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What needs to be taken into consideration for running a motor longer than a 100 feet on the ATS soft starters?

Issue:
What needs to be taken into consideration for running a motor longer than a 100 feet on the ATS soft starters?

Product Line:
ATS01, ATS22, ATS48, ATS46, ATS23, LH4

Environment:
All serial numbers for ATS01, ATS22, ATS48, ATS46, ATS23, LH4

Cause:
Long motor cable lengths on a soft starter

Resolution:
Very long motor cables cause voltage drops due to the resistance of the cable.  If the voltage drop is significant, it could affect the current consumption and the available torque. 
This Criteria must be taken into account when selecting the motor and the soft starter.

Ref manual 8636CT0201

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