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Old 07-31-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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Generator/AC Problems

We recently purchased a new 2010 Jayco Model 322 FKS. My Kipor 3000 will not start the AC. This generator worked fine on our old trailer. In fact ran microwave and AC at the same time. The new AC unit works fine on shore power and with my old (noisy) contractor style generator. Any suggestions? Dealer tells me it is the same size AC unit as my old trailer (13.5M Btu).
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:37 PM   #2
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What is the genny doing-- does it go into overload right off the bat?
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:50 PM   #3
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The AC trys to start, & the generator goes into overload within 3 to 5 seconds. I have tried turning everything in the trailer off first but still the same results. Even tried turning the fan on first so it and the AC were not starting at the same time.
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Forgot to mention, I have the Econo Mode on the gen set turned off so it is reving at full rpm before turning on the AC.
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What I do with my Honda EU2000i is start the fan on low wait about a minute then switch the AC on. Works for me...

Seems like either there is something wrong with the AC's capacitor (in that it draws too much power).
http://www.modmyrv.com/2009/05/27/rv...tart-capacitor
Or your generator is not putting out enough power.

I don't know what else it could be.
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Thanks, I'll start by putting a meter on the capacitor.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:23 AM   #7
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You may find that the A/C unit is larger than the one you had in the old Trailer and when combined with the phantom loads it kills the gen. .. If you are out all day long and just in in the evening I find that a "Fantastic Fan" works wonders. Dont often use the A/C with that in the TT
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