The Essentials of Motor Soft Starters, Motor Starting Methods and Applications

Learn about three-phase asynchronous motors, starting curve and importance of the motor smooth start, soft starter features and wiring diagrams. 5 lessons in 53m total course length.

Course Description

This course will explain all you need to know about soft starters. There will be a word about three-phase asynchronous motors, starting curve, and the importance of smooth start. We will discuss the difference between different starting methods and the advantages of the soft starters.

One of the essential parts of this course is an elaboration on various applications in different industries.

Why can’t we use soft starter sometimes and when frequency converters bring value to the entire process? Motor stopping will also be discussed. Many manufacturers have similar categories of soft starters.

We will go through all of them with all the crucial features and wiring diagrams. Inside delta” diagram will also be presented.

Course Summary

  1. Why? – Induction motor start theory and practice
  2. When? – Applications in different industries
  3. How? – Different connection principles and wirings
  4. Soft stop – It’s not all about starting
  5. Summary
  6. The Final Exam

Who Is This Course For

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Automation Engineers
  • Electrical Designers
  • Electrical Fresh Graduates
  • Technicians


Basic understanding of electrical power engineering.

Downloadable course documents

After purchasing the course, students can download the following documents:

  • Course Slides (PDF)
  • Softstarter Handbook (PDF)

About Instructor

Marko Cvrkota

Marko is an electrical engineer with over sixteen years of experience in power systems and industrial automation. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. He is MSEE Drives and automation expert currently working in Danfos Drives. He spent over ten years in drives business worldwide. He's also an expert in low-voltage panel building design and assembly.

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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • Lifetime Access