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Old 07-11-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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Generator size

Ok Peeps, got a new mach 15 ac unit for my short bus, should i do one 3500 kw,or 2 smaller generators?
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:23 PM   #2
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Here is some general information:

https://www.steadypower.com/pages.php?pageid=133

Really if you want to run a 15,000 btu unit and anything else at the same time you should go with the biggest generator you can afford. It will be more efficient. 5000 W + would be better. 3500 barely meets the needs of starting it
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:19 PM   #3
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I have The EU3000iS and it will run for up to 20 hours on a single tank of 3.4 gals of gas but only if it's not running a real heavy load.
You can get the smaller 2000 versions and connect two of them together but they only hold 1 gallon and run up to 8 hours. That means you might not make it through an entire night before needing to refill.
At this point I wish I would have got the 7000.
I found a 13,500 BTU Coleman air conditioner called a Power saver that runs on 10 amps that will work fine for my generator.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:19 AM   #4
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Thankyou this is helpful, i already have the 15000 ac, do you know anything about the generator that runs on propane and gas, i thought propane would be easier to transprt.
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