Cutler Hammer Cutler-Hammer Enclosed Starters & Contactors

3-Phase Magnetic, FREEDOM Series

The FREEDOM to Choose the Right Product for the Application

Eaton Cutler-Hammer’s “Freedom” series of contactors and starters offer something no other electrical line can — the freedom to choose contactors and starters designed for NEMA or IEC standards from one series. This makes matching electrical control to a specific application easier.

The “Freedom” series starters feature a compact, space-saving design, using state-of-the-art technology and the latest in high strength, impact and temperature resistant insulating materials. Starters are available in two rating/configuration styles — NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). NEMA devices are sized based on traditional NEMA classifications and the IEC devices on international ratings. Internationally rated starters, as compared to NEMA devices, generally are physically down-sized to provide higher ratings in a smaller package. Load/life ratings are correspondingly reduced. When considering device selection, evaluate parameters such as type of load, severity of duty, electrical load/life cycles required, etc. IEC devices are typically smaller and have a cost advantage over NEMA equivalents.

“Two Lines, One Family”  -  The Best of Both Worlds



  • Family of starters for application in both IEC and NEMA markets
  • Adjustable bimetallic ambient compensated overload relays with interchangeable heater packs:
    • Available in three basic sizes
    • Covers applications up to 900HP
    • Fewer contactor/overload relay combinations you need to stock
    • Fixed heater overloads optional
  • Full line of snap-on accessories common to IEC and NEMA devices   including top and side mounted auxiliary contacts, solid-state and pneumatic timers, and more
  • Straight-through wiring with line lugs at top, load lugs at bottom
  • Mounts horizontally or vertically on upright panel for application freedom
  • Screw-type power terminals with captive, backed-out self-lifting pressure plates with screws
    • Reduces wiring time
  • Accessible terminals for easy wiring
    • Optional fingerproof shields available to prevent electrical shock
  • Convenient and accessible top located coil terminals
    • 45mm contactor magnet coils with three terminals for top or diagonal wiring
    • Replace European or U.S. style starters or contactors without changing wiring layout
  • Encapsulated dual voltage/frequency magnet coils with permanently marked voltage, frequency, and part number
    • Non-encapsulated coils are standard on IEC sizes A-F, encapsulated are optional
  • Designed to meet or exceed NEMA, UL, CSA, IEC, VDE, BS, other international standards and listings
  • Engineered & manufactured in U.S.A. using latest statistical process control methods for high quality, reliable products

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