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Old 09-09-2014, 07:29 PM   #1
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2000 Watt Generator enough?

we just got a slx 154bh love it. just wonering if anyone is running a 8000 btu air conditioner with a 2000 watt honda. we have a big old heavy 2300 and want to get a new quiet lite one.

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Old 09-10-2014, 12:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to JOF

I run my 13,500 BTU A/C with a 2400W Yamaha, so taking an educated guess I would say that a 2000W Honda would run a 8,000 BTU A/C. I believe this was confirmed in another JOF thread recently, but I was unable to locate it.

Hopefully some members will chime in and confirm my statement.



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Old 09-10-2014, 01:51 PM   #3
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thank you for the reply. we want to be sure we get the right one. and a 2000 would be lite. one of the reasons i like the small trailer is the small air conditioner
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:31 PM   #4
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I would find out from the manufacturer how many amps the AC needs to start and run. And find a generator that outputs that many amps - or more. I think you will be okay, but I like to do the numbers before buying electrical equipment. Much of the comfort in camping / travelling in a TT is budgeting amps.
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:35 AM   #5
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We carry our 8000 BTU House Window A/C unit with us on occasions especially when we are bringing along our tent setups for the kids that come with us.

Our 2KW Generator run it just fine.

We normally only use our 2KW Generator to hookup the 30AMP Shore Power cable to its 120VAC Receptacle just to run the trailer on-board PD9260C Converter/charger and have a few 120VAC trailer receptacles turned on while we are charging our battery setup for three hours each day...

We was never able to run out 13500 Roof Air conditioners using our 2KW Honda Generator setup.

Actually where we usually camp off the power grid the generator run times is always restricted here on the East side of the US pretty much anyway. Never allowed after 8PM at night... This was main reason for us to beef-up our trailer battery setup and can run all of the 120VAC items we want to run from an Inverter and direct connected to the batteries. Then we run the 2KW Generator the next morning for three hours when allowed to run it usually starting at Breakfast. Our smart mode converter/charger will recharge our batteries in a quick three hour time span and then we can do it all over again for the next day/night run off the batteries.

Been doing this method of camping off the power grid for some time now since 2009...

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