I have a home office with multiple PCs that generate a lot of heat.
To help with this situation, I bought a portable a/c unit to help keep
the room cool (at least while I am in there).
It works very well. However, when it kicks on it really drops the
voltage in the room. I have not yet had a problem as all my PCs are
plugged into UPSs that compensate for this sort of thing, however, I
am afraid that my circuit breaker might trip one day when I'm in the
middle of work.
So I'm wondering if there is a device that can be plugged in between the
wall and the a/c unit to feed it the juice it needs when the motor
starts and prevent voltage dips? And if so can someone point me to a web site
or tell me where to get it?
I know the best solution is to run a separate circuit but my office will
eventually be moving to another room.
PS - is there another group that would be better for posting this question?
18 years ago