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Can anybody explain why Seimens Power contactors have nomenclature of 3TF35, 3TF47 ?
Siemens have a particular way of providing part numbers for all of their equipment, not just contactors. This was known as the MLFB code which was a German acronym (translated into English I think that this meant Machine Readable Factory Code). Each letter and number in the code had a meaning. If you Google Siemens and MLFB you may pull up the legend.
From memory I think that
3 = switcing device
TF referred to a articular range of contactors
35 (47) etc = the frame or block size of the contactor
There would then be a sequence of numbers and letters which defined the auxiliary contacts and the coil voltage.
Hope that this helps.