Reduce the startup amp draw of your RV A/C by over 70% with our partner SoftStart RV!

The hot season is here, and we have a solution to keep your RV’s power system cool as the temperatures climb!

Start Your Compressor Smoothly:

During initial startup, your RV roof air conditioner compressor can spike to over 52 amps which could overload a traditional 30-amp circuit and cause the breaker to trip.

With SoftStart RV technology you can reduce the initial amp draw by over 70% which means you can run two roof air conditioners on a 30-amp circuit or even one roof air on a residential 20-amp circuit.

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43 Responses to “Reduce the startup amp draw of your RV A/C by over 70% with our partner SoftStart RV!”

  1. Bryan Haas

    No specific questions. Just interested in learning more about this soft start

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    • Andrew

      this is a capacitor that piggybacks onto your compressor start capacitor and increases voltage on start up thereby reducing amp draw…ohm’s law

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  2. Darlina Tomes

    My front A/C zone 1 unit doesn’t work but the rear one zone 2 does…Help

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    • Customer Service

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  3. Dr Rosa Rivera

    We need to know if our RV has a starter Kit when we purchased the RV. How do I know? If we don’t have one, I need to buy the one you are showing on this website.
    Great Question! Please log into your account and click on “Contact Us” at the bottom of the page. We need more information on the make/model of your RV. Once you sugmit that information it takes 2-3 business days for our Experts to answer your question. Thank you!

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    • Customer Service

      Great question! The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members of our online community. By becoming a member, you will have access to our expert’s knowledge. With your membership you will also receive discounts on products and hours of Premium video content.

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  4. Allan Ezell

    Getting the Startup plug and play adapter soon. Going to test and review soon. This seems like a game changer especially for anyone not confident or tech savvy.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Dale,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Yes, you will need one for each AC unit. They take place of a capacitor so you will have to remove the shroud on top and open the access panel to the capacitors. You remove just one I believe and then mount the Softstart to the side of the housing. The mounting location is different for each AC model. It is fairly easy to install but each AC unit will need its own SoftStart installed. I will share the link to the installation manual that breaks down how to do it for each model.

      https://www.softstartrv.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SOFTSTARTRV-Brisk-I-II-installation-.pdf

      If you have any other questions, please chat, email, or call Customer Service. 

      Sincerely,
      Sarah
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

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        • Charles Famuliner

          Ticket 42852 Can my Westinghouse 2500 portable generator start and run my a/c with this device?

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          • Customer Service

            Hello Charles,

            Thank you for your patience. We have received the following response from our expert regarding your question:

            The outlet on your generator is rated for 20 amps. The AC in your camper is on a 20 amp circuit so technically you should be fine running the AC. The problem is with everything else in the camper. You will need to have everything else in the camper turned off for the generator to work properly and to prevent the breaker from tripping. If you aren’t running anything else, you should be fine. The soft start limits the peak amperage so it will be more around 14 amps when running. This does give you more room to use other things in the camper but you still have to be careful.

            Sincerely,
            Dan
            RV Repair Club Technical Expert

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  5. Anna Sokolski

    How do I find someone to install the SoftStart? My rv service shop was not interested, did not bother to read info I emailed them.

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  6. Joseph Scharff

    I would like to know how much it costs? And will this work with window AC units?

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  7. DAVID e REGER

    This spring i installed one on each of my Coleman 15000 units and with that said i can run everything in my RV on a 30 amp circuit and never have an issue including the Microwave and running each unit together.
    I highly recommend installing them and with the help of the folks anyone can do it within 20 minutes.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Russell,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Each AC unit requires its own SoftStart so if you only have one AC unit, you only need one SoftStart.

      If you have any other questions, please chat, email, or call Customer Service. 

      Sincerely,

      Sarah
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

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