- 19 Jan 2013
- Reaction score
- Southampton area
Absolutely fit a 16amp outlet with a c type breaker but I’m really not sure a soft start is the correct thing to use with an induction motor. This type of motor needs a high current kick to get it going and it’s starting winding is only intended to be powered up for a few seconds. A soft start module will extend the time before the motor gets up to it running speed thus extending the time that the start winding is powered up and risks it over heating.I'm going to do both. 16a socket and a soft start.
Brush motors such as on most mitre saws and small table saws are quite different in operation and usually benefit from a soft starter as several members here have found. HTH