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Posted: 08/21/21 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just purchased a TT (2021 Jayfeather 27BHB). It is a 50 amp trailer and we have a Westinghouse I4500 generator. Based on the output of the generator it should run our AC, (13500 BTU) but the generator only has a 30amp plug and we have an adapter. I have 2 questions - 1) should we be using an EMS with the generator and 2) is our generator big enough to run our AC?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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no need for ems

yes it should run the air.


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I have a Westinghouse generator. Well made, lasts if you regularly service it. Enjoy your new TT. Consider reading the basics on RV electricity.


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Posted: 08/21/21 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Quite possible your EMS would not allow your genny to power your trailer.


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Posted: 08/21/21 10:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

stickdog wrote:

Quite possible your EMS would not allow your genny to power your trailer.


If your EMS shows an open ground just use a neutral bonding plug which you can make yourself.


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Posted: 08/21/21 11:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1) NO
2) YES


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Posted: 08/21/21 11:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's a single air/con unit, yes. If it's multiple air/con units...maybe, maybe not.


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valhalla360 wrote:

If it's a single air/con unit, yes. If it's multiple air/con units...maybe, maybe not.

Probably with a MicroAir Easy Start on both !

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

If it's a single air/con unit, yes. If it's multiple air/con units...maybe, maybe not.

Probably with a MicroAir Easy Start on both !


With soft start and also check how things are wired up, it's possible. Usually, 2 air/con units are on separate legs of the 240v, so you need to get power to both legs without creating a conflict between the 2 hots.

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Depending on yoru generator it may be possible to run TWO Air conditioners but since I do not know the genny... I can not be sure.


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