# How to calculate the capacity for the unit using LRA

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Ditto on Thomas's comment. You don't size capacity by electrical measurements. Calculate by manufacturer's information that are given in the model number. Please post the model number and we can/may be able to tell you the tonnage/capacity.

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You don't. Obviously the higher the locked rotor amps the larger the compressor the larger the unit. What's the model number?

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Posted on Aug 20, 2017

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### hasan zaman

LRA is Lock rotor amps.
It is according to compressor capacity.

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