As a compressor starts, it draws 5 to 10 times the amount of current it normally requires to run. This demand is called Locked Rotor Amps (LRA). The inrush of current and sudden startup can be stressful to the compressor and some electrical components. A GeoStar IntelliStart system allows the unit to start using only 30% of normal amperage—far lower than other soft start solutions. You’ll reduce wear and tear on your compressor and protect it from potentially damaging low-voltage sags. Light flicker associated with your unit will be a thing of the past, and you’ll have a quieter system thanks to greatly diminished start-up sound.
The IntelliStart system also makes it easier to implement a back-up generator or off-the-grid power technologies like solar PV and wind. Many homeowners (and even some utilities) are forced to implement oversized electric generation systems to satisfy the momentary spike of starting amperage for HVAC equipment like furnace fans, air conditioners, heat pumps and geothermal units. With IntelliStart, you’ll drastically reduce that demand and save money on standby generators and power generation infrastructure.
All geothermal heat pumps.
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