The ASCO 918 REMOTE CONTROL SWITCH IS THE MOST COMPACT MECHANICALLY HELD LIGHTING CONTACTOR ON THE MARKET.
The ASCO 918 remote control (RC) switch has a 20 ampere rating to 600 volts AC. Available with 2 to 12 poles, it is the most compact multi-pole lighting contactor available. Suitable for handling all types of lighting, the ASCO 918 is listed under UL 508 for ballast, tungsten, resistive and general purpose loads. The general purpose rating is 30 amperes to 600 VAC.
A patented operating mechanism of the ASCO 918 results in a remote control switch that is mechanically held and electrically operated. Contacts are power driven to both the open and closed positions by a momentary pulse, thereby providing quieter operation because there is no AC hum as is experienced with magnetically-held contactors.