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SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units - Qty 1

SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units - Qty 1

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Reduce your RV air conditioner startup power demand by up to 70 percent and eliminate that loud, clunking compressor noise. Start and run your AC and other appliances without the fear of tripping a breaker or overloading your generator. Call 800-298-1624 to order SoftStartRV accessories and parts part number SSR54FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all SoftStartRV products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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SoftStartRV Accessories and Parts - SSR54FR

  • RV Air Conditioners
  • Soft Start Kit
  • SoftStartRV

Reduce your RV air conditioner startup power demand by up to 70 percent and eliminate that loud, clunking compressor noise. Start and run your AC and other appliances without the fear of tripping a breaker or overloading your generator.


Features:

  • Soft starter reduces the power needed to start your RV's air conditioner for a more efficient operation
    • Designed and tested for all RVs and motorhomes
    • Perfect for boondocking or supplementing generator power in high altitudes
    • 1 Soft start controller required per AC unit
  • Allows you to run your AC on a small generator or simultaneously with small appliances
    • Run 1 AC unit on a 20-amp household hookup
    • Run 2 AC units on a 30-amp hookup (requires an additional soft starter)
    • Run your electric water heater, coffee maker, and other appliances
  • Eliminates trailer shaking and loud, clunking start-up noise from your compressor
    • Won't jolt you awake in the middle of the night
  • Limits stress put on the motor, compressor, and drive train to extend the life of your AC
    • Built-in start capacitor controls torque to ensure smoother starts and stops
  • Shows operation status and alerts you to potential faults using 3 diagnostic LEDs
  • Prevents overheating using an integrated bypass contactor
  • Resists vibration, flames, and is IP65-rated against dust and low-pressure water jet spray
  • Vertical-mount installation with Included hardware
    • Pre-drilled holes and 3M adhesive backing allow for simple mounting


Specs:

  • Application: single-phase air conditioner units
    • 110V: 1 - 1.5 HP
    • 220V: 1 - 3 HP
  • Dimensions: 6" long x 3" wide x 3" tall
  • Power consumption: less than 3 watts
  • Nominal working voltage:
    • 110V: 90 - 135 VAC
    • 220V: 187 - 266 VAC
  • Maximum continuous current: 18 amps
  • Current consumption: 48 milliamps
  • Maximum surge current: 170 amps
  • Operation hours: 45,000+ hours
  • Working temperature: -40 F to 185 F (-40 C to 85 C)
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Note: This unit must be mounted vertically to prevent water or condensation from seeping into the internal components.


Don't get caught in the heat. The SoftStartRV kit is the perfect tool to quietly fire up your AC with ease and run it more efficiently on those hot and humid days. Designed, engineered, and tested for all RVs, this small, lightweight soft starter reduces your AC's start-up power demand by 70%, allowing you to start up and run your AC while also running your electric water heater, coffee maker, and other appliances without the fear of tripping a circuit breaker or overloading your generator. Best of all, the SoftStartRV eliminates trailer shaking and that loud thumping and clunking in the middle of the night from your AC's compressor, giving you a smooth operation along with a cool, quiet night's sleep.


The SoftStartRV works great for a variety of setups. Use it to start up and run your 15,000 Btu AC on a 20-amp household hookup, small portable generator, or when moochdocking (RV camping on a friend or family's property for free). You can also run two 15,000 Btu ACs on a 30-amp hookup with no problem (additional soft starter required for each AC unit). This handy device lets you ditch that large or 2nd generator, used to help power your AC in high altitudes, for a single 2200-watt inverter generator that will start your AC right up to keep you cool while boondocking at 6,000 to 8,000ft above sea level. 1 SoftStartRV kit is required for each AC unit.



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Customer Reviews

SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units - Qty 1 - SSR54FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

Reduce your RV air conditioner startup power demand by up to 70 percent and eliminate that loud, clunking compressor noise. Start and run your AC and other appliances without the fear of tripping a breaker or overloading your generator.

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Worked as advertised, reduced compressor start up amp draw significantly. Hard to measure accurately but 12-14amps on my unit. No fear if unit comes on while coffee pot, lights and tv are on while running on a Predator 3500 by Harbor Freight.



