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28 Minutes Ago 02:43 PM
Melrna
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

My Honda 2000 runs my Pompanette 16000 BTU AC just fine. Will run about 3 hours per internal tank. Eco switch must be off. Not a real big fan of Dometic products. Bad customer service, bad AC units and won't' honor their warranty. Catalina manufacturing won't have anything do with any Dometic products either.
21 Hours Ago 05:49 PM
Maine Sail
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

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Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
And yet many many many people have posted here and on that "other" site than they run their 16k unit just fine on the Honda.
My customers EU2000 was not capable of running his Cruise Air 16K BTU for more than a few minutes and this was after a soft start cap had been installed. In his case the total draw of the isolated AC only circuit could not be handled by his EU2000 for long periods. I have no doubt 16K BTU AC's can run on an EU2000, I have some that can, and based on Cruise Air specs it should have, but some may not.

My own EU2000 is only capable of about 12.2A continuous in 80Fand will not meet Honda's specs. This owner had read on the Internet that an EU2000 could run his AC and in his case it could not. All my Fluke did is to confirm why it could not.
22 Hours Ago 04:25 PM
Don0190
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
FWIW I have measured the start up / in-rush load of a Cruise Air 16k at 59.2A and the running current at 116V at 13.7A (Fluke 376)..... A Honda 2K is likely going to tap out on this. It may run for a short time but I know ours will tap out at 12.2A continuous and Honda USA says this is "Well within spec".
And yet many many many people have posted here and on that "other" site than they run their 16k unit just fine on the Honda.
1 Day Ago 06:59 AM
Maine Sail
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

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Originally Posted by gershel View Post
Honda eu2000i and Air Conditioning

Just heard about a new product from Dometic. It's called a SmartStart controller. It reduces the amount of amps needed to start an air conditioner by 65%. I spoke to a tech from Dometic, who seemed to think, that a Honda 2000 could run a 16,000 btu Cruisair a/c. The cost for this unit is about $360. Sounds interesting. Sure would keep my wife "happy". Has anyone heard anything about this. It's only been available a few months.
Marc
FWIW I have measured the start up / in-rush load of a Cruise Air 16k at 59.2A and the running current at 116V at 13.7A (Fluke 376)..... A Honda 2K is likely going to tap out on this. It may run for a short time but I know ours will tap out at 12.2A continuous and Honda USA says this is "Well within spec".
1 Day Ago 10:23 PM
travlineasy
Re: Honda eu2000i and air conditioning

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Originally Posted by gershel View Post
Gary, what manuf. is that? Did it work with the Honda 2000?
Marc
It's a Mermaid, but I'll have to go to the boat to get the model number for you. And, yes, it did work, but when it first came on it was struggling a bit, which had me worried. Fortunately, I only borrowed the Honda 2000i from a friend and gave it back to him the following day, so no out of pocket money there. My son is using the one from Harbor Freight Tools and his AC unit is 16,000 BTU - no problems at all.

Gary
1 Day 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.
2 Days 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.
2 Days 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
3 Days 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.
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