34471RE: [midatlanticretro] MARCH's 11/44
- Feb 17, 2014Actually...a regular utility feed 15a circuit should like it better...there
is a much greater max capability coming in, as opposed to a small generator
with a limited amount of extra "oomph" over and above it's "constant" rated
output. As I understand it, regular breakers allow for a high (and short)
startup surge. But...if you are talking 80 amps for a few seconds, I would
imaging all bets are off! :-) This is coming from discussions I've read
about AC units on travel trailers and the like...and how much oversized you
have to get to handle the startup surge of the compressor...
Yeah, the little gas generator we were running it off of when we first tried
to spin 'em up choked up and cut out IMMEDIATELY when we hit the button. I
don't think a standard 15-amp circuit is going to like it any better now
that we have real electricity.
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