EasyStart™ 368 6-Ton Soft Start Motor Starter
The most advanced & effective soft starter for all A/C applications – EasyStart is the perfect solution that allows an air conditioner or refrigeration compressor to operate on a generator, inverter, or limited utility power when it would otherwise not have functioned.
$369.00 – $374.00
EasyStart™ – The most advanced & effective soft starter for all A/C applications
The Micro Air EasyStart™ is a one-of-a-kind, custom developed soft starter for single-phase motors like those used in the home and commercial contexts. It employs a 4-part start ramp sequence that is self-optimizing, resulting in the lowest possible start-up current. EasyStart can deliver a start current reduction of up to 75% of a compressor’s LRA (locked-rotor amperage). EasyStart is the perfect solution that allows an air conditioner or refrigeration compressor to operate on a generator, inverter, or limited utility power when it would otherwise not have functioned. It can also be applied to air compressors and fluid pump motors.
- Perfect emergency power solution on small to medium-sized generators
- Reduces blinking of lights when A/C starts at home
- EasyStart Your Home or Business A/C in power emergencies
- Be the only one on your block sleeping Cool All Through The Night after a weather disaster
- Supports both 115 and 230 VAC motors.
- Specialized fault checks not found in any other soft starter provide further protection for your compressor.
- The EasyStart™368 is capable of supporting up to a 72,000 BTU (6 ton) compressor. It includes a unique water resistant and UV protected enclosure
- Transparent Enclosure Dimensions: 9.45L x 4.72W x 2.95H in (40L x 120W x 75H mm)
- Wire Harness Length: 32 in (0.8m)
Will EasyStart allow me to start and run my 13.5K or 15K RV A/C on a Honda EU2000i?
Yes, but one must exercise some fairly strict power management since many A/Cs can consume 1700-1900W in hot weather. Also, the Honda EU2000i may not have enough power at or above 4000\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ altitude. (Rejetting the carburetor may extend this higher.) We have many satisfied EasyStart customers using this Honda generator with all brands of rooftop air conditioners. EasyStart starts and runs these compressors even with the generator\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s ECO mode turned on. What about using one of the many other inverter generators on the market competing with Honda? All generators are not created equally and in some cases, you get what you pay for. Your best source right now is to search the many blogs and message boards on the net and check the reviews for the generator you are interested in.
What about using one of the many other inverter generators on the market competing with Honda?
All generators are not created equally and in some cases, you get what you pay for. Your best source right now is to search the many blogs and message boards on the net and check the reviews for the generator you are interested in.
Will Easy Start operate from my solar inverter?
EasyStart has been tested with a few good quality inverters and has been successful in quite a few customer installations. EasyStart reduces starting current to less than twice the running current of the compressor, so EasyStart works perfectly in a well-designed system.
How difficult is installation in an RV?
EasyStart mounts inside the rain shield on a rooftop unit. The wires are run to the electric box and connected to four points in the box. We have many wiring diagrams available for rooftop units and in some cases complete installation guides. Although most customers install EasyStart themselves, a few opt to have it installed by their RV dealer, HVAC technician or electrician.
Will EasyStart void my compressor warranty?
Some RV owners worry that their installation of an EasyStart 364 might in some way void the manufacturer’s warranty on their rooftop AC unit’s compressor motor. Legally, it shouldn’t. But you never know what a manufacturer might assert. Micro-Air is quite confident that its product cannot damage your compressor. We do recommend that if you have a potential warranty issue that you consider removing EasyStart to avoid any issues related to its installation. We do offer an Extended Warranty
Will Easy Start shorten or extend the life of my compressor?
No. EasyStart operates only during the start of the motor then switches itself out of circuit. Since most compressors fail mechanically before they fail electrically, EasyStart does not change the longevity of the compressor.
What does 3-ton mean?
This means an EasyStart rated for 3 tons can operate a compressor up to 36,000 BTU of heating or cooling capacity. The standard EasyStart models easily handle the typical 13.5K or 16K air conditioners found in many applications.
Will EasyStart work with centrifugal switch motors like water pumps and air compressors?
While we have been successful installing EasyStart in some applications, others do not allow access to the motor windings or are a different configuration that is not supported. We do not recommend installing it for a single motor however OEM’s and dealers looking to install several units should contact Microair to discuss the application further.
Is there a three-phase model?
No, EasyStart is single phase only.
Will Easy Start work with my refrigerator?
Possibly. The compressor must equalize the pressures within the 5-minute restart window. This may require installing an expansion valve with equalization some systems.