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rookiehomeowner

06:03PM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 01/06/05
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Hoping someone can help me.

I am looking at a data plate on my air conditioner and it has R.L.A. 16.3/15.5, and L.R.A. 80 on it. Could someone please tell me what these numbers mean?

Thanks

DanO

08:56PM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
L.R.A = Locked Rotor Amps which is the amount of amperage the unit could draw if the compressor seized (locked up). I don't know about the other.

Why is it you are asking??

Dan O.

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rookiehomeowner

01:53AM | 03/08/05
Member Since: 01/06/05
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More out of interest than anything.

I was more interested in the R.L.A. than anything. I understand it is the running load amperage but I don't know why there are two sets of numbers on it.

DanO

09:30AM | 03/08/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** I don't know why there are two sets of numbers on it. **

Maybe because power supply voltages are not usually absolutely stable but instead fluctuate slightly. With the change in voltage, amperages will also change. The two sets of numbers may be at the two extremes of the appliance's recommended voltage?

Just a guess.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Air+Conditioner

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