This soft starter solved my nuisance tripping problem n my garage! The garage is the only space that I can use for my hobbyist woodworking shop and I wasn't looking forward to the expense of having a 20A circuit installed just to accommodate my miter saw and table saw which was tripping the breaker on startup. Now I use the GS-10 to run my 15A tools (one at a time or course) on my 15A garage outlet without the worry of tripping the breaker. As an added bonus, the soft start reduces wear and tear on the motor. Win Win. As for the GS-10 itself, it is solidly constructed of quality materials. When you hold the GS-10 in your hands, you can tell it is made by a company that cares about quality and building products that endure over time. I would recommend this device without hesitation!
Excellent people with great support solved a minor problem I had.
Worked as expected. Well made.
Made big difference, in how my 40+ year old Craftsman, 1/2 horsepower radial arm saw starts up. I used to have to give the blade a little nudge to get it started, even on a 20amp breaker from grid power source. Now using grid or solar power, it starts up smoothly. Almost spins up my, 1/2 horsepower swamp cooler from my solar array battery bank, but my inverter still kicks out. Am confident once I get a larger inverter that can handle more in rush current before tripping. (my 3000w inverter cuts out at 2 seconds, just before the soft start finishes ramping up) the swamper should work just fine too. The swamp cooler does spin most of the way up though, before the inverter cuts out, and does so rather smoothly. Though I will have to figure some way to wire the water pump separately, as it doesn't like the soft starter, and doesn't need it to function better.
Very glad I decided to go ahead and purchase the GS10.
I had a 15A circuit with a TV, a small (250w) IR lamp and 4 LED spot lights on my enclosed porch, but the problem was I would trip the breaker, or at least turn of the TV when I turned on the 1500w heater. It was a quartz heater that I connected to the GS10 and it works perfectly, now. The coils slowly ramp up and it doesn't matter what is off or on, I don't have a problem any more.
Always get the continuous duty soft starter! I was actually able to wire this to a switch on an old cinema projector and it starts up beautifully! You should definitely 100% buy this one.