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Old 11-13-2015, 11:20 PM   #1
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Air Conditioner Hard Start Capacitor Suggestions

Any suggestions for a hard start capacitor for a 13,500 BTU air conditioner? Looking for the part needed and directions/ease of installation advice. Thanks in advance. Fly Navy!!!
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Thanks Iwanna. Easy to install?
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I have a Duromax 4400 watt (3500 sustained) generator. Everything I've read leads me to believe this generator should power a 13,500 BTU AC, but my generator keeps kicking offline after a couple of minutes with the AC running and not much else. Will a hard start capacitor help keep the generator from kicking offline? I want to buy a Champion 75531i 3100 watt inverter generator to power my AC, but don't want to fork over the $$$ if it won't power my AC. Any suggestions will will be appreciated.
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I have a Duromax 4400 watt (3500 sustained) generator. Everything I've read leads me to believe this generator should power a 13,500 BTU AC, but my generator keeps kicking offline after a couple of minutes with the AC running and not much else. Will a hard start capacitor help keep the generator from kicking offline? I want to buy a Champion 75531i 3100 watt inverter generator to power my AC, but don't want to fork over the $$$ if it won't power my AC. Any suggestions will will be appreciated.
The receptacle your plugging into, does it say 120/240 volt ? 4 prong?

And yes a 3500 watt will work fine for a 30 amp camper as long it's 3500 running watts not surge watts.
A 3500 watt unit should put out around 29 amps unless it has the receptacle I've shown below.
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I have a Duromax 4400 watt (3500 sustained) generator. Everything I've read leads me to believe this generator should power a 13,500 BTU AC, but my generator keeps kicking offline after a couple of minutes with the AC running and not much else. Will a hard start capacitor help keep the generator from kicking offline? I want to buy a Champion 75531i 3100 watt inverter generator to power my AC, but don't want to fork over the $$$ if it won't power my AC. Any suggestions will will be appreciated.
I would look at the WEB SITE scooter wholesale, they have came out with a digital generator that they show for RV'S, that they say will run a 30 amp trailer that cost $1500.00....
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I have a Duromax 4400 watt (3500 sustained) generator. Everything I've read leads me to believe this generator should power a 13,500 BTU AC, but my generator keeps kicking offline after a couple of minutes with the AC running and not much else. Will a hard start capacitor help keep the generator from kicking offline? I want to buy a Champion 75531i 3100 watt inverter generator to power my AC, but don't want to fork over the $$$ if it won't power my AC. Any suggestions will will be appreciated.
Like Turbs say's. The hard start will only help to kick it out of the start wind faster. If your still tripping after 2mins it"s not the hard start. but it couldn't hurt to put one on anyway.
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