Originally Posted by larryo
We just picked up a Yamaha ef3000iseb and I am wondering. When using the generator do you run the fridge and water heater on propane or switch over to electric to save propane?
We use the rated capacity of the Yamaha only when running the Air Conditioner when we are "off grid". In its ECO setting, it is very quiet and will charge the batteries and run everything (except microwave, and AC) without ramping up.
We don't use electric for the water heater or fridge off grid because that power draw of the water heater is huge and the generator will be ramping up and idling down constantly.
The Yamaha ef3000iseb (even with the 500 watt boost) will not handle both the water heater on electric and the startup (LRA) amperage required by our air conditioner.
To use the microwave (or the wife's curling iron), we switch off the AC first; then turn it back on after we are done (Just in case the compressor needs to run while we are using those items).
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