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  • Toggle switch housing for electric motors?

    I'm sure someone here has seen or has one. Little drawn steel cover that houses a toggle switch and allows mounting it to the connection cover on the back of a NEMA 48/56 resilient frame electric motor.
    I used to get them through Grainger, but it looks like they no longer offer them.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

  • #2
    I know what you're looking for but other than a couple of the local electric motor rebuild shops I wouldn't know of a source for them.
    Have you tried those?
    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
    Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

    Location: British Columbia

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    • #3
      Check Grainger or McMaster Carr.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Willy View Post
        I know what you're looking for but other than a couple of the local electric motor rebuild shops I wouldn't know of a source for them.
        Have you tried those?
        Sadly the only small motor shop in the area closed down last year.
        I just need one more tool,just one!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Illinoyance View Post
          Check Grainger or McMaster Carr.
          I had been buying them from Grainger, but looking today it seems they are no longer available.
          I just need one more tool,just one!

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          • #6
            I realize this would not be quite as tidy but would it be an option to use something like this possibly riveted to the end cover?

            Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
            Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

            Location: British Columbia

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            • #7
              Are these what you are looking for?
              https://www.globalindustrial.com/g/m...uit-boxes-2563
              A cheaper source must exist.

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              • #8
                I found just what I am looking for....now I just need to find them for less than the cost of a motor

                https://www.motionindustries.com/products/sku/06702074
                I just need one more tool,just one!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wierdscience View Post
                  I found just what I am looking for....now I just need to find them for less than the cost of a motor

                  ...
                  It's clear that you just gotta' make your own. Can't be that hard. $55!!

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                  • #10
                    After you buy from globalindustrial they will send you spam emails forever. That price must have been set by Barrabas himself. Although most of it is for the UL approved motor rated switch.

                    I am in the make it camp. How hard can it be?

                    metalmagpie

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post

                      It's clear that you just gotta' make your own. Can't be that hard. $55!!
                      Sure just make your own stamping dies, buy a suitably sized OBI press. Done!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post

                        Sure just make your own stamping dies, buy a suitably sized OBI press. Done!
                        Some sheet metal, cut to appropriate size, tig together, drill for screw mount tabs...done.
                        Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                        Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                        Location: British Columbia

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                        • #13
                          Interesting that GE has the same kit in their catalog, even the same part number, but at half the list price. I wonder who the vendor might be?
                          I just need one more tool,just one!

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                          • #14
                            Between $40 and $109 for a metal box????? And people actually pay that???

                            And I did not see a single switch included in those prices: JUST THE BOXES!

                            How do I buy stock in Global Industrial?



                            Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
                            Are these what you are looking for?
                            https://www.globalindustrial.com/g/m...uit-boxes-2563
                            A cheaper source must exist.
                            Last edited by Paul Alciatore; 01-25-2022, 11:40 PM.
                            Paul A.
                            SE Texas

                            And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                            You will find that it has discrete steps.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
                              Between $40 and $109 for a metal box????? And people actually pay that???

                              And I did not see a single switch included in those prices: JUST THE BOXES!

                              How do I buy stock in Global Industrial?


                              I have to agree, I am not a complete cheap f&@k but the prices I’ve seen in this thread seem a little ridiculous for a sheet metal box and toggle switch
                              ​​​​​​.

                              FWIW, years ago I did by an exhaust fan from global industrial and it was a very decent price at the time.

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