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Old 04-03-2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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need to buy generator

I am in the process of purchasing a new Montana 3665 which has two 15,000 btu a/c units. I realize I can only operate one a/c on the genertaor, but I am a rookie when it comes to buying a gen. I am looking at the Boliy 3600 sie (elec start) generator for several reasons: the Digital Signal Processing, the price, and the weight.

Any thoughts on these generators vs the Yamaha 3000iSEB? Thanks, Jack
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Who says you can only run on AC on a generator? Generators come in many different sizes.. The one on my Class A is 5500 Watts and runs both A/Cs and the Microwave all at the same time

Your two A/C's likely pull right close to 2200 to 2500 watts running, a bit more (quite a bit) when they first kick in.. A pair of Honda eu2000i's in parallel might do the trick.. Honda makes some much larger too.

I like Yahama's slightly better but do not know if they can be operated in tandem like the Honda's can

NOTE To run both A/C's you will need to have your house batteries fully charged and NOTHING ELSE on save, perhaps a Television and it's support electronics.
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Hello jackrunz -- did you ever end up buying a Boliy? How's it working running your 15,000 btu a/c??? I'm also in the process of buying one.
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onan 5500 is the way to go
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Welcome Jack, glad to have you here on the forum. Hope all your questions are answered to your satisfaction. Nice rig you're looking at.
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Two Honda EU2000i's in parallel are rated for 26.6 amps continuous and 30 amps surge for 30 minutes.

My two Hondas in parallel can easily run once 15000 BTUH and the microwave. They will run the two 15,000 BTUH with Eco throttle off and the voltage will sag when the second one starts. I do not think they will handle srting booth at the same time.

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