Wired-In ActiveStart Soft Starter Installation + Inverter/Generator Tests & Demos

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In this video, I install a 16 amp ActiveStart soft starter module into my Furrion Chill 14.5K BTU RV air conditioner. A soft starter reduces and smooths the heavy in-rush current that developers when the AC compressor first starts up. This enables you to run the AC using less powerful/smaller inverters and gas generators. I also may increase the AC compressor lifespan.

16 amp soft starter

Before and after in-rush amperage tests showed a reduction from 56.92 amps all the way to 15.2 amps! I tested with my 1600W gas generator, 2000W Aolithium inverter, 2400W EcoFlow Delta Max portable power station, and a 3000W Motomaster PS inverter. I’m happy to report I could run the AC using all except the 1600W gas generator. It almost did, though, so I’d guess a 2000W or 2200W would work fine.

Fair Disclosure: ActiveStart was supplied to me free of charge for my installation and testing. However, I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the video.

ActiveStart Soft Starter Installation Video – Furrion Chill AC

Link to Active Controls Website

30A Plug and Play ActiveStart Review

Amazon Link

Installing Active Start Soft Stater into Furrion Chill 14.5K BTU RV AC

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