Updated at: 10-08-2023 - By: Lucas

Most people are very confused when it comes to choosing the right type of motor starter for their car. This is because there are so many different types of starters on the market. In this article, we will try to help you choose the best type of starter for your needs.

Manual Starters

Manual Starters

A manual starter is a very simple device that makes starting a car much easier. It consists of a handle you grasp to pull it towards you, and a rope attached to a weight at the other end. When you pull the starter handle, the rope unwinds from the weight, giving you enough slack so you can pull the rope back to get a good grip on it and then yank on it to start the car.

This type of starter was invented in the late 1800s, and they are still used today. They are particularly useful for older cars that have mechanical problems with starting. By the way, did you know that many modern cars don’t even have key-operated starters anymore? 

Instead, they are now automatic, meaning you don’t have to push a button or pull a handle to start the car. That’s good for you because it makes starting your car easier and lessens the chance of getting your hands dirty. However, it can be a real pain if you forget to turn the key in the ignition every time you want to get in your car!

Magnetic Motor Starters

Magnetic Motor Starters

A magnetic motor starter is a very simple device. It consists of a powerful magnet, a metal contact, and an insulated wire. The magnet is attached to the engine flywheel and the other end of the wire is attached to a convenient electrical source, such as a battery. 

When the starter switch is turned on, the current flowing in the wire generates a magnetic field around the flywheel. This causes the metal contact on the starter to make intermittent electrical contact with the rotating flywheel.

As the engine begins to turn over, the starter intermittently makes contact with the flywheel and completes the circuit. This causes the starter to apply a small amount of power to the engine, which in turn starts the engine.

Direct-On-Line Starter

A direct-on-line starter is a little device you can attach to the battery terminals of your vehicle. It makes starting your car much, much easier. Most people find it almost automatic. You just turn the key and go! The starter engages the battery and then cranks the engine over for you. It stays attached to the battery while the vehicle is running. 

When you need to stop the car, you remove the starter. The battery recharges itself as soon as the car is turned off. This type of starter is especially handy for commuters who use their cars for short trips every day. It also works well for RV’s and boats. You can use a direct-on-line starter with any vehicle that has an automatic transmission. They come in a variety of styles and are usually very inexpensive.

Stator Resistance Starter

Stator Resistance Starter

A stator resistance starter is a little device you screw into your battery to make starting your car a lot easier. Basically, it works by using the magnet in the starter motor to hold the armature of the motor in place until the battery is able to provide enough power to actually start the engine.

A stator resistance starter is useful for two reasons: The first reason is if you have a very old car that has worn out or broken down the points where the key turns the ignition. In this case, a stator resistance starter will make starting your car a cinch.

The second reason you would use a stator resistance starter is if your car has an electronic immobilizer. An electronic immobilizer is a safety feature that prevents your car from being stolen unless you have the proper key. If your car has an electronic immobilizer, then you must have the key that is authorized for your car. If you don’t, the car won’t start. A stator resistance starter will get your car running in these situations.

Auto Transformer Starter

An auto transformer starter is a small, plastic device that fits over the positive terminal of a car battery. The starter has a ring terminal that connects to the negative terminal of the battery. When you connect the two terminals, the starter “transforms” the 12 volts from the car battery into the high voltage needed by your vehicle’s electrical system.

You need a starter if your car has a “pop-up” starter. A pop-up starter is an electric motor that engages when your engine starts. It helps to get your car off and running right away. Without a starter, your car won’t start right away. You have to wait for the battery to build up enough charge to engage the starter.

Star Delta Starter

The star delta starter is a true American classic. This simple, yet elegant design has been copied all over the world. It was first manufactured by the Brown & Sharpe company in 1927. The star delta starter is made up of three main parts: the motor, the flywheel and the clutch. The flywheel is what actually turns the engine. 

It is attached to the end of the crankshaft. The flywheel is mounted on a solid steel hub that is attached to the end of the crankshaft. This hub has six equally spaced lugs around the perimeter. These lugs engage matching slots on the clutch disc. When the engine is running, these discs are forced against the friction surface of the clutch drum. This friction causes the discs to heat up and become very sticky.

The clutch disc has teeth around its outer edge that mesh with matching teeth on the clutch drum. As the engine turns the crankshaft, the clutch disc and the clutch drum are forced together and apart by the lugs on the flywheel.

Soft Starter

Soft Starter

A soft starter is a very simple device that is used to get an engine cranking so it will start. It works like a regular starter, only instead of a loud buzzer going off, there is a much softer sound. This sound goes on for a short period of time and then stops. This is done several times until the engine starts.

A soft starter is very useful for two reasons. The first reason is if you are trying to start a cold engine. If this is the case, then you won’t have to wait around for a long time before the engine will finally start. The second reason is if your battery is weak and can’t produce enough power to turn over the engine. In this case, you can use a soft starter to bring enough juice to the engine to get it started.

