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 Posted: Sat Jan 19th, 2008 03:58 pm
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Thanks for the reply, brings me back to my years of electronic training.  You are correct on the inductive load causing the power to be off from what we measure using a watt meter.  This brings up an interesting subject that I have wonder about, which is.  Do they use a run capacitor to correct the inductive load somewhat, or to just use the two windings of the compressor.   If you measure the amps of the run winding, and the start winding separate, the reading seem strange to me.  I don't know for sure, but I assume the btu would be the rating of how much heat it would remove, rather than how much power the compressor is using.  Let me know what you think about the run capacitor.