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Old 20-01-2014, 05:55   #16
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Re: How many amps does my AC draw?

We'll then the startup current drawl of an AC compressor isn't inrush then. Often it takes a few seconds of high current to get one going. If the compressor is slugging it takes even lomger
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Re: How many amps does my AC draw?

Clamp on multimeter. If it is 220, take a reading off of both hot wires and add them together.
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Re: How many amps does my AC draw?

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We'll then the startup current drawl of an AC compressor isn't inrush then. Often it takes a few seconds of high current to get one going. If the compressor is slugging it takes even lomger
The AC compressor contains a motor and acts like a motor, nothing special about startup. In fact the load on the motor is less in the first few seconds after inrush as there is little/no head pressure.
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The short story is yes you can run it on. 15a circuit. But if and only of everything is in perfect shape. Your loads are compressor and blower (approx 10-12a). Water pump (approx 2a). If the outlet is slightly corroded, the wire run to the dock not oversized, etc.....you'll not meet the voltage/current requirements the unit needs.
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