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Old 04-21-2015, 06:12 AM   #71
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Someone please explain easy start capacitors. Thank you.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:30 AM   #72
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Someone please explain easy start capacitors. Thank you.
Starting the compressor requires an extra amount of electricity. A capacitor stores some energy so that when the compressor starts, the load on the generator/shore power is reduced somewhat. It's like a fast-acting battery that kicks in to help out the generator/shore power during a (short) spike in power demand.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:21 AM   #73
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Is the capacitor a unit that we should purchase and install separately, or is it already installed in recent model Airstreams?
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I see. https://www.google.com/search?source....0.MMRO16LP2XQ I'll have to determine whether the former owners of my trailer already put one in. They did have a generator, because the owner's manual was in the Airstream documentation carrier that they provided with all of the original appliance info and Airstream manuals, etc.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:20 AM   #75
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Found this description online. Informative, but I have no idea how accurate it is:

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