Have a small induction motor on sliding gate I just finished building. Motor unit is a commercially built unit and during the initial start it fair clunks into operation. After that it it relatively smooth. Motor is similar in arrangement to that show in the diagram. (500w AC 220v) Just found the sketch on the internet to save my having to draw it up so don't take any notice of the "earth/ground" symbol. Thought perhaps I might be able to wind my own inductor up on a ferrite torroid and fit to the neutral to reduce this rather annoying tendancy. Idea being to reduce the inrush current at startup. Any thoughts...??