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  • How do the Powerhouse Generators Compare to the Honda and Yamaha Generators
  • Our honest opinion of the Powerhouse generators including the Powerhouse Professional Series part # PH69271 is that they are right up there with the nicest generators out there but are MUCH less expensive. If you are looking for one of the nicest generators out there and don't feel like paying for a Yamaha or Honda yet want the same quality this is your only option. When compared to the Hondas and Yamahas the Powerhouse Generators are only slightly louder and use a little bit more fuel....
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  • Will 3100 Peak Watt Generator # PH69273 Run a 15,000 BTU RV Air Conditioning Unit
  • To determine if the Powerhouse 3100 Generator, part # PH69273 will run your 15,000 BTU air conditioner, you will need to know the running and surge (start-up) power requirements of the air conditioner. This information should be contained on a plate on the air conditioner or in the owners manual. Knowing both requirements is very important because it can take considerably more power to start the compressor of an A/C unit. Once the unit is running, it will require less power. The generator...
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  • Troubleshooting Sluggish Starting of Powerhouse PH3100Ri 3100-Watt Inverter Generator
  • Sluggish starting from your Powerhouse PH3100Ri 3100-Watt Inverter Generator, part # PH69273, could be caused by any number of things. Old gas, gas with water in it, a partly-closed fuel valve, a dirty spark plug or a loose or dirty plug wire all could cause the extra effort when starting the unit. A low oil level could also cause the problem, according to Powerhouse. The easiest things to check and correct are the oil level and condition of the spark plug. This generator uses SAE...
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  • Powerhouse Generator Recommendation for a 13,500 BTU RV Air Conditioner
  • The smallest generator that we carry that is recommended for a 13,500 BTU RV air conditioner is the Powerhouse PH3100Ri 3, part # PH69273. A 13,500 BTU AC will typically have a total continuous wattage of approximately 1200 watts and an additional start-up wattage of approximately 1800 watts. The generator's watt rating must exceed the sum (3,000 watts) of the start-up and continuous watt ratings of the AC unit. You can check the start-up and continuous (or running) watt ratings of your...
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  • Electrical Advise when Converting Cargo Trailer into Camper
  • I recommend adding a 30 amp electrical system that can be hooked up to any 30 amp RV hookup, generator, or with a simple extension cord to the house. You will want some double wall electrical plug-ins, light switches, and separate breakers to isolate items such as an AC unit on its own circuit, the lights circuit, and if you want a microwave circuit.
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  • Troubleshooting Powerhouse PH3100Ri Generator That Won't Start
  • For your Powerhouse Professional Series PH3100Ri 3,100-Watt Inverter Generator - Portable - Gas - 120 Volts # PH69273, I reached out to the manufacturer and they said the carborator can be found behind the inverter and they recommend taking pictures and marking wires so you can put things back properly. It is also important to make sure the pin placement is correct after cleaning your carburetor or the unit will not start. If you want to attempt to clean out your system prior to disassembly,...
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  • Battery Boxes to Fit Group 34/78 Batteries
  • Group 34/78 batteries have generally have dimensions of 10.3-inches x 6.8-inches x 7.6-inches. You can use these dimensions as a guide to help you choose a battery box since you could have more than one. For a single battery we have the cost-effective Deka Marine-grade box # DW03189. But since there are many box types with different mounting alternatives you can use the linked page to see all options. Some boxes include solar chargers and some include mounting brackets.
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  • Troubleshooting Hard to Start PowerHouse Generator
  • Sluggish starting from your Powerhouse # PH64211, could be caused by any number of things. Old gas, gas with water in it, a partly-closed fuel valve, a dirty spark plug or a loose or dirty plug wire all could cause the extra effort when starting the unit. A low oil level could also cause the problem, according to Powerhouse. The easiest things to check and correct are the oil level and condition of the spark plug. This generator uses SAE 15W-40 oil unless operated in freezing temperatures...
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  • Why Would 4000 Watt Generator Stall When Turning On AC Unit of Tent Trailer
  • It sounds like the problem is on the AC unit of your tent trailer. The Powerhouse Generator part # PH64211 has a surge watt rating of 4,000 watts which would make easy work of an AC unit since typically they only draw 1,600 watts at start up. I would recommend having the AC unit looked at as the compressor may be partially seized up.