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I installed this device yesterday on my Dometic 13,500 BTU rooftop AC. I did download a wiring diagram from the Mfg's web site that matched my 2010 unit. All wire colors were correctly identified. One issue I had is that the connection on top of the Compressor requires a flag type disconnect instead of an inline disconnect. I had to order some flag connectors to do this. I tested it today on my Wen Generator 1900 running watts 2300 starting watts and it started and ran fine. Prior to this installation the AC would not start on generator, it pulled too many amps and shut down. I cannot say how much the new starting amps are as my power monitor is not communicating. But very happy with the results.



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This is a must for those campgrounds with only 30 amp (or smaller) hook-ups. Haven't tried it yet with my small inverter generator but I feel confident that it will work just fine.



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Received the item on sunday and installed tuesday afternoon, the acquit working during a hot spell and repair parts were not available. I installed the soft start and the ac unit started up and was much quieter when the compressor starts and runs. Don't have the ability to measure starting current but it seems to start the compressor much smoother.



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Received right on time and in great shape. Installed without any problems with the instructions and print out from Etrailer's web site. Will save alot of gas by not having to use both of the EU2200 Honda's that I have been using while dry camping. Happy customer!



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Great product, etrailer are great folks to work with



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The only complaint is you didn't ship the installation kit. I called and you are shipping it to me.



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Great and works



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This Soft Start works great!!



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Great product works excellent.



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Works great. Easy install.



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Ask the Experts about this SoftStartRV Accessories and Parts

