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Old 01-13-2020, 12:12 PM   #1
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2019 FC19 Easy Start?

We will soon take delivery of our new 2019 19' Flying Cloud. Will I need to install a Micro Air Easy Start on the 13,500 BTU air conditioner in order to run it with a Honda EU2200i generator? TIA
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Maybe, maybe not. My guess is that you can run that unit, if all other AC devices are off or on propane without an Easy Start. But, it will definitely be an "easier" start with the Easy Start, especially if your charger tries to charge the battery. Try it on a 20 amp circuit at home or a campground first. If it does not trip, you are probably OK. Still, I would install one because the reduced starting surge is just better for your compressor.
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I do not know the answer to that. I have and like the Easy Start. However I have the older 2000 generator. I would regard the Easy Start as a good addition whether it is actually needed or not. It does reduce the thump at startup. Probably no harm in trying running the AC without the Easy Start if you do not want to install one and see how it goes. I know people who have run their AC with the 2000 Honda with no Easy Start.

My experience is that it is also good to have a cut off switch for the power converter for some times operating on the generator. When I run the generator the batteries tend to be partially discharged and the power converter draws 7 amps or so. I would install a switch for the power converter if the trailer does not come so equipped. The microwave in my trailer draws more amps than the AC. I have to cut the converter off to run the microwave sometimes.

While I am being loose with your money I am going to suggest getting a Progressive dynamics EMS if the trailer does not have one built in. And the little plug to allow the EMS to work with the Honda so that you can see what amps everything is drawing. The power converter and the microwave numbers were eye openers for me.
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