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    Posted: 24 Mar 2021 at 9:19pm
I love it when a plan comes together! Thanks for the report!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote StephenH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2021 at 9:59pm
Great Vann. I am happy to hear that. We will be heading to Florida shortly, but only for a week and we have a reservation at an RV park, so I likely won't need the generator for this trip. However, we will be heading west this summer, and the generator to run the AC will likely come in very handy.
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Thanks for all the information.
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Same setup I have except for the newer generation Honda (mine is the 2k). Works well at least up to about 4000 ft elevation, which covers the East. In the West I’m not sure how well it would do under really hot, high elevation conditions. With the Century Fuels propane kit you can adjust the demand regulator for elevation, can you do that with the Hutch Mtn one?
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The Hutch Mtn kit says that you may encounter problems at higher elevations.   there is a primer button on the demand regulator that can be depressed several times if necessary to add additional propane into the carb. Normally, you depress the primer only once before you start the generator.
I haven't tried this yet
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The primer button would help with startup but not with steady state high altitude running. Sounds like Hutch Mtn doesn’t provide for any mixture adjustments. You might want to ask them.

I don’t think there will be a startup problem with the Easystart installed. Mine always starts the a/c just fine. I have experienced generator tripping with the Honda 2k after running the a/c for awhile on a hot day, but that was because I had other loads on or hadn’t properly adjusted the mixture for altitude. Once I turned those off and adjusted the demand regulator it handled things ok.

You have 10% more rated capacity than I do, but in reality maybe more like 20% to compensate for altitude. I could hear my engine rpm dropping under load prior to the gen tripping, so I know it was engine limited not inverter limited. Your engine has 20% higher volumetric capacity than mine does. The gen is only rated 10% higher so I would guess (could be wrong) that it’s now limited by the inverter rather than the engine, at sea level anyway. Since the inverter section is not effected by altitude you should have that additional 20% capacity available to compensate for altitude. That would take you up to around 8000 feet altitude or so, if you could adjust the mixture.

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