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Old 10-16-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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Will Honda EU2000 run my heat??

If I understand correctly, I need two Honda 2000's to run the A/C....But will one of them run the heat?? Electric or Propane??
I may be tailgating soon and have plans to by the companion set. Just wondering if I can get by with just one till next summer.

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Old 10-16-2014, 08:29 PM   #2
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It'll charge your batteries that run the fan in your furnace. And/or a 1500 watt electric heater.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:38 PM   #3
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If you are talking about your propane furnace, you should only need the generator to recharge your batteries the next day. The furnace blower runs on 12volts. If you have a newer ac with the heat pump, then the heat is the same as the AC. If you have the heat strips option you would need the generator. I don't know about your specific heat setup, but one of the heat strip kits for the Dometic AC is 5600 BTU/hour which is about 1400 watts. One generator should run that, but very little else.

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If you are talking about your propane furnace, you should only need the generator to recharge your batteries the next day. The furnace blower runs on 12volts. If you have a newer ac with the heat pump, then the heat is the same as the AC. If you have the heat strips option you would need the generator. I don't know about your specific heat setup, but one of the heat strip kits for the Dometic AC is 5600 BTU/hour which is about 1400 watts. One generator should run that, but very little else.

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I do have the newer A/C with heat pump! Never thought of that, it may be too much for one 2k. I'm not sure about the heat strips option. But I do know that I can run heat via the heat pump or furnace(floor vents).
This is all a little overwhelming. I had my AS for two weeks and she has been in Jackson Center ever since getting a new floor installed. Looking to pick her up next week.
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I should have mentioned that I have a 2008 28' International CCD
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I mentioned the heat strips because my 2001 dometic has them. If you have the heat pump unit i don't think it has heat strips. You should be fine using your furnace. You will have to recharge the batteries every day or two, depending on how much it runs. Probably every day would be better for the batteries. My furnace draws 7.6 amps. If it ran for 24 hours on a 20% duty cycle (not really cold outside) that is 4.8 hours or about 36.5 Amp hours. That is about as far as you should discharge a single Group 24 or 27 battery. If you have two batteries, maybe two days at light use. Im just estimating. Lewster might weigh in with better data.

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I should have mentioned that I have a 2008 28' International CCD
May I suggest that you put that in your profile, then other members would see it right away.
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A heat pump (as opposed to an air conditioner with heat strips) is actually a lot like a window air conditioner on a turntable. Turn the cold side out 180 degrees - and it puts heat into the room. Swivel around and the cold side is in and hot side is out. It takes exactly the same juice to run the a/c as the heat.

So if a 2000 won't safely run A/C it won't run a heat pump.

OTOH, all electric heaters including heat strips added to an air conditioner are essentially toaster elements. They take a lot of electricity, but you CAN run a SMALL electric heater on a 2000 generator. Probably wouldn't want to try running two. Or drying your hair while the heater is working and you've got bacon cooking in the microwave. Do one or two things at a time and a 2000 will do fine.
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I would only try to operate the heat pump or small electric heaters if you are plugged in to power. When not plugged in, then use the furnace and use the generator to recharge the batteries as needed. The furnace fan runs off the batteries.

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