Motor control module
The Building Automation Starter motor controls from Cerus feature the Smartstart Control Module for seamless integration with digital controls.
The Building Automation Starter (BAS) motor
controls from Cerus feature the patent-
pending Smartstart Control Module for seamless integration with digital controls. The starters accept dry voltage inputs from 12 to 250 Vac for activation by control systems without interposing relays. Other control options include auto run, fireman’s override, fault, proof of flow to detect loss of load, and SmartStart predictive calibration. Integrated LED pilot lights and Hand/Off/Auto keypad are standard, simplifying unit setup and verification. A single model accepts 208 to 600 Vac and motor loads up to 40 A, eliminating discrete thermal overloads and numerous contactor coil voltages.
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