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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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Posted on May 28, 2010

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