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Old 02-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #11
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Good to hear that the Honda 2000 will run a 13.5 a/c. I'll try mine when I get it at the end of the week.
now, i live near sea level and have never actually used it for running the a/c for an extended time. have ran it for an hour to see how it did and it ran it fine.
but again, not on a really hot day and was near sea level.

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Old 02-15-2012, 10:24 AM   #12
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I have used my 2400 to run my 13.5k AC at 9000'. I do as others have suggested and get the fan running first and make sure all other loads are at a minimum. Works just fine. And as stated before, what a super quiet, reliable, reasonably lightweight generator. It is perfect for my set up.

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Old 02-15-2012, 01:03 PM   #13
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Ran mine at 6,500' in 100 degree heat and it did fine there too.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #14
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heres what I am going to use for the fan delay . Its more for the task .
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:44 PM   #15
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Just an update....last weekend we had un real temps here in the midwest for the end of march.....upper 80's. Still running back and forth to the storage lot for various things. Had some things to gather so I threw the Yamaha in the truck. After using the unit in Feb to run the AC in colder temps (50's) just to test it it did have a hard time starting the A/C and overloaded and timed out on the first attempt. OK.....I next made sure to turn everything off that did not need to be on....All the breakers except the AC were off. I started the fan for AC in manual on low and then moved the slider to "Cool". The unit fired right up and began to cool down immediatly. What I learned is that you can not fire up the generator and throw the switch....its just a large enough load to not handle the compressor and fan motor starts.
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Glad the generator is working out for you. Power maintenance is the key.

Besides all of the other things mentioned to shut down before starting the AC with a generator, there is 1 more to consider. Many of the Domectic fridges comes with a "climate control" button. It is a heating element between the freezer and fridge doors, to keep down condensate. Make sure that puppy is off. Any little bit helps.

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Old 04-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #17
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heres my hard start mod !air conditioner for generator mod
delays fan on high or low 5 seconds or so after compressor is running !

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