The motor starter basics.
When you start up a motor, it experiences a temporary current surge, so all motor starters come equipped with overload protection. A combination of a contactor and overload protection, motor starters are used to stop, start, reverse a motor. You’ll come across electrical starters for motors in commercial, industrial and agricultural applications, and anywhere a motor is used. Motor starters are most often found in manufacturing facilities, wastewater treatment plants, mining equipment, and more.
Which type of motor starter is right for me?
There are a number of different motor starters to meet all types of specs and requirements. Your application and preference for NEMA or IEC starters will serve as your guide in purchasing or replacing your motor starter. For example, pump starters are more often used in agricultural applications for irrigation, while solid state starters are used in industrial applications for AC motors in elevators and processing equipment, and rely on electrical components rather than mechanical ones. Motor starters can start or stop either manually or automatically.
Keep your motor running right at Bay Power.
There is too much riding on your motor for you to settle for anything less than top quality motor starters. At Bay Power, you’ll get expert customer service combined with competitive pricing, industry-leading motor starters and a one-year replacement warranty. We carry all types of motor starters for all applications including, AC motor starters, DC motor starters, solid state starters, pump starters, reversing starters and more. Choose from industry-leading products like Eaton motor starters and General Electric motor starters just to name a few.
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