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  • How do Powerhouse Generators Compare to Honda and Yamaha Generators
  • Our honest opinion of the Powerhouse generators including the Powerhouse Professional Series part # PH69272 is that they are right up there with the nicest generators out there but are MUCH less expensive. If you are looking for one of the nicest generators out there and don't feel like paying for a Yamaha or Honda yet want the same quality this is your only option. When compared to the Hondas and Yamahas the Powerhouse Generators are only slightly louder and use a little bit more fuel.
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  • What Are the Dimensions of Powerhouse Battery Tray # PH11792
  • The polypropylene Powerhouse Battery Tray # PH11792 for Group 24 Batteries, which mounts with four user-supplied screws, measures 11-3/8 x 7-3/8 at the outside of the raised lip and 11-1/8 x 7-1/8 on the inside of the raised lip. The height of the lip is 1-inch. The mounting hole diameter is 1/4-inch and the spacing, hole center to hole center, is 10-1/8-inches x 7-5/8-inches. I have noted these dimensions on the linked photo that I have prepared for you.
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  • What is Needed to Add Battery to Trailer to Power Lights
  • Basically it's a matter of installing a battery box so that you can securely install a battery and then running the 12 volt acc circuit of your 7-way to the positive post of it and then from there attaching the power wires of the accessories you want to run. There's really not much more to it than that. The part # PH13034 is a very popular battery box we carry that would work well. For 10 gauge wire you then would want the part # 10-1-1.
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  • How do Powerhouse Generators Compare to Yamaha and Honda Generators
  • Yes, the Powerhouse generators are great generators. In several tests by magazines they were reviewed just as good as the Yamaha and the Honda generators which have always been known as the best brands. The only negatives they could find were that they were a tiny bit louder and used a tiny bit more fuel. But the price of the Powerhouse generators makes it a no-brainer when compared to Yamaha and Honda. If you need a 6,500 watt generator the part # PH69274 would be a great option. For...
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  • Can Powerhouse Generator Handle 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner And Microwave
  • For you to be able to know if the Powerhouse Professional Series 4,000-Watt Inverter Generator, part # PH64211 can power an a/c unit and microwave you will need to know the amperage draw of the items you want to plug into the generator. The PH64211 has an AC current rating of 30 amps, and can handle a maximum AC current of 33.3 amps. From my research I found that a 15k btu air conditioner will draw about 20 amps at startup and then run, using about 15 amps, but that could vary depending...
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  • Can Powerhouse Generator Run 15K BTU RV Air Conditioner
  • To be able to determine if the Powerhouse Professional Series 4,000-Watt Inverter Generator, part # PH64211 can power your air conditioner unit you will need to know the amperage draw of the a/c unit you want to plug into the generator. The # PH64211 has an AC current rating of 30 amps, and can handle a maximum AC current of 33.3 amps. From my research I found that a 15k btu air conditioner will draw about 20 amps at startup and then run, using about 15 amps, but that could vary...
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  • Generator Recommendation for a Utility Trailer to Power TV, Heater and Interior Lights
  • You are trying to power a heater, TV, and some lights so you are most likely going to need a generator that can put out 2,600 watts if you wanted to use all three at the same time. For a generator that can put out 2,700 watts the part # PH69272 would be a great option. You would need to run a power strip from one of the outlets of the generator to the interior of your trailer so that can power the three things you mentioned. If you wanted to have outlets in your trailer like a house...
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  • Base Overall Dimensions of the Powerhouse GC2 Strap-Style Battery Box # PH13228
  • We have just what you need. Check out the part # DW03009. I went out into our warehouse to measure the base and found that it measures 11 inches by 7-1/4 inches so it should work well for you.
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  • Recommended Trickle Charger for Automotive Battery
  • Although the Powerhouse Charger you referenced, part # PH19216 is a 2 amp trickle charger that is meant to keep a battery maintained over long periods of time, it is not really designed for use with large automotive batteries. It is better suited to smaller batteries like those found in lawn equipment or motorcycles. I would instead recommend the CTEK 12-Volt Universal Battery Charger, part # CTEK56158. The charger will automatically change from charging to maintenance mode once the...
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  • How Does Internal Battery of Powerhouse 2700 Generator Charge
  • I attached a picture I took from the owners manual of the Powerhouse 2700 part # PH69272 which covers charging the internal battery.
