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Old 01-31-2012, 09:45 PM   #11
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Re: Polar Cub AC.

Hi Cathy

Just to clarify...the newer version of the Dometic 11,000 BTU A/C comes equipped with a smart start capacitor. I successfully ran the A/C with a Honda 2000. I put it through all the paces of starting up under different situations, and it worked fine. It does run into the peak capacity zone when the compressor kicks in, but does not trip the breaker. It would be an issue if the trailer batteries are weak and the on-board battery charger is working to charge them while you are planning to use the A/C. I would suggest switching the batteries off before operating the A/C. Our test had all the LED lights on, and the furnace running. (had to create heat in the winter ) The generator should provide enough power to run basic items in the trailer at the same time as the A/C.

The down side of the new a/c is it is approx 20 lbs heavier than the previous version. (its not the smart start)

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #12
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Re: Polar Cub AC.


That does help. Thanks for that information. One additional inquiry: what year did you start installing the "newer" version? Yeah, I left all the documentation in SittEscape, which is now in storage. As far back as June of 2011?


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Old 02-01-2012, 11:28 PM   #13
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Re: Polar Cub AC.

Hi, Reace!

Thank you for the explanation. Quite a few people seem to have generators so I know it is a resale question, too. I would also like to know what month you started installing the generator-friendly ones.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:56 AM   #14
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Re: Polar Cub AC.

Ours has the one that will work with a generator and that model was being used at least from the first of August last year.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:49 PM   #15
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Re: Polar Cub AC.

While I have not tried it with a 2K generator, the model number on mine is the Dometic 600312.331C. I purchased my 17 in April, 2011. If they didn't change the model number I guess this isn't much help, but if they did then I guess I'm good...
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:48 AM   #16
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Re: Polar Cub AC.

This is an interesting mod to delay your a/c fan to help out the generator amp draw if needed.

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