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Old 05-20-2019, 12:18 PM   #11
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I have been studying on the soft start a bit.... It appears there are various uses for these. Some industrial and some consumer use.

I really donít understand what it does other than delay the compressor start till after the fan is running. I feel that could be done other ways.

Wouldnít a deal like this do very similar???
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:30 PM   #12
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Can you run AC on 20 amp shore power?

Will one of these Micro-Air EasyStart add-on units let you start and run a 15,000 BTU AC on 20 amp shore power (assuming no other heavy load)?

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Old 05-20-2019, 02:45 PM   #13
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Will one of these Micro-Air EasyStart add-on units let you start and run a 15,000 BTU AC on 20 amp shore power (assuming no other heavy load)?

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With a 30/50 amp cord and a quality adapter(I have never seen a 20 amp) your
a/c should have no trouble on that reliable service.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:54 PM   #14
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Will one of these Micro-Air EasyStart add-on units let you start and run a 15,000 BTU AC on 20 amp shore power (assuming no other heavy load)?

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Have you tried it? The Coleman Mach 15 in my 2019 will start and run fine on a 15 amp circuit without any external assistance.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:18 AM   #15
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Watch this video before you buy anything.
Jump to 5:25 watch to 9:00 to see real time testing.

https://youtu.be/yjK1Gi_u6ss

I know it's a sailboat.
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Watch this video before you buy anything.
Jump to 5:25 watch to 9:00 to see real time testing.

https://youtu.be/yjK1Gi_u6ss

I know it's a sailboat.
Pretty convincing.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:01 PM   #17
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Someone with an easy start can you explain how it is any different than a time delay to the compressor? Does it do more than that?

The time delay to kick on a compressor is cheap. I get that easy start provides a nice package and instructions but $300 mark up seems extreme to me. Just curious if there is more to them than the compressor delay.

I have no doubt they work. I am only asking about additional functionality.
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Watch this video before you buy anything.
Jump to 5:25 watch to 9:00 to see real time testing.

https://youtu.be/yjK1Gi_u6ss

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Thanks ... very informative video!

We (noobs) have only used our AC on 30 amp shore power to date. Just booked a week at an Ohio State Park with only 20 amps on the pedestal. Was wondering if we will throw the circuit breaker on the 20 amp circuit when starting up.

Will find out ... nice to know about the Micro-Air EasyStart solution if needed.

Also ... here's an install video:

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Someone with an easy start can you explain how it is any different than a time delay to the compressor? Does it do more than that?

The time delay to kick on a compressor is cheap. I get that easy start provides a nice package and instructions but $300 mark up seems extreme to me. Just curious if there is more to them than the compressor delay.

I have no doubt they work. I am only asking about additional functionality.
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Thanks ... very informative video!

We (noobs) have only used our AC on 30 amp shore power to date. Just booked a week at an Ohio State Park with only 20 amps on the pedestal. Was wondering if we will throw the circuit breaker on the 20 amp circuit when starting up.

Will find out ... nice to know about the Micro-Air EasyStart solution if needed.

Also ... here's an install video:

I've run my coolcat on a 15 amp circuit with no problems. Just make sure your battery is fully charged, & don't use other high amperage AC equipment. IE; microwave.
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