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  • Can Powerhouse GC2 Strap-Style Battery Box # PH13228 Hold 2 6V Golf Cart Batteries
  • The Powerhouse GC2 Strap-Style Battery Box # PH13228 holds one golf cart battery. Its internal dimensions are 11-1/4-inches long x 7-5/8- wide x 9-1/4- tall. The linked video includes these and other dimensions and also details the constructions and features of this marine-rated box.
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  • Can Powerhouse Professional Series Inverter Generator Handle RV Roof Air Conditioner
  • The AC current for the Powerhouse Professional Series Inverter Generator, part # PH69273 is 25 amps. Based on the number you mentioned for the air conditioner you have, this generator would have plenty of power to handle it. Since you said the minimum required electrical source is 13.8 amps, the 25 amps the generator provides will take care of your AC unit.
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  • Exterior Width of the Powerhouse Battery Box # PH13034
  • The outside dimensions of the Powerhouse Strap-Style Battery Box # PH13034 that you referenced is 11-1/2 inches long by 8 wide by 8-1/2 inches tall measured at the bottom of the box. The box has a slight taper to it and the width does get slightly wider at the top of the box but that should not matter since you just need the dimensions at the bottom of the box.
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  • Generator Availability that Can Be Used with Natural Gas
  • The closest generator we carry to being able to be used with natural gas is the Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series Portable Generator # BTGEN7500DF. This generator can be used with gasoline or propane, but not natural gas. The Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series Generator # BTGEN4000LPC on the other hand can be used with only propane. The Powerhouse Professional Series PH2100PRi 2,100-Watt Inverter Generator # PH69271 can only be used with gasoline.
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  • Does the Powerhouse Generator have Remote Start and Stop
  • I spoke with my contact at Powerhouse and she informed me that the Powerhouse Professional Series PH2100PRi 2,100-Watt Inverter Generator # PH69271 has a remote that will allow you to start and stop the generator. It does come with a starting battery that they recommend you attach to a trickle charger when you first get the generator before initial use. There are replacement parts that can be made available if you were to damage the generator. The warranty is 2 years for standard...
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  • Generator that Can Run Off of Gas or Propane
  • Powerhouse Professional PH6500Ri generator # PH69274 cannot be converted to run off of propane. But we do have a similar generator that can run off or propane or gas; # BTGEN7500DF. No additional parts are needed for it to run off of propane!
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  • Where is the Spark Plug for the Powerhouse Professional PH3100Ri 3,100-Watt Generator # PH69273
  • I attached a picture that I took from the install instructions for the Powerhouse Professional Series PH3100Ri 3,100-Watt Inverter Generator # PH69273 that shows where the spark plug is for you to check out.
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  • Dimensions Of Powerhouse Strap-Style Battery Box
  • I went to the warehouse and measured the Powerhouse Strap-Style Battery Box, part # PH13035. I have attached a photo of the battery box that has the dimensions noted you can check out. The lid on the battery box measures 9-1/2 x 17 inches. The battery box bottom measures 7-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches and the overall height with the lid in place is 11 inches.
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  • Does the PH3100Ri Portable Generator meet the National Parks Service Guidelines for Campground Use
  • From the information that I have obtained, it looks as though the Powerhouse Professional Series 3100Ri Generator, # PH69273, meets the National Park restrictions. National Park Service website states that operating motorized equipment or machinery that exceeds a noise level of 60 decibels, measured on the A weighted scale at 50 ft, is prohibited. When calculating the decibel level for the generator, I came up with approximately 58 decibels from 50 ft at full load. I spoke with my contact...
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  • Operation of Powerhouse Professional Series 2,700-Watt Inverter Generator # PH69272
  • Your grand kids are lucky to have a Grandmother so concerned with their happiness! The Powerhouse Professional Series 2,700-Watt Inverter Generator # PH69272 that you referenced needs to have its motor operating in order for it to power any connected AC or DC appliance. The internal battery only allows for electric starting of the generator with the key or remote control, but this battery does not store power for any of the connected devices. This unit can deliver its rated load of...
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  • What Kind of Motor is in Powerhouse Professional Series PH4000Ri/E 4,000-Watt Inverter Generator
  • The motor in Powerhouse generator # PH64211 is a 270cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke overhead valve (177F) motor. It is a proprietary motor designed for the Powerhouse generators so they don't want to give up a lot of information about it. But it is an overseas motor.
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