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Old 08-29-2020, 05:29 PM   #21
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Yes, I run a separate extension cord out the window and to the power pedestal and plug into the 120 outlet. If that doesn't work I go to the 30 amp plug with the 120 adapter. That has always worked so far. Just need to make sure your extension cord can handle the load. These were made to plug into a house 110 line. Most home plugs are 15 amp plugs. I have not had any issues so far. You are right, they really work well.
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Old 08-29-2020, 06:53 PM   #22
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kowbra ... not wanting to split hairs, and you may end up educating me in the end, but ... I think the soft start capacitors and the Coleman-Mach Powersaver series A/C's noted in the Keystone literature are two separate components that do two separate things in this new A/C system. The added soft start capacitor allows a lower amp start up ... the Coleman Mach Powersaver is a stand alone A/C that is designed to draw fewer run amps. I can't envision a soft start on it's own making any difference in running amps of an A/C. I've installed other branded soft starts in the past on my A/C's and I will agree, they do work. However ... what draws my attention the most of the Super Solar flex package is the MSRP of $19,500!!!! You obviously planned way better financially than I did when I was approaching retirement. Ha! I admire your volunteering to be our guinea pig on this system, but like a new engine in a pickup ... I personally would wait a model year or two to let the bugs shake out of the first run production units.
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Old 08-29-2020, 06:59 PM   #23
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Running amps on both our 15K BTU units have been from 11.5 to 13 every time I've checked them. Including several times today at a steady 12.5 amps. 90 degrees with 80% humidity.

No soft start or easy start yet but coming soon. Want to make it easier on our Honda 3000.
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:02 PM   #24
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kowbra ... not wanting to split hairs, and you may end up educating me in the end, but ... I think the soft start capacitors and the Coleman-Mach Powersaver series A/C's noted in the Keystone literature are two separate components that do two separate things in this new A/C system. The added soft start capacitor allows a lower amp start up ... the Coleman Mach Powersaver is a stand alone A/C that is designed to draw fewer run amps. I can't envision a soft start on it's own making any difference in running amps of an A/C. I've installed other branded soft starts in the past on my A/C's and I will agree, they do work. However ... what draws my attention the most of the Super Solar flex package is the MSRP of $19,500!!!! You obviously planned way better financially than I did when I was approaching retirement. Ha! I admire your volunteering to be our guinea pig on this system, but like a new engine in a pickup ... I personally would wait a model year or two to let the bugs shake out of the first run production units.
I think I must have misstated then; I totally agree that the Super Solar must include both new higher efficiency AC units, AND that they come with soft starts, exactly as you mention. My impression was that these were newly designed units that were part of getting the go ahead to market the whole package.

And, yup I usually do wait a bit for kinks to be ironed out, so maybe I have my rosy glasses on right now that I ordered this kit. Will let you know!

As to how this might help others; if the higher efficiency AC units are being offered here, I would imagine it will be available more broadly soon. That has been an area waiting for improvement, whether for boondocking, or running on less than 50a power...

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Old 08-29-2020, 07:04 PM   #25
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Another note, looking at the AirXcel site those Power Saver ACs are only 13.5K not the normal 15K units
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:25 PM   #26
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McRod - We've had a Lennox mini split in our home for a couple of years. (22 SEER)

We absolutely love it! It replaced a 1.5 ton ducted heat pump in our upstairs master bedroom, bath and walk in closet. Our Electric bill dropped on average of $40 per month. We have frequent and long power outages where we live and the 115 volt mini is easy on our Honda 3000. I've measured the running amps several times and its never been above 6.5 amps. Amazing!

No heat strips of any kind and still puts out 95 degree air when its down in the teens at night.

In your shoes, I have no doubt, I would go with a mini split.
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