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Topic Title: Allen Bradley SMC Dialog plus softstarter Number of starts problem
Topic Summary: Softstarter wont start as number of starts is too high but........
Created On: 25 November 2012 06:21 AM
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 25 November 2012 06:21 AM
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fitzpatrick1976

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I have a softstarter that is intermittently stopping functioning as it is saying max number of starts have been reached. I have been informed that the motor hasn't been called for the maximum number of times. Therefore I cannot see what is causing this problem.

Can anyone let me know if they have had this problem before please.
 26 November 2012 01:14 PM
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oneye

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Not seen this before..
But on the assumption the softstart is operating correctly and your informant is correct (number of starts/hr ?), is the starter circuit stopping and starting again almost immediately. The motor could be freewheeling which may not be noticeable.
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