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Electrical contact metal types

When to Use Gold Plated Electrical Contacts

Manufacturers use many different types of metal on their plated electrical contacts such as gold, silver, or nickel. The type of metal that you use on a contact can affect the conductivity, its resistance to corrosion, and the type of weather it is able to withstand. Each metal has their […]

FASTON Terminal Connectors

Snap Disc Quick Connect Vs. Screw Terminals

The type of Snap Disc terminal connection you use will vary from application to application but the wrong type of snap disc terminal could cause a connection to come loose, especially in an application with vibration.  Wikipedia states that “A terminal is the point at which a conductor from a component, device or network comes to an […]

Water heater temperature switch

How to Fix a Water Heater

You may think that only a professional can fix a water heater. However, many times a quick change of the temperature switch is all that is needed. In this post, we’ll explain why water heaters have a temperature switch and how to replace it yourself! What is the role of […]

404 manual reset snap disc thermostat, Notched Bracket

Testing a Snapdisc at Home

Testing a Snapdisc Testing a snapdisc might sound like it would be difficult to do yourself, but you can actually do a simple test using less than $10 worth of items. Special equipment is required to test the specific temperature setting of a switch, but testing if the switch opens […]

Wiring a Snapdisc to a Heater – How to Guide

Wiring a snapdisc to a heater is a fairly straightforward process. This is useful to know how to do if your heater stops working due to a bad thermostat switch. To replace a switch, first you’ll need to open up your heater. Once the unit is open, find where the […]

Epoxy Sealed Thermostat Switch

How to Determine What Snapdisc Mounting Style You Need

Snapdisc Mounting Style With snapdiscs, different applications will require a different snapdisc mounting style. Temperature switches can be installed in a variety of environments, and the right mounting bracket is needed to make sure that the switch is able to perform accurately. Even if a switch functions at the right […]

Single Shot Thermostat Switch

How to Reset a Single Shot Thermostat Switch

A single shot thermostat switch is designed to work only once. They are sometimes used in applications where the manufacturer doesn’t want to the end user to try and make repairs to a system. However, this can be inconvenient if you’re an end user! Luckily, there is a way to […]

1/2" Epoxy Sealed Thermostat Cross Reference

1/2″ Epoxy Sealed Thermostat Cross Reference

As an easy guide for you we have created this simple cross reference guide to help you find the epoxy sealed thermostat switch you need. If you have one of the part numbers listed below, simply match it to our part number. Give us a call for for more information or […]

Digital Temperature Switch Cross Reference

Digital Temperature Switch Replacement Options

As an easy guide for you we have created this simple cross reference guide to help you find a direct replacement option of a digital temperature switch. If you have one of the series listed below, simply match it to our series. Give us a call for for more information or […]

One Shot Thermostat Switch Cross Reference

One Shot Thermostat Switch Cross Reference

As an easy guide for you we have created this simple cross reference guide to help you find a direct replacement option of a one shot thermostat switch. If you have one of the part numbers listed below, simply match it to our part number. Give us a call for for […]