Originally Posted by FastMikie
Thanks for the link, but that's the same one I got from the Airstream dealer, but the 12.8 amp figure is for after the unit has started, not under start-up load, and it figures out to 1472 watts at 115 volts. I can operate the microwave which uses 1450 watts, but not the AC. The Airstream dealer service tech got the 28-29 amp figure from Carrier, today.
I guess I'm puzzled that it draws 28 amps at startup but it's on a 20 amp circuit breaker...
Hi, I don't believe in the 28 to 29 Amp start-up figuer. Your trailer has a 30 amp system in it and that would mean that nothing else can work with the air conditioner on. [plugged into 30 Amp system or generator] My generator has run my converter, my refrigerator, my television, and my 11,000 BTU air conditioner all at once. If your batteries are very low, then the converter is going to draw a lot of power; That and your air conditioner might overload your generator. Probably not feasable, but if you could try someone elses generator with your air conditioner, or your generator with someone elses air conditioner, you would be able to tell if you have a generator problem or an air conditioner problem.