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Old 07-02-2016, 09:37 AM   #11
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The new Generac iq2000 is every bit as good if not better than the much sung about Honda 2000, it is also quieter. Generac have been producing generators for 56 years.
Biggest problem is everyone wants to run their TT like they are on a 200 amp home service.
Christina872, did you try running your ac with Everything else off and in particular your electric hot water off?
Exactly. A pair of quality 2000 watt generators tethered together should have no problem supplying enough power to one 15k air conditioner unit, but if you are attempting to run the water heater (on electric), and/or the microwave at the same time, combined with the load of the converter working to power the 12 VDC systems the combined 2000W generators will likely be underpowered.

Like Harreec said, try again with the water heater set to operate on propane, and don't operate your microwave. And are you positive that the pair of Generacs are tethered together correctly, and started using the correct procedure?
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Old 07-02-2016, 12:49 PM   #12
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The new Generac iq2000 is every bit as good if not better than the much sung about Honda 2000, it is also quieter. Generac have been producing generators for 56 years.
Biggest problem is everyone wants to run their TT like they are on a 200 amp home service.
Christina872, did you try running your ac with Everything else off and in particular your electric hot water off?
Yes we shut everything off except AC and it still cut out
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Old 07-02-2016, 04:13 PM   #13
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Yes we shut everything off except AC and it still cut out
Your two generators in parallel will provide up to 3200 watts, does your A/C draw less than 3200 watts?
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:00 PM   #14
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You can beat them with a stick and they still run?
You can beat them and when they scream, you can hardly hear it as it is under 53 db?
Or you can beat them by price by purchasing a Champion for 1/2 the cost?
Yes I agree on the Champion I was looking at one at Cabalas they seem to be good ones also.
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Yes we shut everything off except AC and it still cut out
Make sure your refrigerator is on propane, water heater on propane and throw breaker on your converter to off. That will allow all power to go to starting your AC. There is no reason that 2 2000 watt generators properly paralleled shouldn't run your AC.
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Yes we shut everything off except AC and it still cut out
I had yamaha 2000s paralleled...I had to turn off the economy setting, maybe something to try.
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Yes I agree on the Champion I was looking at one at Cabalas they seem to be good ones also.
I run a Champion 3100 and love it. I was at CW yesterday and they are on sale $899 and it runs the 15k A/C. Like OP said you need to watch whats on at the same time.
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I had yamaha 2000s paralleled...I had to turn off the economy setting, maybe something to try.
That's a good point worth mentioning to anyone who is having generator load issues. It says pretty pointedly in the manual that you shouldn't add a sudden high load when running in eco mode. Turn eco mode on *after* the AC is on and then the generator will decide what to run at.

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I run a Champion 3100 and love it. I was at CW yesterday and they are on sale $899 and it runs the 15k A/C. Like OP said you need to watch whats on at the same time.
I've had great luck so far with the baby 2000W Champion. Runs like a top, cost me $450, and I haven't had any problems running things. I don't ever use the A/C however, because it just doesn't get very warm here. I *think* I could run the 13.5K A/C on my X213 with the 2000W generator provided I didn't have *any* other loads, but it would be close.
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