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Old 07-11-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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Does it take your AC unit over two minutes to start after you hit the go button? This New and Improved control module doesn't start the coolerator until 2min 40sec after I turn the set point down. This just doesn't seem right since the Old and Outdated module fired 'em up in about 15sec unless the compressor had just cycled off.
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Does it take your AC unit over two minutes to start after you hit the go button? This New and Improved control module doesn't start the coolerator until 2min 40sec after I turn the set point down. This just doesn't seem right since the Old and Outdated module fired 'em up in about 15sec unless the compressor had just cycled off.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:17 PM   #3
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Ron:
There is a lengthy delay in mine also, but I have never measured the exact time. Two minutes seems about right.
Mines a 2001 Dynasty.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:31 PM   #4
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Mine has a delay for the front air but not the back. According to the tech at Monaco it is caused by the automatic switching that decides what you can operate with the power available. Sounds logical to me, but I am far from a electrician. Monaco tech support told me it is normal operation.

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Agreed, NOP...
Never timed ours, but the (ahem) "white pages" state 2 minutes
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Hmmm, OK then. Guess this is SOP for the systems. I was spoiled by the original controller. It was on a much shorter delay.

I owe you all a cold beverage. I was so wound up when I discovered this Major Flaw in my new system that my SO thought I was gonna have a coronary! Thanks to you guys, I will sleep peacefully tonight.
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This is the time when all your forum buds will chip in and buy you a coooooolllll beverage to chill you out.
Hey, it could be worse, I just picked my MH up for repair of a leaking hydraulic pump, and I also had them align it and change out two solinoids...$900+ later, they told me they changed two gaskets on each end of the pump, but when they reassembled, it was still leaking at the pump seals....so, I am leaving on a week's trip tomorrow, but have to bring it back for additonal work when I return...the shop is 2 hours from where I live.
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Hi Ron -

I'm assuming you mean it takes several minutes for the compressor-part to kick in, and if so, yes that's proper. The fan itself should turn on in maybe 10-15 seconds and the compressor after the longer delay.

That's to allow the head-pressure of the compressor to bleed-off in the event it had just shut off and then was commanded back on again. The immediate line-pressure is too much for the compressor to overcome otherwise.

The shorter delay for the fan itself is to allow the user to switch a unit on and then change their mind and select another mode, without the unit cycling any mode too quick.

By the way, for those of us with the newer zoned units (2 or 3 zones, controlled by the new-style thermostat panel), it's a good idea to stagger turning them by waiting 10-15 seconds before turning on the other one. That reduces the chance of both compressors timing out their 2 minutes together and then trying to kick in simultaneously, potentially drawing a power overload.

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I hear ya teofff and appreciate the cool beverages.
Just enjoy your trip and know you'll get it fixed when you return.

ronboc, the startup delay is in place even when the units have been off for hours. I had the fan in "AUTO" so their operation did not start until the compressor was activated after that seemingly infinite delay. I tell ya, sitting in a 92-degree coach and watching the seconds tick off makes 3-minutes seem like 3-hours!

Anyway, I guess this is the way-'tiz so I might as well get used to it. Our next trip is to Pensacola in three weeks and I am sure that Big Lagoon State Park will be nice and cool so the AC won't be needed anyway.
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Hey Ron

Why do you not have a progressive surge/electrical protector connected to your electrical system? We have to wait 4 mins. Two for the electrical protector then 2 for the a/c protector to come on. But I would not leave the house without the surge protector. Seen what can happen without it. BTW, Make sure you take your chainsaw and limb wacker with you to Big Lagoon SP. Beautiful park, but the camping sites are about circa 1930. s/Toby
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Wow! Four minutes! I dunno if I could tolerate that. I have a Frank's auto transformer which is supposed to provide surge protection. Hope I never have to find out. It is an instant-on devise though.

We stayed at Big Mosquito, errrr, I mean Big Lagoon earlier in the year. I had to ask the folks in the site directly across from us to move their car (which was inside their campsite) so I could get out! They have upgraded the electrical system on some sites to 50amp service. It is pretty basic for sure. Closest one we could find to where our daughter lives (just off hwy 98 at Mass Ave). I was looking at the Rainbow Plantation campground but it's about 25-miles farther from daughter.

Open to any suggestions for something nicer and relatively close to the Mobile Hwy (98)/ I-110 area. My internet searches have come up with options that are 30-50 miles out but I may end up doing the "commute" a couple of time a day for our week of visiting the new granddaughter.
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Weren't you in this general area earlier this year?
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It must be the wee-hours search engine cause I have located about a dozen campgrounds in the general area that I have not seen before this search!

Momma, what the heck you doing up at this hour?

I had a big bowl of carbohydrates just before bedtime and a tiger was trying to get me out of a tree when I woke up awhile ago! Hungry tiger! BIG tiger! I think he was PO'ed cause I had frightened off his intended prey which consisted of one black donkey, and two wildebeasts (a red one and a yellow one). Tell me that technicolor nightmares aren't The Best!
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