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Old 03-17-2016, 07:10 AM   #11
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Th OP is from New Zeland. 240 V is the norm which I favor. Smaller cables with Higher Voltage carry less Amps. I take 220~240 over 110~120 any time of the day.
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:04 AM   #12
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Seems like 5 amps, but here is a datasheet for one unit. http://www.airxcel.com/docs/default-...t.pdf?sfvrsn=6

Awesome, thank you. So this is the standard unit Rockwood use? Looks like a 3000w Generator would be enough. I think my inverter is an intelligent one that will add extra power (supplement) from the batteries if I am running other things at the same time.
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:09 AM   #13
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Awesome, thank you. So this is the standard unit Rockwood use? Looks like a 3000w Generator would be enough. I think my inverter is an intelligent one that will add extra power (supplement) from the batteries if I am running other things at the same time.
I don't know exactly which unit you have, but if the BTU is close, the load should be commensurate.
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Also need to check power frequency. May be 50 hz not 60 hz. Need generator that matches.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:33 PM   #15
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:02 PM   #16
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If unit was shipped for use in the USA, compressor is most likely rated for 197 to 253 volts, 50/60 hz. A 10 amp load at 120 volts = 1200 watts, 5 amp load at 240 volts = 1200 watts. Same running load on generator. Check the full load amps on compressor x voltage to get watts and size generator from there.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:21 PM   #17
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New Zealand Power is 50 cycle. U.S. Power is 60 cycle. If the generator is from the U.S. It will be 60 cycle. Make sure your appliances especially your air con unit can be used on 60 cycle. There may be potential for damage.
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:36 AM   #18
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The starting load on motors and compressors is what kills you. I've read that you can run A/C on a 2000 watt Honda if you have an Easy Start that taped irs the load. I haven't tried it yet because of the cost.
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The starting load on motors and compressors is what kills you. I've read that you can run A/C on a 2000 watt Honda if you have an Easy Start that taped irs the load. I haven't tried it yet because of the cost.
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A friend just tried his Honda 20i Generator and it ran the AirCon and a TV easily he said. It tripped the circuit when he also put on the microwave.
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To sgh77: Did you mean 2000i? Was he running an easy start? What was the elevation. We lose about 10% of performance here at 5000 ft.
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