Quote Originally Posted by LKJoel View Post
I had kind of limited my mind to a variable speed compressor and VS motors when considering this scenario. And have seen before that %25 of full load does not equal %25 of full load amp draw
It's an interesting discussion to be had though
VRV systems are clearly very different in terms of input power usage.

The daikin split concealed unit databooks suggest that the most efficient "seasonal units" have input power coefficients of 0.33-0.40, that is 30-40% of the nominal power rating is consumed at the lower cooling limit (around 40% of the max cooling load). The graphics they show are linear, that is input power rises linearly from the min cooling capacity though the the nominal used for EER to the maximum for a constant airflow and temperature.

I assume that cycling begins below that.