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Old 05-19-2019, 09:46 AM   #1
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Anybody have one of these?

https://www.microair.net/products/ea...r-conditioners

Apparently you can run your AC with a regular 2000 generator. It controls the initial surge of the AC which allows the Generator to run . You donít need dual 2000ís or a huge generator
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:30 AM   #2
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I installed one on my motorhome A/C. Before the A/C would bog down my onboard generator to a stop. Now the generator can run the A/C with no problem. Installation was easy following some internet videos.
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Added one to my 21ss and now run the A/C with my single honda EU2200. Lot easier than having to haul my EU3000 around! Highly recommend, and do an internet search and you'll probably find a coupon code to get a few bucks off.

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Iíve toyed with it but electricity is scary!
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Heard they work well. Not sure why you could not use a delay circuit on the fan wire for $10 but it comes with good instructions. Lots of threads here about them. They can run a single AC with a 2000w inverter generator but in many cases that is all they run to the point that you have to shut off breakers for everything else.
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Tons o' threads here on this very topic, a quick search will tell you everything you need to know.
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Yes, many have successfully used the Micro-Air EasyStart unit to run an AC with a 2000W generator. I’m curious .... how much power do you have left to use for everything else with the AC running?
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I don't think I can run my A/C and micro at the same time, but never really use the microwave. Our 21ss has all LED lights so running lights isn't an issue with the A/C going. As for hook up...super easy, I recommend following the YouTube videos for hook up, easier than the instructions.

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Old 05-20-2019, 11:20 AM   #9
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I’ve toyed with it but electricity is scary!
One good thing about working on camper 120VAC, is you unplug the shore power, turn off any generator or inverter then there is no shock hazard or danger.

Now if you are not comfortable working with dead wires or following the instructions then it should be hired out as it could cause issues when power is re-applied if not done correctly.
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Yes, many have successfully used the Micro-Air EasyStart unit to run an AC with a 2000W generator. Iím curious .... how much power do you have left to use for everything else with the AC running?
RUNNING current on an A/C is around 10-11 amps or 1200-1300 watts, depending.

A Honda 2000 Inverter will only run 1600 watts continuously so you could probably still run a a laptop charger (mine is 120W) or two. Maybe an outside kitchen Refrigerator (mine consumes 96 watts).


The Converter will no doubt need to be shut down (most consume 800-1,000 watts when charging low batteries).

A 2000 watt generator is a lot like a "Compact" pickup truck. Very useful if you are using it to pick up a few bags of mulch, or a few pieces of lumber. However, the more you expect it to carry at the same time, the more disappointed you are.

For me, I figured that since my trailer was wired for a 30 amp supply, why not just get a nice quiet "30 amp" Inverter/Generator. No mod necessary for my A/C and I can still use other AC appliances like microwave when A/C is running. No lifting required either. Generator sits on a platform, manufactured for this purpose, on the rear bumper. Platform and bumper reinforcement cost less than the Micro Aire and the "30 amp" inverter cost the same as a Honda 2000.
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