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Old 04-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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Ant figure why my air conditioners won't run with the generator running but hey work fine with electric anyone have ideal .

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Old 04-20-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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Does everything else on 120 work when the generator is running? TV's, outlets, the microwave, etc?
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:55 PM   #3
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Yes everything else works fine
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:58 PM   #4
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What is the output of your generator? Most A/C units need at least a 3000W unit to handle the 13500 btu A/C.(However Yamaha has a great unit that at 2400w is able to handle an A/C unit)
Even though your unit may only pull 16-18 amps while running, more power is required to get the unit going. That is why one needs the lager wattage generators. Hope this helps. I am sure someone else can add to this.
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Checked all fuzes and breakers also sure am puzeled
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:00 AM   #6
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They worked before
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Have you checked the breakers? Did you run the AC's successfully on shore power after running the generator?
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Yes I ave checked everything that I no to check
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Stephen mentioned the power output. Is there any way you can check the actual output of your generator while it's running? If you can, try to measure the current draw before and after you try to start the air conditioner.
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Will ave to take it to shop when I get back from trip. Thanks everyone
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