4. Q. Will I still need a SoftStartRV™ if I have a bigger generator?

A. That depends on how big a generator and what electrical appliances and gadgets you want to run at the same time. Without SoftStartRV™ the start surge is massive. Generators respond to this massive load by slowing down and reducing the voltage to the air conditioner. If they slow down enough, they go into overload and then the air conditioner won’t start. Air temperature also affects the air conditioner. Higher outdoor temperatures increase the refrigerant pressures producing a higher current draw. Some customers with Honda EU3000iS generators note that the generator will not start the air conditioner reliably when temperatures get hot. So, altitude plays a part.