Well **13500** **BTU**/hr translates to 3954 **Watts**. Wikipedia's article on **airconditioning** in the section on portable A/Cs states: "Modern units run on approximately 1 to 3 ratio i.e., to produce 3 kW of cooling this will use 1 kW of electricity." So the **13**,**500** **BTU** unit will use at least 1300 **Watts** of power from a generator. via

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## Will a 3000 watt generator run a 13500 BTU air conditioner?

It is said that you'll need a **3,000-watt or higher generator** to run a 13,500 BTU air conditioner. This is because an AC unit requires around 2,800 to 3,000 watts of power to startup, but only 1,500 to 2,000 watts to maintain the AC unit. via

## Will a 3000 watt generator run a RV air conditioner?

So, what exactly is a good size for a generator to run the AC in your RV? Air conditioners require a significant amount of energy to get started and to keep running. To power the average RV air conditioner, the generator needs to have at least a **2000- 4000-watt capacity**. via

## How much electricity does a 12,000 BTU air conditioner use per hour?

A 12,000 BTU air conditioner uses roughly **900 watts per hour**, assuming a minimum SEER rating of 13. You can achieve much more efficient performance with a better rating. via

## What is the wattage of a 5000 BTU air conditioner?

For a small bedroom, a 5,000 BTU window unit should only use **450 watts**. A mid-size 8,000 BTU AC should use fewer than 715 watts. via

## How big of a generator do I need to run my AC?

If you have a 3-ton (30-Amp, 36,000 BTUs) air conditioner, you need at least a **14 KW generator**. If you have a 4-ton (40-Amp, 48,000 BTUs) air conditioner, you need at least a 17 KW generator. If you have a 5-ton (50-Amp, 60,000 BTUs) air conditioner, you need at least a 20 KW generator. via

## What is the quietest 3000 watt generator?

**Best Quiet 3000-Watt Generators**

## Can I run my RV AC on a generator?

A Portable Generator Won't Normally Run an RV Air Conditioner. However, with no modifications, **a portable generator won't be able to run an RV air conditioner**. At least, not for long. Our first RV was a 16-foot travel trailer with a small rooftop AC unit. via

## Can I run my RV AC on 15 amps?

You can safely run one RV Air Conditioner off of a 15 or 20 amp house electrical receptacle as long as you follow the instructions below: First, determine if the electrical outlet you are plugging into is 15 or 20 amps. If you look at the circuit breaker for that circuit, you will see the amperage marked on it. via

## What size generator do I need to run my 30 amp RV?

What Size Generator Is Needed for a 30 AMP RV? You will usually need a generator that can **supply at least 3,000 watts**. You will not be able to go over 3,600 watts. Ideally, you will find a generator somewhere in the middle or closer to 3,600 watts so that you always have enough power for different situations. via

## Will a 3500 watt generator run an RV air conditioner?

The most power hungry appliance in your RV is your air conditioning system. It requires about **3,500 watts of power to start up a typical 15,000 BTU air conditioning unit**, and about 1,500 watts to keep it running. Small RVs and trailers will use a 13,500 BTU unit, which require a little bit less electricity. via

## What size generator do I need for a 15000 BTU RV air conditioner?

Most RVs these days are being outfitted with air conditioning units that produce 15,000 BTUs of cooling energy. Units of this size require **3,500 watts of power** just to start up. Once its running, the unit only needs about 1,500 watts. via