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Old 05-11-2008, 19:59   #31
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Found a little more info on another site. It sound like it might work. It's fairly cheap so worth a try.

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As the a/c compressor starts it draws a lot of extra current. You might try adding a Supco SPP6 superboost. This is a relay and start capacitor, this allows the compressor to start using much less power. Connecting the superboost is an easy two wire connection to the compressors run capacitor. Any air conditioning supply house or HVAC service department should have these in stock.
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“Hard Start Kits” typically consist of capacitor, in conjunction with a switching device (typically a relay), wherein the capacitor is introduced across the start windings of a single-phase compressor during the start cycle, then removed once the motor has started.

Unless you understand how they work, I recommend consulting your Air-Conditioner manufacturer for advice in selecting the specific hard start kit recommended for you’re a/C unit.

They are NOT all the same.
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So is it safe to say that provided you get one that meets the specifications for the power requirements for your A/C unit, it could work?

The models that I was looking at online had a relay as you mentioned and required no user input once installed. Again as you said, there are a few models out there and you must get the right one.

If the start current of the A/C compressor is the only thing holding back the Honda 2000, then maybe this is the solution.

I hope this works, I'm going to look into it more for next summer
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Yes - Hard Start Kits can work very well.
There's several differing types of relays (POTENTIAL, thermal, timing ...); and they're not all equal.
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The April/ay article of Professional Boatbuilder has an extensive article by Calder on synchronizing inverters:
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