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Old 04-26-2011, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ToddMcF2002
Quick question on the Quincy qT54-5-60: my local sales / service guy wants to sell me a magnetic starter with this unit. I was under the impression that this unit didn't need it? I confess I know nothing about magnetic vs. capacitor starters or the longevity impact. I probably won't understand the explaination either so please give me the "for dummies" version!

Any help would be appreciated. The starter is $260 and the unit is $1300 delivered and placed in my garage on the palette.

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That compressor as run on single phase does not need a magnetic starter, it is only a 5hp unit which will run just fine from the proper plug and receptacle. If you are going with the 230/460 volt 3 phase unit I would advise you to use the magnetic starter.

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