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Old 09-19-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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Champion 3500 Invertor

Hello to everyone, and I have another question and looking for help.

I have a chance to get a good buy on Champion 3500 Invertor new. And have one question, and if everything is turned off in my Jayco 29 RKS will the Champion be enough to run my a/c (Airxcel) 15 amp? I thought that I read on the forum earlier this summer this question was asked and the response was
yes it will. But I just want to confirm this. I called my dealer and he said that he has a Honda 3000 and he had to put a "hard start" on his to make it work

Thanks for any and all info.

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Old 09-19-2017, 09:03 PM   #2
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Yes it will. Our Champion 3100 runs our 13.5k a/c without a problem. Our a/c is 2015 factory standard (no hard start capacitor unless it came from Jayco equipped with one).
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:38 PM   #3
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I was reading reviews from people who bought the gas/propane version at 2800W running and 3100W peak.....

Several said that it would not fire off a 15K AC.

https://www.costco.com/Champion-DUAL...100284958.html
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:55 PM   #4
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I have the 3500 dual fuel and it runs my 15k ac on both gas and propane.
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Yes it will. Our Champion 3100 runs our 13.5k a/c without a problem. Our a/c is 2015 factory standard (no hard start capacitor unless it came from Jayco equipped with one).

Our 3100 runs our 15k AC unit just fine. Works like a champion!! pun intended
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:54 AM   #6
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Ours does but just barley

We have a 2017 Octane SL 273. 15K A/C. We have the new version of the Champion dual fuel 3500 that came out earlier this year.

We run it almost exclusively on propane. Really like it.

If we have everything off, even the radio, it will run the A/C. If anything turns on, refrigerator or radio or whatever, it will kick-off.

Options, don't turn on anything electric. Fridge and water heater can go on gas. No problem.

It hasn't been too much of an issue for us. If it does, we will buy a second generator as they can run in tandem.

We do like it though. It works. Plain and simple. Which they would make the dual fuel with the remote start. :-)
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:37 PM   #7
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Follow up on Invertor

I wanted to share the follow up regarding the Champion 3500 Invertor. I fellow forum member brought his Champion over to our camper, and we hooked it up and then turned on the a/c. The invertor was in high mode, and it ran it perfectly. Then I turned on the refrig, microwave, and the tv, ran perfect. Then
I reduced the power the on the invertor, and the a/c cycled just like it should. This was a total success regarding the Champion 3500 Invertor running our 15K btu a/c Jay Flight 29 RKS. I ordered our own Invertor and can't wait to use it when we going boondocking.

It is great to have friends like this to help out and answer all of our questions.

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What size AC do you have? Looking at purchasing the same size inverter to replace the two 2Kwatt units with adapter we have now.
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I also purchased the 3500 dual fuel earlier this summer. Almost every time I try to start the AC on our 26BH (13.5K) it overloads and shuts down the genny on both propane and gas. I fire it back up, fire up the AC, and it works the second time...every time. I have gone as far as shutting of the breakers on every other system to see if it would make a difference and it does not. We have only dry camped in Central Point, Oregon and Union Valley Resevoir, California so elevation doesn't seem to be the issue. I have contacted Champion and they can't seem to explain the issue. I have been waiting for a call back from the "guru" of their tech department (Jim at extension 167) for almost a month.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:46 PM   #10
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Champion Hybrid 3500/4000

My Champion Hybrid Inverter 3500 will run a stock Aircel 15K BTU at 10,000 feet above sea level, no problem.

When it's on park power, the AC draws 12 Amps, steady state. Also, it's quiet in the Eco Mode.

Champion Power Equipment 3500-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Hybrid RV Ready Portable Generator with Quiet Technology-100302 - The Home Depot
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