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Old 09-24-2021, 05:16 PM   #1
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A/C and generator

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Shot in the dark but I'll ask anyway.
I have a honda 2000 inverter gunny that is a 2004 and runs great.
Question: Will if start my 13,500 a/c by itself and/or with one of the major soft start kits?
I know my pair will start it but I'm trying to cut weight.
SO, if you have experience, pleased share.

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Old 09-24-2021, 05:38 PM   #2
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You will need a soft start. I just put one in my Dometic 13,500 btu unit, and I can run it on my Champion 2500 watt duel fuel inverter. I only run it on propane.
I installed a Micro Air EZ start. Very simple to install.
A bonus is that it’s easier on your AC when it first starts
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Only way to know for sure is to try it out in the driveway.

Lots of people have run a 2000 with your AC with no issues. Without the need of a softstart. But not everyone.
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I installed a SoftStart on my 15k Coleman AC, run by my 3500 watt HF Predator. Runs great, even at altitudes above 5000 feet.

https://www.doityourselfrv.com/how-e...a-softstartrv/

https://www.softstartrv.com/rvlife/?utm_CamperReport
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Old 09-25-2021, 05:18 PM   #5
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Only way to know for sure is to try it out in the driveway.

Lots of people have run a 2000 with your AC with no issues. Without the need of a softstart. But not everyone.
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I have two Honda eu2000 i year 2004.
Ok, my dual honda's started a/c no problem, both in eco mode and regular.
Tried just one, sorta struggled but ran the a/c, it even started on eco mode!!
I also have a Hughes Autoformer hard wired under the bathroom sink right where the main power comes in.
I'm happy, because I was looking at having to get the soft start kit.
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Regarding the Micro Airstart, make sure you use shore power at home or at a campsite when you go through the programming process. If you go through the process using a generator it may not function properly on shore power. Ask me how I know.
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Can the Micro Air unit somehow be “reset” to go through the learn process again?Jay.
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Old 09-25-2021, 08:07 PM   #8
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Jay,

Yes, it can.

"The re-learning process simply clears the EasyStart memory and returns it to “as shipped” factory condition."

Reference: http://www.micro-air.com/kb-easystar...ft_Starter.cfm

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Thanks. I’m thinking of getting a soft start and a different generator for next season. Not sure which way I will go on the generator. Even if a person has a generator big enough to run the whole rig, I think that the soft start would do nothing but help. Jay
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snip...... I think that the soft start would do nothing but help. Jay
I agree......, IMO the Micro-Air Easy Start was a good investment benefiting both my generator power and shore power camping.

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