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Old 09-01-2013, 08:44 AM   #43
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I would not agree that all is well. The bigger the voltage drop on compressor start, the more current it will draw, even if it does not draw enough to pop the circuit breaker. Over the long term, that is going to shorten compressor life. Some may accept the comfort of running the AC from a generator an acceptable trade-off and I am sure it depends how long you decide to keep your AS. Nevertheless, it is not my nature to try at run equipment at or near its limit. I would want to use a generator that has enough bang to handle a compressor start easily, meaning about 4KW. Some of the 3.8's out there are advertised for this purpose as well.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:18 AM   #44
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It does start a little slower but after that it always on since its so hot when we do use the ac that it never shuts off and I did learn that one 15000 btu ac is not enough to keep a 34 foot cool when it above 90 degrees. Trailer will gain heat. We only use ac with light plant 2-3 times a year so it should handle that. If we are camping with power we use ac all the time.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:09 PM   #45
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If you wear out the original AC, you can then get one that is high efficiency and it will run easily
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:01 PM   #46
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It does start a little slower but after that it always on since its so hot when we do use the ac that it never shuts off and I did learn that one 15000 btu ac is not enough to keep a 34 foot cool when it above 90 degrees. Trailer will gain heat. We only use ac with light plant 2-3 times a year so it should handle that. If we are camping with power we use ac all the time.
Hi, I just saw your post on the AC. Contact Dometic directly regarding your concerns on power to your units. I just talked to Airstream about adding a second AC to my PanAm to solve cooling in 90+ weather. Both of my Honda 2000 units running in parallel start the AC and then idle back. IF you want to really cool down, both AC units can do the trick - you just need a single larger generator when boon-docking. Ask REAL techs that know about your PanAm. A larger inverter may be a solution to more power while in the field. Even when hooked to shore power, a second AC is good for 90+ situations.
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