So far so good, you might need a SoftStarter. Let’s look at your power supply.
You have 5 choices:
The important question is how big is your generator in terms of power? Does it have less than 3000 watts (27-amps) of power?
- A rooftop A/C needs 65-amps per A/C unit – that’s 7,150 Watts to start it.
- Then it runs at about 13-amps or 1,430 Watts.
- Most small generators can handle the running of the A/C, but not the startup of the A/C.
So unless you have a 7000 Watt generator you can’t start your A/C – If you are on a 50-amp Campground Power Pole, then you might have a chance…
If you have more than one A/C you definitely need a SoftStart. It will cut your starting power needs by 70% from 65-amps to just 19 to 20-amps.
So if you still want to pass on our $100 off a SoftStartRV, that’s ok.