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Old 09-29-2012, 09:06 AM   #29
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So, is this why a hard start capacitor is useful to allow a small generator to start an air conditioner?
The capacitor causes a phase shift between the start and run windings of a single phase AC motor and is used to increase starting torque Typical uses are well motors, air compressors, table saws and air conditioners . Three phase motors do not need the torque boost so capacitors are not needed. Capacitors in three phase applications are for PF correction. Improperly applied capacitance can do as much harm as good
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:28 AM   #30
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I think it is called a "soft start" capacitor for hard starting a/c units??
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:52 AM   #31
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I think it is called a "soft start" capacitor for hard starting a/c units??
Dunno. The places that sell them call them hard start capacitors.

Supco SPP6E E Series Electronic Potential Relay Style Hard Start Kit,1/2 - 3 Horsepower Range,88-106F Capacitor Size: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
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You might also consider a much lower drawing LCD TV.
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Whoooops, already mentioned. Should have read the whole thread.
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The link below is a real good starting point to understanding 12 Volt & battery issues the the orignal poster may find helpful.

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:01 AM   #35
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Thanks everyone! After running a 2 hour test again yesterday, I thinks its best to take the advice given and buy a modern 12v/ac tv. Naxa seems to get good reviews and have a model with a built in dvd player.
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You might watch WOOT.COM and see if the Haire 24", edge lit, 1080p, flat screen w/dvd player comes up again. It works on 120 VAC or 12 VDC, has a ton of inputs, and was less than $200 including tax. Ours arrived 2 days after ordering.

After a short learning curve on set up, it works great as a TV (85 channels with "Rabbit Ears") DVD Player and a computer monitor for Netflix.

Anyway, I always check my daily WOOT offerings.
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You might watch WOOT.COM and see if the Haire 24", edge lit, 1080p, flat screen w/dvd player comes up again. It works on 120 VAC or 12 VDC, has a ton of inputs, and was less than $200 including tax. Ours arrived 2 days after ordering.

After a short learning curve on set up, it works great as a TV (85 channels with "Rabbit Ears") DVD Player and a computer monitor for Netflix.

Anyway, I always check my daily WOOT offerings.

Thanks Bob. I will do that. Now I need to figure out what gauge wire to run from the front of the camper where the battery is to the sink side of the counter. That's a pretty long stretch and Im not sure how much of a power pull a 12v tv will have on the wiring.
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#14 or better should be fine. Flat screens that run on 12 VDC pull less than 3 amps.
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Thanks again Bob!!
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Thanks Bob. I will do that. Now I need to figure out what gauge wire to run from the front of the camper where the battery is to the sink side of the counter. That's a pretty long stretch and Im not sure how much of a power pull a 12v tv will have on the wiring.
You may want to run additional devices in that location, so it might be prudent to use 12 gauge wire. I've found it quite cheaply on eBay sold as a Siamesed speaker wire.
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I just noticed that you have a 2000 Scamp. Isn't there a DC fuse panel in the power chassis under the dinette seat? You can run your wires from there.
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I just noticed that you have a 2000 Scamp. Isn't there a DC fuse panel in the power chassis under the dinette seat? You can run your wires from there.
I will look and see today, but I dont recall ever seeing any fuse panels other than the breaker panel for 110. It's a pretty bare model compared to others. It does have 2 12v lights though. It has an in line fuse at the battery connector.
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