Generator capacity

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  1. Tennessee Tom

    Tennessee Tom Member

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    Inherited some property which has no electrical service. Need to do some work on land and wanted to stay in Flagstaff 228D with a 15000 BTU A/C. Hot in South Alabama , so as early as Spring will need to run A/C. Any suggestions on size and brands would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    joet Well-Known Member

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    You will want at least a 2500 watt unit. Brand depends on your preference. From a cheap open frame (loud) to an invertor (Quiet) genny. Harbor Freight to a Honda
     
  3. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    I rented a Jayco hybrid for a hot (90F during the day) music festival and hauled my samsclub black max 3600/4500 to run a 13.5KBTU A/C. Yes it could be heard inside over the A/C.
    Used little fuel, its first real workout except for a power outage or 2 running fridge and deep freeze twice a day for 1hr.

    $299 https://www.samsclub.com/p/blackmax-black-ma-generator/prod18650560

    has a 30A RV outlet.
     
  4. Tennessee Tom

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    Thanks , Noise no problem . Will be away from everyone on private property.
     
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    I ran my 13.5k btu A/C with a 2600 watt Chinese knockoff inverter gen. It could do it but that was it. When it died and couldn't be repaired, I got a Honda EU3000is. Easily runs my A/C and is super quiet.
     
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    Find out the starting current and the running current of your A/C.
     
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