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Old 02-01-2016, 10:39 PM   #21
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Thanks, I'm putting the SPP6 in, I hear good and bad but it's very popular. The Coleman factory tech told me it should help. He also liked the idea of a time delay.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:51 AM   #22
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Thanks guys, I'm probably too anal.

Have any of you installed a hard start capacitor and if so, did you see any benefit?

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Tried one on the traler I have now and it didn't make any difference trying to run the 13.5 AC with a 2000 watt Inverter Genny. So I purchased another Genny and parallel kit. Works great know.
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Yea, your right, hi and low would be better to delay. Wouldn't you need two of these delays to do both high and low? One for each wire?
If you are using the Coleman thermostat you will need to use a relay for each high and low speed. Check the color of the wire connections on the subase. I think 1 is gray and 1 is green. Then drop your R/A grill that is where your wires hook to the A/C board install them there. DO NOT TIE them together the high and low speed to 1 relay. You for sure will smoke your subase. The relay Turbs showed should work for your fan even if it is rated for 18 volt. The spp6 has to connect to your start/ run capacitor at the unit on the roof. That would be a must IMO for a ginny.
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Tried one on the traler I have now and it didn't make any difference trying to run the 13.5 AC with a 2000 watt Inverter Genny. So I purchased another Genny and parallel kit. Works great know.

That's because you need 2500 minimum running watts for a dometic a/c, more for a Coleman a/c


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I could run my dometic off one eu2000. Just had to have the fridge off 120. Worked fine as just a test.

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If you are using the Coleman thermostat you will need to use a relay for each high and low speed. Check the color of the wire connections on the subase. I think 1 is gray and 1 is green. Then drop your R/A grill that is where your wires hook to the A/C board install them there. DO NOT TIE them together the high and low speed to 1 relay. You for sure will smoke your subase. The relay Turbs showed should work for your fan even if it is rated for 18 volt. The spp6 has to connect to your start/ run capacitor at the unit on the roof. That would be a must IMO for a ginny.
Thanks for this. Yes, I have a GL and a GH, (fan low and fan high) at ceiling unit so I couldn't figure out how to delay both with one unit. I'm going to start with one delay and probably stay with one to keep the generator load lower (low fan). The 13.5 BTU is overkill for my little 21' Rockwood so low fan will be fine and will draw less amps.

The folks using the 18 VAC delays seem to have good luck with them with 12 v.
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I could run my dometic off one eu2000. Just had to have the fridge off 120. Worked fine as just a test.

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Wow, what size unit is that?
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It was above 95 in the summer. It was not the optimal way to run, I do not want to do all the time. Just wanted to see if it could be done. It is a 13. 5 unit. It did help fire up the ac much cleaner when on both Hondas. No more lag.

I will say it would trip on one geni if I ran it for a few minutes then shut off and did not let the ac pressure equalize out. But again, I will not run on just one, just wanted to push the limit to see if it could and it worked fine so long as power was monitored to everything else.

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It was above 95 in the summer. It was not the optimal way to run, I do not want to do all the time. Just wanted to see if it could be done. It is a 13. 5 unit. It did help fire up the ac much cleaner when on both Hondas. No more lag.

I will say it would trip on one geni if I ran it for a few minutes then shut off and did not let the ac pressure equalize out. But again, I will not run on just one, just wanted to push the limit to see if it could and it worked fine so long as power was monitored to everything else.

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those little honda's are a great machine. Yea, I'll open every circuit in the breaker panel but the AC when I try it. I'm working with 2400 wt max, 2100 wt continuous.
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