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Old 11-01-2015, 06:56 PM   #21
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Donna, I think that A/C unit was a model in their production, and the one they use now will run off the 2000W unit without the capacitive start. I have been wrong that one time before though. Maybe someone could yeah or nay that.
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Those 3000is's sure are quiet though, makes the 2000is sound loud. 131 lbs vs 45 lbs, dry.
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Yup, you and I are not getting any younger. I can still handle 80 lbs ok but I feel it the next day. I failed to note that for about the same initial investment a person could buy two 2000s but then the space they take up increases as does the fuel consumption. I know them little 2000s are a nice unit, we had a couple when I was in the parks dept for away from power jobs. The maintenance guys either used inverters off the truck or the Miller Bobcat welders but once in a while we needed 110'where we could not drive or reach.
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:33 PM   #24
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Donna, I think that A/C unit was a model in their production, and the one they use now will run off the 2000W unit without the capacitive start. I have been wrong that one time before though. Maybe someone could yeah or nay that.
I'd love to hear that yeah or nay too Jim for a new build. Has the A/C unit changed since Reace posted his results?

There's a whole lot of discussion going on the CasitaForum and the loud Mach A/C units...

But running on the Honda 2000...
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:48 PM   #25
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have been wrong that one time before though. Maybe someone could yeah or nay that.
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We did not get the Air Conditioner on our build due to living up North. We plan on going outside this summer to visit my wife's family in Ontario and my family in the midwest. It's going to be a good test of the awning windows in the loft and Max air vent.
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Yamaha makes great generators. We have the 2400 watt for running our AC. Not as heavy as the 3000 watt Honda. When we use the generator I turn off the surge protector. Works just fine.
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Like Jim, I too have heard that the Escape 11,500 will operate off the 2000 watt generator and the soft start is standard in the 11,500.Before ETI offered the 9200 Coleman which did run and when they stopped offering that model Reace tested the 11,500 with success.
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RE: Honda EU2000i.
Please advise which Honda EU2000W generator to buy to run A/C or charge batteries. There is an invertor and an invertor companion. Invertor companion has a 30Amp outlet vs regulator Honda EU2000i does not have a 30 amp and needs an adaptor to hook up to a trailer. I need help from Forum members who have knowledge on invertors on which model to select. Thanks.

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RE: Honda EU2000i.
Please advise which Honda EU2000W generator to buy to run A/C or charge batteries. There is an invertor and an invertor companion. Invertor companion has a 30Amp outlet vs regulator Honda EU2000i does not have a 30 amp and needs an adaptor to hook up to a trailer. I need help from Forum members who have knowledge on invertors on which model to select. Thanks.

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The Honda 2000 Companion puts out the same 15 amps of power that the Honda 2000 puts out. What's different is that if you purchase both the Honda 2000 AND the Honda 2000 Companion and connect them together, you can get 30 amps through the 30 amp plug on the Companion. If you only have the one generator, either one, you will get 15 amps. BTW 15 amps is an approximation and depends on many factors.

The Honda 2000 will run the Air Cond on my 2014 - 19'. I haven't tried it in real life at a high elevation but it will run on my driveway at 200' above sea level. The higher you are, the less it will perform. The generator also needs to be out of eco mode. I've tried two Honda generators: first my neighbours, and then I purchased one.

The Yamaha 2000 generator freaked out my EMS (Electrical Management System - over and under voltage protection). It did this even when the EMS was disabled. When the EMS is disabled it still protects against surges. For some reason it sensed surging power from the Yamaha generator and shut out the circuit. The EMS manufacturer rep (Progressive Industries) indicated that they have had trouble with the Yamaha in the past and urged me to try a Honda. Progressive also notes that their device is not intended to operate on generator power. It may not be Yamaha's fault, but chances are that if you've got an EMS, the two won't play well together. I think some other people on the forum have had success with the Yamaha 2000 but they may not have had the EMS or maybe something has changed in either product. A larger Yamaha may work just fine.

With 2000 watts you'll be able to charge batteries OR run the Air Cond, but not both at the same time. Don't see why you would need both at the same time anyway unless you don't have solar. If its hot enough to use the AC, there's probably enough sunlight sometime during the day to juice the batteries with solar.
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