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)

A VFD is an electrical device that varies the frequency at which an electric motor runs. This causes the motor to speed up or slow down, depending on whether more or less power is needed. The result is that the fan will run more or less evenly and quietly, regardless of what the operator is doing or where he is placing his hand when he adjusts the controls.

VFDs are particularly useful for appliances that have a mechanical element such as a washing machine, dishwasher or clothes washer/dryer. They are also used for small motors that drive air conditioning compressors and similar devices. In some cases, they can be used for larger motors too, like those in an air compressor or a forklift.

Full Voltage Reversing Starter

Full Voltage Reversing Starter

A full voltage reversing starter is a must have if you have a large diesel engine in your truck. Most people don’t even know this option is available. 

Let me explain: If you have a large diesel engine in your vehicle and you need to jump-start it, you should use a small, high-amp battery. The problem with using a small battery like this is, it won’t have enough juice to get your vehicle going.

That’s where the full voltage reversing starter comes in handy. This starter has a much larger amperage than the small, low-amp battery. It will easily jump-start your vehicle with the help of a large, heavy-duty alternator. 

The alternator is connected to the vehicle’s battery and provides it with the juice it needs to get going. Once your vehicle gets going, you disconnect the alternator from the battery and use the full voltage reversing starter to get your truck or car going in the opposite direction.

Multispeed Starter

A multispeed starter is a device that lets you select from several different speeds at which your car will initially start. This feature is especially handy if your car has a tendency to die when you are starting to drive in the cold or the car just recently been driven. Having the ability to select a low speed that allows you to get moving slowly without stalling will make it much more likely that you will be able to get your car going the first time you try to use it.

You can find these types of starters on all makes and models of cars. They are usually located on the steering column, just above the gearshift. On older cars, you may have to remove a little plastic cap to access this switch. On newer cars, it is often a toggle switch. You should be able to see it when you look down at your steering wheel.

Reduced Voltage Starter

A reduced voltage starter is a device that you screw into your battery terminal to reduce the voltage from 14 volts down to about 12 volts. This allows you to start an engine that has been sitting for a long time without destroying it. 

A regular starting circuit will destroy a car’s electrical system if you attempt to crank it over and over again. A regular starting circuit also creates a lot of heat which can lead to premature engine failure.

By using a reduced voltage starter, you can greatly extend the life of your engine. You can use this trick even if the car has never had the battery disconnected before. Just remove the negative battery cable and then attach the reduced voltage starter. After about 20 seconds, reconnect the negative battery cable and start the car. The car should start immediately without any problems.

Slip Ring Motor Starter

Slip Ring Motor Starter

A slip ring motor starter is an electric motor starter that uses a slip ring to transfer power. This eliminates the need for brushes and commutators which are subject to wear. Because of this, slip ring starters can be much more reliable than other types of starters.

They also have the advantage of allowing for the transfer of power at very high voltages. This makes them capable of starting large, heavy duty motors with high torque. A slip ring motor starter can be used as a standalone unit or it can be integrated into the design of a larger machine.


Why We Need a Starter with a Motor?

The motor is one of the most important equipment that is used in industries. It is because it is the heart of the equipment that is used in industries. For example, in water pumps, gas fitting, printing machines, air conditioning. Without the motor, the equipment will be useless.

Therefore, it is very important to have a good quality motor in your business or industrial operation. However, finding a reliable supplier of high quality motors can be challenging. This is because there are so many scam artists who are only after your money and will sell you anything as long as they get paid.

How do you find a reliable supplier of quality motors? 

Well, it is quite simple. You just need to stick to the following steps. Internet is your starting point. If you are looking for a motor in the online market, you can be sure to find a number of suppliers.

But, before you go ahead and buy from any one of them, you should do a little homework. Do some research. Find out everything you can about each supplier. Check his feedback. See how well he is doing. 

How a Motor Starter Works?

The motor starter is a device that is used to start the motor of the electric motor. The motor starter works by the action of an electromagnet. The starter motor is made of an armature, coil, rotor, brushes, and frame.

When power is applied to the starter motor, it rotates because of the magnetic force generated by the coil. This rotation in turn rotates the connected electric motor which turns the propeller shaft of the outboard motor.

Which type of motor starter to use?

There are three types of motor starters: Solid-state starters Mechanical starters Electromechanical starters Solid-state starters Solid-state starters are the most popular type of motor starter on the market.


There are many different types of motor starters that you can use to start your car. A motor starter is a device that allows you to start an engine by means of an electric current.

This is very important because it will prevent you and your passengers from being exposed to the danger of being burned if you are starting the car in the middle of the night.

If you do not know how to use a motor starter, you should learn how it works and how you can install it on your car.