Can a variable frequency drive replace a Soft Start?

Yes, a variable frequency drive can replace a soft start starter, since most drives give you a current limiting ramp to start and stop your motor. BUT, if you do not need to vary the production speed of your motor, then the soft start starter may still be the correct product for the application. This is because the cost of the soft start starter is less than the cost of a variable frequency drive.

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