Welcome to our Coleman product-related section.

Here, you'll find customer questions we have received, and relevant answers we have shared with those customers in regards to using their Coleman products with our EasyStart™ product line. If you don't find the answers you need here, please feel free to contact us directly.

 

Q:
I have a Coleman Mach 8 15K that I’m getting ready to mount (shell off renovation of a 1958 airstream).
There isn’t room in the electrical box, even with the start cap removed, your box is longer.
The only place I see to mount it under the shroud would interfere with cool air flow off the indoor coil.
It looks like the only viable place is between the compressor and the outdoor motor and make a cover.
Any suggestions??


A:
Attached are the wiring diagram and the suggested mounting locations for the EasyStart 364 into the Coleman Mach 8


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Q:
I just placed an order for an Easy Start module for my travel trailer.
It has a Coleman - Mach III a/c unit.
Can you send the wiring instructions?


A:
Here is the wiring diagram for the Coleman Mach 3, and also an illustration of suggested locations where to mount the EasyStart.


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Q:

I recently purchased and received the Easy Start 364 to install on my Coleman Mach 8 AC.
I understand there is a specific installation sheet for this model.  
Also the space in the box covering the current capacitors is very small.
Where do people install the 364 unit on a Mach 8?   


A:
Here is the EasyStart 364 wiring diagram for your Coleman Mach 8, and suggested mounting locations.


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Q:

I just placed an order for an Easy Start module for my travel trailer.
It has a Coleman - Mach III a/c unit.
Can you send the wiring instructions?


A:
Attached is the wiring diagram for the Coleman Mach 3, and also an illustration of suggested locations where to mount the EasyStart.

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Q:

I am planning on installing your EasyStart 354 Soft Starter on my Coleman Mach II 15,000 btu rv ac.
My ac has the capability of being a heat pump plus when the temp gets down below 38 degrees it will start an electrical heater.
Is there any other changes needed to the wiring to make this installation?


A:
We are very familiar with all of the Coleman Mach models, including the Mach 1, Mach 3, Mach 3+, Mach 8, and Mach 15, but we've never heard of a Mach 2 before.  
We do see that there is a Mach "HP2" on their website now, which advertises as both a reverse-cycle heat pump and electric heat model, so perhaps that is what you're talking about.

In any case, the EasyStart 364 will be compatible with your system, regardless of the fact that it is a heat pump and/or has electric heat.

Attached is a wiring diagram for the Mach 1 or Mach 3+ models that is likely very similar to yours (less the electric heat wiring which is not affected at all by EasyStart anyway).

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Q:

On my RV Trailer I have a Coleman Mach 3 Plus air conditioner and use a Yamaha EF2000iS generator. Will this combination work?


A:
We've had hundreds of customers install EasyStarts into 13.5k or 15kBTU A/C and successfully start and run on their 2000W generators.

Unfortunately, we have found that not all 2000W generators are built alike. Such is the case with the Yamaha EF2000iS.

We have multiple confirmed successes on the Honda EU2000i, the Westinghouse 2000iXLT, the Kipor Sinemaster IG2000p, and the Yamaha EF2000iSv2.

Therefore, if your Yamaha is the older model (non-v2) variant, then EasyStart may not work for you.

We ran into this issue a few months ago and we sorted it out in an Airstream forum thread that went on for quite some time.

Several people were able to research and find out that Yamaha - in an attempt to better compete with Honda - realized that their original EF2000iS 2000W generator was truly not 2000W, and so they had to made design changes and introduce the v2 model (about 3 years ago) that is now on par with the Honda EU2000i.  

The older Yamaha like yours (assuming it’s the EF2000iS) cannot sustain much above 1600W after startup, so since most RV A/Cs draw in the neighborhood of 1750W, especially on a hot day, the older Yamaha model was always declaring an overload fault above 1600W and well under 2000W. 

Turns out, the generator really needs to be able to sustain close 2000W in order to keep any RV A/C running and also have at least some headroom for other unavoidable auxiliary loads in your trailer.  

