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Old Yesterday, 08:28   #31
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Re: Portable Generator / AC

Yeah, even my 3.5kw italian marvel POS generator could start and run my 16k unit even before it died when it could only be counted on supplying 2 kw
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Re: Portable Generator / AC

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LRA or locked rotor amps is the absolute max possible amps and is usually never reached, itís also of extremely short duration so yes, a 30 amp shore power connection can handle it.
Some generators can handle surge much better than others, my little 3.5 generator has a 6 kw generator, so that it handles surge very well, what makes it a 3.5 generator is engine power, same generator on a bigger motor is a 5.5.
Then some generators are rated conservatively meaning they will actually make more, and some are rated on fantasy, they will never make rated power output.
I guess there hasnít been any truth in advertising for along time now.
If your generator is actually a 3.5, then you wonít need a soft start, cause 3500W at 120V is 29 amps.
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That was good info and I will update in a few days, hopefully, with my results using all the info provided here.
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