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JimK-NY

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Posted: 08/27/20 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would guess it will work. Since you have the generator give it a try and let us know.

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Posted: 08/27/20 01:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mine won't


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Posted: 08/27/20 01:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

groundhogy wrote:

I have a low profile a/c, but the only available unit is the regular coleman

Are you looking for In-Stock Off-the-Shelf today or within the 10 day window? Buddy ordered one over this weekend and his email yesterday said delivery next week Friday.


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Posted: 08/27/20 02:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Generator cost more than an RV AC unit ... I would first ask if 13.5 AC can be started with your current generator. Just my 02.


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It won't unless you have one of the new Easy Start modules on your AC. It's the initial draw of power that's the killer on the generator.


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groundhogy wrote:

... thats not the answer i was looking for...


I think it will, but only if you parallel connect it with another generator.

Is that the answer you are looking for? [emoticon].

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I like my AC too much to burn it up using my Honda eu2000i.

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jdc1 wrote:

I like my AC too much to burn it up using my Honda eu2000i.
I could say that about my eu2000.

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I have a 15k a/c and it will start and run it for a few seconds (honda EU2000i) then go into overload. Thats with genset all warmed up, not in eco mode....
Even if yours does run it, I doubt it will last the first cooling cycle before it kicks off.


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This is the kind of question that is tough to answer because
Sometimes they do, Sometimes they don't.

When I did my first upgrade from 13.5 to 15 KBTU turns out the running current was identical.. Starting i'm not so sure of (I think it took a bit more) but with a soft start they sucked about the same. BUT my 2nd one takes 1/2 amp (About 50 watts) more and with a Honda 2000.. you may well not have the spare half amp (might be 2 or 3 amps starting) plus it starts much "Harder".

So.. you won't know till you try.


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