Newhaul, you cannot connect two disparate power sources such as a generator and an invertor or a generator and power company together at the same into one outlet because each will be at a different stage of their respective cycles. You cannot even connect two same-brand generators together unless they have been manufactured to be connected
You need expensive equipment
to bring the cylces together -- not a power strip.
While I appreciate the replies, we are getting way off topic here, and it's become yet another of the many, many, many web forums
on whether my generator A will start air conditioner B, and use of hard start capacitors.
Posters here say no problems, their generator will easily start and run their air conditioner.
Yes, that particular combination of brands may work.
But I can tell you here in Australia
, locked rotor amps and other specs are hard to come by, because manufacturers and retailers prefer their specs to be platitudes which state the bleeding obvious" "this air conditioner will keep you delightfully cool in summer".
** My generator is a Kipor 2000, which, like Honda 2000s, is 1600 running, 2000 peak.**
Kelivinator in the USA I think have inverter compressors on their small units. In Australia
they don't. If I recall
, their start current
here--which they do not make public--is in the 3000 watt range.
Midea 1.6kw air conditioners (about 5500 btu) here publish their start current
as 11 amps. 11 x 240 volts = 2640 watts.
The brands are very limited for small window air cons in this country.