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Old 12-15-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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I am looking for input on a generator between 2000-3000 watts. I would like it to be able to run an air conditioner &/or microwave.

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Old 12-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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If you want to run an A/C I would not want any less than 3,000 to 3,500 watts continuous rating.

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Old 12-15-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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My Onan Microlite is rated at 4,000 (or 3,600, on the new models) and it has enough for one A/C unit and a little more. Not much margin.
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Don't think a 2K-3K gen. will give you much head room.
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3500 to 4000 watts is what it take. I use a pair of Honda EU2000i generators in parallel.

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There are many past threads on this subject, each containing pages of discussion and experiences. Grab your favorite beverage, and sit back for an hour of more of reading.

I will state that you should avoid "construction generators" for RV/camping use. They are very noisy, and that annoying sound carries a long way. I am speaking from experience. Remember how far away you can hear a chain saw cutting? Same thing.
Personally I like the performance of my Boliy inverter series generator. I've used it since 2008 to power our 15,500 BTU heat pump and microwave at the same time. If it ever dies, I'll buy another. The new ones are electric-start.

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