Air Conditioning Off Grid – Soft Start
How We Run Our Air Conditioning off Battery Power
We first learned about a soft start when we wanted to figure out how to run our Air Conditioner on our RV when wild camping. I contacted Micro-Air and asked them about their soft starters, and which one would work with our RV A/C units. I was told: The EasyStart will provide a minimum of a 50% decrease in the Locked Rotor Amp (LRA), bringing the A/C amp spike to (or below) 31a. If we installed this product, it should allow us to run our A/C using the inverter without spiking past the inverter’s 40a max. Here’s that video:
Fast forward a few years and now that we are living on a sailboat (and enduring steamy tropical temps) installing an easy start on our air conditioner was a big priority. Not only for our personal comfort, but for dry air circulation in the boat (helps prevent mold) and the safety of our cats while out at anchor when we leave the boat.
Discount Code For You!
Not only did Matteo help us out with testing and install, he was able to score you a discount. And, as cherry on top, we get a couple of bucks too as a referral. It’s a win-wynn! Thanks Matteo!
- $25 off discount code: GWTW