RLA is just the max that the compressor will draw before the protection trips with an adjustment factor applied. Higher rla doesn't always equate with higher running amps. See http://www.achrnews.com/articles/det...perage-ratings
The 410 unit RLA was higher than the R22 unit for the same SEER
General public's attitude towards our energy predicament: "I reject the reality of finite resource depletion and substitute it with my own; energy is infinite, we just need an alternative storage medium to run the cars on. The economy can grow indefinitely - we just need to "green" everything! Technology is energy! Peak what?"