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Hello, I have a 1995 Roadtrek D170 van and looking to add a hard start capacitor to original Feeders 7500 but (built inside van). Can anyone give me name of capacitor that you have installed and any links to installation instructions.

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Micro air easy start on internet

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bgum wrote:

Micro air easy start on internet

I second this !

The MicroAir EZ start is more than just a capacitor. Actually, starting capacitors are the reason A/C trip the breaker when they are starting (sorry, you would have to be a EE to understand).

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Do you really mean "hard start", or do you want "soft start"? There is a difference.

https://www.softstartrv.com/difference-between-hard-start-and-soft-start/

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It is a fair amount of work to remove and reinstall the fedders. If it is the OE unit it is almost 3 decades old. Might want to keep that in mind. If you want a hard start I have used the Supco SPP4E on LG8000 btu window unit with the OK of the AC forum guys. I am sure it would be fine with the Fedders.

The Micro Air may be a better choice depending on what you are trying to accomplish. From my reading I suspect that RT installed a hard start on their AC units, not sure on that but a few people have reported having one.

Might want to post why you want to add starting assistance to get better input. Is it to use a portable generator?

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

bgum wrote:

Micro air easy start on internet

I second this !

The MicroAir EZ start is more than just a capacitor. Actually, starting capacitors are the reason A/C trip the breaker when they are starting (sorry, you would have to be a EE to understand).


Not sure if you can install it on an older Class B? Check with MicroAir. I installed one on my Casita Trailer & on my home AC unit. I love them.


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