The AC SoftStart board is designed to eliminate current spikes and shocks that occur when turning on AC power receivers that have large internal capacitors, like power supplies
The board monitors the voltage of a single or three-phase AC input, upon receiving the command to turn on the channel, the microprocessor delays the process until the sine crosses zero, and only then will it switch the channel on. Zero-Cross technology is used when the relay is switched on, so a minimum current flows at the moment when the relay contacts touch each other.
The board compensates for the delay of the relay’s mechanical contacts.
This board solves the problem of when several power supplies must be switched on at the same time and when because of very high starting currents (Inrush Current), it is necessary to use a circuit breaker whose operating / protection current exceeds the power supply current by a lot, which results in the circuit breaker protection function failing to be effective.
The protection mechanism can be activated when the loads are automatically disconnected, if the mains voltage becomes unstable, it will automatically switch on again making the mains voltage stable again.
A mini USB connection with the ability to control relays via a serial port
The soft starter does not limit the maximum number of start cycles per hour.
|Number of channels||8|
|AC circuit power supply||single-phase or three-phase|
|Total switching current||(8 relays of 16A each)|
|Load switching delay after switching on||500-1000ms|
|Protection against unstable AC||yes|
|AC OK monitoring indicator||yes|
|DC power indicator||yes|
|DC Power supply||12v arba 24v DC|
|DC current consumption||25-500ma *|
USB 1.1 / USB 2.0
|USB supported operating systems||
Windows, Linux, Android OTG, iOS
* Current consumption depends on the number of relays switched on