Originally Posted by aftermath
I know that you have to have a rather large generator to run your AC but help me with this. I am looking to upgrade my AC as the PO ran it under questionable conditions and it simply does not work well enough for me at this point.
I just looked at the specs for the Penquin 15k BTU and found this information. Loaded compressor draw of 12.4 amps and loaded fan draw of 3.5 amps. My Honda has a max 2000 watt and 16.7 amp output.
The max the AC would draw is 15.9 so why couldn't I run this with 16.7 amps, knowing that everything else would need to be turned off? I am thinking of emergency situations. Thanks
What is the starting draw on the AC unit you are looking at? Typically it will be double the running amps. According to what you have provided you are looking at a max running amps of 15.9 amps which means the starting amps could peak in the 30 amp range well above what your Honda is capable of producing. Also IIRC that Honda rating is peak, not sustained running, and you are not allowing for any additional load from the trailer; converter, lights, hair dryers, microwaves, fridge, etc.