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Compressor Starter Kit Protects Your A/C Unit

A  Compressor Starter (aka Start Kit) significantly reduces the amount of time your ac compressor takes to start. Air conditioners with the Compressor Starter typically start in 30-50% less time than air conditioners without the product.

Compressor Kit 01This is important because the compressor on your air conditioner consumes more power on start up than any other device in your home. Start up is the hardest time in the life of any type of electrical equipment. Ever notice that light bulbs almost always burn out when you first turn them on and not while they are on? This is due to the huge current that rushes in when a switch is thrown and power is first applied.

The heat that accompanies the in-rush current can damage vital electrical components – the air conditioner compressor, the air conditioner run capacitor and contacts. An ac compressor may consume 45,000 watts of power while the motor is trying to start – TEN times more power than it uses while running. By comparison, the large burner on an electric stove only consumes approximately 5,000 watts on high.

An air conditioner can start up more than 6,000 times in a single air conditioning season. With a  Compressor Starter you will reduce ac repairs and the need for air conditioning service.

Some top-of-the-line air conditioners come from the factory with this technology built in. Now you can have a Compressor Starter installed in your existing ac unit by a professional and extend the use of your AC unit which will extend it’s service life.

The cost of a Compressor Starter and the accompanying components is a fraction of the cost (Typically under $375 installed) of replacing an ac compressor damaged by hard starts. It could add years to the life of your compressor and other electrical components associated with your a/c system.


You Do Not Want Your Compressor To End Up Here!


Results of Leos’ in field test

So I did the test just now. These kits were taken right from their package and installed into a typical residential AC unit.

I did no Starter Kit vs cheap starter kit vs the heavy duty starter from Prescott Air

Unit: An 8 Year Old Goodman 3 ton Package Air Conditioner

  • Starting amps w/ no starter  – 87 amps
  • Starting amps w/ the cheap starter – 47 amps
  • Starting amps w/ Leo’s heavy duty starter – 22 amps!

I measured 12 running amps in all tests after the Starter fell out of the circuit. Also I did 2 tests each to make sure the numbers were right.

That is crazy! The unit now takes up less electricity starting up than it does running!

The Heavy Duty Starter compensated for 3/4 of the starting power the compressor needs!