autotransformer starter

autotransformer starter

[¦ȯd·ō·tranz¦fȯr·mər ‚stärd·ər]
(electricity)
Motor starter having an autotransformer to furnish a reduced voltage for starting; includes the necessary switching mechanism. Also known as autostarter.
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