Why Are Drives Easier to Apply Than Soft Starters?

Why Are Drives Easier to Apply Than Soft Starters?

Recent market research shows that the worldwide low-voltage AC drives market continues to remain approximately 20 times larger than the worldwide low-voltage soft starter market. This is a very interesting phenomenon given that there can be substantial cost, size and energy savings when choosing to use a soft starter instead of an AC drive for some applications.

So why are drives applied in situations in which soft starters are sufficient to do the job?

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