Over the past year, pump installers and others in the field have asked us for a 15 Hp control box option which features more room and larger lug capacity required for deep sets or long utility power runs. In addition, end users have asked for an increased cycle rating on the 15 Hp control box to handle heavy duty applications.
As a result of these requests, Franklin is pleased to introduce our new 15 Hp X-Large Deluxe Control Box. This control box features approximately twice the area of the standard 15 Hp deluxe control box, and it carries a cycle rating of 10 starts per hour, up to 100 start cycles per 24-hour period. It also features numerous knockouts for up to 2″ conduit, and the incoming power and motor lugs accept AWG #14 to #00, while the control loop lugs accept AWG #20 to #6. Like the standard box, the new X-Large Control Box enclosure is rated NEMA 3R, which is suitable for indoor or outdoor applications within a temperature range of 14°F to 122°F. It has a built-in magnetic contactor, start and run overloads, and a surge arrestor. Of course, the X-Large Control Box is also UL recognized. Continue reading