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Old 04-19-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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I asked this question on the Yahoo Groups site....I have a 13 Scamp with the 6727 series factory ac...is anyone using a 2000 watt gen for this set up? I have a concern that the 34.2 lock rotor amps on start up will be too much for the 2000 gen and I sure don't want to drag along a 4000 watt gen....thanks.


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Old 04-19-2007, 08:32 AM   #2
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I have the 6727 in my Scamp 13' and the Honda 2000i generator I bought (and the one virtually everyone else buys to run A/Cs) does an excellent, quiet job of running the A/C and other AC devices.

I think you need to focus on the running watts rating for the A/C which is 1,000-1,280, well within the 2,000+ rating for the Honda.

The Honda, or it's equivalent, is the one you need. http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/ModelDe...delName=eu2000i

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Here is a reply that I got from the a/c site.................

The unit runs at 8 amps and the starting surge is 1.5 to 2.5 times that depending on the outside temperature and the length of time between cycles.



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That would mean that the harshest conditions will be 20 amps x 115 volts =2300watts(2400 if you use 120VAC) and normal is 12 amps x 115VAC = 1380watts----running amps at 8 x 115VAC is 920 watts.....this seems to be the final word on the subject for me....I just need to buy a generator that will fit these numbers, taking into account that I will be camping at higher elevations at times and sometimes at very hot conditions requiring the unit to cycle on often,both of which will require a gen with at least 2400 watts peak ability...thanks to all who "charged" in on this subject......Bob


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I have the 6727 in my Scamp 13' and the Honda 2000i generator I bought (and the one virtually everyone else buys to run A/Cs) does an excellent, quiet job of running the A/C and other AC devices.

I think you need to focus on the running watts rating for the A/C which is 1,000-1,280, well within the 2,000+ rating for the Honda.

The Honda, or it's equivalent, is the one you need. http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/ModelDe...delName=eu2000i

Roof A/C
Coleman/RVP Products
Mini Mach 6727-731
7,100 BTU
73 lbs.
http://www.rvcomfort.com/rvp/rvp.php
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I always turn mine on to fan for a few seconds then turn on the compressor. No problems even on very hot days.
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