- Recommended for lower frequency-of-use applications with 120VAC, 10-15Amp Motors.
- Proudly built in the U.S.A..
- Heavy-Duty Aluminum enclosure.
- Injection molded, reinforced plastic end caps.
Make your equipment last.
- Reduce mechanical stress.
- Increase safety.
- Add the high end soft start feature.
- Stop nuisance breaker tripping.
- Stop dimming lights.
- Take the "bang" out of your tools.
- Up to 85% reduction of damaging inrush current.
- Reduce generator size.
Voltage: 120 Volts AC
Maximum current: 15A
Ambient operating temperatures: 40° - 95°F
Maximum (Full Soft Start) Duty Cycle: 20 Starts per Hour
Resistance based operation. Temperature activated axial cooling fan for improved recovery times.
- Do not operate in environmental temperatures below 40°F.
- Theoretical ramp times for the C10 can vary from 0-3 seconds.
- Capacitor start induction motors must be at full speed within 3 seconds of being switched on.
- If your capacitor start induction motor takes longer than 3 seconds to reach full speed, discontinue use of Soft Starter immediately.
- Indoor use only.
- Insert appropriate end of supplied power cord into side receptacle of Soft Starter. Plug the other end of power cord into your supply power outlet.
- Plug your equipment into the front outlet of the Soft Starter.
- Clean bottom fan filter as needed.
- Mount vertically with the fan filter at the bottom to help reduce dust infiltration. Mount using screws, bolts, or zip ties.
- To access lower mounting holes; using a knife blade, gently slide the blade underneath edge of fan grille and twist.
Ramp time is the length of time required for the motor to go from OFF to full speed. Ramp times will vary based on conditions such as: ambient temperatures, equipment construction, and the state of recovery from the previous use.
Approximate ramp time @ 40°F: 2.5s
Approximate ramp time @ 75°F: 1.6s
The recovery time is the length of time required for the Soft-Starter to return to its normal state after use. Full recovery times can vary from 30 seconds to 10 minutes depending on: applied load, duration of applied load, ambient temperature, etc. Under normal conditions an active cooling fan indicates that the Soft Starter has not fully recovered and may not be ready to fully suppress the next inrush.
DIMENSIONS:Length: 6.25 inches
Width: 4.25 inches
Height: 3.25 inches
I was skeptical it would work with my 120v 3/4HP above ground well pump as it drew over 50A peak and my 4000W inverter wouldn't start it. Now It draws 20-25a peak and 1100W constant until cutoff. The inverter handles it fine now and no light dimming either.
We are using this unit with a Ryobi 12” miter saw which is rated at 12 amps. The soft starter is a major improvement for the first 2 startups. But once the units cooling fan starts up I noticed that motor startup is not as smooth. Once the fan shuts off, motor once again is normal.
no issues, works well, though I run it for only thirty seconds max so far with a worm-drive saw to reduce kick for finishing cuts. UPC billed me $36 in various fees for shipping into Canada, though. Ouch.
Agree with Alvin Berndt; no more bang! Use the C10 with a table saw and a miter saw. Suspect I've come close to 20 starts per hour but wish now I had purchased the GS10 for unlimited starts.
Haven't used it a whole lot, but seems to be all that it is advertised. My tablesaw doesn't start with a bang anymore--sure is nice!! The only down side is when the fan kicks on, my shop radio goes nuts with static.