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Old 03-14-2006, 04:04 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but If it's only for your A/C, I don't think you need 30 AMPs at 125 Volts. The A/C unit you were looking at consumes only about 4 amps continuous. It might surge to 30 at startup, but not continuous.

125V at 30 amps continuous is 3750 Watts.
Hey, I had a thought... (I know... dangerous! )

If I "started" the A/C with shore power and "ran" the A/C with a generator, I could get by with a Honda EU1000i, correct?
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Yes... I know about that 12v A/C. But, it is $2400 or twice the price of the 125v systems.
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Hey, I had a thought... (I know... dangerous! )

If I "started" the A/C with shore power and "ran" the A/C with a generator, I could get by with a Honda EU1000i, correct?
Surge is pretty instantaneous. A simple capacitor with enough farrads will handle the surge load no problem. Your home A/C works the same way.
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You have a start up surge. That can be many times more that the static running amps. I can run a 5,000 btu a/c on 2000 amps. Try different gennys before you buy. You might be able to get 2 eu2000i's and use the parallel system to run you a/c. Check that option out also.


PS, Honda is the best choice for a portable.
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Yes... I know about that 12v A/C. But, it is $2400 or twice the price of the 125v systems.
Did you price the other one i posted ?...Mermaid
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OK, birdog... What are you running? A/C? Gen set? Inverters?
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CLAY....I have been shopping to do the exact same thing. I just ordered the cruisair 5Z and am getting the Honda EU 2000. It will run that unit easy. Several fellow boaters have the Honda and it turns 5K, and 7K units. One person has a 10K and needed an attachment for the AC and it now runs on the Honda 2000 also. The BIG plus with the Honda is it can be strapped to the swim platform for overnighting and not be heard while in the cabin.
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