Lights Flicker When Your AC Starts? Fix It! Sure Start AC Soft Starter | Free Shipping
Do your lights flicker when your central AC starts up? Fix it with a Hyper Engineering Sure Start Soft Starter! Flickering or dimming lights are caused by a much higher amperage draw when your AC unit starts vs. what it draws when is actually running. This initial 'inrush' of power draw (also called LRA or Locked Rotor Ampacity) can cause LED lights and other lighting to appear to flicker until the AC fully starts up.
Hyper Engineering's Sure Start AC Soft Starter now allows for up to 60% reduced LRA starting draws from your central AC system. This greatly reduces the current required to get the AC motor moving and thus reduces the flickering, or even eliminates it completely!
We commonly use Sure Starts during Generac Standby Generator installs because we can put a larger AC unit on the generator and still start the air conditioner with no issue for the generator. This gives us greater flexibility when sizing generators and keeps installation costs down as well. The Sure Start Soft Starter operates all the time, not just on generator power, so the easier starting is not just a benefit to generator owners.
Install is done at the AC unit itself and does require some experience with electrical connections and AC equipment. Oftentimes customers will either have us install it for them, or have their local HVAC contractor help them with the installation. Install takes about 15 minutes and the effects can be seen immediately. (We recommend a minimum of 6 starts of the AC equipment to fully teach the internal computer in the Sure Start how your AC responds to starting.)