Power management is a must of course under such conditions.

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Q:

I just ordered an EasyStart™ 364 (3-ton) Soft Starter.
It was suggested that I could get support material for a specific AC model.
I have a Coleman Mach (Airxcel) model 48254C869-15K(B).
Any material available would be helpful for my DIY installation.


A:
The Coleman model number you cited appears to be their Mach 15, high performance model.
Attached is the EasyStart wiring diagram for this particular model and an illustration of the best locations to mount the EasyStart.

Unlike what was done in our YouTube video, the new IP65 EasyStarts may not quite fit inside the electric box. But no worries as the EasyStart 364 is fully weatherproof and can be mounted outside the electric box.

Its wire harness still should be routed back inside the electric box though, to accomplish all of the electrical connections in that protected space.

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Q:

Purchasing a #364 for my Coleman Mach 8 (low profile) 15K BTU rooftop air conditioner.
If you have a model specific wiring diagram for that air conditioner and a preferred mounting place for the 364 I would greatly appreciate you emailing them to me.
Does it matter what the outside temp is when I start the AC 5 times during the learning cycles?
The AC unit would draw more when the temps are 90 degrees+ then in the 70 degrees range.?


A:
Although the outside temperature does affect the steady-state running amps of your air conditioner as you stated, it has a negligible effect the learning startup operation of the EasyStart, primarily due to the 5-minute short cycle prevention timer.

Here is the wiring diagram.

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Q:

Saturday I received an EasyStart ASY-364-X20-IP for application on my RV.
I'm wondering if additional installation info is available.
The unit it's going on is an AIRXCEL/Coleman-Mach model # 48253C969.


A:
According to Coleman's website, your model 48253C969 is the Coleman Mach 3+.
Attached is the EasyStart 364 wiring diagram specifically for that unit

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Q:

You know by any chance which easy start I need for Dometic Air Conditioner model 57915, 13500BTU?


A:
The Dometic Brisk II model 57915 would use the EasyStart 364 ASY-364-X20-IP, available at this link.

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Q:

I purchased the  easy start 364 for my coleman 15000 btu ac.
Would you have specific instructions for my unit.


A:
There are a few different Coleman models, the Mach 1, the Mach 3, the Mach 3+, the Mach 15, and the Mach 8.
Here are some of the wiring diagrams we have available for these models.

Contact us if you are unsure of the exact model you have.

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Q:

I recently purchased and received the Easy Start 364 to install on my Coleman Mach 8 AC.
I understand there is a specific installation sheet for this model.  
Also the space in the box covering the current capacitors is very small.
Where do people install the 364 unit on a Mach 8?   


A:
Here is the EasyStart 364 wiring diagram for your Coleman Mach 8 and a photo of the suggested mounting location.

 
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Q:

I'm away from my camper.
It is a Forest River with 13.5 AC unit but I'm not sure of the make.
Do I need to know the make to order the EasyStart?
If not, what model should I order?


A:
The EasyStart 364 (ASY-364-X20-IP) is compatible with any 13.5kBTU RV rooftop A/C.
If you specify the exact model of your A/C, we may be able to provide some more specific installation instructions beyond the generic ones online and that come with the EasyStart.

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Q:
I have a Keystone Cougar Trailer with a AIRXCEL 48000 Series Air Conditioner.
Do you have the wiring diagram needed for this unit in order to install the EasyStart 364?

A:
The Coleman 48000 series is all of their high-profile Mach units (Mach 1, 3, 3+, 15, etc.)
Please visit our new EasyStart™ Knowledge Bank, recently added to our website.
There you will find helpful information, installation guides, and a library of wiring diagrams for various rooftop makes and models, including a variety of Colemans.
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Q:
I have a Coleman-Mach 15 BTU a/c on my six year old travel trailer.
I installed a SUPCO SPP6 Relay/Capacitor Hard Start Kit, but it is otherwise stock.
I run it with 2x Honda EU2000i generators.
I'm interested in your product particularly if it allows me to run the a/c with a single generator (...and, ideally, a single gen at 6000 feet, though it would be useful at lower elevations... but 2500 feet at a minimum given we frequently camp in the 2000-2500 foot range).

