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Old 07-26-2019, 11:24 AM   #1
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Onan 5500 Generator

i was wondering if my onan generator would run both of my a/c. one a/c
is 13,500 btu and the other is a 15,000 btu a/c? thanks
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It will if you are using both outputs.

The 5500 generators typically have a 30 amp output ( 3600 watts ) and a 15 or 20 amp output ( 1900 watts ).

With one AC on each output, they will both run.
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i was wondering if my onan generator would run both of my a/c. one a/c
is 13,500 btu and the other is a 15,000 btu a/c? thanks
Yes, that is what I have in my SeaBreeze. It runs both my A/Cs, the microwave, and coffee maker at the same time. You should be fine...

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X2 I have the same GEN and it has 2 breakers, a 30 & a 20 AMPS it can carry the full load of all your appliances at once. Running that Onan is the same as if you were plugged in at a campsite with a 50 AMP facility.
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X2 I have the same GEN and it has 2 breakers, a 30 & a 20 AMPS it can carry the full load of all your appliances at once. Running that Onan is the same as if you were plugged in at a campsite with a 50 AMP facility.
Not quite, 50 amp service is 240 volt service capable of 12,000 watts. It has the potential of 100 amps at 120 volts.

The generator is only capable of 5500 watts or 45 amps at 120 volts.
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twin boat is correct. you are limited to 5500 watts. that being said our onan 5500lp has not yet failed to support everything we ask of it. this includes both a/c's, residential refrigerator, converter, and water heater on electric. we're probably getting close but so far no issues. we do not boondock so we only run the generator when shore power fsils, which it has.
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