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Old 11-14-2020, 05:12 PM   #1
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Running 13500 BTU AC on generator at altitude

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Is anyone running a 13500 BTU air conditioner from an inverter generator at altitude (6500 ft)? If so, what peak watts does your generator produce please?

I have just bought my first Jayco. It is a Jay Flight 184BS. It came with an upgraded 13500 BTU AC unit. My research tells me that an inverter generator that produces 3200 peak watts will run it fine, but I live in Colorado and will be using it at around 6500 feet. Once I get above 8000 ft, I won't need AC.

Any info on your experience with this would be appreciated.

Many thanks.

Paul
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Hi,

Is anyone running a 13500 BTU air conditioner from an inverter generator at altitude (6500 ft)? If so, what peak watts does your generator produce please?

I have just bought my first Jayco. It is a Jay Flight 184BS. It came with an upgraded 13500 BTU AC unit. My research tells me that an inverter generator that produces 3200 peak watts will run it fine, but I live in Colorado and will be using it at around 6500 feet. Once I get above 8000 ft, I won't need AC.

Any info on your experience with this would be appreciated.

Many thanks.

Paul
I go up to Silverton, Colorado all the time at least twice a year which is 9,318 feet in my Class C with 4k watt generator 1 AC and have been many times in my Class A which has a 5500 watt generator with two air conditioners and never had an issue running both powered by the generator.
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I live in Colorado and have a Champion 3100 which has a trailer socket so i can plug directly into it and it runs my 13500 BTU no problem.
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