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Old February 12th, 2020, 07:51 PM   #13
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Several soft starter mfrs have, or used to have, 5 pole reversing soft starters. But it has fallen out of favor because it will end up costing more than just adding a reversing contactor, and they tended to be less reliable because people tended to try to abuse them, then short the SCRs. I'm not aware of anyone that still makes a fully solid state reversing soft starter. Benshaw and Motortronics both had them and ceased production. That "Eaton" one mentioned above was actually a brand-labeled product from a Canadian company called SAF Drives called the "SS6", which was an offshoot of the old Saftronics. That product is long obsolete. I believe SAF still makes Soft starters, but they no longer make the SS6 with the Reversing option.
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