Question. Will a Champion 2000 inverter start my Dometic RV A/C at 13.5 with a SoftStartRV and have you tried this combination?
Yes we have tried this combination. Because of the lower cost over similar size generators, we have had several inquiries about using our SoftStartRV with this generator, the Champion 2000, model number 73536.
Several months ago a customer purchased a SoftStartRV and she was operating its 13.5 BTU A/C on this particular Champion model.
Unlike the great SoftStartRV successes we’ve seen with customers who own the Honda 2000i or the Yamaha EF 2000i or a couple of other very popular inverter generators; the Champion 2000 did not stack up to be the same type of generator.
We found that even with the contractors that installed this Champion they could not start the 15K Dometic penguin, even though our Honda 2000i could start the A/C – even with the eco-mode turned on. So the conclusion was that the Champion 2000 is truly not a 2000W generator.
The largest AC we could start and run on this Champion 2000W with SoftStartRV installed was a 9 KBTU Marine unit.
We don’t recommend you purchase a SoftStartRV if you want to purchase – or already own – a Champion 2000W. We were equally as disappointed since the combination would’ve been a very low-cost solution for many customers. The Champion 2000W doesn’t even come close to the Honda 20001 or the Yamaha EF 2000i.
Buy a Honda 2000 or a Yamaha 2000 instead, if you want your A/C to run with a SoftStartRV.
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