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    Default Portable generator

    Has anyone tried using a small portable generator to power bedroom 220V A/C units?

    I would be for a villa that only has an invertor/batteries, but loses power for couple hours or so during the night.

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    Default need at least 8KW

    Quote Originally Posted by Expat13 View Post
    Has anyone tried using a small portable generator to power bedroom 220V A/C units?

    I would be for a villa that only has an invertor/batteries, but loses power for couple hours or so during the night.


    Hi,
    because of the high "peak" of consume when the AC starts, you need a pretty big generator (arround 8KW)
    with 110/220V outlet even for a small AC Unit. Thanks G-D, i do not live next to you, running a generator every night.

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    8 KW takes you out of the portable range.

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    sounds like the better solution for the one bedroom is a portable 110v a/c unit as a backup if/when power goes out at night.

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    Or just buy an inverter A/Cs that are specifically designed to work with power inverters and batteries (not all A/C inverter types can do that).

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    I had a 6.5 Kubota diesel and it hardly could handle one A/C

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    8 KW takes you out of the portable range.



    Definitly 

    You need a trailer for that...

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