Will your product accomplish my goal of a single EU2000i running my 15k BTU a/c at a minimum of 2500'?
If it does not, can I return it?
Which of your product would you recommend?
Is the Supco hardstart cap I installed appropriate to use with your product?

A:
Yes, installing the EasyStart 364 on your Coleman Mach 15 will allow you to start and run it from a single Honda EU2000i generator.
As far as altitude goes, we've had reports from other customer meetings with success up to about 4000' on gasoline.
Above that, the generator typically requires rejetting in order to operate at full power.
Also please realize that the Coleman Mach 15 can draw upwards to 1900W on a hot day, so it will consume all of the generator capacity.
That means you have to ensure just about everything inside of your trailer is manually switched over to propane operation or turned off, including the converter/battery charger (which is often hard to find the breaker for).
Many converter/battery chargers can draw upwards to 1000W when in rapid charge mode or when many 12V loads (e.g. lights and fans) are turned on since it will attempt to source the power from AC power rather than allowing the batteries to be discharged.
This often fools customers and the Honda ends up overloading, and they then think something is wrong with the EasyStart.

Whenever you install the EasyStart, you must remove or defeat any factory-installed or aftermarket (e.g. Supco) hard start kit.

If you have any further technical questions about EasyStart, please visit our new EasyStart™ Knowledge Bank, recently added to our website.
There you will find helpful information, installation guides, and a library of wiring diagrams for various rooftop makes and models at this link.

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Q:
I have a RV motorhome with 2 Coleman units (1) 15K w/Heat Pump" & (1) 13.5 K regular A/C only.
My question is regarding electrical hook-up to a 30Amp plug-in.
Do I need and "easy start" for each A/C unit to make both A/C's work on 30 AMP or will using 1 easy start on only one A/C unit be sufficient?

A:
With both A/C units turned on and cycling on and off to achieve room temperature in their respective locations, their compressors will be cycling on and off separately under the control of the Dometic Multi-zone thermostat.
Therefore, you cannot control which A/C turns on first or last, and if another A/C is already running.
Therefore, in order to be able to run both on a 30A utility hook-up, you need to install an EasyStart into both units since the starting surge of either A/C while the other A/C is already running will cause your trailer to exceed 30A by potentially enough to trip the utility box breaker.

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 Q:
Hi - I am interested in your easystart 364 product so I can run AC on a nice quiet EU2000i generator in our RV.
My RV and AC is pretty old - vintage 1993. Coleman 7330-714 unit.
Do you have a wiring guide for something this old?
Also, I'll eventually need to replace that AC so I have to wonder if your easystart will also work on more modern units like heat pumps, etc.

A:
According to the only information I could find online, the 7330-714 number you specified is the ceiling unit, not the rooftop unit itself.
There are typically 2 separate model numbers for the inside ceiling unit and the outside main A/C unit for all makes of rooftop A/Cs.

Nevertheless, the EasyStart 364 most certainly can be made to work, even with very old A/C units.
We likely have no wiring diagram for you now, but if you can gain access to the roof unit by taking off its cover, there should be a wiring diagram underneath on the cover of the electric box.
Photograph it and send it to me, and I'll draw in where the EasyStart wires.

While you're at it, you can get the actual rooftop model number while you're up there and I can look it up in the Coleman/Airxcel database at this link.

Also, if down the road you purchase a new A/C unit, you can move the EasyStart from the old unit over to the new unit.
All you have to do is reinitiate the 5-start learning process which the EasyStart carries out.
This is very easy to do and is explained in the installation manual.

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 Q:
I'm installing an Easystart 364 on a Coleman Mach 10 HP.
I don't see the correct wiring diagram online.
I have attached my diagram.
Could someone email or call me with the correct info.

A:
Here is the Coleman Mach 10 HP EasyStart 364 Wiring Diagram at this link.
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