GS11 Universal Soft Starter (20A max. Heavy duty)
The soft start circuit in my half inch Porter Cable router quit and after opening it up to repair it, I saw how skimpily the soft start circuit in it is built and I didn't really want to repair it only for it to puke again later.
I checked around for another option and luckily I found the GS11 universal soft starter.
So I bypassed the built in soft start circuit in my router and ordered a GS11.
It worked great out of the box not only on the router but everything else in the shop that I could think to plug into it.
As an electrical engineer I could not help but to open it up and take a look at it's construction and I was happy to find it very well laid out on a high quality PC board with quality components. Also, I saw that many of the power handling components are very robust and many are even overrated for their function.
The thing may well outlive me.
I share my workshop breaker with a few other rooms and got tired of resetting and turning off other high current devices every time I started my table saw or air compressor. This soft starter did the trick.
I’m liking it so far. It does what it’s advertised to do. I haven’t had it long enough to really get to know it. I don’t like all the emails asking me to review it. They start as soon as you get the product.
5 stars. We live off the grid on a solar powered battery system and we wish we had known about this minor miracle years ago. No more household shut downs when the water pump kicks in. Highly recommend.