H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
- Jan 26, 2017
I have an AC induction motor, single phase, 3 HP, 220V. Once it gets running, it consumes noticeably less than 20A. I have 220V, 20A outlet. And when this motor starts it frequently trips circuit breaker on motor startup, but never, once it got running. Obvious resolution is to install 30A outlet and call it a day. Well, may be I will do it one day. But for now I would like to check other options. Is there such thing as soft start device for such device which will prevent high amperage draw on startup?