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Old 02-16-2016, 01:20 PM   #11
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I was able to run the A/C in my 5.0TA with a Honda EU2000i after switching off the converter.
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Old 02-16-2016, 05:38 PM   #12
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I had a yamaha 2400 inverter that ran perfectly with my casita but not with the 5.0 TA with the AirCondition runing. Now I have a Yamaha 2800 inverter for the 5.0 TA and this works.
Presumably the air conditioners are not the same: do you know the two models?
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:53 PM   #13
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Presumably the air conditioners are not the same: do you know the two models?
Don't know about the Casita's A/C, but the 5.0TA has a 11,000 BTU Dometic Penguin. As best as I can figure, it pulls 14-15 amps when running. In my previous post, I should have mentioned that I have the digital thermostat. With the digital thermostat, the fan starts before the compressor. That may be why I can run my A/C with the Honda EU2000i.
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Don't know about the Casita's A/C, but the 5.0TA has a 11,000 BTU Dometic Penguin.
Could the Casita unit be smaller? Hmm... their website's options list doesn't help.

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As best as I can figure, it pulls 14-15 amps when running. In my previous post, I should have mentioned that I have the digital thermostat. With the digital thermostat, the fan starts before the compressor. That may be why I can run my A/C with the Honda EU2000i.
14 amps or more is a bit too much for the EU2000i to handle continuously, according to Honda's rating. Maybe actual running current is lower, or the Honda can handle a little more than promised. Certainly not starting the fan motor and the compressor motor at the same time must help.
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:29 AM   #15
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I'm having difficulty using my Honda 2000 with my new 5.0 TA. I turned off my built in Surg Protector, flipped the battery switch off and still got an overload red light on my gen. My appliance is a Breville convection oven. We had no problem with our Casita '17.
Any ideas woul be most appreciated.
Make sure your electric water heater is turned off, before trying to hold down electric usage--assuming you have the two way heater. It is an often overlooked power hog.
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Could the Casita unit be smaller? Hmm... their website's options list doesn't help.


14 amps or more is a bit too much for the EU2000i to handle continuously, according to Honda's rating. Maybe actual running current is lower, or the Honda can handle a little more than promised. Certainly not starting the fan motor and the compressor motor at the same time must help.
Actual amp draw is 10.5 for compressor and 2.6 for fan. That is 13.1 total for the Penguin II 11,000 BTU unit. All I can say is that if everything else is off, the EU2000i will run mine.
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