Hello, I have a question about contactor ratings. On a contactor I am looking at, it is rated at 60A (for 2240VAC), but also at only 10 HP (for240VAC). From my understanding, ten horesepower is ~7460VA, which is only ~31A at 240V.
Why the discrepancy between the HP and A ratings? I thought it could be due to resistive vs. inductive load, but the same contactor is also rated 75A resistive.
Thanks for any insight into this,