I have a Dometic Turbo 8K unit with a March LC3-CP water
circulation pump. The Honda
2000 powers it just fine, and runs about 10 hrs on 0.9 gal of gas. We cool only the port sleeping-quarters hull
, and it can handle that in the Texas
sun just fine. At anchor
, if we run it, usually start up the generator
and A/C around 8-9 pm - right after stepping out of a hot shower
- so the gen runs out of gas around 6 am. Only issue is that it needs to be off eco-mode the first time the A/C kicks in (which I think could be fixed with a hard start switch, but not a big deal). After that I can switch to eco-mode and it doesn't care what is happening anymore. Can even turn on the battery charger
at that point and it will power both (although it really speeds up!).
I looked at the DC possibility for running A/C, and the solars can handle if you have enough panels
. But problem is that we want the A/C at night, which is not a solar
panel draw but a pure battery
drawdown. At the same time lights and refrigeration
are doing the same.