I notice some consumer air-conditioners (generally above 8,000 BTU) have a
feature called Low Voltage Compensation.
My question is, how does this effectively work, and by what mechanism?
I understand that any motor, and especially a compressor motor, has an LRA
(locked rotor amperage) rating which is several times that of the FLA (full
load amperage) rating, and that the LRA is one of the main reasons why it is
recommended that a plug-in type of air conditioner be located on its own
Does the low voltage compensation scheme have the effect of reducing the
LRA, so that one would be able to have another device (like a lamp or a
television set) on the same branch circuit? If so, by how much does low
voltage compensation reduce the LRA?
Thanks for your time in helping me understand this,