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lap527

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Posted: 08/30/18 05:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Optimistic Paranoid wrote:

The Coleman Polar Cub 9200 is a smaller A/C, and I've seen a number of posts by people claiming it starts and runs just fine on a 2,000 watt genny. As far as switching it for a bigger one, as far as I know, ALL A/C's mount to the same 14"x14" roof hole.

That is exactly what we have in our TC. It will freeze us out so we have to keep it on low. It also runs fine on our 2000 watt genny.


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"Regardless, replace that next-to-useless SPP6 hard start cap with a Micro-Air Easy Start Soft Starter Kit "
Odd, after installing it I noticed no difference. Hesitant to chase other brands just as recommended as this one was…

My gen not up to par? How would I check?

My gen would run the small window unit in old camper, so it does something, not sure if it does all 2200 watts.

My 13,500 is over kill, like I said, so why would I regret a smaller unit? Mine now, after initial cool on a 90's degree day in the sun, does not run long when it cycles on since it cools that little area so fast. I think the AC off a car dash would be enough.

I could do a parallel, but then running two gens, twice the gas, twice as big, twice the noise, so would rather just get a bigger gen, unless one could shut off when not needed, which is not possible

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If you are handy with tools consider a split system like this.

https://www.pioneerminisplit.com/product........A0oGX3QIVGrjACh2EMwKHEAQYBCABEgIgEPD_BwE

Advantages are high efficiency, low start up power surge, lower center of gravity. Variable speed compressor and fans provide low noise, less wind and less temperature swing at part load, lower generator noise at reduced rpm, longer fuel runs.

So you have the advantages of a high and low capacity ac in one unit.

As a bonus you also get a heat pump, much more efficient than resistance heating.

* This post was last edited 08/31/18 05:29am by Wild Bill 888 *   View edit history

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I have seen those Pioneer systems. Do you know the start up surge?
I have a HILO so challenges where and how to mount the inside unit…

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ajriding wrote:

My gen not up to par? How would I check?
By running increasing loads.. coffee maker, toaster.. etc. See where it gives up.

Cheap generators don't have much surge to start air cons.

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Posted: 08/31/18 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might consider upgrading your generator - you can buy a HF 3500 watt predator generator about $700 - they get pretty good reviews are are quiet. Generator may have other uses when your not camping. Just an alternative.


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ksg5000 wrote:

You might consider upgrading your generator - you can buy a HF 3500 watt predator generator about $700 - they get pretty good reviews are are quiet. Generator may have other uses when your not camping. Just an alternative.


Looks like a good option. It is $769 though plus shipping.

Now I need to sell old generator

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Seems like someone is wrong.
I read, on other places too, that this AC will work, that one won't, or this gen will from one user and same one won't from another user.
I would much rather keep the 2200 watt generator as it is smaller, easier to transport and pick up, and I already made a receiver mount for it.
Some say it will run the Coleman Polar Cub 9200, some say not.
Who has physically hooked a 2000 watt generator to this AC? opinions mean nothing.

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Posted: 12/28/18 04:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the generator needed comes down to (3) factors
energy needs of the A/C, govern by size and ambient temperature conditions
output capability of the generator in question
local altitude and ambient conditions

what works for user A by the lake in Wisconsin
may not work for user B in Texas
but might work for user C at 2000 ft in Calif, but not at 3000ft

each poster is replying with what happen to Him or people He knows

if two users with the same generator and A/C, one says yes and one says no
then the situation is 'marginal' and the best way to be certain is to the 'USE' next larger size generator


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Optimistic Paranoid wrote:

The Coleman Polar Cub 9200 is a smaller A/C, and I've seen a number of posts by people claiming it starts and runs just fine on a 2,000 watt genny. As far as switching it for a bigger one, as far as I know, ALL A/C's mount to the same 14"x14" roof hole.


I have one on my 14ft trailer. more than enough to keep it cool, fits in a std. 14x14 opening, and I've not had any trouble starting and running it with a honda 2000 in eco mode even at 7,000ft on a hot day.


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