SoftStartUp™ Provides Zero-Install Soft Starter, Built-In RV Surge Protector
It would be tough to find any RVer opposed to having a quality RV surge protector in place between the campground pedestal and their RV’s power cord. Like a surge protector at home, there is simply no downside to having a surge protector on your RV. Even those RVs with surge protection built into their power management system can benefit from an RV surge protector.
NetworkRV, makers of the ever popular SoftStartRV A/C soft starter devices, have introduced the SoftStartUp, the industry’s first zero-install A/C soft starter with built-in surge protection. SoftStartUp provides all the benefits of a regular SoftStartRV, without any installation whatsoever.
Two functions, zero installation
While the new SoftStartUp acts as an A/C soft starter and an RV surge protector all-in-one, neither of those will require you to get on your RV’s roof. With the new SoftStartUp, there is nothing to install. Installing the original SoftStartRV wasn’t that hard to begin with. Now, with the SoftStartUp, you simply plug it into your campground pedestal, then plug your RV’s power cord into the SoftStartUp.
You’ll notice about a 60 second delay while the SoftStartUp analyzes the incoming power; then your RV will be powered up and protected, courtesy of the built-in 2100 joule RV surge protector. The red/green LEDs show you if you are connected to a properly wired pedestal.
More functionality on less power
Like its SoftStartRV predecessors, the SoftStartUp balances and tempers those large surges of electricity that some of your RV appliances require. If your RV has two A/C units, getting them both started on a 30-amp connection can be a challenge, especially with other appliances and devices running, such as refrigerators, TVs, and lights.
SoftStartUp softens and balances that hard draw your appliances need so it can start without the huge power spike, giving you the cool air you need from a second A/C or additional power required by some other appliances. Unlike the standard soft start device that installs under your RV air conditioner shroud, SoftStartUp simply plugs into the campground pedestal and protects your entire RV.
If you ever find yourself moochdocking at a location with only a 110 outlet, the SoftStartUp, with the included adapter, will allow you get more usable power out of the 15-20 amp, 110-120VAC connection.
Whether you are parked at a friend’s home, a relative’s house, or even that rare power-enabled Harvest Hosts location, SoftStartUp will provide you with an RV surge protector and power management, enough to run a single A/C unit or simply power up the lights, TV, and water pump with clean, balanced power.
An RV surge protector saves you money
An RV surge protector on your travel trailer, motorhome, or fifth wheel protects against many things. It’s not only the high cost of replacing something like an RV inverter; there are installation costs, expensive copper wire, and breakers, too…and that’s IF the items are available. Even if your inverter does survive a big surge, some of your appliances may not. You might have to replace a TV, a microwave, or a refrigerator. Anything plugged in is at risk without an RV surge protector.
Power management included
SoftStartUp isn’t just a soft starter or an RV surge protector. It’s sophisticated design also includes a built-in power management system. Not only is it safeguarding your entire RV, the diagnostic circuitry in the SoftStartUp is always checking for proper power and balancing power use, much like the power management included with higher-end RVs. Because a 30-amp breaker may not trip until a much higher amperage is reached, SoftStartUp incorporates a current limiter to protect an RV from such potentially damaging variances.
The result is less blown fuses or tripped breakers and fewer dangerous surges to sensitive electronics. SoftStartUp’s electrical current overload protection and undervoltage protection are constantly at work to help you avoid potential expensive electrical damage. Older RVs that don’t have any power management features can benefit from the smart, modern technology built into the SoftStartUp.
There’s an app for that
With the SoftStartUp mobile app for Apple IOS and Android OS via the Apple & Google app stores, you can monitor your SoftStartUp with your mobile device so you know exactly what’s happening with the power to your RV. The Bluetooth® enabled SoftStartUp device delivers diagnostic and power metering information to your phone via the app.
You can take it with you
Of course, the portability of SoftStartUp means you can take your soft starter and RV surge protection with you when you buy a new RV. For those that rent RVs periodically, taking the SoftStartUp with you for each new rental is extra insurance against pitfalls and problems.
SoftStartUp – By the numbers
The new SoftStartUp is currently available for RVs that use a 30-amp power cord, with a 50-amp version coming soon. Anyone with 30-amp power on their RV should consider the SoftStartUp.
- Volts – 104-125 VAC, 50-60 Hz
- Amps – 30A
- Joules – 2100
- Working temperature: -4oF to 176oF (-20oC to 80oC)
- Weight: 2.1 lb. (0.95 kg)
SoftStartUp comes with a one-year warranty, with a second year available to be added after purchase with a free online registration.
For current pricing and discounts, visit RV LIFE’s custom landing page for SoftStartUp.
Most reasonably priced RVs that run on 30-amps don’t come with the necessary safety features that a quality RV surge protector and soft starter provide. RV manufacturers typically don’t spend the money on these features, and retrofitting an existing RV to have them is expensive. SoftStartUp adds quality, modern protection to any RV. Get one today at SoftStartup.com/RVLIFE.