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I have a data sheet that gives the coil pickup voltage as "0.85…1.1 x Us] and coil dropout voltage as "0.3…0.6 x Us".

I am assuming that Us refers to the nominal or specified coil voltage, but why is it "Us"?

Thanks

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    \$\begingroup\$ U is commonly used as as symbol for voltage on German schematics ... what make is the contactor? \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Drummond May 29 '15 at 20:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BrianDrummond Here is a Siemens contactor spec. It uses exactly that nomenclature. \$\endgroup\$ – Spehro Pefhany May 29 '15 at 20:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ The data sheet I have is from Rockwell (Allen-Bradley). \$\endgroup\$ – frog_jr May 29 '15 at 20:58
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Subscript S in \$U_S\$ symbol stands for German word die Spule which means the coil. So \$U_S\$ is the coil voltage.

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