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Old 05-28-2016, 05:17 PM   #1
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Honda eb2200x genny

I'm trying to determine if this will power my a/c.
Rated ampere - 16.7 A
Rated output - 2000 watts
Max output - 2200 watts

I don't know what my original a/c requires.

One page of service manual has a table for compressor Amos at low voltage:
100v - 15.4 a
110v - 12.5
120 - 10.2
Etc.

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Old 05-28-2016, 05:55 PM   #2
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Not likely to get the compressor started with just the one generator, that's why they make the parallel kit. If you dialed in a soft start kit on the compressor and had a time delay on the fan and nothing else drawing current you might be able to run the AC on 1 2200 Honda but probably not a good idea. Best to get a bigger generator.
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:17 PM   #3
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Hi Funki, One Honda 2000 usually won't start the air conditioners. The starting wattage will usually take two generators in parallel. They will run on one, but won't start.
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Thanks for the feedback. Was hoping that my 2200 would offer a tiny bit more than the 2000 to use the a/c this summer. ��
Wonder if It would power a small window unit. Hummmmm
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First, I don't think they make a parallel kit for EB generators.
Second, it's an EB 2200X generator, a different animal than a EU 2000.
Third, it depends on the size of your a/c.

I wouldn't give up on it yet.
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First, I don't think they make a parallel kit for EB generators.
Second, it's an EB 2200X generator, a different animal than a EU 2000.
Third, it depends on the size of your a/c.

I wouldn't give up on it yet.
Yep, it's the heavy, loud EB2200X.

And I finally found my a/c size... per the 1973 Service Manual it's 12,000 btu. I think I might give up now.... dang, bigger than I thought.

Thinking that a smaller, new window unit might work, in a pinch.

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I think with the much larger engine (almost 50% larger) in the EB2200X than the EU2000i, you will have no trouble starting and running a 12000 btu A/C.
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I think with the much larger engine (almost 50% larger) in the EB2200X than the EU2000i, you will have no trouble starting and running a 12000 btu A/C.
Wow - really?

I guess it can't hurt to try... any suggested precautions?

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1. Make sure the carbuerator is clean. If gummed up the generator will bog down and may lose power.
2. I add a little bit of Techron (feul injector cleaner) to the fuel. Seems to help but I don't know why.
3. Don't try to run any other appliances in the trailer while running the a/c.
4. You may want to look into a "hard start" capacitor for your a/c. Optional.

While these generators are noisier than the newer inverter types, they are still considerably quieter compared to the cheap contractor type generators.
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Well, today I finally got back to the Silver Olive and gave it a try...
Plugged in the trailer, started the generator and turned on the a/c (low, cool). The generator spat and sputtered and died. Then I remembered the refer and battery tender were still on. I unplugged each and gave it another try. Hallelujah! I could hear a strain on the genny but it kept up - and the a/c blew cold air. I switched the a/c fan to HI and the it still maintained.

I'm smiling. Now for the new little 2-way refer - and water pump - which I'll post in the associated boards.

Thanks for your insight.

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