I finally installed the EasyStart I have had in a box for about 2 years. I was looking at having ARV install their Houghton(?), but they aren’t doing that kind of work right now.....
I did have that “thud” whenever the compressor started up, but my real reason to install it was give my inverter a break. I had Lew do a lithium upgrade some time back so I can run AC off the larger inverter, but whenever the compressor started I would see a momentary overload on the inverter. It can handle that, but I felt it would be bad in the long run. The EasyStart eliminated the problem, along with that awful “thud” when it started.
Additionally, in very hot conditions before EasyStart, my compressor start would cause the generator to kick out. I had to have the hybrid inverter on to provide that extra kick at startup. Now it works just fine.
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