Sure Start AC Soft Starters | Hyper Engineering | Generac Parts
Hyper Engineering's Sure Start Soft Starter for AC units allows air conditioners to start with a much lower (60% reduced) amperage draw. This prevents dimming lights, flickering lights and other issues when the AC starts. A Sure Start can allow your central AC unit to start on a much smaller generator than was previously required, reducing the cost, fuel consumption, and overall work the generator must do to start the AC unit. Sure starts work with or without a generator installed, and can even allow certain portable generators to run your central AC when properly installed with a transfer switch.
Sure Starts are available in 2 popular sizes. 8-16A RLA and 16-32A RLA. RLA stands for Running Load Amps which is what the air conditioning unit draws once it's already running. These numbers are important in sizing the Sure Start Soft Starter, and must be known before ordering.