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Old 06-14-2011, 11:37 AM   #101
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My AC unit is 13.5k BTU so hoping it can handle startup. I have not finished my electrical system so have not had a chance to test starting AC with genny yet.
I've now discovered that this generator will start up my AC once, but then I have to leave the AC running constantly because if it cycles on and off it will kill the generator. But if I start it once and let it run continuously, no problem. Just have to open a few windows at night or I'm a popsicle in the morning!
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:20 PM   #102
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Try upgrading with a "hard start capacitor" in the A/C unit. Lots of people do the mod so that they can run off of the smaller 2000w inverter type generators.
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Try upgrading with a "hard start capacitor" in the A/C unit. Lots of people do the mod so that they can run off of the smaller 2000w inverter type generators.
I already tried that. I had a knowledgeable friend (electrical engineer) helping me and he wired it every possible way to no avail. The starts were equally hard no matter what. I guess my AC is not set up to benefit from that type of device.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:41 PM   #104
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Try upgrading with a "hard start capacitor" in the A/C unit. Lots of people do the mod so that they can run off of the smaller 2000w inverter type generators.
I already tried that. I had a knowledgeable friend (electrical engineer) helping me and he wired it every possible way to no avail. The starts were equally hard no matter what. I guess my AC is not set up to benefit from that type of device.
Hmmm...I havent tried mine with my generator, but hopefully it will run my AC. I thought I could just add a capacitor if it didn't run it well.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:03 PM   #105
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Going to being selling the Bus for $6000 to buy a slide-in truck camper for my Ranger. Just don't have the time to finish this build and a TC just makes more since for what I will be doing. Will post the craigslist add in classified section when I get it posted this weekend.
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curious if you ever sold this beast?!
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