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Old 08-04-2016, 10:36 AM   #1
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Dometic A/C - Honda EU2000's

Hello. I have a 2014 Silverback 33RL. I hope to take a long trip soon, so I wanted to be sure I can run at least one of our A/C's using the Honda EU2000 generator kit. Everything's good except that neither A/C will start. The A/C controllers light up and is set on "Cool", the fan is silent and I get no cool air. I tried each of the two A/C's independently and got the same results. I didn't find a tripped circuit. I was able to run either of the A/C's at a camp 30a circuit recently. Where did I go wrong?. Thank you!
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:39 AM   #2
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are you using one generator or 2 in parallel?
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:53 AM   #3
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A single 2000 watt generator simply isn't big enough to handle even one air conditioner.

I've heard 'reports' that a 2000 watt would run a 13.5k A/C unit but I've never seen it personally.
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I have a Honda 3000 Handi, It will run one AC if its not in ECO mode, A 2000 won't run anything but a Microwave in this 100 deg temps IMHO
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:00 AM   #5
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Hi,

My two Honda 2000s in parallel will easily run the main air in my 2014 Silverback 33RL. I wouldn't even try with just one 2000, however.

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One is not going to get the job done. You need a 2nd one using the parallel cables to mate the two together. Cost about $1100 more Later RJD
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Honda EU2000 kit

Hi all. Thanks for your replies. I am using them in parallel with ECO mode off.
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Hi,

If you havent already, you might want to check to be sure all other 120 volt devices are off -- killing them at the breaker if necessary. It's possible that the electric element in the water heater, your converter, and/or some other 120 volt devices are putting you over the top.

If the AC is totally isolated and still won't run, I'd be looking at whether your two generators are correctly paralleled, and if both are putting out good current at the prescribed level.

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Yep, what Rich said. If your thermostat is set to cool, fan on auto, and temp set as high as it will go, you should not have any problems if you are using the correct output on your generators. My old gennies are different from the new ones as far as output plugs. Mine has an RV 30amp plug wired into the parallel outputs so I get a full 30 amps.
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I was just looking at the newer Hondas and looks like the companion generator has an RV 30amp plug built in that works with the parallel cables. I learn something every other day
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