I am demonstrating a soft-starter for a technical report, and I am having trouble finding the correct motor and power source.
I want to use SCRs in a reverse-parallel configuration to limit the in-rush current and torque. The problem is that this soft-start setup would require a 3-phase voltage supply, along with a 3-phase induction motor, which is quite costly for an experiment.
My question is would I be able to demonstrate a soft-start of a motor by using a single phase AC source? OR is there a better way to demonstrate this experiment besides using the reverse-parallel setup?