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I need help from the experts.
Just bought a Beneteau Oceanic 381 year 2000-given up on cost of built in genset. Plan to use a Honda eu2000, but getting conflicting reports on largest A/C unit that will not knock the 2000 out on compressor start up.
Honda say their graph shows that 2000watts may support 11,000btu. That old A/C's need about 3x's running amps, but that newer A/C's need less. Local
Tec's tell me 11,000btu can't possibly work.Hayes Equipment web site says
"For RV generator use, it will generally power roof top air conditioners up to 10,000btu.For marine generator use, it will generally power air conditioners up to 16,500 btu." We are trying to complete the installation this next week!
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has experience with the 2000 & the btu & running amps of their sucessful use. This is my first post & my 3rd sailboat.Thanks in advance
 

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In reality, it depends on what A/C you have and how it starts. If your A/C does not have a hard-start capacitor, you can install it easily after which you won't have a problem running at least a 12k BTU A/C off the Honda 2000 - ask me how I know.

I'm sure you have read a lot of the same stuff I have, much of which is either theory or conflicting opinion. As a result, I borrowed a friend's Honda before buying one assured it will/does work.
WOW! That sounds like the right answer. Tell me more please-details on the capacitor installation.
THANKS!
 

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Thanks again - I will post my results after we try the solution, Fawcetts Marine of Annapolis have offered a 2000 on trial to prove it out.:) :)
 

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Re: Honda 2000 & hard start capacitor -the solution works very well indeed.
Thanks k1vsk.
 
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