A Soft Starter is a device that starts motors with reduced power supplied at start-up. Reducing the power reduces potentially damaging electrical and mechanical shocks on the system. Due to decreased voltage, torque is also reduced resulting in a soft, or easy start.
Soft Starters are used on all types of AC and DC motors. They’re used to minimize mechanical damage to belts, gears, and chains. The soft starter can also prevent the jarring of valuable products being conveyed in materials handling applications.
When replacing your soft starter you’ll need to know the load type, voltage, rated frequency, general power range, control power, and the cooling method.
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