- June 27, 2019 at 10:06 #32889ardvarkParticipant
I know a lot of you don’t have a genny and roof air, but if you do, you know how the small 2,000 watt gennies struggle to start the rooftop AC. I did discover working on multiple RVs that the starting amps necessary to boot the compressor vary even between the same models. My 2000 and even my 2400 Yammies would start some of every model, but not all.
The MicroAir Soft Start in the YouTube link attached https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soP0uZFd0nQ is getting very good reviews from the folks who actually bought them, many of whom installed their own. This device is not the same thing as the “hard start” kits commonly in place.
I intend to do it to my own when I have the time, but am just passing this along in case you might not know about it. Summer is here and I don’t know how it is where you are, but here in Tennessee it is toasty!
I would note in the YouTube video that the statements about the failure of clamp meters to accurately capture starting compressor AMPs is overstated, if you have a good quality clamp meter. My Fluke meter captures the start up with values in the same range (usually 35-45 amps) as what is shown in the video and others might also.
Steve and Andra
2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
Fab Fours front and rear in case we run into a rhino
2019 Northstar Laredo SC
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