  • Is the SoftStart for RV AC Units Compatible with Air Conditioner on 2015 Glacier Peak 5th Wheel
    Yes. The SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units # SSR54FR is designed to be a universal fit for RV air conditioner units and will work just fine on the AC on your 2015 Glacier Peak 5th wheel trailer. You will need a SoftStart # SSR54FR for each AC unit on your coach. I've linked a review and installation video of this part for you to check out as well.
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  • How Many Soft Starters Are Required For Two AC Units On RV?
    The manufacturer states that one SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units # SSR54FR can be used to power one AC unit on a 20 amp hookup, but when you have two AC units on a 30 amp hookup you will need a second Soft Starter. I attached a demonstration video which goes into more detail on this soft starter.
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  • Will Installing SSR54FR SoftStart For RV AC Units Have Any Warranty Implications
    Your AC warranty is protected by the by the federal Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and/or the part caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. In the real world though, it's certain that a manufacturer such as Dometic would have more than a few attorneys at their disposal that could make simply replacing an AC unit less expensive than fighting a warranty denial. All this being said, SoftStart RV states on their website,...
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  • Will SoftStart RV Fit Keystone RV AC Unit
    Yes the SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units # SSR54FR would work with the AC unit of your Keystone Passport.
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  • Soft Start Capacitor Compatibility For a Coleman-Mach 15 Roof Mounted Air Conditioner
    Yes, the SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units # SSR54FR will work on your Coleman-Mach 15 air conditioner. We actually have an installation video that shows it being installed on a Coleman-Mach 15 air conditioner, which I have linked below.
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  • How To Install the SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units
    The SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units part # SSR54FR is universal in fit meaning it will work with all RV air conditioners. There isn't specific instructions for any one particular model because it will be the same for each with a few small minor differences. The unit installs between the run capacitor and compressor. I have attached a sample install video for you but you may need to adjust a few steps for your specific model. The wiring diagram is actually printed on the face of...
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  • SoftStartRV Soft Start Wiring for Dometic Brisk Air Wiring Diagram
    I attached a picture of the wiring diagram found on your Dometic Brisk Air AC unit. To install you will remove the white wire coming from the compressor to the run capacitor and connect it to the blue wire on the SoftStartRV. Next take the black wire from the SoftStartRV and connect where the white wire was on the run capacitor. The yellow SoftStartRV wire will connect to the red wire at the run capacitor that goes to the compressor. If there is a 2nd red wire going to the start...
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  • Difference Between SoftStart SSR54FR and SSRV3T For RV Air Conditioners
    I emailed my contact at SoftStart and inquired about the difference between the # SSR54FR and the SSRV3T. The products are exactly the same. The SSRV3T is simply SoftStart's internal part number which we refer to as part # SSR54FR. If you click the provided link, you can see our Lowest Price Pledge, as well as an install video that you might find helpful.
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  • Installation of SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units
    The SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units, # SSR54FR, is close to a one size fits all item, it is designed to be as universal fit as possible. This can be used on most any typical AC currently being installed by RV OEM's and it can be used with your Coleman. There isn't specific instructions for any one particular model because it will be the same for each with a few small minor differences. The unit installs between the run capacitor and compressor. I have attached a sample install...
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  • Diagnosing Coleman AC Unit In Horse Trailer That Causes Burning Smell
    The SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units # SSR54FR does have a built-in start capacitor. It installs between the run capacitor and the compressor. This is a likely part that could be causing the issues you described, however, it could also possibly be your main capacitor. I attached a demonstration video for you.
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  • What Is the Difference Between a Start Capacitor and Soft Start for RV Air Conditioner
    There is no difference between a soft start and start capacitor, they are referring to the same thing which is to help cut down power demands while starting an air conditioner using a generator. If you can let me know which exact unit you have I can see if we have a plug-in option, otherwise you can use the SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units part # SSR54FR.
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  • Available Soft Start for Furrion Air Conditioner on 2021 Grand Design Imagine 2500RL
    The SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units - Qty 1 # SSR54FR is designed to be a universal fit part and will work with your Furrion AC unit.
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  • Should I Buy 1 or 2 SoftStart # SSR54FR for My 2 Air Conditioners on My 2019 Renegade Verona LE?
    I contacted my representative at SoftStart, and he strongly recommends that you purchase a SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units # SSR54FR for each of your two air conditioners on your 2019 Renegade Verona LE. This will prevent any unnecessary overloads with two A/C units running off 1 SoftStart unit. I went ahead and attached an installation video to this answer to show the installation process.
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  • Troubleshooting A Noisy Atwood Air Command RV Air Conditioner Rooftop Unit
    It's most likely the start capacitor causing the thumping noise you're hearing when your Atwood Air Command Rooftop Unit # AT15032-22 is kicking on. To combat that you can install the SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units # SSR54FR. You could also have a loose or dirty filter which you can replace with the # AT15066. You also have some loose screws or bolts holding the condenser down, so I recommend removing the shroud and checking to make sure everything is properly tightened down...
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  • Can I Start a 14,500 BTU Furrion AC Unit with a 2500w Generator
    The Furrion Chill 14,500 BTU # FACR14SA-BL draws more wattage/amperage (4000w) when starting compared to when running so you would need a generator with more wattage than a 2500w Champion generator or you would need to install a start capacitor/soft start like the SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units - Qty 1 # SSR54FR. Since you're already considering upgrading your generator you could go with a parallel generator kit like the 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running...
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  • Does The SoftStartRV Soft Start Help Your AC Unit Start Easier And Quieter
    The Advent Air RV Air Conditioner # ACM150CH does come with a start capacitor # ACMSCKIT which is designed to jumpstart your AC when the generator does not provide enough power. However. the SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units # SSR54FR you mention is virtually the same as a start capacitor mentioned earlier. This unit, however, will make the unit start easier as well as reduce the start up power demand of your AC by 70 percent. The SoftStartRV will also eliminate the sometimes shaky,...
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  • Soft Starter for Operating RV Air Conditioner With Inverter Generator
    The Furrion Chill, # FACR15SA-BL already has a soft start capacitor installed at time of build. However, to answer your question of operating an AC unit from an inverter type generator yes, it is more easily done with the SoftStartRV for RV AC Units, # SSR54FR, or similar type component in place. You are better assured of successful operation with one in place but it is not a given that one will be needed. Most situations something such as this will be needed but other factors influence...
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  • Recommended Start Capacitor For An Atwood Air Command Rooftop Unit
    The start capacitors for the Furrion and Advent Air units are brand specific so if you were wanting to install a start capacitor on your Atwood unit # AT15027-22 you would want to use the SoftStartRV Soft Start for RV AC Units - Qty 1 # SSR54FR as it's a compatible fit. This start capacitor is designed and tested for all RVs and motorhomes, whereas the others are only tested for their specific brand. This soft starter reduces the power needed to start your RV's air conditioner for a...
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  • Does Advent Air RV Air Conditioner with Capacitor Need Additional Capacitor
    The Advent Air RV Air Conditioner part # ACDOM150 that you referenced does come with start capacitor that softens the amperage draw upon startup so also adding the SoftStartRV capacitor part # SSR54FR would not be needed.
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