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Posted by Cat22 on October 26, 2010, 6:55 am
On Sun 10/24/2010 5:02 PM, Martin Riddle wrote:

I'll rig it up and see what happens, I have a small electric heater i
can use to load it also i can vary that load down to 750 wats
I do have a kill-a-watt, My feeling now is that its the dip when
something comes on that is causing the furnace to drop out


Posted by hubops on October 25, 2010, 12:25 am

  ... Can I ask what brand / model of furnace ?
and/or  what make of controller in the furnace ?
  ...  just for selfish reasons -  I got a new Trane
a couple of years ago that I haven't tested
on my Honda generator yet ...
My old Clare  ( ~ 1990 ) was fine on generator power.
.. it had a White-Rogers controller if I remember.
The Trane people said they haven't heard of any issues.
  Thanks ;  John T.

Posted by Cat22 on October 26, 2010, 6:56 am
 On Sun 10/24/2010 5:25 PM, hubops wrote:

its a Coleman CP9C060B12 gas furnace.

Posted by clare on October 25, 2010, 1:09 am

a steady load, like lights, to get the total load to 700 should allow
the furnace to run just fine. DON'T let the refrige cut in while the
furnace is running.

Only a dual conversion UPS (full online) big enough to handle the
furnace would do any good.

Posted by Cat22 on October 26, 2010, 6:58 am
 On Sun 10/24/2010 6:09 PM, clare@snyder.on.ca wrote:

the furnace specs say its 7.0 amps total unit draw
The motors are variable speed, DC i believe.

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