Contactor – Wikipedia

Electronic circuit element serving as a switch

AC contactor for pump application.
In semiconductor testing, contactors can also be referred to as the specialized socket that connects the device under test.
In process industries, a contactor is a vessel where two streams interact, for example, air and liquid. See Gas-liquid contactor.

A contactor is an electrically-controlled switch used for switching an electrical power circuit.[1] A contactor is typically controlled by a circuit which has a much lower power level than the switched circuit, such as a 24-volt coil electromagnet controlling a 230-volt motor switch.

Unlike general-purpose relays, contactors are designed to be directly connected to high-current load devices. Relays tend to be of lower capacity and are usually designed for both normally closed and normally open applications. Devices switching more than 15 amperes or in circuits rated more than a few kilowatts are usually called contactors. Apart from

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More Homes Are Going Dark as Moratoriums on Utility Shut-Offs End

Latoya Dandridge was laid off from her school cafeteria job in March during the coronavirus shutdown. Six months later, she is now anxiously waiting for the moment when her electricity will be shut off.

In North Carolina, where Ms. Dandridge lives, a moratorium on utility disconnections ended Sept. 1. Similar reprieves imposed during the pandemic are ending in more states, putting more people at risk of losing access to water, electricity and gas as they struggle to find work or are quarantined at home.

Ms. Dandridge, 36 years old, said her unemployment insurance payments, which she applied for in June, have yet to arrive. Her electric bill, unpaid for months, is now $600. A sister is helping her make car payments, but there is no more money left to borrow.

“It may be a week. It may be the end of the month,” said Ms. Dandridge, whose four children take

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Seoul: Missing South Korean official may be in North Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – A South Korean official who disappeared off a government ship near the disputed sea boundary with North Korea this week may be in North Korea, South Korea’s Defence Ministry said Wednesday.

The ministry said the 47-year-old official was aboard a government vessel that was checking on potential unauthorized fishing near a South Korean border island. Colleagues noticed the man was missing at lunch time and found only his shoes still on the vessel, prompting a so-far fruitless search involving aircraft and ships.

The Defence Ministry said in a statement it had information that the missing official was on North Korean shores on Tuesday afternoon. The ministry did not say how it obtained that information.

The ministry said officials will contact North Korea to ask about the missing official and take other steps to find more details.

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, which was operating

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Contractor Licensing || City of Fort Collins

Commercial Buildings

Class A:  Authorized to construct, demolish or deconstruct any building or structure in the city that is regulated under the building code, including all work authorized by license types below this level.

  • To qualify, the applicant must have constructed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the construction of three (3) entire buildings, each of which must have exceeded five (5) stores in height and occupancy classification other than Group R.

Class A(DR):  Authorized to add additions to and/or make repairs and/or restoration to structural damage to any building or structure in the City regulated under the building code, including all work authorized by damage repair and restoration license types below this level.

  • To qualify, the applicant must have performed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the significant structural repair construction on three (3) buildings, each of which must have exceeded
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Phoenix, AZ HUD Housing and Foreclosure Homes

09-12-2020

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$499,999

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05-27-2020

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4 br

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1955 sqft

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$230,000

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04-08-2020

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4 br

3 ba

2133 sqft

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$339,900

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12-24-2019

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4 br

3 ba

2248 sqft

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$684,900

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09-18-2018

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Land

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$39,900

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02-24-2016

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Land

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$187,750

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09-25-2020

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949 sqft

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09-25-2020

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09-25-2020

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1136 sqft

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09-25-2020

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858 sqft

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1184 sqft

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09-24-2020

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1555 sqft

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1659 sqft

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09-23-2020

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1416 sqft

Townhome

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09-23-2020

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1980 sqft

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1224 sqft

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Organizations come together to help 500 fire-devastated families

Kaiser Permanente and the American Red Cross teamed up in Silverton to pack 500 fire kits that will help families search for salvageable items on their property.

SILVERTON, Oregon — There was a welcome sight in the Silverton sky on Friday.

“Man, I love the rain. I’m an Oregonian, so I love the rain,” said Dale Kunce.

Here in Marion County, a community hit by wildfires got together to support each other.

“They worked super fast and they did 500 kits for 500 families in just over an hour,” said Kunce, who’s the CEO for the American Red Cross Cascade region.

From 10 a.m. to noon, volunteers from Kaiser Permanente teamed up with the Red Cross under a huge tent at Silver Creek Fellowship Church to fill bins for families that lost homes in the Santiam Fire.

“These kits include things such as hand sanitizers and trash bags and shovels,”

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Gold Coast Estate for Sale

Less than 25 miles from Manhattan and near the Long Island Expressway, fieldstone walls edge the entrance of a 108-acre estate. A relic of a bygone era, it is among the last king-size Gold Coast estates on Long Island’s North Shore.

“‘Groton Place’ is a vanishing breed,” said Meredyth Hull Smith, an associate broker with Sotheby’s International Realty in Manhattan, who shares the listing with Christina Porter and Lois Kirschenbaum of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty on Long Island.

The owners, Luis and Julie Rinaldini, wanted lots of land for their horses when, 23 years ago, they purchased the Old Westbury property, saving the expansive estate from impending development. Today they placed the estate, which has 10 fireplaces, seven bedrooms, seven-and-a-half baths, plus staff quarters, on the market for $29.9 million.

“They would like to sell the property to a single owner who could enjoy the property the way they

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Working towards independent energy supply, New homes in American Fork, Bringing Hope to the Table

Daimler partners, working towards independent power

Daimler AG announced it is utilizing its automotive fuel cell systems in stationary power systems to demonstrate a sustainable and independent energy supply for data centers, and to accelerate the transition to renewable energy generation and supply.

The company has experience with hydrogen-powered electric vehicles over several vehicle generations and millions of tests around the world, and recently presented the next step with pre-production models of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F Cell. Convinced of the potential of fuel cell technology and hydrogen as an energy storage medium in the context of the overall energy system, the company is extending its development activities into non-transportation industries. Joining forces with industry leaders Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Power Innovations, Daimler will develop prototype systems starting this year for back-up and continuous power solutions for data centers and other stationary applications using automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems.

According to

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US Housing Recovery Continues In August, New Home Sales Up 4.8%

New home sales were better than expected in the United States but the growth was not evenly distributed across regions


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New US home sales came in well above forecasts in August with a 4.8 percent gain, as the housing market continues to recover from the coronavirus downturn, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

August’s annualized rate of just over one million sales, seasonally adjusted, came after the upwardly revised annual rate of 965,000 sales reported in July and underscores how housing has managed to climb back from the hit taken during the Covid-19 downturn.

The growth was however not spread evenly, with month-on-month sales surging in the South 13.4 percent, and climbing 5.0 percent in the North, but declining slightly in the West and by a massive 21.4 percent in the Midwest.

“Home sales are well supported by solid demand and a favorable interest rate environment,”

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As Arizona nursing homes reopen to visitors, state guidelines cause confusion

Many nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Arizona reopened to visitors earlier this month after being closed to most outsiders for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Visiting elder loved ones in care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic

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But rolling out the welcome mat has been anything but smooth.

Senior advocates and operators of long-term facilities say guidelines issued by Arizona Department of Health Services are causing confusion, with some managers incorrectly interpreting the guidelines to limit visits to only 15 minutes.



a bedroom with a bed and desk in a room: Abuse or neglect in nursing homes can have serious consequences for seniors.


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Abuse or neglect in nursing homes can have serious consequences for seniors.

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Other requirements — such as proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours and quarantining before each visit — make scheduling indoor visits difficult or impossible for working families.

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