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Old 07-27-2011, 03:22 PM   #31
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Re: Honda EU2000i and Dometic Penguin A/C with SmartStart

were those wires involved solid or stranded, helps in deciding type of connectors.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:32 AM   #32
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Re: Honda EU2000i and Dometic Penguin A/C with SmartStart

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were those wires involved solid or stranded, helps in deciding type of connectors.
All of the wires in the air conditioning electrical box and on the SmartStart are stranded.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #33
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Thanks for your info. I am trailer ignorant, but looking at getting the 19B. Have been trying to decide whether to get the solar or not, but intend to by the Honda2000. Don't intend to do a lot of dry camping, but, who knows once we get into it. Your post was very helpful. Thanks again.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:39 PM   #34
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I have to agree. I visited Ted at Leighton Lake (he's boon docking) and his neighbors all had Honda 2000i's running - barely noticed them. They didn't need to run their air conditioning units as it wasn't hot - they were using them for charging their boat motors, running their microwaves and of course, their satellite TV's.
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:47 PM   #35
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Dometic SmartStart

I bought this Dometic SmartStart a couple of years ago for installation in our Escape 17 B so that our propane-powered Yamaha Ef2000is generator would run the AC. I didn't get around to installing it that year and in 2014, we decided to order a 19.

So I'm finally cleaning my garage and decided someone else could use this item. eBay is selling them for $165 USED but this one has never been used. The new ones are running between $375-460, depending on whether it's 110 or 220 V. This one is for 110 v.

All the instructions are included. I thought I'd give Escape owners a chance before I offered it on Craigslist or eBay. I'm selling it for $250, plus shipping.

Here's a link to Harold Kroeker's well documented instructions for his installation on his 2011 Escape 19: Honda EU2000i and Dometic Penguin A/C with SmartStart

I've added photos of the unit plus the instructions included.

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Old 04-13-2015, 09:10 AM   #36
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If you have not taken delivery of your 19 and used the Yamaha EF200IS to start and run your AC, you may want to keep the Dometic SmartStart until you do. The 2000W generators barely start the AC. The AC seems to struggle with the start up and stresses the compressor even with an add on capacitor. Reace recommends turning of all 120V loads during the AC start up..
Polar Cub AC. The smart start capacitor that Reace refers to is not the SmartStart single phase single phase soft starter that Klaus is selling.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:27 PM   #37
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Can anyone explain in simple terms what the smartstart does that the Reace installed capacitor doesn't do? In other words, how is it "better"?
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:23 PM   #38
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IINM, Escape now installs or rather the unit comes with one already installed, check with ETI.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:26 PM   #39
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Can anyone explain in simple terms what the smartstart does that the Reace installed capacitor doesn't do? In other words, how is it "better"?
See post #27 here...
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Thanks Jim, but that doesn't explain the "how".
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