Eases the strain of compressor startup.
Extends the service life of your compressor.
Diminish/eliminate lights flickering upon system startup.
This large spike of amperage generates a lot of heat, and heat is the enemy of all motors. Overtime, the heat will take its toll on the internal compressor windings and eventually kill the motor.
This is where a start capacitor comes in.
The start capacitor is a device connected to the compressor that stays in the circuit for a short time and creates a “phase shift” that dramatically shortens the time that the compressor draws that 150 amps, in turn generating much less heat. Another added bonus is it will greatly diminish/eliminate your lights dimming when the system starts up.
In a nutshell, the start capacitor allows the compressor to start up faster and generate less heat upon startup which will dramatically increase the service life.
Most manufacturers do not include start capacitors in their new equipment because even though it is an excellent component that adds to the longevity of the compressor, the equipment can run without it. Unfortunately, the manufacturers do not include them due to cost savings and other reasons which I’m sure you can imagine.
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