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Old 26-09-2018, 21:07   #16
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Re: Soft start options for Air Conditioning

I installed the microair unit on our sailboat after installing a webasto 12000btu unit. My Honda eu2000 wouldn’t start it. After installing the microair it starts on eco and runs the AC, lights and plug in fan for 5hrs on the built in tank. Looking to integrate a larger tank so I don’t have to get up and fill half way through the night. Sat tied to trees for 3 days riding out a hurricane here with that little thing purring away. Highly recommended!
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Old 27-09-2018, 10:10   #17
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Re: Soft start options for Air Conditioning

Supco superboost. It's just a large capacitor,connecting parallel to the AC's original capacitors block. Run 16000 Dometic,no problem. Thought,I have larger genny-4500kva Panda. But,still can't hadle two ACs...
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had a fair amount of success by popping a solenoid valve between the suction and discharge on the compressor with a 5 second timer to allow the comp to get up to speed and over the startup "hump" seemed to work just fine and noticed on my own one cuts the required startup amps right back
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In my small boat and a 5k window unit I ran it with my honda eu1000. You simply start the unit in 2 stages, 1st fan for 1 minute until the load settles down, then compressor on low. No problem. Both the fan and compressor have double the start load vs the running load. Just don't start both simultaneously. After start my little eu1000 ran ac in eco mode
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