Motor starters are one of the major inventions for motor control applications. As the name suggests, a starter is an electrical device which controls the electrical power for starting a motor. These electrical devices are also used for the purpose of stopping, reversing and protecting electric motors.
What are the two functions of a motor starter?
One, the starter will decrease and control the current generated upon activation of your generator. Two, the motor starter will regulate and increase the current once your generator has stabilized, improving function and use while also providing protection against an electrical surge.
Why are starters used?
A motor starter provides defense by first controlling the electrical output of your device or equipment at its initial point of operation (when you turn it on or it engages). From that point, the starter continues to protect your system, operating as a fail-safe.