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Old 05-27-2015, 02:28 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I have an 06 silverback with a 15,000 btu ac and I was wondering if I got two Honda/Yamaha 2000 gens would I be able to run the a/c. Thank you for your help. Randy
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Old 05-27-2015, 03:44 PM   #2
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While not specific to the brands you inquired about, I have two Champion 2000s that I run in parallel and they power my 15000 BTU A/C without any problem.

FWIW, I went through the same exercise that you are going through about this time last year. Looked at Honda and Yamaha. I asked the group here and the feedback I got was buy Honda/Yamaha if you have the money to burn, otherwise buy Champion.

One downside to the Champion is that you cannot run an auxiliary fuel tank like you can with the Honda. Otherwise, I have been very pleased with the performance and portability of these gensets. YMMV.

I bought the 2 generator bundle from SuperGen on Ebay. I was told by the folks in Champion's service department that the owner of SuperGen was an engineer with Honda for about 20 years before starting his own distributorship with Champion.

A friend bought 2 Workhorse 2000s from National Tool. They can be paralleled, and he is quite satisfied with the performance on his 5ver. So, there are more options than Honda/Yamaha if you look around.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:06 PM   #3
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i did the same thing... Bought the 2 Champion 2000 watt generators and the parallel kit for the cost of less than 1 Honda generator.

They work great and run my air conditioner as well. I will spend the saved money on fuel for the TV or beer
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:18 PM   #4
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Hi everyone, I have an 06 silverback with a 15,000 btu ac and I was wondering if I got two Honda/Yamaha 2000 gens would I be able to run the a/c.
Yes. No problem. You would be getting 3200watts 26amps (continuous).

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Old 05-27-2015, 07:11 PM   #5
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Thank you all for the excellent information. I have seen champion around but was unsure,the brand name thing you know,but I will do some searching, thanks again.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:50 PM   #6
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Whatever you are considering, will be beneficial if you can hear one in operation beforehand, unless db levels aren't a concern for you. With my old generator you would need to be 50 feet away to meet the promised noise level. Did not make me a good neighbor.
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