Soft start addition
Last Post 28 Jan 2024 05:24 PM by RickAllgeier. 2 Replies.
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26 Aug 2023 03:44 PM
I have a WaterFurnace ATV034A110CRT, from the serial (JG3570), I estimate it is about 31 years old.  I bought it new when I built the house.  It has been a great unit, still works well.  After a recent power outage I became curious about adding a soft start to allow me to run the unit on a generator if needed.  I see WaterFurnace makes Intellistart (or relabels it), and there are many other soft starts marketed for use on a compressor.  Is there any downside to adding a soft start to this unit?  Some reading mentions use on scroll compressors, the age of this compressor leads me to think it may be a piston style, but not really sure.  I would think it would help extend the already long life of this compressor for a minimum investment.  Thoughts???
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30 Aug 2023 02:34 PM
https://www.microair.net/collections/easystart-soft-starters/products/easystart-364-3-ton-single-phase-soft-starter-for-air-conditioners
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28 Jan 2024 05:24 PM
This is what it said about reciprocating style on the Hyper Engineering web site:
Reciprocating & Rotary Compressors SureStart technology can be applied to most reciprocating and rotary compressors as long as they fall within the correct range of Full Load amperage
rating of the listed models. Systems using these types of compressors must equalize differential pressure across the compressor during off cycle. SureStart is not intended to start compressors that are under a large differential pressure at startup. Doing so will compromise the life of the SureStart.
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