Originally Posted by Greg In Austin
Having owned a Honda 2000 for a few years now, ..... the price is worth it... the quality has been exceptional.
I can appreciate the desire to have a gen that would run the air conditioner without an inverter, but I wonder how many builds have that sort of configuration: 110v Air Conditioner with no battery/inverter component.
Actually Greg, your install was one of the first done that way by the TX operation. Prior to that it was not possible because the Star Cool used even more start up power than an inverter could provide. So you had to run 2 Hondas or a 3000W generator. We have yet to see how ell the inverter interface will work as the batteries age. IOW will we have to replace our RV battery(s) earlier because of the impact of the loads that the inverter places when it powers up the a/c start?
We may never really know the answer to this because it takes more research than most of us can manage but I suspect this is the fact based upon my experience of starting large aviation piston engines on battery vs. ground power in high and low ambient temps. Battery life was at least 30% less than we experienced when GPUs were used.