I am in need of a soft start/stop for a 1 HP single phase motor, does anyone have any idea where I can find a low cost unit for this project? I would accept new used or refurbished
why soft start? the motor is going to draw extra current until it gets to speed. at that size, it's still likely there is a centrifugal switch that shuts off a starting winding as the motor spins up. if it doesn't get to speed, you burn out that winding.
if the motor is tripping the breaker, you don't have a motor rated breaker on there. they have a larger overload tolerance exactly for this reason.
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
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