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Old 05-18-2019, 05:43 PM   #1
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Small Champion running 15k ac with east start (Video)

Disclaimer: If you are triggered by pasty legs do not watch!

This is more of a pat on the back video for the Easy Start, i've bored everyone enough with my newfound love of Champion generators. I would NEVER recommend buying a single generator that small and thinking it was sufficient for boondocking in the heat and running ac all day.

As far as the noise level, it is greatly magnified by my phone, listen to the camper door close at 47 seconds. You can clearly hear towards the end that the generator was still not running full out.

Outside air temp

After 4 minutes of runtime

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Old 05-18-2019, 09:08 PM   #2
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Thanks for the video.

Between the legs and head, I would recommend to others that they put on a pair of sunglasses before viewing ( from another baldy) ;-))).

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Old 05-19-2019, 05:25 PM   #3
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Having done a lot of research along this line, I couldn't pass up adding my "two cents" here... I have two 2,000 watt Champion generators and a 13,500 btu AC unit. The AC manual says I need at least a 3,500 watt generator to handle the starting load.

I checked with easy start (their office is literally within 6 miles of my home) to find out if installing an easy start system would allow one of my two Champion generators to run my AC unit.
They said that based on their experience it would not work with a single 2000 watt Champion generator..... (I love working with honest people!!)

Since I already have the two gen sets and a parallel kit, it was not a problem for me. I have had virtually no problem with my 3 year old Champion gen sets.

Having said that. I think that newer AC units my have lower starting power requirements.

Soooo..... Before installing the relatively expensive Easy start system, I would call Easy Start to make sure it will work with your hardware.
The do have a list of gen sets that their system has worked with vs AC btu rating on their website, which is a great place to start..

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