Lots of info on JOF about generators. Many members like the twin 2000w configuration because it allows them to only carry and run one gen set when they need less power.
Basic concept to consider is this. OHMs law says: Wattage, divided by Volatge equals amperage.
A 2000 watt generator producing 120 volts, will provide 16.6 amps. If you used it to its maximum, it will be bogged down, and have a very short life span.
Your AC unit, for example, probably draws 12-14 amps at the moment it starts, and needs 10-12 amps to run.
Altitude will diminish the gen sets capacity by 15-20%
Remember that if you are close to capacity running the AC unit, you won't be able to use the microwave at the same time
To run a AC unit, you should be considering a 3000watt or larger, hence the frequent references to twin 2000 watt units ( that sync with each other to become a 4000 w service )
Jim & Kim from Colorado
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