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post #10 of Old 07-21-2013
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Re: Costco - Smarter Tools 2000W Gen by Yamaha

You really should test to see if it will start the air conditioner. I have a 5000 BTU AC on my boat. It only needs about 600 watts to run but it takes more than 3000 watts to start.
My Honda 2000i wouldn't start it until I installed a hard start capacitor that I bought from a refrigeration supply. I think it was only about twenty dollars and it works great. I can now start and run my air conditioner with just a 1000 watt generator.
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