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4 Hours Ago 03:46 PM
miatapaul
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

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Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
I talked with the tech rep at Mermaid about my AC unit, which is a 14,000 BTU unit, and he said the 2000i would run it just fine. Now sure if it will handle the start load of a 16,000 BTU unit, though.

That said, I was walking through Harbor Freight Tools a couple weeks ago, and they had a generator that looked a lot like the 2000i, but it was 8 pounds heavier, 3 db louder, but put out 2,500-watts peak, 2,200 running, has all the bells and whistles that the 2000i had and was less than half the price. Inverter Generator - 4.7HP, 2500W Inverter Generator

Something to consider,

Gary
You actually saw one? I asked the manager at my local store and he kind of laughed and said they have had a few on there standing order since released but have yet to see one. He suggested ordering it online but suggested I not expect delivery any time soon, and that I might not ever see one. Perhaps they have actually been able to find someone to supply them.
7 Hours Ago 01:00 PM
dwoodford
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

[QUOTE=travlineasy;2935650]I talked with the tech rep at Mermaid about my AC unit, which is a 14,000 BTU unit, and he said the 2000i would run it just fine. Now sure if it will handle the start load of a 16,000 BTU unit, though.

That said, I was walking through Harbor Freight Tools a couple weeks ago, and they had a generator that looked a lot like the 2000i, but it was 8 pounds heavier, 3 db louder, but put out 2,500-watts peak, 2,200 running, has all the bells and whistles that the 2000i had and was less than half the price. Inverter Generator - 4.7HP, 2500W Inverter Generator

Something to consider,
I just want to pass on some info I have learned about the off brand generators. 1-They claim to have a higher output then what there higher priced competitors do it turns out they fudge the numbers in their favor and in cases have less output. 2 If you ever have to have one worked on or get parts for it in some cases good luck.
After buying 3 of the better off brands that claim to have the output needed to do the job and then not being able to do so I went to the Hondas hands down so far the best I've tried.
1 Day Ago 04:23 PM
travlineasy
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

I talked with the tech rep at Mermaid about my AC unit, which is a 14,000 BTU unit, and he said the 2000i would run it just fine. Now sure if it will handle the start load of a 16,000 BTU unit, though.

That said, I was walking through Harbor Freight Tools a couple weeks ago, and they had a generator that looked a lot like the 2000i, but it was 8 pounds heavier, 3 db louder, but put out 2,500-watts peak, 2,200 running, has all the bells and whistles that the 2000i had and was less than half the price. Inverter Generator - 4.7HP, 2500W Inverter Generator

Something to consider,

Gary
1 Day Ago 01:31 PM
dwoodford
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

M Giovanetti I have read your post about the soft start you offer, first of all thank you for taking the time to provide the info to us. I understand that it may not be as useful in a pre 2000 model but I thought I would get your feed back anyway. The plate on my compressor reads Pn c141a001 Ser # cj03u487598. I run a Honda eu2000i and a Honda eu2000 companion in parallel but have to run the eco in the off position to be able to start the compressor. I would at least like to be able to run the gens with the eco in the on position will your soft start be able to help achieve this? Thank you Doug
03-28-2015 09:56 PM
aloof
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

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Originally Posted by gershel View Post
Sure would keep my wife "happy"
Huh? I don't get it. Skip the generator, the A/C, and get a happy girl that likes it hot and sweaty. Highly recommended. That's what I did. Works great. No problem getting anything started. Heh.
03-28-2015 09:33 PM
georgemci102a2
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

I dont know about all this fancy talk(smart start?)just stop by the hvac parts supplier and tell them,give me one of them there hard start kits.....About 70 bucks,hook it up to the start cap and your done.also its nice to keep one around if and when a compressor starts to get old and (is hard to start) and pulls to many amps....George.
03-28-2015 05:58 PM
capta
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

I'm sorry if this has already been mentioned, but all marine A/C units I am familiar with use something like a March water circulation pump which also uses some power (1/8 to 1/2 hp pump). The rated 16 amps on a 16,000 btu marine A.C unit does not include this pump.
I believe these units are rated to operate on 115 v ac, as is the pump, so loading the 2kw gene to near capacity may reduce voltage, raising the amperage.
It seems that if a 2kw gene is in fact running a 16 amp unit, plus the pump, it is doing so by the skin of it's teeth. Why not step up to 2.5 kw or larger and ease the burden?
03-28-2015 12:04 PM
ealterman
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

Hate to bring up an old topic - but in a new way.

I've had conflicting comments on running a Dometic 6Kbtu A/C unit with the Smart Start kit via a Honda EU1000i (not the EU2000i). The Smart Start kit is supposed to reduce the max start up draw and, thus allow the EU1000i to actually run the unit.

Does anyone have any experience (and recommendations) with this combination of equipment?

Thanks
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
gershel
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

Gary, what manuf. is that? Did it work with the Honda 2000?
Marc
05-30-2014 11:35 AM
travlineasy
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

I talked with the manufacturer of my 14,500 BTU AC unit and they said that the Honda 2000i would run the unit with no problems, plus it could handle the starting surge and never blink.

Gary
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