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Posted: 02/04/20 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

stickdog wrote:

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Yes, but not in a 5500 watt version.

The HF Predator 6500 is rated for 5500 continuous watts . Maybe that is what the OP is talking about?

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The 6500/5500 looks like it should supply 20 amps 120 volts and should start just the air conditioner at least in cool weather and low elevation.

I am thinking more on other loads. Converter, Fridge, Water heater or some combination is causing the overload.

To the OP, turn all breakers off except the main and the A/C to give it another go.


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Measure the output voltage of the generator to assure proper voltage. Voltage may be low.

What is your altitude?

Plug a 1500w space heater into the generator, or similar load, and see how it operates on other loads.

I suspect the generator is lacking either voltage, fuel or air.

On Edit: if your camper has an electric water heater, use that as a load. Assure it has water in it. Plug your meter into an outlet inside the camper, start the generator. If voltage is not between 120 and 127VAC, Stop.

If voltage is in range, turn on the water heater.what's the voltage?

* This post was edited 02/05/20 06:15am by 2112 *


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