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Old 08-29-2021, 09:00 AM   #1
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Two Honda EU2200 or one Westinghouse iGen 4500?

2021 Springdale 1790FQ with a 13.5 A/C:

The EU2200 will run our A/C at 3000 feet but not at 5000.

I need to decide whether to get another EU2200 or get a single larger generator.

If I go larger I'm thinking Westinghouse iGen4500.

I'm leaning towards getting another EU2200 but I can be convinced otherwise.
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Old 08-29-2021, 09:03 AM   #2
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2 EU2200ís are much easier to handle than one larger one plus you just run 1 2200 when you donít need high amps.
You can also install the micro air easy start and most likely run your ac on one 2200 at 5000.
Call these guys. They can tell you. Much cheaper than a second generator.
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Old 08-29-2021, 09:50 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Hittntheroad View Post
2 EU2200’s are much easier to handle than one larger one plus you just run 1 2200 when you don’t need high amps.
You can also install the micro air easy start and most likely run your ac on one 2200 at 5000.
Call these guys. They can tell you. Much cheaper than a second generator.

I have a 15k Carrier air conditioner and can run it off of my eu2200i or eu2000i at elevation as high 7000'. Before adding the microair to the a/c unit it was hit or miss if it would work.
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Old 08-29-2021, 04:47 PM   #4
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I have a 13,500 AC and my Honda 2000 won't run it. I recently bought a Genrac iq3500 elec start for the same price as a 2200 Honda. The iq3500 is every bit as quiet or quieter as the Honda and does so much more.
When my 13.5K AC's running the gen barley revs up. I've watched some videos of guys doing parallel gens and they still wind out when the AC's turn on.

Yeah the 3500 is heavy but I just leave it in the truck bed. Plug the shore cord in and reach over the bed rail to hit the start button.

Bottom line I wished I'd done it earlier. I also still have my 2000W and drag it out for light duty battery charging. We had a really hot summer here in Oregon and the iq3500 saved our bacon.
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Several years ago I owned a 30 foot travel trailer which my family used for LSU football weekends. I opted for two Honda EU2000 generators with parallel kit as they were much easier for me to handle compared to a larger 3000 or 4000 watt generator (I was "the guy" to set-up the TT on Friday afternoon before family arrived for a weekend of boondocking / tailgating). The two EU2000's connected in parallel easily power the TT's 13,500 BTU A/C for 24/7 from Friday afternoons to Sunday mornings.

The two EU2000's now sit in reserve to provide 4000 watts of power for window A/C units or space heater and refrigerator in my home when there is an extended power outage such as the Great Freeze this past February.
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I have a Honda EU3000iS generator. It's super quiet and has electric start. It easily runs a 15,000btu A/C or even an air compressor. It holds 3.4 gal of gas and will run for 2 days.
The only down side is it weighs 130 lbs. and requires two persons to lift. You can get a wheel kit making it easier to move around.
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How do you run just the AC off the portable genny?
I assume you've done some sort of switch gear?
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I would think you're half way there with one Honda. I'd go with a second one since they are so quiet and easy to handle. And though I don't have a Honda, I do believe there is no going wrong with a Honda for sure
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I can load and unload two Honda EU2200i unit and cannot handle a single 4500. Plus I can run only one 2200 if the load is not high.

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I know this might be unpopular but you can also parallel a 2000-2200 with a 1000 or a 3000 to get the watts you need. I love my hondas.
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2 hondas are 4000+ watts, the Westinghouse is 3600. Hondas all the way.
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