ASCO 918 Lighting Contactor

The ASCO 918 provides reliable and convenient lighting control in numerous applications, including enhanced performance for high inrush current loads such as High Intensity Discharge (HID) and metal halide lighting.


  • UL Listed, CSA approved.
  • Rated 30 amperes to 600 volts AC for General Purpose and Standard Ballast loads.
  • Rated 20 ampres to 600 volts AC for Electronic Ballast and Tungsten Loads.
  • Rated for 1-1/2 horsepower at 120 VAC.
  • Interrupts 300% rated current at 0.4 to 0.5 power factor.


  • Mount in any position.
  • Conserve Energy - No continous coil current drain.
  • Quiet Operation - No AC "hum" common with electrically held contactors.
  • Control power failure will not turn off service power - electrically held contactors may fall to "off" position if control power is lost.

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