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92 • RV PRO • July 2019 rv-pro.com A F T E R M A R K E T T he quandary with many of today's lighter and small power systems is that they produce more than enough continuous power to run an air condition – but they lack the ability to handle the large surge needed to start the A/C compressor's motor. For example, air conditioner manu- facturers typically direct their customers to use a 4,000-watt or larger generator to handle an air conditioner that typically uses less than 1,900 watts when operating. Andy Spaziani believed there had to be a better way – so he and his team at Allen- town, N.J.-based Micro-Air invented one. They created the EasyStart 364 – an electric soft starter that the company says offers the freedom to start any RV rooftop air conditioner on low power sources, such as 2,000-watt generators, inverters and solar power systems, and even two A/C units on 30-amp shore power. It's also designed to gently ramp the start of the A/C and protect the compressor from the wear and tear of powering up traditional air conditioning. Additionally, the company says the power-reducing starter – which con- nects directly to the A/C compressor – also works to reduce power current in starting the heat in rooftop A/C units. The EasyStart 364 features a simple four-wire installation, a rugged 1-pound watertight enclosure and an extra-long wiring harness that connects to the air conditioner. Micro-Air also touts the EasyStart 364 as being eco-friendly by permitting the A/C system to start up and run using a smaller generator reduces an RV's carbon footprint and conserves natural resources. Some 20,000 RVers have purchased an EasyStart 364 since Micro-Air entered The EasyStart 364 is an electric soft starter designed to start any RV rooftop air conditioner on low power sources, such as 2,000-watt generators, inverters and solar power systems. It's also designed to gently ramp the start of the A/C and protect the compressor from the wear and tear of powering up traditional air conditioning. Micro-Air founder Andy Spaziani is pictured holding the EasyStart 364 product his company developed for the RV market in 2015. Spaziani's company has supplied air conditioning thermostat controls and electronic soft starters for the marine industry for more than three decades. EasyStart Makes Starting A/Cs Easy Micro-Air's EasyStart 364 product was specifically designed to make it possible for even smaller power systems to start an A/C compressor's motor, when energy use spikes. By Steve Bibler

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