A27CNC40B

    A27CNC40B

    Eaton A27CNC40B 3 pole, 40 AMP Definite Purpose Starter with a 208-240 volt AC coil and thermal overload relay (select AMP range below). Starter is rated for 240 locked rotor AMPS and 10 H.P @ 230 volt / 200 locked rotor AMPS and 20 H.P. @ 460 volt...

    MSRP: $280.00
    $127.16
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  • XTAE007B10

    XTAE007B10

    Eaton XTAE007B10 3 pole, 7 AMP AC-3 (20 AMP AC-1) starter with contactor rated 2 H.P. @ 230v, 3 HP @ 460v 3-Phase 1 N.O. auxiliary contact and thermal overload relay with possible adjustments from 0.10 to 16 AMPS. Each contactor can have a 4 pole...

    MSRP: $210.00
    $77.40
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  • A27CNC30A

    A27CNC30A

    Eaton A27CNC30A 3 pole, 30 AMP Definite Purpose Starter with a 120 volt AC coil and thermal overload relay (select AMP range below). Starter is rated for 180 locked rotor AMPS and 10 H.P @ 230 volt / 150 locked rotor AMPS and 15 H.P. @ 460 volt Suitable...

    MSRP: $280.00
    $127.16
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  • 3RT2025-1A + 3RU2126-4AB0

    3RT2025-1A + 3RU2126-4AB0

    Siemens 3RT2025-1A Sirius 3 Pole 16 AMP Size 0 contactor with a 3RU2126-4AB0 overload that is adjustable from 11 to 16 AMPS AMP Rating : 16 AMPS AC-3 / 40 AMPS AC-1Coil Voltage : must specifyPoles : 3Base mounted Auxiliary contacts : 1 N.O. & 1 N.C...

    MSRP: $260.00
    $135.72
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  • A27CNC30B1

    A27CNC30B1

    Eaton A27CNC30B1 3 pole, 30 AMP Definite Purpose Starter with a 208-240 volt AC coil and thermal overload relay (select AMP range below) and 1 N.O. side mounted auxiliary. Starter is rated for 180 locked rotor AMPS and 10 H.P @ 230 volt / 150 locked...

    MSRP: $326.00
    $139.24
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  • A27CNC40A

    A27CNC40A

    Eaton A27CNC40A 3 pole, 40 AMP Definite Purpose Starter with a 120 volt AC coil and thermal overload relay (select AMP range below). Starter is rated for 240 locked rotor AMPS and 10 H.P @ 230 volt / 200 locked rotor AMPS and 20 H.P. @ 460 volt Suitable...

    MSRP: $280.00
    $127.16
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