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Old 01-30-2016, 09:55 AM   #21
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Any recommendations on a hard start capacitor for a Coleman Mach III 13.5. I'm going to try to run it with a 2400 surge, 2100 running generator. Think I can do it?


I don't think it will.
The Coleman Mach surges 30amps at start up.

You don't have 30 amps available to properly start a Mach up.
It may do it when it's cooler but in the heat of the day id be concerned .



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Thanks, Turb. Those damn starting amps!
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Thanks, Turb. Those damn starting amps!

However, you could install a delay on the a/c fan so the compressor gets up and running and then 15 seconds later the fan kicks on.
This helps spread the load some upon start up.

This works great.

Herk7769 has a Coleman Mach that he did my delay mod on.


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However, you could install a delay on the a/c fan so the compressor gets up and running and then 15 seconds later the fan kicks on.
This helps spread the load some upon start up.

This works great.

Herk7769 has a Coleman Mach that he did my delay mod on.


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Yes, I'm going to do that, do you know where I can get the delay?
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Thanks for all the help from this thread. I really learned a lot. Here's a video I made with the knowledge I got from you guys.

https://youtu.be/NVkCjPh7Nd8
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Yes, I'm going to do that, do you know where I can get the delay?

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Although the temperature wasn't but about 75 degrees, my little Westinghouse 2400i is easily running the 13.5 BTU Coleman even on economy mode. The hard start and time delay is working awesome. The generator doesn't struggle at all when the compressor starts. Will see when it gets warmer.

I bought the generator to charge batteries when boondocking but it's a nice benefit to be able to run the AC if needed. These two mods are awesome. I appreciate you guys sharing your knowledge.
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