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Old 09-08-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Generators vs. what they will run

I have two 2000EUi Honda generators daisy chained together, but they will not run my 15,000 A/C on my 1990 29' Holiday Rambler Alumilite 5th Wheel.

I hear different opinions regarding 4K being enough. I

n my case, I could only run the A/C on low. What is causing it to only work on low? Other items are not in use at the time either (i.e. microwave, fridge/freezer, hair dryers, etc.).
Breaker box?

No offense, but I prefer an expert electrician or electrical engineer reply.
The rest of us have tons of opinions.

Thanks, John

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Old 09-08-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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No offense, but if you only want an electrical engineer to reply, maybe you should seek out an electrical engineer, and pay him for his advice.

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Old 09-08-2014, 06:38 PM   #3
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LOL nice try...........
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:07 PM   #4
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Assuming that your unit is manufactured by Dometic, and is relatively new, 4000 W should be plenty of power to run one 15,000 btu AC unit. At least that is what Dometic says:

I little investigation might help us narrow down your problem. What happens when you go to Med. or High speeds when running the generators? Do you trip a breaker? Is the breaker on one or more of the generators or is it in the trailer? Does anything else happen?

Other thoughts:

Are you able to get up to Med. and High speeds when connected to shore power?

Are the eco-throttle switches on or off during your testing?

Are you confident that your cord isn't damaged, and that any "dongles/dogbones/adapters" that you might have connected to it aren't showing signs of overheating?
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:24 PM   #5
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I am an electrical expert...but please send me a cashiers check with 150 dollars to my address then I will answer your question.

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