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    Posted: 02 Jul 2019 at 2:12pm
Will a Honda 3000 run all of the stuff on my 189
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It probably won't run the AC compressor and the microwave at the same time, but either of those devices individually and everything else, yes.
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I think you will need a 3500 watt genny to run a 13,500 btu ac? 
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Originally posted by Motor7

I think you will need a 3500 watt genny to run a 13,500 btu ac? 

My Yamaha 2400ishc runs my air con.  I can't turn on the microwave without turning off the air, but that's never been problem.

There are compromises no matter what generator you choose.  My priority was quiet running (with enough power for the air).  A bigger generator might be better but weight goes up faster than watts so you really have to think about how you're going to load and haul a 3000+ watt genny.

And be aware that at most campgrounds there are quiet hours that prohibit generators, and sometimes they aren't allowed at all.  I always check beforehand.

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Originally posted by Motor7

I think you will need a 3500 watt genny to run a 13,500 btu ac? 

I run my a/c on a Honda 2k (nothing else can be turned on at the same time). The Honda won't start the standard a/c, but if you install one of these it will start just fine. 

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I run my AC on a 2K Generac. I do disable the converter charging loop. If I have to recharge the battery I don't try and run the AC.
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I run my AC on a 2K Generac. I do disable the converter charging loop. If I have to recharge the battery I don't try and run the AC.

mcarter, does that 2kw genny actually start a 13.5K BTU ac without an easy start? Very interesting if its able to. 
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Yes Sir it does. I have no east start. I spent the better part of a day testing this. What I learned and reported was I had to disable the charge circuit.
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Yes Sir it does. I have no east start. I spent the better part of a day testing this. What I learned and reported was I had to disable the charge circuit.

Disable the charge circuit = ??   I think my box will be different than yours, as it is different than my 172 was. But how do you "disable" the charge circuit?  I have a circuit breaker labeled " converter " , not sure if that might do it.
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Originally posted by mcarter

Yes Sir it does. I have no east start. I spent the better part of a day testing this. What I learned and reported was I had to disable the charge circuit.

Disable the charge circuit = ??   I think my box will be different than yours, as it is different than my 172 was. But how do you "disable" the charge circuit?  I have a circuit breaker labeled " converter " , not sure if that might do it.
That would do it. Turn off the main breaker for the converter, and the converter (AKA charger) should be off.
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