When looking for a supplier of Definite Purpose (DP) contactors or other electrical control components, be sure to consider their on-site configuration and assembly capabilities. Why? Assembly services give you more product options without having to hold inventory. Your vendor partner should be ready to pull stock, configure and deliver in days—not make you wait weeks for the next container to arrive. Look for the ability to quickly configure existing products and even provide complete line-ready, tested assemblies that save you time.
It's easy to look at electrical controls as commodity products, and simply source them online or shop by price alone. After all, a component the makes up just 0.1% of the cost of a typical HVAC unit may not seem like a big deal. However, with every component you source, a little bit of your reputation is on the line. But you can guard against that when you partner with a manufacturer that engineers its solutions—not just sources them for you.