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Types of Automatic Motor Starters

Author: E.E. Kimberly

There are four general types of direct-current automatic motor starters, which differ mainly in the means used to initiate the short-circuiting of the sections of the starting resistor. The principal types of starters are the following:

Counter-emf starters
Series-relay starters
Series-lockout starters
Definite-time-interval starters

Last Update: 2011-01-17