Dometic B-3000 Plus Aircondittioner

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 02, 2015 at 20:09
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Could some one please help have a mate with the above Air-Con in his caravan but is wondering just what size genny is required to run the Air Con on the warm cycle. A Honda EU201 ,will run it on the cold cycle but not on the hot cycle,often needed here in Tasmania Yet I have an AIR COMMAND A/C in my van and it will run this on both hot and cold cycles
Thanks Terry
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Reply By: K&FT - Thursday, Apr 02, 2015 at 20:12

Thursday, Apr 02, 2015 at 20:12
With most rooftop rattlers I would consider that a genny of at least 3kvA would do it comfortably.

frank
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Reply By: B1B2 - Friday, Apr 03, 2015 at 08:20

Friday, Apr 03, 2015 at 08:20
Terry,
Some (my Dometic B3254) AC units will not start on reverse cycle if the temp is below approx 7°, which was not a lot of help at Hobart Showgrounds, and I was on power. I can run my AC with a EU201 by unplugging the battery charger and changing the fridge over to to gas.
The Honda puts out 6.66Amps and the AC uses at full load - 6.1A Cooling (92%) and 5.74A heating, if it will start.

Cheers,

Bill
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Friday, Apr 03, 2015 at 19:54

Friday, Apr 03, 2015 at 19:54
Hullo Terry
If he already has a EU20i, maybe put in a diesel heater.
That way he gets a heater without the noise of a generator and gets a warm loo/shower cubicle as well :-)
Or he dumps the Dometic B3000+ and replaces it with an Air Command - a far more efficacious unit both for heating and cooling. Once you go past a EU20i, they quickly get heavier and bulkier.
Cheers
Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Friday, Apr 03, 2015 at 23:00

Friday, Apr 03, 2015 at 23:00
Re==Dometic B-3000 Plus Air condittioner
Thank you gentleman for replying and your comments.
Bill we tried your method and his Honda EU201 worked for around three minutes before tripping out in over load.
Andrew I think that the diesel heater is now the next step for him,as the Honda will work the unit on the cold cycle .
I myself although I have the Air Command A/C unit fitted to my van I also fitted a diesel heater last year and as far as Tassy Weather is concerned I would have to say its the best move I ever made take a lot of beating.And so easy to push a button and be toasty warm in minutes .
Again gents thank you very much for your comments
Terry
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