Easy Start install completed
Thanks to all who responded to my original post. I installed the Micro-Air Easy Start yesterday to our Penguin II 13,500 roof-top a/c. Not having 30amp available to the Airstream, I completed the five learning cycles using a 7500 watt Firman generator (~6500 watt actual - was running on propane) in combo with a Progressive Industries surge protector plugged into the 50amp outlet. (Also, we are at sea level). Each learning cycle I observed the line voltage drop from 125 v to 115 v when the compressor was on, and pulling 15 amps according to the display on the surge protector. Today I tested with my Honda Eu2000i and sure enough, it is able to run the a/c and even start it while in eco mode, so it looks like this is a win!
However, I'm not convinced the short-cycle prevention timer in the Easy Start is doing it's thing, as I'm able to restart the a/c within 2 minutes of it shutting down. It states on the Micro-Air site that this would indicate a wiring fault, but if that were the case, could the unit still be able to start with the Honda in eco? I wouldn't think the short-cycle timer would be involved in the learning steps. Each time I would observe a 2 amp draw from the fan, followed by 15 amps when the compressor kicked in a few seconds after the fan.
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