Originally Posted by gaylejoe
I had purchased a Yamaha 2400isHC to power the 13,500 and now I have an generator which will not run my current a/c. Adding the extra btu was worth it especially dealing with the hot temperatures in Texas.
The Micro Air EasyStart previously referenced is a GAME CHANGER, and very good news to you given your recent generator purchase.
I just installed one this weekend, and my 2000w Honda starts and runs my 13,500 btu unit beautifully. Your 2400 Genny will have no problem running your AC if you install an EasyStart. it's a fairly easy DYI job that takes a half hour if you aren't afraid of snipping and stripping a few wires, or an RV tech would have no problem installing it. MicroAir has specific step by step instructions you can download and print from their website. You then start your AC five times and the unit 'learns' your AC. Basically, it takes the starting amperage from as high as 40+ amps, to less than 20. Also seems to be much easier on the compressor. You can hardly hear it start up once the system is installed.
Order from www.microair.net
, use AIRSTREAM for a discount code and you'll get $50 off. Also, order the $10 install kit, basically it's just the connectors and things you'll need, and is worth not having to drive around to get the bits and pieces your self.
Matteo, the engineer for Micro Air, is active on the thread and can answer any questions you may have. One thing that is updated since the thread started is that they ship just one unit (the grey one) which is bigger and weathertight, and the wiring harness has been lengthened so there is no need for splicing length of wire or other gymnastics required to get the wires in to the electrical box of your AC unit. It really is quite simple and easy.