EASY TO INSTALL! You can even have a install phone calls to walk you through the install process in real time!
Now you can run your RV air conditioner(s) with minimal start-up power, even 2 units on a 30 amp pedestal! SoftStart RV is designed to connect directly to the compressor motor and reduce the power surge that occurs on startup. SoftStartRV™ gradually increases this power until the compressor is running, creating a very smooth start that reduces the peak current by 50 to 70% or more. An RV rooftop 16000 BTU, 120-volt compressor can now start with under 20 amps of current.
With SoftStart RV you can:
- Run two air conditioners on a 30 amp hookup
- Run one air conditioner using only a small portable generator
- Run one air conditioner on a 20 amp household hookup
- Run one or two air conditioners using your onboard inverter system
SoftStartRV is specially designed, engineered and tested for all RVs: Motorhomes, Fifth wheels, campers, travel trailers, toy haulers, truck campers, vans, and tiny trailers.
Other benefits include:
- No more “thumps” and “trailer shaking” in the quiet of the night as the compressor kicks in.
- Reduces and eliminates that clunking compressor start-up noise… Everyone sleeps cool, quiet and restful.
- Reduces startup power demand by an amazing 70%. It’s that good!
- Small at just 6”x3”x3” and weighs just under 2 pounds.
Technical Specifications for SoftStartRV™
Nominal Working Voltage: 110Vac (90~135Vac) / 220Vac (187~266Vac), single phase
Power consumption: less than 3W
Protection restart time interval: 3 minutes
Maximum continuous working voltage: 135VAC/266VAC
Maximum continuous working current: 18A
Over Current limit: 30A/1 minute
Maximum non-repetitive inrush current: 170A (<20ms)
Maximum surge current: 120A (<350 ms)
Soft start-up time: 1±0.5s
Current consumption: 48mA (Capacitive 110VAC, 220VAC)
Operation hours: better than 45,000 hours (rated working temperature)
Effective soft start on/off service: >100,000 times (soft-start interval not less than 3 minutes)
Insulation resistance between housing and chassis: > 300 MΩ
Withstand voltage between housing and chassis: >3000 VAC in 1 minute
Shock resistance: better than 200m/s2 and 11ms
Anti-vibration: 10～55mm(double amplitude, 1.5mm)
Protection restart time interval: 3 minutes
Working temperature: -40 to 85 ℃ (-40F to 185 F)
Working Humidity: 0~95% RH (<40 ℃)
Dimensions: 6.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 in. (158 mm × 90 mm × 66 mm.)
Weight: 1 lb.15 oz (0.88 kg.)
Suitable for single-phase 110V 1HP-1.5HP / 220V 1HP-3HP
Fully weatherproof& non-flammable plastic, reliable IP65 housing & factory sealed by resin
Supports 115V/50-60Hz motors, almost all A/C owners’ benefit
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I was concerned about installing this as I have minimal knowledge on electrical components. My 2 air conditioners are different as well, so the wiring was different. What's a run capacitor? What's a start capacitor? In summary, lots of worrying for nothing. I couldn't find the instructions for one of my AC's. I sent SoftStartRV a pic of the AC wiring schematic and they sent me customized directions within days. Also, watch Eric's video on installing one of these devices and it's just that easy. I had to be up there anyway to clean the AC unit. I spent more time on cleaning than I did installing this device.
Just got done with my installation, it was as advertised. Danny provided s schematic for my GE air conditioner, the hardest part was finding a mounting spot, but even that wasn't too hard. Now it will start and run on a 2000 watt Genset. Great product, great support, highly recommend!
Install was easy, and works as advertised. A new must have from TechnoRV, thanks.
I have had the SoftStart RV on two Dometic Brisk II units installed for 9 months now. I am not an electrician but I installed it by myself. I had to get assistance from the Tech Support team, which ended up that my capacitor was bad, so I replaced it and am good to go. I submitted a ticket, they emailed me back, walked thru the wiring to verify it is set up correctly, and did the troubleshooting. .
My first thought about this product was the price, but i wanted to be able to run two AC units with my Predator Inverter generator. I figured that I would see how they work.
These are amazing, I can run one AC with a 2000w inverter, or both units with my 3500w generator. Running two units full blast does get close to max power on the generator, but it turn one a bit less cool, this only happens in the heat of the summer.
These work extremely well, worth the cost for sure, not even a doubt in my mind.