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Old 08-17-2013, 09:39 PM   #29
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Will that 2400 run a 15k btu AC ?
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:57 PM   #30
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Probably not, Yamaha only advertises 13.5k. Has anyone tried a 15k?
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:51 PM   #31
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Will that 2400 run a 15k btu AC ?
We've ran our 15k A/C on our 2400 just fine. Your A/C is on a 20 amp breaker and the 2400ishc can put out 20 amps (2400 watts) all day long.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:00 AM   #32
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Hi, I'm happy with my decision to buy a Yamaha 2400 generator. I can handle it, but sometimes my wife insists on helping. It has two handles so each person picks up about 35 lbs. I costs a bit more than one Honda 2000 and way less than two Honda 2000's. This is the only choice* if you want one single, light weight, generator, that can run your air conditioner.
* Honda or Yamaha.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #33
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Robert...I am just fiddling right now researching this for later use....I will not bother for the first little while...depends on how much use I think I will get - tailgating? going to festivals with brothers or my dad for weekend and no electrical hookups....and of course I have been dying for a genie for home use ....we have not had a power outage in a year or so...but we had a couple years where it was ANNOYING....so a dual purpose unit would be fantastic (if not even just for home use for the most part)...

How much will that 2400 power at home in the case of an outage? the only thing I REALLY care about is keeping my stand up freezer in my garage crankin' - but if I could have enough juice for my fridge in the kitchen that would be nice, but not a biggie overall...but I suppose that IF the two 2000's could power both home units that would be an advantage...need to see how much my units draw.

How much for one that is ready to go with propane OR gas?

I am age 30 and in great condition...I think I *could* handle the weight, and my wife could lift it with me for when I want to remove from truck bed (not often likely Im guessing).
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:55 AM   #34
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The Yamaha runs our 15k AC no problem. I do however put the fridge and water heater on LP.
Starts easy and I like the fuel shut off.
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For home use, a double pole double throw switch and a sub panel with a power cord plug socket would allow for the transfer of power inside the home power grid without allowing the power to be applied tot the external power grid and frying a lineman somewhere. Then one could select those items that need power wherever in the house by selective use of the circuit breakers.

Refrigeration equipment does draw lots of in rush power on startup, so one would need to stagger the appliance loads carefully. Look at the label plates on the home appliances to see the startup current necessary.
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I took my 2013 Sport to the nearest Yamaha/Honda generator dealer. The 2x Yamaha 2k generators could not start the AC in eco mode. And they could not restart the AC within 20 minutes. The 2400 was quieter and lower tone. It doesn't ha e a non-eco mode however, and had the same problem. So we got out the Honda eu3000i handi. It will run the air and is able to restart the air in less than 2 minutes.

Clear winner in my situation. 13.5k BTU AC.
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I took my 2013 Sport to the nearest Yamaha/Honda generator dealer. The 2x Yamaha 2k generators could not start the AC in eco mode. And they could not restart the AC within 20 minutes. The 2400 was quieter and lower tone. It doesn't ha e a non-eco mode however, and had the same problem. So we got out the Honda eu3000i handi. It will run the air and is able to restart the air in less than 2 minutes.

Clear winner in my situation. 13.5k BTU AC.
Very nice that you found a dealer who actually demonstrated the products for you.

I ended up with a 3k Yamaha because the deal was right (I bought it lightly-used from a member of my WBCCI unit who wanted a BIGGER one to also support a cabin-building project.) I wanted to try the 2400 but hadn't worked out how to do so and what to do if it didn't run my Armstrong, so it's nice to know that at least some dealers will demo their product. Hopefully I can find a dealer like that in 10 years or so when my EF3000iSEB is getting tired.
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I took my 2013 Sport to the nearest Yamaha/Honda generator dealer. The 2x Yamaha 2k generators could not start the AC in eco mode. And they could not restart the AC within 20 minutes. The 2400 was quieter and lower tone. It doesn't ha e a non-eco mode however, and had the same problem. So we got out the Honda eu3000i handi. It will run the air and is able to restart the air in less than 2 minutes.

Clear winner in my situation. 13.5k BTU AC.
My Yamaha 2400is starts and runs my 13.5 K BTU AC easily at any altitude.
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We went with a Yamaha 2800. A bit louder than my old Yamaha 1000, but it does a good job running the AC. BTW, the dealer we bought from allowed us to do a test run on our trailer prior to purchase. If you're in No. OR, send me a note, and I'll share the name.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:03 PM   #40
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My Yamaha 2400 just ran my 15.0 k btu on are Panamerica for 8 hours in 95 degrees heat last weekend. I was amazed it did it. It ran a tank out in 4 hours it was working but could handle it.
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That's hard on your ac unit to run on that small of a gen.
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If the A/C is the only load and the current in-rush when starting does not pop the circuit breaker on the generator, then all is well.
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