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Old 11-04-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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Generator Question Ref. A122

I am thinking about buying a generator for the camper and as a back up for home.

I would like to be able to run the Cool Cat for A/C in the summer, I do a lot of one night trips to the local dirt tracks(410 Sprints) and this would be nice to have in the summer. Would a Honda 2000 take care of this? I have read that sometimes it will not work, but that is with a 13,000btu A/C unit, I think the Cool Cat is 10,000btu. I am not sure if this would make a difference.
I am not looking to power my whole house if we lose power, just a few lights and stuff.

Thanks guys for any input!
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most 13,000 air conditioners have a start up draw of about 16 amps and running amps of about 12 to 13 amps which is at limit for the honda 2000
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Thanks for the info. Do you know how that would relate to the Cool Cat which is rated at 10,00 btu?

I may have to find someone local who has a Honda 2000 and give it a try.
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There is a generator thread here: http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ame-17083.html

See my post #5.
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Thanks for the info. Do you know how that would relate to the Cool Cat which is rated at 10,00 btu?

I may have to find someone local who has a Honda 2000 and give it a try.


not sure about a 10,000 but it probably isn't a whole lot less amp draw and you wouldn't be able to run any thing else at the same time see examples
. IE microwave, hw heater ,hw heater on electric , convertor

Refrigerator in AC mode 5-8 Amps
Microwave 8-13 Amps
Electric Water Heater 9-13 Amps
Converter 1-8 Amps
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I am not going to spend big money on a gen. just to have air, so I think I may just keep it simple and get a 2000 watt Yamahaha or a Hondada.
I hate to keep adding things to my camping stuff, because its just more things that you have to pack and maintain. I still like to backpack camp/hike, sometimes simple is so much better.
My wife said she tried that theory when she married me, but she said it does not always work for her.
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