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Old 07-27-2017, 06:22 PM   #1
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Easy Start needed for 15k BTU A/C and 3k generator?

I have a line on a Yamaha EF3000iSEB (2800 running / 3500 start) at a good price. If I get this, will I still need something like the Micro Air to get the 15k BTU A/C started when running on generator?

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Old 07-27-2017, 06:26 PM   #2
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I have the Champion Inv./Gen 2800/3100 and have no problem when running the 13.5K A/C.
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I have the Champion Inv./Gen 2800/3100 and have no problem when running the 13.5K A/C.
Same here.
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Thanks. I'm still debating 2 x 2k (Costco A-I Power 2000 w/Yamaha engine) for $1k vs. the single EF3000iSEB. I'm not a spring chicken any more and unloading the 150 lb. Yamaha would be a chore.
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Thanks. I'm still debating 2 x 2k (Costco A-I Power 2000 w/Yamaha engine) for $1k vs. the single EF3000iSEB. I'm not a spring chicken any more and unloading the 150 lb. Yamaha would be a chore.
I use 2 x 2k gens from Costco (Yamaha engine) for last 3 years and have no problems starting my 15k AC. Each gen weight 47 lbs and I can move them around easily and I'm 71 yo. They store nicely in the covered bed of TV and they're always locked up, in the bed or while in use.

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I use 2 x 2k gens from Costco (Yamaha engine) for last 3 years and have no problems starting my 15k AC. Each gen weight 47 lbs and I can move them around easily and I'm 71 yo. They store nicely in the covered bed of TV and they're always locked up, in the bed or while in use.

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I'm thinking that may be the right route. More capacity, more flexibility, lower weight, same cost. The 3k being 150 lbs means I guess it would be harder to grab and run with, but we'll cable these to the RV anyway. I don't have a cover for the truck bed yet - too much to spend on camper accessories!!
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If you are running 2 2000 watt generators in economy mode, They don't spool up fast enough to supply the instantaneous current demand of the compressor startup.
This is where the Micro-Air easy-start comes into play. I have 2 Yamaha 2000 gennys and I also have the Micro Air easy start and I can run my generators in economy mode and the 15K starts very nice and no heavy load on the gennys.
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I have a line on a Yamaha EF3000iSEB (2800 running / 3500 start) at a good price. If I get this, will I still need something like the Micro Air to get the 15k BTU A/C started when running on generator?

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My Yamaha EF2400iSH can start my 15K AV if nothing else is on.
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I have a line on a Yamaha EF3000iSEB (2800 running / 3500 start) at a good price. If I get this, will I still need something like the Micro Air to get the 15k BTU A/C started when running on generator?

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Mine will start my Mach 8 low profile 15K.
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