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Old 03-07-2016, 05:15 PM   #21
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@ Garbonz - your post sounded as if you might have tried other capacitors before this one. If so, which ones? I just installed the Supco SPP6 and a fan delay @ 9 sec and did notice an improvement over stock setup. It was a simple 2 wire but would be interested if this one is even better (some mixed reviews on the internet about the SPP6). I'm running a Coleman-Mach 15k.

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I have the dometic supplied HS cap. Note that this device is a compressor control device that uses a microprocessor to control the startup process and not a just a HS capacitor. But don't quote me on that, there may be a storage capacitor involved, but its more than that.
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:20 PM   #22
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I was looking at the 3T soft starter from MicroAir and on the installation there's a note that you have to change to a relay, do you have any info on that.

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I don't think so, or at least I did not. The impression I got was that for RV type AC units it was a very simple 4 wire install and bypasses the start capacitor and PCTR. I posted the wiring diagram for my dometic unit as an example.

From their Emails to me I quote:

"EasyStart is VERY different than a hard start kit. It is a highly-sophisticated, self-learning, active and real-time controlled starting device as described in its specification sheet. It can attain up to 70% starting current reduction, while the best hard start kits can perhaps attain only 20%."

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"We are mostly familiar with the different thermostatic controls sold by Dometic in their rooftop systems. None of them that we are aware of use a triac to control power to the compressor. The note in the EasyStart installations that talks about triacs was targeted primarily to the Dometic/Cruisair brand marine A/C systems that did at one time use a triac to switch the compressor on and off. The only other item that I would suggest you look for in your Penguin rooftop is what is called a start assist or “PTCR”. This device is typically wired across the run capacitor, which is exactly where you installed the hardstart. Chances are you may have already removed the start assist if there was one. If not, make sure you take it out before you install the EasyStart. The run cap of course must be retained."
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:09 AM   #23
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Has anyone tried this on the 2504s

http://youtu.be/p2K0ptvYb6Q
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2 EU2000i in parallel

I was looking at another thread, (can't find it now), so I am posting this here. I have read the posts on this thread and have one question. Can all this AC starting problem be remedied with 2 Honda EU2000i's hooked up in parallel?

I know the original poster wanted to not carry an extra generator but I don't mind. If anyone knows the answer, I would appreciate it.

I have a Forest River Wildwood 27rkss and I believe I have a 13.5k A/C.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:22 PM   #25
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You should have no issue with two 2000i's in parallel as long as you don't run microwave at same time
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You should have no issue with two 2000i's in parallel as long as you don't run microwave at same time
Do you know if one EU3000i would do the trick and could run both the A/C and microwave at the same time?
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I run a 13.5 AC with two eu2000's paralleled. I run the whole trailer just fine with it all going. I do shut off the electric element on my hot water heater to save that draw.
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Do you know if one EU3000i would do the trick and could run both the A/C and microwave at the same time?
Nope. What size AC? Later RJD
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