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Old 08-09-2015, 09:24 PM   #1
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Just doing my home work on generator choice. Honda 2000 or Honda 3000 for powering air conditioner and battery charging. which one is adequate. Thank you.
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:04 PM   #2
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Although I probably won't get a generator until next year, from what I have read the 2000 might be marginal but 3000 probably would power everything. When you get into the bigger sizes, weight becomes an issue and I would like to keep it at no more than 80 pounds. I have been considering a Yamaha. And you have to spend the big bucks to get the quiet ones. Loren
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:10 PM   #3
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The pull-start Honda Handi 3000 is 77 lbs dry. I own one and love it. As far as generators go, there's Honda, and then there's everything else.

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Old 08-09-2015, 10:16 PM   #4
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Honda has a great reputation, but I don't know if there is any real difference in quality or performance with Yamaha. There is a Yamaha 2400 which may be an optimal size for this purpose; it was most recently mentioned in Honda EU2000i and Dometic Penguin A/C with SmartStart
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:43 PM   #5
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What can you pick up and move? I really like what I've "heard" about the 2000 Hondas, the 3000s not so much... pay attention to the weight of your desired generator.
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:44 PM   #6
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I have a Honda 2000 it's about as heavy as I can lift but I have never used it to run the air conditioner .
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Some report being very happy with getting two smaller ones and paralleling as needed.
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Some report being very happy with getting two smaller ones and paralleling as needed.
This particularly applies to the Honda 2000 watt and larger generators; Honda endorses parallel operation and sells parts to make connecting them easy.
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The Yamaha 2400 is the unit you want. I've used it with our air conditioning with great results. Some people on the web argue that the Yamaha generators are a better design than the Honda units. Friends of ours have 2000 Yamaha, and another have a 3000 Yamaha. All are very happy with their units!
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The Yamaha 2400 is the unit you want. I've used it with our air conditioning with great results. Some people on the web argue that the Yamaha generators are a better design than the Honda units. Friends of ours have 2000 Yamaha, and another have a 3000 Yamaha. All are very happy with their units!
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