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    MidnightSun wrote:
    You obviously have a very inefficient AC unit.
    Very true...but I can run the ac on a standard 15 amp outlet. These Jap generators are always over stated ...like calling or inferring the Honda 2000 is 2000 watt.....maybe for a millisecond!:thumb

    I looked into a soft start but not really worth the money. If this unit fails I will replace it with a modern 12,000 which should be plenty. I have seen 8,000 btu units do the job if given enough time. It's mainly at night that I need it anyway.

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    lolar3288 wrote:
    My Yamaha 2800 will not start my 1993 16000 btu A/C so a Honda 2000 which is only 1500 in reality definitely won't.

    As the other reply suggested, best to try one first. Maybe you could rent one for a day from an equipment rental.
    You obviously have a very inefficient AC unit.

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    My Yamaha 2800 will not start my 1993 16000 btu A/C so a Honda 2000 which is only 1500 in reality definitely won't.

    As the other reply suggested, best to try one first. Maybe you could rent one for a day from an equipment rental.

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    LatAVN wrote:
    With a 13,500 btu a/c, the Honda 2k generator will most likely not work for startup. As you will see in the threads, the issue is two fold, watts needed to run and watts needed to startup. I have a Honda 2k and have been looking at a 12,000 btu a/c and the startup watts are about 2250 watts.

    Be sure to check the total requirements to startup, and do not forget the 1 amp (120v x 1 amp = 120 watts) needed for the pump.

    Good luck.
    All AC units are not created equal as some are more efficient than others. I was able to run my 16,000 btu unit in Midnight Sun with a lonely Honda 2000 however it really was borderline. Bottom line is you need to borrow one and see if it works on yours.

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    baylinerpro1 wrote:
    I recently purchased a 1-owner '90 Ciera 2775. The owner had installed a Marine Air Conditioner - Coleman Sea-Mach 13,500 A/C Unit thru the first hatch...cools great at dockside. I was wondering if I could use a 2200 V..suitcase type generator to power the A/C while anchored at sea? Has anyone used one to power on-board accessories while "out among 'em"? Thanks
    With a 13,500 btu a/c, the Honda 2k generator will most likely not work for startup. As you will see in the threads, the issue is two fold, watts needed to run and watts needed to startup. I have a Honda 2k and have been looking at a 12,000 btu a/c and the startup watts are about 2250 watts.

    Be sure to check the total requirements to startup, and do not forget the 1 amp (120v x 1 amp = 120 watts) needed for the pump.

    Good luck.

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    Search Honda EU2000i all questions will be answered.

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    In a nutshell, yes. This subject has been discussed in great detail. Do a little reading, there are lots of threads on the subject. And welcome to the site!

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    I recently purchased a 1-owner '90 Ciera 2775. The owner had installed a Marine Air Conditioner - Coleman Sea-Mach 13,500 A/C Unit thru the first hatch...cools great at dockside. I was wondering if I could use a 2200 V..suitcase type generator to power the A/C while anchored at sea? Has anyone used one to power on-board accessories while "out among 'em"? Thanks
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