EDS Series Explosionproof Motor Starters


Factory sealed enclosures are used:

  • To prevent arcing of enclosed device from causing ignition of a hazardous atmosphere external to the enclosure
  • In conjunction with magnetic starters or contactors for remote control of motors


Manual motor starters are used:

  • For manual starting of small AC/DC motors
  • To provide manual starting and stopping, and motor running protection (units with heaters)
Number of Poles 1 or 2
Type Single-gang or two-gang
Hub Sizes 3/4" or 1"
Maximum Horsepower Ratings 1 HP; 3/4 HP; 1/4 HP
Body Material Feraloy® iron alloy (U.S.); Copper-free aluminum (Canada)
Shaft and Bushing Material Stainless steel
Sealing Enclosure Material Copper-free aluminum


  • Reduce installation problems
  • Eliminate external seals
  • Lower installation costs
  • Improve safety
  • Mounting lugs and taper tapped hubs with integral bushings
  • Large machine screws for fastening covers to bodies
  • Lockout hole for padlock having 1/4" hasp is provided
  • Close tolerances in machining of wide, mating flanges and journalled shafts and bearings produce flametightness of enclosure joints
  • Dead end (EDS) or through feed (EDSC) hubs – 3/4" or 1" sizes