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Old 06-27-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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Generator with A/C and microwave on?

I was running the A/C with the propane generator and went to use the microwave and it killed the generator and wondered it that's normal .
I fired the generator back up and everything works like normal but did not want to try running these two items simultaneously again until I hear otherwise.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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How many watt gennie?

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Microwave approximately 13 amps
A/c approximately 12-16 amps
Converter 2-8 amps
Was water heater on?
Was fridge on ?


This chart is running amps not surge amps.
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How many watt gennie?

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It's a 2013 with the stock 3.6KW Onan LP generator.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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Microwave approximately 13 amps
A/c approximately 12-16 amps
Converter 2-8 amps
Was water heater on?
Was fridge on ?


This chart is running amps not surge amps.
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It looks like I might be near the top of the range with starting or surge amps added to it and not sure if I had the water pump or any lights on. I just shut off the A/C, cooked my food, and then turned the A/C back on which is somewhat inconvenient but everything was working and no blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers.
Just was wondering if others are running their A/C and microwave on at the same time?
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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It's a 2013 with the stock 3.6KW Onan LP generator.
If you look at my chart your gennie is right at 30 amps .
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Also, keep in mind the power output of that gen will decrease with increase in altitude. If you were in the highlands, you may have had less than the rated 30amps.
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Make sure the water heater is off. On my 2012 "S" it is the third circuit breaker from the top. Top is 30 amp main, next is 15 amp microwave, then 15 amp water heater, then 15 amp for converter and some inside plugs (on back of cabover behind driver seat). If I turn off the water heater breaker (can still run water heater on propane via switch on convenience center) I have no problems running microwave and AC. Should mention I have converted lights to led.
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Thanks for the replies and now I will be able to take all this into consideration when I fire up the gen.
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Just for reference, the water heater default mode is LP heated water. In order to use the electric side to also heat the water, you need to remove the safety clip, that locks out the rocker switch, then turn the switch to the on position to engage the heating circuit. The switch is located in the exterior hot water heater bay. Utilizing that feature allows you to apply both LP and Electric heat element for a faster recovery. Otherwise, no draw of electric is present other than maybe a pizo ignitor for the LP, which wouldn't draw much at all.
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