With VersiStart III (9 - 45A), PETER electronic offers a new 3-phase-controlled soft starter combining optimum starting characteristics with valuable protective functions in a particularly compact housing. So, for the lower rating range, the soft starter needs a housing only about half the size as compared with predecessor models from the PETER electronic product portfolio. In addition, the soft starter is characterized by its high degree of flexibility, for VersiStart III (9 - 45A) may optionally be operated with current limitation or time voltage ramp – so far unique in this device category. Above all, with its thermal device monitoring feature, the compact soft starter is able to provide extensive motor protection functions.