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Old 01-21-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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My model 2407T with the 13500 btu a/c hooked up to a honda 2000 si does not operate the a/c only fan mode.The Honda gen owner says it should run the a/c I believe he is wrong that you need at least a 3200 watt gen.He is asking for me to call an a/c repair dealer that there may be something wrong with a/c.If I run a/c on house current it works great so I believe gen not enough to power a/c .
Any thoughts on this?Just sold my trailer to a new buyer and he is insisting Honda 2000 should run a/c
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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A 2000 Watt generator does not have enough power for your AC. See this: Honda generators wattage chart guide
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The AC manual recommends a 3500 watt generator. If you run nothing else a lower wattage generator will run the generator. A Honda 2000 will not. The Honda or any inverter generator will not take the startup load unless the generator is big enough even though it could run the AC after it is started. The startup load is very high on the AC. A non inverter generator will take the startup load better as they don't have an overload shut off, but they make much more noise and are above the national park noise standard. Two Honda 2000s in parallel will run the AC.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:38 PM   #4
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Well if he insists it should work. Have him make it work.
I know he is wrong, others know he is wrong.

I know I enjoy a challenge as much as the next person.

If it works plugged into 120v the unit is good.

Let him call whomever he wants, its his trailer after all.

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Old 01-23-2014, 11:47 AM   #5
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From the AC manufacturer:
An RV air conditioner requires a lot of power to start up. A 7,000 btu rv air conditioner uses 1,700 watts to start and an average of 600 watts once running. 10,000 btu rv air conditioner uses 2000 watts to start and an average of 700 watts once running. 13,500 btu rv air conditioner uses 2750 watts to start and an average of 1250 watts once running. 15,000 btu rv air conditioner uses 3500 watts to start and an average of 1500 watts once running.
Hail to all you posters, you were on the money. I'm afraid "new owner" will have to spring for a bigger generator.
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Anyone ever ponder this idea? Thoughts?

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Ruben, I've "pondered" those things quite a bit and came to the conclusion that when we're camping, the wind is usually quite calm. Maybe we've just been lucky/unlucky (depending on how you look at it), but I doubt they'd do much for us.

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It looks like you need about 15 MPH of wind to really get anything out of it. Saw it in a Sam's email so I researched it a bit and found this one. Guess I'll be packing my generator around as needed.
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I don't know about your area but here in PA I would rather go with solar over wind. The bad thing about wind generation is that you have have a fairly consistent wind speed of at least 7 mph to get a good minimum generation rate. So you have to have wind and a fairly unobstructed place to place the generator. In my area with trees, buildings, etc. I would have to put the generator up at 120' above the ground to overcome the effects of obstructions. I think solar would be more practical and reliable to use. I always wanted a wind genny but talked myself out it. Don't get rid of the gas generator.
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