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Offline Mark Cauchi

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« on: June 13, 2019, 03:17:42 PM »
Hi all,

Does anyone carry a generator that runs their aircon? I'm looking at buying one, but there is so many on the market.

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Re: Generator
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 09:02:58 PM »
You need a big one to run an aircon, at least 2KW, maybe more. It's not the running which is the problem, it's the extra power required to start it up.

I don't think the extra weight is worth it and a lot of people camping hate generators so expect a bit of flack. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 09:03:30 PM »
I bought a Honda handy 3KVa unit - I found the 2KVa just a touch to small.


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Re: Generator
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 11:19:46 AM »
What are you running that you need a 3kva?

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 12:24:59 PM »
I would guess, as in the topic, an airconditioner  ::)
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Re: Generator
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 02:16:37 PM »
I would guess, as in the topic, an airconditioner  ::)
So Tvan now has an air con ?

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Re: Generator
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 03:27:23 PM »
I have a 2019 Topaz with a Truma aircon, I have since been advised a 2.2kva generator will do the job.

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Re: Generator
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 03:40:29 PM »
So Tvan now has an air con ?
If you check the thread location, we are in the Topaz section. The original poster has a Topaz listed as his camper as well.
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 05:49:39 PM »
If you check the thread location, we are in the Topaz section. The original poster has a Topaz listed as his camper as well.
Ok just that Iam sure patrol dude has a Tvan that’s all . That’s why I asked why he would need a 3kva

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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2019, 06:27:56 AM »
Ok just that Iam sure patrol dude has a Tvan that’s all . That’s why I asked why he would need a 3kva

Hey mate, bought mum a portable aircon to put in the annex for those long trips around Xmas. She doesn't use it a lot but when she does need it, it's their for her. The 2KVa was just a tad to small, the 3KVa handy is just a perfect fit for the front box on the MK111 and easily runs the aircon and any thing else she needs. Cheers


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Re: Generator
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 08:34:03 AM »
Hey mate, bought mum a portable aircon to put in the annex for those long trips around Xmas. She doesn't use it a lot but when she does need it, it's their for her. The 2KVa was just a tad to small, the 3KVa handy is just a perfect fit for the front box on the MK111 and easily runs the aircon and any thing else she needs. Cheers


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Re: Generator
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2019, 07:20:09 PM »
For what it’s worth, I run a Truma aircon with a Honda 2kva in a 2015 Tvan. I have zero problems and it gets used most days in central aus for our 6 weeks of December and January hols. As we often find an idyllic spot and stop for a few days we use an external tank to avoid the refill every 7 hours. The 2 Kva is plenty to cope with the flash current demand on start up. Cheers MM



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Re: Generator
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2019, 09:06:33 PM »
It all depends on which aircon you have Mark. I have the cooling only aircon which TT fitted to the Topaz for many years, although I believe in recent times they've started fitting the reverse cycle unit which has a higher output.

The cooling only aircon runs without any problems on my 2kva Yamaha generator, but you would need a bigger generator if you have the reverse cycle aircon, as it draws more power. I've heard the new 2.4kva Honda will handle the higher draw of the reverse cycle aircon.

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Re: Generator
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2019, 02:17:23 PM »
Hi, I should have mentioned my Truma is reverse cycle and the unit gets an extraordinary amount of use over 6 weeks in extreme heat. I reiterate that my Honda 2kva handles it superbly. The new Honda is 2.2kva if you are concerned.
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Re: Generator
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2019, 07:30:29 PM »
Thank you all,

Mark