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Old 11-01-2006, 04:58 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by peegreen
Appliances such as heaters, stoves, etc are inductive loads and will demand power according to their ratings
Actually, they are resistive loads, and resistive loads do that.

Originally Posted by peegreen
An air conditioner, refrigerator that draws 15 amps is a reactive load (motor) that while running consumes 15 amps, but upon each start cycle may require up to 3 times that power for the inrush current.
There are two kinds of reactive loads, inductive loads and capacitive loads. Motors are mostly inductive loads, but may have some capacitance.

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Old 11-01-2006, 06:11 AM   #16
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A co-worker told me about a web site today that he used to buy his EU3000. I see that they carry Yamaha as well as other brands. There was no price on the Honda's, but the Yamaha 3000 was $1700. He stated that the unit was drop-shipped to his house, looks like no shipping. May be worth a look. And I have no affiliation.

The Yamaha 3000iSEC for $1700 does not include the 500 watt boost feature of the Yamaha 3000iSEB for a slightly higher price. I bought my 3000iSEB for around $1800 off ebay from and have been happy with it for the first 28 hrs. of operation.


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