View single post by himeros
 Posted: Sat Jan 19th, 2008 11:33 pm
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Some are stating the normal current draw of this size compressor to be 1.6 to 1.8 amps at 115 volts.  I didn't see where you took into consideration the efficiency of the compressor, so from you figures values 1.6 to 1.8 could be correct, and since you are off the booze, I just can find fault with you.  The next time you have a chance, measure the current in both the start and run windings and let me know what you find.  Also I don't know if the inductance of the motor, in series with  capacitor used in the start winding would come close to the resonance frequence of the 60 Hertz line.   I have never seen a start capacitor, of such a low value as they use for the run capacitor however.   And by the way do you know how they deside the value of the run cap?

 I would have to think about how you can get more Btu out of the compressor than the power it uses.  Never did that good in school, too many girls I guess.

2 lbs on the low side and 145 on the high side sounds about right to me on R134a systems.