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What is the power draw (in watts or amps) of the Kenmore 5300BTU room air conditioner? The unit is being powered off the grid by an inverter, and I think the user chose too light weight an inverter for the load.

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5.8 amps. see page 9 (5300 btu is considered a 6000 BTU, 4800 is considered 5000 btu, sorta like a 2x4 ain't really a 2x4 LOL)
You cannot run an ac on an inverter, not enough juice to get it started.

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Discounting any losses, 750 watts from a 120 volt supply will draw 6.25 Amps. so 1/2 horsepower should draw 3.125 while running. Startup current may be much more. Check your pump for its current draw (should be printed on the pump) and check it against the inverter's limits. It may be that the inverter is too light for the pump.

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The most important spec that you will need is the LRA rating. What this stands for is locked rotor amps. The LRA rating is what the AC unit will draw from the inverter while the compressor starts up. This is a very important spec when sizing an inverter for use with an AC unit. After you get this spec you will multiply it by the voltage and this will be the startup wattage needed by the inverter.

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The next thing to take into consideration for a AC unit is battery bank size. Your next step in setting up a system for use with an AC unit is finding a sufficient recharge source for the batteries. You will want to have a minimum of a 150 amp alternator to recharge a system with a small AC. I do not know whether you will be able o accommodate them.
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Can a 3000 wat inverter run this unit


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Maybe, the way to figure that would be the 20 amp draw of the unit times the 120 volts that the unit runs on which gives you a wattage of like 2400 watts...that is really very close to the max output of the inverter and it may cause it to over heat...

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Room Size:
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