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Old 06-23-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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What kind of Inverter to run my AC

New camper owner here. I just purchased a Cherokee 264BH a few days ago. I would like to know what I would need for an inverter to run my AC. The dealer said at least 3500 Watts would be needed. I have a couple of questions:
  • Anybody use the Champion brand inverters? Are they quiet and are they good?
  • Can I get 2 of the 2000 Watt models and link them together, to run my camper and AC?

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Old 06-23-2014, 11:28 PM   #2
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Put fridge and hot water on propane ran everything else on 3000wt honda for four straight days no problems

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Old 06-24-2014, 02:42 AM   #3
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Oakster, you need to add "generator" after inverter.

just saying "inverter" means something different.

you're talking about an inverter generator.

you need to post what size a/c you're talking about.
generally, a paralleled pair of 2000w inverter generators SHOULD be able to run a 13.5k or 15k a/c.
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Your start up will be a problem, you should add a hard start kit to your list.
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Don't know the size of your AC, but my 3000w Dometic inverter generator will run my 13.5k AC along with lights and 2 fridges just fine. I can also run both AC's, 2 fridges, lights, and tv's on a 30amp hookup, though. Both ACs are without any modifications. I also have a Progressive Industries EMS, so I know I'm not running on a low voltage situation. If you're talking about using an inverter and a battery bank, don't think that the batteries would hold up long.
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