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Hi yall! I'm stomped. I purchased a 5500 watt generator to run my 13000 btu roof top AC but it struggles then trips the breaker. When plugged in to 120v from my home all is good.
I've tried dropping all breakers inside the RV but the problem continues!
Any suggestions! Thanks to all in advance

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Although rated at that wattage, it probably doesn't output all the necessary amps from one outlet. Gotcha.

I bet that's a loud one.

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Unplug or turn off your Converter. That's drawing a lot of power. Maybe turn off the fridge too.

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Does this 5500 have a 4 pin outlet for 240v appliances?
Yes the converter and possibly the electric water heater are drawing a lot of power.


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What is the make/model of your generator?
Maybe someone owns one and had similar problems.

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2oldman wrote:

Although rated at that wattage, it probably doesn't output all the necessary amps from one outlet. Gotcha.

I bet that's a loud one.

I agree with this assumpiton. You can likely only draw 2,750 watts from each 120v outlet. That's if 5,500 is the continuous rating which it probably isn't. 5,500 is likely the surge rating. The continuous rating is probably 5,000 or less so you can only draw 2,500 or less from one 120v outlet.
Giving the brand and model number would get you a lot more useful advice. Everyone here is just guessing.

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Tks. It's a Predator 5500

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Rocksolid wrote:

Tks. It's a Predator 5500
I can't find that generator online.

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2oldman wrote:

Rocksolid wrote:

Tks. It's a Predator 5500
I can't find that generator online.


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stickdog wrote:

Harbor freight brand.
Yes, but not in a 5500 watt version.

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