What is a soft starter panel?
A soft starter control panel houses and utilizes soft starters as a method of motor control. A soft starter itself is designed to control the acceleration and deceleration motors. It also starts up motors with a reduced power load. They are used across industrial and commercial applications to control three-phase and single-phase motors. Soft starters are common components of a control panel as they can increase a motor’s lifespan by relieving it from harsh electrical stresses.
What type of soft starter is right for me?
There are a wide variety of soft starters for a variety of applications. For example, compression soft starters are used in compression control systems for single-phase compressors in air conditioning and refrigeration units, while other control panels utilize pump control soft starters to service pump and irrigation systems. Soft starters are most commonly compared to VFD’s, however soft starters have the advantage of being more compact, and they are more cost-effective in start-up situations that only need speed and torque control.
Before choosing a soft starter panel, knowing the following information could go a long way: amp ratings, torque requirements, starting and stopping requirements, overload protection requirements, the line voltage, the enclosure type, and the number of required starts per hour.
Whether you’re looking for a 3-phase soft starter panel or a single-phase soft starter panel, Bay Power is your source for OEM control panels. Thanks to our extensive inventory and our UL508a-certified shop, we are your soft starter panel experts.
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