Course overview

From Zero to Hero: Fundamentals of Motor Soft Starters

Learn about three phase asynchronous motors, starting curve and importance of smooth start, as well as a soft starter features and wiring diagrams.
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 What's included?

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 we can’t 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.

See you in the course!

 Course Content

  • Why? – Induction motor start theory and practice
  • When? – Applications in different industries
  • How? – Different connection principles and wirings
  • Soft stop – It’s not all about starting
  • Summary
  • Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion
6 sections • 5 lectures • 53m total length

 Who Is This Course For

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


  • Have a basic Electrical Engineering knowledge

Marko Cvrkota

MSEE Drives and automation expert
Hi, my name is Marko Cvrkota, and I am an Electrical Engineer with over fifteen years of experience in Power Systems and industrial automation. I obtained my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Belgrade, Serbia. I am MSEE Drives and automation expert currently working in Danfos Drives. I spent over ten years in drives business worldwide. I am also an expert in low-voltage panel building design and assembly.

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