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Old 06-20-2021, 08:57 AM   #1
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2 AC's on generator power?

A little input from those who know - Please?


Can I run both 13,500 and 15,000 BTU AC units with 2 Honda 3000i companion generators if shore power is not an option?


Both AC's have easy start installed.



Specs for the units appear to indicate yes it can be done.


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Old 06-23-2021, 07:41 PM   #2
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Yes you can. But you want one companion and one regular. You could also use two 2200 Honda’s but the 3000s would give you power for other things like your converter,refrigerator,etc.
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Yes you can. But you want one companion and one regular. You could also use two 2200 Honda’s but the 3000s would give you power for other things like your converter,refrigerator,etc.
According to the manual, you can use two companions in parallel. what you loose is the additional 15A receptacles on the regular. You have two 30A (one on each genset) but that doesn't really matter. How often do you actually fill up all of the receptacles?
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Old 06-24-2021, 12:58 AM   #4
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You can also run 2-2000's:

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what you loose is the additional 15A receptacles on the regular.
I'D RATHER HAVE MORE OF THE 15A THAT YOU WOULD HAVE WITH ONE COMPANION AND ONE REGULAR



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You have two 30A (one on each genset) but that doesn't really matter.
I SEE NO REASON WHY YOU WOULD EVER NEED MORE THAN ONE.
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Old 06-24-2021, 01:54 AM   #5
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These "Honda 3000 2 A/C site:airforums.com" search results will lead to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of previous posts on this topic IMO:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Hond...=airforums.com

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Old 06-24-2021, 07:49 AM   #6
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You can also run 2-2000's:


I'D RATHER HAVE MORE OF THE 15A THAT YOU WOULD HAVE WITH ONE COMPANION AND ONE REGULAR

I SEE NO REASON WHY YOU WOULD EVER NEED MORE THAN ONE.
For me, one 15A plug is more than enough. I've never had to plug more in, though if I did, I could always use a power strip.

The reason two 30A receptacles is nice is that you can now balance the run time on the generators. You may not always need two (say, when you don't need air-conditioning, but you want to charge the battery bank and perhaps run the microwave). With two companions, you can balance the usage between them. Otherwise, the one companion always gets the usage when the 30A cord comes into play.
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The thing that nukes the 3000 for a lot of us is that it's too high to fit under the typical bed cover on the typical truck. Not a problem if you have a cap or if they go in a van.

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Old 06-24-2021, 09:37 AM   #8
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The thing that nukes the 3000 for a lot of us is that it's too high to fit under the typical bed cover on the typical truck. Not a problem if you have a cap or if they go in a van.

Bob
Not just that. I had a single Briggs & Stratton P3000. Every bit as reliable as the Honda generators without the high price tag. Started on the first pull, every time. Then I added Decked drawers to my tow vehicle/topper. While I could lift the 85lbs of the B&S into the back of the truck, the added 12" of the Decked drawer nixed that in a hurry. I ended up selling it on Facebook marketplace and bought 2 Honda EU2000i to replace it. That little 12" of lift made a huge difference. lifting 47lbs twice vs 85 lbs once is much better.
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I have an EU3000 sitting here in the garage. It was not purchased for RV use. At 130 pounds, this is not something I would toss in and out of the truck. One of them or two of them ... nope ... not me.

Yes, you can get various crane attachments that go into your hitch receiver. You can get mobile lift dollies to play in the driveway at home. By the time you add one of those crane gizmos to the weight of the two 3000's and some fuel ..... yikes .... I really don't see pulling these out of the truck at a campsite.

Always running them from the truck is one way to go. How well that works depends a *lot* on exactly how you will be camping and what your schedule / needs are.

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For me, one 15A plug is more than enough. I've never had to plug more in, though if I did, I could always use a power strip.

The reason two 30A receptacles is nice is that you can now balance the run time on the generators. You may not always need two (say, when you don't need air-conditioning, but you want to charge the battery bank and perhaps run the microwave). With two companions, you can balance the usage between them. Otherwise, the one companion always gets the usage when the 30A cord comes into play.
Sounds good.
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Hi

I have an EU3000 sitting here in the garage. It was not purchased for RV use. At 130 pounds, this is not something I would toss in and out of the truck. One of them or two of them ... nope ... not me.

Yes, you can get various crane attachments that go into your hitch receiver. You can get mobile lift dollies to play in the driveway at home. By the time you add one of those crane gizmos to the weight of the two 3000's and some fuel ..... yikes .... I really don't see pulling these out of the truck at a campsite.

Always running them from the truck is one way to go. How well that works depends a *lot* on exactly how you will be camping and what your schedule / needs are.

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How about a Coal Burning Inverter 4000, and half ton of coal?
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How about a Coal Burning Inverter 4000, and half ton of coal?
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While picking up a half ton of coal is actually quite easy here in PA, it gets a bit harder as you travel around

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