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what is a KUXON

what is a KUXON

what is a KUXON

It appears to be a thermal overload on crane schematics, but would like to know for sure. Thanks

RE: what is a KUXON

on re-examining the schematic the device is actually a KLIXON. I made the mistake of trusting the crane mechanic how needs glasses.

RE: what is a KUXON

I assume you have answered your own question -- if you haven't: Klixon is a product brand name of thermal overloads -- you'll find one on your clothes dryer exhaust and other similar equipment -- it has become somewhat of a generic name like "Levi's" did in the late 60's or like "Coke" did in the early 80's (and why they changed their product names a little to protect the "brand" name)

RE: what is a KUXON

A klixon is a thermal bimetallic contact.

RE: what is a KUXON

Klixon is also the standard term used in the A/C and Refrigeration industry for all over temp cut outs. When I first came across the term I wondered what those boys were talking about. I had never heard the term in electrical engineering/contracting/maintenance.

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