It doesn’t matter what you are doing with electricity, proper use of contactors and relays is essential to ensuring safe operating conditions. These parts are designed to control the electrical load, serving to protect the user and the equipment. Though they both serve a similar function, it’s still important to know the difference between the two when ordering parts. While a contactor is useful for completing and interrupting an electrical circuit, a control relay will open or close a switch that allows the current to flow through uninterrupted. For more information on the contactors and relays available through Tanooga, give us a call today at (423) 771-7102.