Operational modes of the soft starter
On power-up, the soft starter will be in IDLE mode. The user will be presented with a menu to Start the motor or to make the
selection to enter a configuration setup menu where parameters can be viewed and changed.
The soft starter can be configured via the TFT screen on the front panel or via the Modbus RTU or TCP interface using a SCADA
system, or with the MEsoftstart PC Interface. This section describes the configuration using the TFT screen. Refer to par 7.1 for
an overview on using the PC Interface.
If the user selects to configure the soft starter, the user is presented with options to select a Factory Default Configuration
(refer Table 18), or to create a User Configuration. In the case of a User Configuration, changes will be saved to the local non-
volatile memory on the soft starter as the 'CUSTOM' configuration. The saved configuration (or CUSTOM configuration) then
becomes the active parameter set that will be used whenever START MOTOR is selected.
The user may at any time revert to the pre-set Factory Defaults (refer Table 18). If the current configuration is unknown, the
user may select to start with a Factory Default set of parameters and then make minor changes on that for a custom
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Figure 36 – Modes of operation of the soft starter