Hello,This is to the eu30000is owners..(Or anyone that knows) :0)
Anyway I would like to know how long this unit will run on a tank of fuel running an 13,500 Btu Roof Air?.Also can you run the unit on the econ mode when running the air.I have a Duo Therm roof air....Thanks in advance.
My Honda 3000is will run my 13500 btu AC on eco mode. I have never tried to determine how long a tank of gas will last. The book states up to 20 hrs on eco. The 3000i is a little lighter and runs only 7.7 hrs on a tank. It also puts out less watts/amps.
My Honda 3000is will run my 13.5K AC just fine. However, I do not use the Eco mode on start-up. After it runs for several minutes, I switch over to Eco and it cycles the AC easily without any problems.
Might check the specs to see how long it is rated to run. Too, a lot depends on the current draw of other appliances you choose to run.
Just a point to update, last summer our Honda 3000 struggled at 9,000 feet in the mountains to cycle our 13,500 AC compressor. So if you plan to do a lot of camping in higher elevations, you might want to consider a larger generator.
I don't know who got the idea that the EU3000is won't run a 15k air conditioner.
I have run 15k air conditioners for 10 years with my EU3000is. That's actually three different fifth wheels I've owned. I can switch to econo after starting the AC but if it tries to cycle off and back on in econo mode it will overload. I don't normally run the AC in econo unless it's a hot day and I know the thermostat won't cycle.
My current fifth wheel has a 13.5k and a 15k unit. I can run them both if I parallel the EU3000is and the EU2000i, but not in econo.
The original question is about how long it will run a 13.5k on a tank of gas. I would guess around 10 hours give or take. Never failed to make it through the night with my 15k on a tank of gas.
2005 F250 Crew Cab LWB Power Stroke, 2007 Montana 3500RL Fifth Wheel,Honda EU3000IS, Twin Honda EU2000i's, S&W security system
I have a 8.5 lance camper and on the way to lake powell we stopped 20 miles out of vegas warm at night.I ran the a/c all night from 10pm to 8am it cycled a few times over night and i usually just keep in eco mode.
I started with a full tank the next gas station it too 1.9 gallons of fuel to refill it.
Whoever says they wont run a 15k may be wrong.I had a friend who had a fiverwith a 15k who was interested in 2 2000s i asked why he said he heard a 3000 wont run it i pulled my truck up to his cord plugged in and told him start it it did and ran in eco mode just fine.
Just remember that not all RV A/C's are created equal. Many RV A/C's take a lot more power at start up then others. Have you tried to install a "Hard Start Capistor" on your 15,000 BUT A/C ?. Our last 5er, our 13,500 BTU A.C had a hard time starting with Paralled Twin Honda EU2000i's. ( 4000 ) Our Owners Manual, clearly stated that our A.C needed at least a 3.5 KW ( 3500 ) Generator to even start ours, let alone run it. After I installed a "Hard Start Capasitor" the Twin Honda's easily started the A/C with no struggles what so ever. yes, it made that big of a differance. After the install, I was able to start our 13,500 BTU A/C on Echo Mode. I would give a "Hard Start Capasitor" a try, it just might make all the differance in the world to your A.C also. But at the least, if you turned off your Converter/Charger, Water Heater or anything else that uses electricty, you should be able to start your A/C, unless it just draws to many amps at start up, and that is where the "Hard Start Capasitor" come in to play. Give one a try. Good Luck. Happy Travels. Dan & Jill