Using the ActiveStart Soft Start 50 Amp

by | Jul 1, 2023

Traditional RV power systems often face significant stress when starting high-demand appliances such as air conditioners or refrigerators. The Active Control ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start, significantly reduces this high amperage in-rush. The soft start feature gently ramps up the power preventing sudden high amperage spikes caused by the demands of appliance compressors when connected to portable generators, 30 Amp campground pedestals, or a 15 Amp home circuit.

Energy Efficiency

The ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start is designed with energy efficiency in mind. By gradually introducing power to an RV’s electrical system, it prevents high amperage surges caused by the compressors found in appliances such air conditioners and refrigerators. This is beneficial when the RV is connected to a small generator or 30 Amp campground power. Minimizing this surge prevents small generators for going into overload or a tripped circuit breaker in the campground 30 Amp connection. With this in-rush surge eliminated, other 120V devices can be used within the parameters of the amperage available without overloading the power connections.

Compact and Easy Installation

The ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start is designed for hassle-free RV installation. The ActiveStart is universal and can be used with any 50 Amp RV, or connected to 30 Amp power with a 30-50 Amp adapter, or connected to most common household circuits with a 15-50 Amp adapter.

No wiring is required. This plug-in unit is completely self contained with two soft start devices each serving both 50 Amp L1 and L2 circuits. No costly external wiring to the air conditioners are required. Just plug the unit into a generator or campground power and the soft start function is ready to use.

Enhanced Power Management

Another benefit of the ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start is its enhance power management capability. This all-in-one power management device not only provides a 50A RV soft start capability, but also provide surge protection and energy management. The unit will monitor system health including current, voltage, and frequency. An easy to use mobile app is available for iOS and Android giving real time readings of power used for each 50A leg.

Cost-Effective Solution

When compared to hard wire soft start solutions, the ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start provides a competitive solution. Adding up the cost for two hardwired soft starts, installation of each by a qualified RV technician, along with the Bluetooth power management and surge protection, and the ability to use with any RV, the ActiveStart 50 Amp is a great option for the RV traveler.

ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start Specifications

  • Inputs: L1, L2, N and Ground
  • Nominal Voltage: 120-230 VAC, 50-60 Hz
  • Over Voltage Limits: 132 VAC per leg
  • Under Voltage Limits: 103 VAC per leg
  • Surge Protection: 5250 Joules
  • Current: Maximum nominal= 50 Amps
  • Over Current Limits: ACS50xx = 53A
  • Operating Temperature: -4ºF to 176ºF (-20ºC to 80ºC)
  • Storage Temperature: -40ºF to 149ºF (-20ºC to 65ºC)
  • Humidity: 5-95% Non-condensing.
  • Weight: 3 Lbs. (1.36kg)
  • Warranty: One year limited warranty (standard)

The ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start is an essential component for any RV traveler looking to optimize their power management and enhance their overall RV experience. With its ability to mitigate power surges, reduce electrical stress, improve energy efficiency, and protect sensitive electronics and appliances, the ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start complete energy management package provided in a simple to use plug-able device.

We have provided the video below with our testing results of this unit. Our thanks to Active Control for providing the ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start for our evaluation. If you are interested in knowing more about the Active Control Soft Start units, see our helpful links below.

Traditional RV power systems often face significant stress when starting high-demand appliances such as air conditioners or refrigerators. The Active Control ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start, significantly reduces this high amperage in-rush. The soft start feature gently ramps up the power preventing sudden high amperage spikes caused by the demands of appliance compressors when connected to portable generators, 30 Amp campground pedestals, or a 15 Amp home circuit.

Energy Efficiency

The ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start is designed with energy efficiency in mind. By gradually introducing power to an RV’s electrical system, it prevents high amperage surges caused by the compressors found in appliances such air conditioners and refrigerators. This is beneficial when the RV is connected to a small generator or 30 Amp campground power. Minimizing this surge prevents small generators for going into overload or a tripped circuit breaker in the campground 30 Amp connection. With this in-rush surge eliminated, other 120V devices can be used within the parameters of the amperage available without overloading the power connections.

Compact and Easy Installation

The ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start is designed for hassle-free RV installation. The ActiveStart is universal and can be used with any 50 Amp RV, or connected to 30 Amp power with a 30-50 Amp adapter, or connected to most common household circuits with a 15-50 Amp adapter.

No wiring is required. This plug-in unit is completely self contained with two soft start devices each serving both 50 Amp L1 and L2 circuits. No costly external wiring to the air conditioners are required. Just plug the unit into a generator or campground power and the soft start function is ready to use.

Enhanced Power Management

Another benefit of the ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start is its enhance power management capability. This all-in-one power management device not only provides a 50A RV soft start capability, but also provide surge protection and energy management. The unit will monitor system health including current, voltage, and frequency. An easy to use mobile app is available for iOS and Android giving real time readings of power used for each 50A leg.

Cost-Effective Solution

When compared to hard wire soft start solutions, the ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start provides a competitive solution. Adding up the cost for two hardwired soft starts, installation of each by a qualified RV technician, along with the Bluetooth power management and surge protection, and the ability to use with any RV, the ActiveStart 50 Amp is a great option for the RV traveler.

ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start Specifications

  • Inputs: L1, L2, N and Ground
  • Nominal Voltage: 120-230 VAC, 50-60 Hz
  • Over Voltage Limits: 132 VAC per leg
  • Under Voltage Limits: 103 VAC per leg
  • Surge Protection: 5250 Joules
  • Current: Maximum nominal= 50 Amps
  • Over Current Limits: ACS50xx = 53A
  • Operating Temperature: -4ºF to 176ºF (-20ºC to 80ºC)
  • Storage Temperature: -40ºF to 149ºF (-20ºC to 65ºC)
  • Humidity: 5-95% Non-condensing.
  • Weight: 3 Lbs. (1.36kg)
  • Warranty: One year limited warranty (standard)

The ActiveStart 50amp Soft Start is an essential component for any RV traveler looking to optimize their power management and enhance their overall RV experience. With its ability to mitigate power surges, reduce electrical stress, improve energy efficiency, and protect sensitive electronics and appliances, the ActiveStart 50 Amp Soft Start complete energy management package provided in a simple to use plug-able device.

We have provided the video below with our testing results of this unit. Our thanks to Active Control for providing the ActiveStart 50amp Soft Start for our evaluation. If you are interested in knowing more about the Active Control Soft Start units, see our helpful links below.

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