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Old 02-16-2010, 07:29 AM   #15
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I was at the local Honda dealer last week looking at the new EU3000i model. It comes with wheels and a handle. Very compact and not too bad to lift out of the back of my truck. With the wheels and handle you don't have to carry it, just roll it around. I need a back up for my house to run freezer and fridge in case of power outage as well as way to run my AC when my trailer is down on my farm and the 3000w should work nicely. Only negative is the price. I haven't looked at the various online sites but will.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:52 AM   #16
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My 2400is will not run my 13,500 dometic.

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:49 AM   #17
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3. you guys have a nice discussion going on running amps and all that. But I haven't seen anyone mention locked rotor amps (lra rating) yet. This is the hard part for the generator if it is sized a little marginally for the loads. It may have the right output to run the appliance, but you gotta start it first and the starting load, or lra, is pretty tough to overcome.
The actual starting amps required are somewhere between the full load (FLA) and locked rotor (LRA) ampere draw, and are weather dependent. Higher ambient temperatures increase the starting amp and running amp requirements.

On the other hand most modern inverter generators can deliver extremely large surge currents compared to conventional designs.

I'm not sure that I buy into the idea that running A/C with a full-load amp draw of 80%-90% of generator capacity will reduce the lifespan of either. A modern inverter generator has excellent voltage regulation so the running voltage should be right in the pocket regardless of load, and the A/C shouldn't be able to tell the difference. As long as the A/C starts OK there shouldn't be a problem.

On the generator side, the question becomes: what limits the useful life of a generator. As long as there is sufficient cooling air and the electronics are kept clean, the life of the gasoline engine should be limiting, and the engine should last more than 1000 hours. The higher RPMs and higher torque associated with an 85% load will shorten the life of the engine, but the $$ per hour are unlikely to double, making it a money losing choice to run two generators with wear and tear on each one.

Besides, experience is that generators are rarely removed from service due to wear and tear from frequent or prolonged use. Loss of confidence due to age, unavailability of service parts, cumulative damage due to exposure to weather, or a changing use case are more common scenarios.
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:20 PM   #18
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Ok folks back to the original question here. You getting side tracked. There is a thread for arguments...


To answer the original question. Yes the Yamaha 2000 will do what you want it to do. A 1000 may even do it if you don't run stuff together. You would have to look up the amperage of your microwave to make sure it would run that.

Now if you want to run the A/C the 2400 may do it. You would have to check your A/C

The Honda is also a great unit. The only dif is you can get the Yamaha with the propane kit installed. The honda you have to do it.
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I have a 2400is and it is not always able to start the ac (11,000 BTU) on my Bambi. The new 2400ishc - high current may be able to work better. I just ordered another 2400is to run in parallel to take care of everything in my bambi. Be advised that the new 2400is's are hc models hat can't be used with a twin cable!!!!!!!!!
There are only a few 2400 is's left in the market place that can be used to parallel.
Great deals for twice the power when needed.
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My Yamaha 2400is runs my Dometic 15000 BTU AC and also ran my old coleman 13500 BTU AC along with minimal lights.
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I have a 2400is and it is not always able to start the ac (11,000 BTU) on my Bambi. The new 2400ishc - high current may be able to work better. I just ordered another 2400is to run in parallel to take care of everything in my bambi. Be advised that the new 2400is's are hc models hat can't be used with a twin cable!!!!!!!!!
There are only a few 2400 is's left in the market place that can be used to parallel.
Great deals for twice the power when needed.

I occasionally had my Yamaha 2400is overload when running the AC on my Bambi. I added a quick start kit, (Duo-Therm part # 3102903.006) and haven't had any problems since.
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Thanks to All...input was very informative and helpful...

...after much thought, consideration and research, I've decided on the Honda 2000 and the companion....seems best for ours needs...considering either Mayberrys' or Wisesale...

Again...thanks to all...

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