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I am wondering also I would like to install it.  Anybody provide testimonial to soft start. It would be great to have an electrician comment on the device SOFTSART

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The idea is interesting, however I cannot understand this one thing. We've been advised for many years that the lack of full voltage upon startup will slowly and permanently ruin an inductive motor. This device webpage states it works by ramping up voltage instead of applying full voltage to the motor, thereby allowing use of the A/C motor under less than ideal conditions. Look it up yourself.

How does this work then without damaging the inductive motor in the  A/C compressor? I have asked electricians online and have not received a full answer.

Everything I've found on the internet about this Softstart product is sponsored by them.

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No SoftStart here, but I've been using the EasyStart from MicroAir for a year or so and find it works great. The ramp-up happens really quickly, so I'm thinking that it will not cause any problems for the motor at all. The whole intent is to prevent the momentary surge in current draw as the compressor starts up, not to extend the start up for minutes. The whole operation happens so fast you can't notice it, but the generator sure can.

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Looks like I've come to the table WAY late, but I did install one on my rear AC.  It does AS ADVERTISED.  I watched the current draw ramp-up AND inside my wife noted "it's quieter".  Two friends with small trailers each added them.  Before adding their Honda 2000 wouldn't handle start-up load.  IN BOTH CASES they're now able to run their AC on the Honda 2000.

How that helps. 

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On 8/8/2022 at 7:01 PM, mhouse said:

Looks like I've come to the table WAY late, but I did install one on my rear AC.  It does AS ADVERTISED.  I watched the current draw ramp-up AND inside my wife noted "it's quieter".  Two friends with small trailers each added them.  Before adding their Honda 2000 wouldn't handle start-up load.  IN BOTH CASES they're now able to run their AC on the Honda 2000.

How that helps. 

Thanks for the insight. I had heard you could but don't have any experience.

Bill

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