PRODUCT COMPARISON

HARD START Versus SOFT START HARD START SOFT START
Potential Relay PTCR Devices Timing Devices
KICKSTART® CONVENTIONAL 3
WIRE RELAY
CAPACITOR KIT
Uses potential motor starting relay YES YES NO NO
Two wires, non-polarized YES NO YES YES
Restarts InstantlyTM YES YES NO NO
Senses whether motor started or not YES YES NO NO
Replaces 3-wire relay & capacitor kit YES N/A NO NO
All components of device UL & CSA Recognized YES NO NO NO
Approved by compressor manufacturers YES YES NO NO
Approved by equipment manufacturers YES YES NO NO
Used by OEM manufacturers YES YES NO NO
PTCR device NO NO YES NO
Timing Circuit Device NO NO NO YES
Surface temperature hot spot NO NO YES NO
Affected by ambient temperature NO NO YES YES
Stays in circuit too long after start-up NO NO YES YES