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Old 05-07-2014, 02:31 PM   #11
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Ran our two Honda 2000 parallel and still wouldn't run AC. We had a 13000 BTU unit at the time.
Interesting, sounds like there was an issue with them paralleling up, a total of 4000 watts should have been more than enough, my 4500 will run both my 15K and 13.5K at the same time.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:26 PM   #12
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Interesting, sounds like there was an issue with them paralleling up, a total of 4000 watts should have been more than enough, my 4500 will run both my 15K and 13.5K at the same time.

We couldn't figure it out either. We use the generators when our electric goes out at the house. Run 2 fridges, TV, coffee pot, light and recharge a few things. Had my nephew look at them when he visited, and the electric went out. He uses generators at his job, he said they were connected correctly. So, who knows. All I can say is it didn't work for us. Ran everything else and the Keurig too, but didn't run the AC without shutting down the generators. Still a mystery and now we have a 50amp 5ver with 2 ACs so won't be trying them again.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:43 PM   #13
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We couldn't figure it out either. We use the generators when our electric goes out at the house. Run 2 fridges, TV, coffee pot, light and recharge a few things. Had my nephew look at them when he visited, and the electric went out. He uses generators at his job, he said they were connected correctly. So, who knows. All I can say is it didn't work for us. Ran everything else and the Keurig too, but didn't run the AC without shutting down the generators. Still a mystery and now we have a 50amp 5ver with 2 ACs so won't be trying them again.
There's a procedure to synching them up, I don't recall what though but it sounds like you're only running on the power from one. I just looked at the manual, there's nothing clarifying though.

I run my 50A 5er through a twist lock 30A generator adapter and the voltage holds rock steady at 114V even with both on. Startup of the second unit pulls the voltage down to 100V for .2 of a second while the throttle catches it then right back to 114V. I won't try running the microwave or anything else like that, but it holds steady with both units.

I'M rated at 4500W surge, 3500 continuous. You're set for 4000W surge and 3200 continuous, so you should be more than good. I'm not arguing with you, I'm suggesting that something might be wrong with one of your generators or the parallel setup.
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There's a procedure to synching them up, I don't recall what though but it sounds like you're only running on the power from one. I just looked at the manual, there's nothing clarifying though.

I run my 50A 5er through a twist lock 30A generator adapter and the voltage holds rock steady at 114V even with both on. Startup of the second unit pulls the voltage down to 100V for .2 of a second while the throttle catches it then right back to 114V. I won't try running the microwave or anything else like that, but it holds steady with both units.

I'M rated at 4500W surge, 3500 continuous. You're set for 4000W surge and 3200 continuous, so you should be more than good. I'm not arguing with you, I'm suggesting that something might be wrong with one of your generators or the parallel setup.

Yes we thought the same. We keep saying we're gonna take them to a dealer, just haven't yet. Don't mind you explaining. That's not arguing that's being helpful. Thanks.
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Ran our two Honda 2000 parallel and still wouldn't run AC. We had a 13000 BTU unit at the time.

My two runs my 15K at 6000 ft
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:26 PM   #16
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At 7000ft my 3500/4000 wouldent start a 13.5 ( no hard start cap)...my champ 2000s paralleled will sometimes start my 15k (with hard start). But not always...my honda 6500 is the only one that will ALWAYS start my 2012 dometic 15k units (with hard start caps)...so no...3500 watts isnt always enough in all situations

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It takes a Onan 5550 to run our 5er. Had a 3550, but it would not run the AC.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:55 AM   #18
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My 2300w regular old generator runs mine. Ours is a 13.5k 2014 model. Bought the hard start cap but didn't need it.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:31 AM   #19
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For those with 3500+ gensets that won't run their AC, how well does everything run when plugged in at a cg? Reason I ask is 3500 watts is 29 amps at 120V.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:03 AM   #20
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Our Yamaha 3000SiB (3500 watts for 5 minutes) will only start and run our Coleman Mach 3 15k AC when NOT in ECO mode.

After the mods to the Air Conditioner (hard start and fan delay relay) it will reliably start it in ECO mode. Start up amps (can see them now with the Franks Autotransformer mod) has exceeded 29 amps when the campground voltage gets wonky.
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