Motor starters can help protect your motors from damage caused by over voltages and under voltages. Our selection includes starters with electronic overload and models with thermal overload protection. Definite purpose contactors are suitable for many air compressor, agricultural equipment, pump, and food service equipment applications. Many of these models come with quick-connect terminals to ease installation. Manual motor starters can provide On/Off operation and overload protection for many small 1-phase, 3-phase, or DC motors in small machine tool, pump, fan, and conveyor applications. Looking for a model suitable for hazardous locations? We have motor switches and starters that are suitable for areas where there may be ignitable gases, vapors, and dusts. Our selection of motor starter accessories includes starter control kits, enclosures, and starter power bases for many motor starter models. Shop Grainger for many of the electrical starters you're looking for.