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    So if I have two Honda EU2000i gens, delivering 3200 watts of running power, is that adequate for my single 15K AC unit. I have a 2020 Refection 29rs and have read the 15k AC units require about 3600 watts of continual running power(along with inverter draw and whatever else)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexmahon View Post
    So if I have two Honda EU2000i gens, delivering 3200 watts of running power, is that adequate for my single 15K AC unit. I have a 2020 Refection 29rs and have read the 15k AC units require about 3600 watts of continual running power(along with inverter draw and whatever else)?
    If you replace the original capacitor in the AC unit with a hard start capacitor or an Easy Start device, it will work. Yes you still need to be cognizant of your power consumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexmahon View Post
    So if I have two Honda EU2000i gens, delivering 3200 watts of running power, is that adequate for my single 15K AC unit. I have a 2020 Refection 29rs and have read the 15k AC units require about 3600 watts of continual running power(along with inverter draw and whatever else)?
    I believe the 3,600 watts are needed for start up on the a/c. I have 2 Honda 2000’s and have no issues running my a/c.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mexmahon View Post
    So if I have two Honda EU2000i gens, delivering 3200 watts of running power, is that adequate for my single 15K AC unit. I have a 2020 Refection 29rs and have read the 15k AC units require about 3600 watts of continual running power(along with inverter draw and whatever else)?
    I have 2 Honda 2200 generators and just for funsies I paired them up and hooked the trailer up via a 30 amp adaptor. They easily started one 15K Coleman air conditioner and of course the converter and a few lights. I thought about trying the second A/C as well but chickened out lol. I have the Onan 5500 onboard if needed but it's nice to know the Hondas are a nice backup.
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    3600W is the total power of a 30amp RV circuit, your AC won't use near that. You would have to check the label on the AC to be sure but it should be under 2400W ( 20 amp breaker)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Txfivver View Post
    I have 2 Honda 2200 generators and just for funsies I paired them up and hooked the trailer up via a 30 amp adaptor. They easily started one 15K Coleman air conditioner and of course the converter and a few lights. I thought about trying the second A/C as well but chickened out lol. I have the Onan 5500 onboard if needed but it's nice to know the Hondas are a nice backup.
    I have 2 Westinghouse 2500's. Both airs have micro air easy starts. I can run both airs relatively easily with the Westinghouse's running together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKellerJr View Post
    I have 2 Westinghouse 2500's. Both airs have micro air easy starts. I can run both airs relatively easily with the Westinghouse's running together.
    That's good to know, thanks! Maybe I will tempt fate, or fuses, and try it on mine sometime. I think we could start a new RV'ing reality show..." Generator Wars" LOL
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    Since I have your attention! On the Fuzion I just gave up I had a 5500onan on board which was great, Now on my solitude I am running two onan cummings 2500i portables with parallel cable. Should that be enough to run both air plus lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manaya1127 View Post
    Since I have your attention! On the Fuzion I just gave up I had a 5500onan on board which was great, Now on my solitude I am running two onan cummings 2500i portables with parallel cable. Should that be enough to run both air plus lights?
    Since I believe they are the same as the Westinghouse's you should have no issues as long as there are good easy starts on the air's
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    Matt. Newbie here researching generators for my 2021 Imagine xls 22rbe. I’m thinking duel fuel champion or Westinghouse in the 3600 watts running range. It seems I need to see if my AC has an Easy start on it.
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