BriskHeat (Columbus, OH) has announced its latest product addition, Surestart compressor soft starters, designed for use with HVAC units and heat pumps. The Surestart soft starter is a vital component in increasing the efficiency and longevity of HVAC units and heat pumps. It reduces the in-rush current needed for compressors to start by 60%, thus minimizing potential damage to compressors from mechanical shock hard-starting current surges.
The Surestart compressor soft starter protects A/C compressors from failures including stalling, overheating, motor reversal and arcing damage. Developed for use with single-phase scroll type compressors, the starters are available for all standard size compressors up to 32A and voltages up to 230VAC.