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Old 04-28-2019, 09:37 AM   #1
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16' Sport 11,000 BTU AC on Honda EU2200I

Ok so I have read the multiple threads on AC units trying to run on the Honda 2000i. However, not much feedback on the new EU2200i.

I have a smaller unit (at 11,000 BTU) and I am thinking that the new 2200i might be enough to power the AC on low without the easy start modification.

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Also to take into consideration, I am at fairly high elevation at 5,800 feet.
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The answer in a nutshell> Read the specs of both pieces of equipment.

I'm pretty sure the 11,000 BTU AC specs a 2500 watt generator to provide power. (remember from prior threads)

A 2200 watt might start it. Are you willing to risk damage/loss to either the AC or the generator, or both?

Unless a soft start capacitor is used (modify the AC unit) to reduce the startup power requirements of the AC unit, I'll guess you will need a larger generator.

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The Dometic specs call for a 3,500 watt generator for a 11,000 BTU AC. See Specifications on page 3.
https://www.dometic.com/assets/59/01...1.pdf?att=true
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RE: 16' Sport 11,000 BTU AC on Honda EU2200I

For everyone's information, take a look at the following link to change watts to amps to give you an idea of what you're dealing with on generators.

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In the attachment I linked above, there are two 11KBTU units listed in the chart on Specification page 3.
The compressor locked rotor amp draw is either 53 amps or 63 amps, depending on model of the AC unit. That momentary load is the problem, each/every time the compressor starts.
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The easy start should come standard... install one and you will have no problem running the a/c. I would recommend looking at the propane options though, reduces the need for gas and works great. Super happy so far with my <$500 dual fuel Duromax 2000w.
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Please go to Honda Wattage Guide Btu for RV ACís
and you will find that a RV AC 11000 btu needs only
1600 watts to start and 1050 watts to run.One of many reasons I bought my 2019 Sport 16 is 11000 btu AC vs the 13500 btu AC that requires 2800 watts to get started. My Honda 2200i with a propane up grade runs all day all night Mary Ann.
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There is no virtue in going without the Easy Start.

That is one fine upgrade for a AC unit.

I do not have a 2200 so I do not know. My 2000 runs my AC with the Easy start. But I do not know if the 2200 really makes more power than the 2000? The good thing about the old 2000 is it actually puts out its full rated power. That seems to be rare these days.
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So, has anyone actually tried running the 11,000 BTU air conditioner with Honda's EU2200i?

The generator has been on the market for a short while. Maybe someone has given it a go and could report back.
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No comment on 11k.

But the newer eu2200i has proven to run 13.5k A/Cs, many times without easystart. Look on YouTube for the proof. And it will most definitely gaurantee running that with easystart.

An eu2200i will even run a 15k with easystart. It is the real deal. With measurable upgrade power, and compressor starting reserves from the eu2000i.

I'd be pretty confident for your situation.
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There is no virtue in going without the Easy Start.

I think it costs several hundred dollars, plus installation. That's why many of us have not yet strolled along Easy Street.
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i was able to run a 11,000 BTU unit on a Honda eu2000i. I just couldn;t use EOC mode so it ran at full speed all the time.

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I phoned Dometic, about the Honda 2200/11000 btu

They said they sell the capacitor for $36 plus $25 shipping( something like the easy start???)...but that I could find it cheaper on line. They are sending me the installation instructions.

They also said that the 11000 btu unit needed 2500 watts.

They also said that the AC unit would probably keep tripping its circuit breaker.
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They said they sell the capacitor for $36 plus $25 shipping( something like the easy start???)...but that I could find it cheaper on line. They are sending me the installation instructions.

They also said that the 11000 btu unit needed 2500 watts.

They also said that the AC unit would probably keep tripping its circuit breaker.
So quit paying attention to “them” and read the posts from people who have done it. And the Easy Start is a lot better than adding a “capacitor” from Dometic. My AC runs on a 2000 without tripping a breaker or any other problems. My voltmeter shows full voltage while the AC is running. I do cut off the power converter while running the AC on generator and keep the WH and frig on gas.

And all this is pretty specific. Honda generator and Easy Start. Other combos may well work but this is known to be good and tested.

Yes, the Easy Start plus installation is expensive. If you have a large enough gen you do not need it. I decided to try the Easy Start before I bought a second generator. I installed it myself. I am glad I did it that way. We do not use it much and prefer hookups and shade so my usage is not extensive. I really did not want a larger gen or 2 of them. The 2200 should be better than the 2000
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The EasyStart is s microprocessor controlled power and safety device that manages the high current surge of compressor start up by electronic means, not just an extra start capacitor that wonít do that. Well worth the extra money because it cuts that surge way down and also will protect the compressor from low voltage, excess current draw and other conditions. Itís made by MicroAir.
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