motor soft starter / single-phase / three-phase / overload
MS496/MS497 series ABB



  • Type:


  • Electrical characteristics:

    single-phase, three-phase

  • Other characteristics:


  • Current:

    100 A

  • Power:

    55 kW (74.78 hp)


The MS496-100 manual motor starter is a 70 mm width devices with a rated operational current of Ie = 100.0 A. This device is used to manually switch on and off motors and to protect them reliably and without the need for a fuse from short-circuits, overload and phase failures. The manual motor starter offers a rated service short-circuit breaking capacity Ics = 50 kA at 400 VAC and the trip class 20. Further features are the build-in disconnect function, temperature compensation, trip-free mechanism and a rotary handle with a clear switch position indication. The manual motor starter is suitable for three- and single-phase applications. The handle is lockable to protect against unauthorized changes. Auxiliary contacts, signalling contacts, undervoltage releases and shunt trips are available as accessory.