OK, I appreciate all the responses. So what I am seeing on my unit is
a running capacitor, right? Does anyone have experience with a
Kickstart brand hard start kit, specifically?
Will this ease the load on my generator in any way? Again, this
generator will start the 5 ton AC, but it seems to struggle, as stated
in the initial post. ANY help in starting the AC will be worth it. I
would consider the generator I have as being barely able to start the
AC. It just needs a little help.
I wish I would have bought a larger generator to power this, but at
this point I have what I have and just would like to make the starting
Here is a link to the specific product I am looking at. Is this all
Thanks again for all the responses!
Brad, I personally do not like these units except for emergencies.
If it were my A/C, I would contact an hvac company that sold your brand and
have them order the correct Start Capacitor with a bleed resistor on it and
Start relay. Start capacitors are just that, they increase the capacity to
start the compressor with much less stress. The electronic ones do work, but
I feel that the OEM type relays and start capacitors are much better.
Not knowing about your system or your generator, I would look into the
potential of your generator not producing the correct hertx or cycles per
minute. If your generator boggs down I think (Jake and others should jump in
here) your RPM may change/slow down and the hertz may also change.
60 Hertz is critical. I believe if your generator droops to 57 hertz or
lower you can really cause problems. I suppose the newer generators will
have electronic checks on them, but once again, others here should jump in
who may know more about generators, I don't even own one myself.
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