EasyStart Soft Starter For Generator To Run HVAC / Heat Pump Any One

therock

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My brother and his son are running their HVAC 2.5 & 3 ton Heat Pump AC units with their generators. Anyone here?
Before AC, startup is 76amps and runs about 8-9amps!
After start up is 17-18amps !!! The run amps stay the same 8-9amps.

Hooked up the generator and performed a power outage scenario, turned off the main breaker and all the 220v. Got it running and all the 110v breakers are on, no problems - 2 fridges, internet, lights, TVs, all the bedrooms, everything 110v - all good.

Turned on the air handler first 220v and got that running, it only pulls around 3 amps, only a fan. Then the outside AC unit, flipped the breaker and turned down the temp, blam, AC is running. Generator made a small bump when the AC started up and kept on going, no issues.
Tested the amp draw on the generator = pulling half load, around 20-22 amps with just about everything running in the house.

His generator is a 5500
 

BVH

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My 4-ton system was about 121 starting Amps before soft-start installation and was 58 Amps after.
 
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