Originally Posted by Greg In Austin
The only time the battery is needed for the Danhard AC when you are hooked to a Honda 2000 is for starting the Danhard up. After that the Honda can run the Danhard and have extra for battery charging.
With the hot summer we are having in TX, I am finding that you have to be very careful not to start the a/c until the battery is fully charged. So assuming you stop the generator at night, the battery depletion by the fridge and say lights or A/V usage can be sufficient such that in the morning the battery will be below 80%. When I start the a/c at that level of battery capacity the inverter or the generator gets overloaded. Even if it does not happen at the first or second compressor cycle, insufficient charge time between compressor starts will eventually take the system down. The only cure is to then reset the inverter and put the battery on Charge Only until you have a green flashing light. At 104 degrees oat, that can be uncomfortable so it's worth getting that charge done as early as possible.