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Old 07-29-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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A/C on generator

We did our boondocking trip this past weekend and used our generator for the first time. We have a 2014 Wolf Pack toy hauler with 50 amp service. We have a PowerBack 5250 generator. What we found was that we could use the A/C without a problem but we couldnt use anything else except for the radio and water pump. Anything else popped the reset button on the generator. If we did much of this camping Id buy a 10,000 watt gennie
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:08 PM   #2
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What was the outlet rated at that you plugged into?
And was it three prong or four?

Do you have a clear picture of where you plug into?

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Old 07-29-2014, 12:12 PM   #3
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Is it 5250 surge rated?
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:55 PM   #4
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Is it 5250 surge rated?
That part really doesn't matter, what matters is how many amps are available at the plug in.

I have a 6000+ watt gennie and becuase there are only 15 amps available at any plug it would hardly run my a/c.

I had to have my gennie rewired to put out 30 amps.

The only plug that "would" run my gennie was labeled as a 240/120 30 amp outlet.
Problem is that outlet is rated for 30 amps at 240v and 15 for the 120v side.

Most dometic a/c units need 18 amps to start.

Some coleman mach units need 28 to 30 amps to start.



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The output on the gennie is 20 amps. It has a 4 prong twist in plug but I bought a plug that converted it into a standard 30amp 3 prong plug.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:33 PM   #6
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Your A/C will draw 20 amps, so that only gives you 10 amps for everything else.


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