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ktmrfs

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Posted: 08/06/21 05:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

ktmrfs wrote:

How other 2000ish generators do, don't know. Some probably would work just fine, others likely are like the old honda 2000 at higher altitude.
My old Honda 2k really struggled running my Briskair 13.5. Two, no problem.

My 2200 runs it ok, but I just don't like working it that hard.



My experience is similar to you. the 2000 motor will give rated output at sea level and 75F or so. But drops off quick with temperature or altitude. End result is overload with what one might think are draws within rated output.

I am impressed with the 2200 by comparison. I think honda made a good choice by increasing engine displacement by about 25% IIRC. Now you can get even max rated output and 7000ft or so.

But without the micro air, the 2200 struggled to get the AC started at low altitude, and not much luck at high altitudes. So without the micro start still needed the 2000 in parallel to reliably run the AC.


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Mine is a Coleman Mach 1 P.S. 11kbtu with soft-start, and the only problem I’ve had with either the Honda 2000 or 2200i was that they wouldn’t run the air conditioner (once Coleman warmed) while in eco-mode…Turns out (after much hand wringing - lol) that the root cause was due to the ‘pass-thru’ type inverter’s refusal to pass-thru eco-mode…Adding another ATS Switch (and a dedicated power cord) between the air conditioner and inverter was the fix [emoticon]…Genny now in eco runs the air conditioner without a hitch…I’ve now happily joined the “I run in eco-mode” crowd…[emoticon]

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Posted: 08/07/21 10:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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...the Micro Air Easy Start is a great solution.

Order direct from MicroAir and use discount code of FATE to get 10% off

I have one and have moved it to my 3rd RV.
My EU2200i has ZERO issues starting and running my rooftop A/C


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