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Old 09-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by dcheshire View Post

Disclaimers: This was done at 65 degrees at sea level.

Also, this is my AC unit, yours may require more power to run.

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How many people run an AC at 65 degrees ? 65 degrees down here and we start looking for blankets.

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #16
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How many people run an AC at 65 degrees ? 65 degrees down here and we start looking for blankets.
I was thinking about that and remembering that heat reduces engine power, being so close to the max 1600 watts with it 25* hotter out might be too much. (besides higher altitude reducing power)

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #17
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In the desert southwest, one Honda EU2000i won't hack it; you need two. If you primarily camp in cooler northern states where air conditioning is rarely used, you may be able to get by. However, I agree with others; this is a gamble. And, it's one that I would not take.

If you ever intend to travel south in the summer, I'd get the Yamaha 2400; or if you already have one Honda EU2000i, I'd buy the second Companion generator.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #18
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If you had a smaller trailer with a smaller AC unit you would have more margin of power left.

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Old 09-20-2013, 11:35 PM   #19
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Our EU2000 will not run our AC unit on any mode other than fan heat pump or AC. So, we bought a companion to go with it - problem solved.. Now we have an EU3000is that we just leave under the topper and plug into it as needed ... A/C days are vanishing around her, however.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:26 AM   #20
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The title of your thread sounds accurate,my 2000 will run my ac but will not restart it after it cycles.This is in a real life situation at a temp where ac is a big plus to normal comfort-well above 65.I was not testing it but one of my 2000's had an issue and could not pull it's weight.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:49 AM   #21
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Remember that the amount of current that your A/C pulls is dependent on the outside air temp. In other words, a given A/C unit will pull less current at 65 degrees than at 100 degrees. As the outside air temp goes up, a higher pressure is required in the condenser to get the refrigerant to condense. Higher pressure means more work from the compressor, which means more current draw. Also, not all A/C's maintain pressure when off, so start up current isn't always a huge load. If the A/C unit has a capillary tube vice a TXV (thermostatic control valve), then the high and low sides will equalize in a few minutes once the compressor is off. That is mostly older units.

What's the point of all this? The only way to tell how much current your A/C will draw is to measure it in the actual conditions that you plan on using it (unless you can get charts for the compressor or A/C as whole). At 65 degrees, your A/C is doing hardly any real "work". The only difference between hi and lo in an A/C unit is the fan speed. Therefore, if the A/C works in lo at 65 degrees and not in hi, it won't be able to move any heat in any temperature that really needs it.


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