Auxiliary Contacts

Auxiliary contacts, also known as auxiliary contactors are electromechanical devices used in conjunction with primary switching equipment such as contactors, circuit breakers, switches, and relays. These secondary switching devices are physically connected to the main switching equipment and work at the same time. The add-on accessories are available in a range of contact configurations and mounting styles to suit a wide range of industrial control applications.RS Components offer an extensive range of high-quality auxiliary contact blocks from industry-leading brands including Schneider Electric, Siemens, ABB, Lovato, Eaton, and of course RS Pro.

How do auxiliary contacts work?

Auxiliary contacts are affixed to the main contacts and change state when the main contacts do. They pass the data from the circuit to a logic controller, which in turn gives instructions to the linked devices about whether to turn on or off. Alternatively, they can be used as a standalone hardware control unit. Auxiliary contacts are available in a variety of mounting styles such as a front mount or DIN rail mount and a range of terminal types including screw terminals, screw clamp terminals, and cage clamp terminals making it easy to find the right contact for the application.

What are auxiliary contacts used for?

One common usage of auxiliary contacts is in push-button controllers, where they can be built into the start button. They are a common component in relay logic circuits solid-state electronics, electric motors, motor control schemes, and other industrial control applications.

What are the different types of contact blocks?

There are two types of contact, contacts that are closed in a non-activated state and those that are open. They will be described as N/C (normally closed) and N/O (normally open).NC contacts are used as interlocks. NO contacts are used for switching on other components such as status indication lamps.


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Description Price Number of Contacts Normal State Configuration Range Mounting Style Contact Current Rating Contact Voltage Rating Series Pole and Throw Configuration Terminal Type Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Operating Temperature Range
RS Stock No. 121-6872
BrandRS PRO
$27.90
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- - - DIN Rail Mount - - AR - Screw -25°C +60°C -25 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 331-3696
BrandRS PRO
$15.28
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2 NO/NC - DIN Rail Mount - 240 V ac - DP - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-6871
BrandRS PRO
$24.67
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- - - DIN Rail Mount - - AR - Screw -25°C +60°C -25 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 121-6865
BrandRS PRO
$8.17
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1 1NO - DIN Rail Mount - - HSV - Screw -25°C +60°C -25 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 466-295
BrandRS PRO
$8.54
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1 NO/NC - Panel Mount 63 A - - SPDT - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-6867
BrandRS PRO
$9.45
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1 1NO - DIN Rail Mount - - HRS - Screw -25°C +60°C -25 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 121-6874
BrandRS PRO
$5.18
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- - - DIN Rail Mount - - MSK - Screw -25°C +60°C -25 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 121-6875
BrandRS PRO
$6.94
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- - - DIN Rail Mount - - MSK - Screw -25°C +60°C -25 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 121-6870
BrandRS PRO
$27.56
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- - - DIN Rail Mount - - UR - Screw -25°C +60°C -25 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 121-6869
BrandRS PRO
$21.87
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- - - DIN Rail Mount - - UR - Screw -25°C +60°C -25 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 121-6868
BrandRS PRO
$10.37
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1 1NC - DIN Rail Mount - - HRS - Screw -25°C +60°C -25 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 121-6866
BrandRS PRO
$9.05
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1 1NC - DIN Rail Mount - - HSV - Screw -25°C +60°C -25 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 791-2824
Mfr. Part No.A9A26924
$203.81
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1 NO/NC Acti 9 DIN Rail Mount 2 A dc, 6 A ac 24 → 130 V dc, 240 → 415 V ac iOF SPCO Screw -35°C +70°C -35 → +70 °C
RS Stock No. 394-9908
Mfr. Part No.LADN22
$108.19
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4 2NO/2NC TeSys Front Mount 10 A 600 V ac LADN 4P Screw -5°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 818-277
Mfr. Part No.072896 & NHI11-PKZ0
BrandEaton
$26.35
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2 NO/NC - Side Mount 2 A dc, 3.5 A ac 220 V dc, 500 V ac - DPST Screw - - -
RS Stock No. 395-0144
Mfr. Part No.GVAE11
$16.13
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2 NO/NC TeSys Front Mount 2.5 A 60 V dc, 240 V ac GVAE DP Screw - - -
RS Stock No. 394-9936
Mfr. Part No.LADN11
$55.62
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2 NO/NC TeSys Front Mount 10 A - LADN DP Screw - - -5 → +60 °C
RS Stock No. 776-2954
Mfr. Part No.A9N26927
$174.00
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1 CO Acti 9 DIN Rail Mount 6 A ac, 6 A dc 130 V dc, 415 V ac iC60 SPDT Clamp -35°C +70°C -35 → +70 °C
RS Stock No. 244-0107
Mfr. Part No.082882 & NHI-E-11-PKZ0
BrandEaton
$29.15
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2 NO/NC - Front Mount 1 A ac, 2 A dc 24 V dc, 240 V ac - DPST Screw - - -
RS Stock No. 791-2828
Mfr. Part No.A9A26929
$252.22
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4 NO/NC + NO/NC Acti 9 DIN Rail Mount 2 A dc, 6 A ac 24 → 130 V dc, 240 → 415 V ac iOF 4P Screw -35°C +70°C -35 → +70 °C