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Old 02-19-2014, 08:12 PM   #31
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"Any problems with running 4 110 amp hour batteries? Does your charger handle all of that, or do you charge separately?"
Each 6 volt battery is actually 220AH, when two are in series you still have only 220AH. Then take two others in series and connect them with the other pair in parallel for a total of 440AH. I would hook up a 30 amp farm & ranch charger, there is no way a stock converter would do anything for you while boondocking. Returning from camping takes the stock charger probably 4-5 days to get the batteries back to it's maximum charge ability. I'm replacing my entire charging approach this Spring. I'm installing the Magnum MSH3012-M inverter/charger. This charger allows you to set the voltage to 14.8 and is a 4-stage charger. It will insure we fully charge the batteries and that we do not over charge them. solar is next. Long answer to say 4 batteries is not a problem, and I do charge them separately.

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Old 02-20-2014, 03:55 PM   #32
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I hear good things about the Dometic for $800, runs a 13.5k and is quiet. Do not own one but my RV repair guy recommended it. I looked at the specs and it looks good. Much less than Honda and according to those that bought them and reported on it online is pretty quiet.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:28 PM   #33
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If its this one: https://www.dometic.com/enus/America...ctdataid=95192 I'd be wary about it. Any spec sheet that doesn't list the sound in dBA is probably doing so for a reason. Its less then 1/2 the weight of a EU3000is !!! That's amazing, but it makes me wonder where they made compromises.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:37 PM   #34
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I am wondering if any of you guys actually measured start amp draw on coleman 13.5 Mach using clamp on ammeter? I am planning to test this in the spring before purchasing any generator.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:02 AM   #35
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If its this one: https://www.dometic.com/enus/America...ctdataid=95192 I'd be wary about it. Any spec sheet that doesn't list the sound in dBA is probably doing so for a reason. Its less then 1/2 the weight of a EU3000is !!! That's amazing, but it makes me wonder where they made compromises.
I agree. I have seen many ads for generators sporting 68db and still use the word quiet in their description.

In addition the generator you reference is a poor choice in the US. It is a 50 Hz unit. While it will run the air condition the compressor will run hotter on 50Hz and shorten its life.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:13 AM   #36
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In addition the generator you reference is a poor choice in the US. It is a 50 Hz unit.
a website typo.....brochure says 60Hz
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THREEBUTCHERS, I did find about 5 different ads for that generator. All but one stated 50 Hz. Since both are apparently available one needs to verify they are getting the expected 60 Hz unit.
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THREEBUTCHERS, I did find about 5 different ads for that generator. All but one stated 50 Hz. Since both are apparently available one needs to verify they are getting the expected 60 Hz unit.
Good catch.....following is a youtube video that will give you an idea about the noise volume....notice when he zooms up close - this unit is a 60Hz model

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We use a pair of 2000 Yamahas'. Alternate days between them when AC is not needed, bridge parallel for the AC. Seem quiet by themselves, but off eco throttle they make a noise enough to bother any close neighbors.
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My AC will run on low with the EU2000 Honda gen.
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