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Old 08-01-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Honda EU2000i and Companion-15,000 BTU AC

So I've been researching and see mixed reviews about the Honda 2000s when paired and trying to power a 15,000 BTU system. Not really seen specific info for Jaycos so wanted to see if anyone here has experience with this and Jaycos?

Will it power the AC? I know it won't with the fridge on generator power but question is, can it start it, and then run it on White Hawks if other items are in propane? I know it'll eat gas.

Ready to buy and we boondock from time to time so...
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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I don't see how it can't work. A single is 13.3 amps sustained and max or 16.7 amps. If you double that with it would be 26.6 and 33.4. Even a trailer with 15k BTU AC often it will only have 30Amp service. Therefore if your generators are putting out the max amp capability of your TT i would imagine it has to work.

Now if you are running those generators at high altitude, say 6k+ feet, they could become derated enough to not work.
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Thanks for the reply...haven't been in the higher elevations in some time and we stick to the southwest and south typically so should be good.
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Without knowing the ratings of your A/C unit, I'd be surprised if it drew more than 20 Amps. This would be well under the capacity of two twinned Hondas.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:40 AM   #5
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I have a honda 2000i. It would limit my camping experience to depend on it to run my Ac. Check the starting load on the ac.
I would get something bigger. Much less headaches for you.
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One h2000i is a big NO. Two of them running paired will work fine with lots of extra amps to run some other stuff at the same time, just not the Wheater or microwave.

Some have claimed to be able to run the AC with a single 2000i but don't rely on it. Could you get it to cycle up? Maybe but most people have found this to be unsuccessful and trying it will put a strain on both the Gen and the AC unit.
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I ran across this page yesterday. It might be useful to you.

http://www.yamahagenerators.com/EF20...bAEaAtf88P8HAQ
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I got two of them today...the EU2000 and the companion. Ordered online and got the parallel kit, extension cords and generator covers. Decent price, free shipping and should be here next week.

cekkk thanks for that link. I compared the Honda and the Yamaha before buying. Both do an outstanding job and either would be great.
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cekkk thanks for that link. I compared the Honda and the Yamaha before buying. Both do an outstanding job and either would be great.
It was just intended as a guide to usage, no plug for Yamaha. I've always been a Honda fan, although I think their best days are behind them.
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I think you should be just fine with 4k watts at hand.
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