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Title: Generator suggestions?
Post by: ChadCarnes on March 23, 2005, 07:53:43 AM
We have a 2001 30' Sprinter with a 13,500 BTU A/C and are in the market for a portable generator that will run it with out problems.  I've read about linking two Honda EU2000i's together with a parallel kit.  I also like the sound of the Yamaha EF3000iSEB (w/ boost).  Any comments or suggestions based on personal experience for these two options or others?
Title: Re: Generator suggestions?
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on March 23, 2005, 08:30:08 AM
I don't have any experience with those particular gen sets, but it is my experience that an air conditioner of that size will start and run on a 15A branch circuit as long as the voltage on that circuit is at or above 110 (before starting the a/c).  That suggests that any gen set capable of providing a continuous 15 amps ought to do the job. Of course, you may want a larger size so you can run other tings simultaneously.
Title: Re: Generator suggestions?
Post by: Wrangler on March 28, 2005, 06:30:52 PM
Hello there

Would recomend a onan 4000 watt generator. we have one and have no problem running any thing at any time and have had many comments on how quiet it is. hope this helps