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Old 07-16-2016, 07:32 AM   #11
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I have two Champion 2000w ran in parallel. They do great at start up on Eco mode, but adding a capacitor will help relieve strain off gens.
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:19 PM   #12
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I only have one, did you try running ac with one + cap?
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:20 PM   #13
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Curious if it would work
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:10 PM   #14
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Adding SPP6 hard start capacitor to Dometic 15000 btu AC

Just don't do what I did. Really tight fit getting it into the box so I took off the plastic cap and relay and plugged. All was fine until a really hot day and the cap popped. AC doesn't like to start with a blown cap. Now I know what the relay is for. trim the plastic cap down about 1 cm and then install.


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Old 07-17-2016, 06:15 PM   #15
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I did this on Coleman Ac an yes it does help I'm running it on a 3500 watt generator, an yes the generator would run it with out the capacitor,but u could really tell a difference at start up with capacitor, if you take the top of your Ac .an then the small side panel door there will instructions on the back of the panel on adding a hard start capacitor.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:17 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mnoland30 View Post
This is what they claim:
Test: 16,000 Btu 115v Compressor

Before: EasyStart installed:
- 72 amps peak inrush current on mains power
- Would not start on Honda 2000i portable generator

After: EasyStart installed:
-32.5 amps peak inrush current on mains power
-Started easily from Honda 2000i portable generator


I'd love to run my 13.5 with my Honda 2000, but would like someone else to confirm that it works before I do.
I can't confirm with your particular A/C unit and generator, but I had a problem with my generator (a PowerHouse PH400Ri/E) stalling out when my Brisk Air II (15kBTU) started the compressor. I just installed the EasyStart and it's amazing. Not even once did it stall my generator this past weekend (very humid and hot), and in fact the generator barely even revved up. I wouldn't doubt that your Honda could run your A/C if you get one. I know it's not cheap, but for me it is definitely worth it, rather than having to constantly restart the generator every time the A/C kicks in.
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Can you show how you installed the hard start capacitor? My wiring schematics are faded on the unit. I know it connects to the capacitor on the unit, but what terminals?
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