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NTC thermistors for soft start on garden tractor (instead of controller)

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I am trying to build low budget, but still reliable. Will an NTC thermistor work with DC? Other suggestions that will do the same work? Regards John. Here the trailer on NTC
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The currents you're dealing with are likely much larger than standard thermistors are capable of. Perhaps you could try to parallel a bunch together, but you will be losing the startup resistance while gaining power, and calculations will get very odd. You might as well use a water heater element or a similar resistor to start your motor, and then bypass it. What currents are you dealing with ? No clutch in the setup ?
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