Mobile Food Truck Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine

Old 06-07-15, 09:51 AM
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Mobile Food Truck Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine

We're looking at running a mobile food trailer in California that will have a Taylor C709-27 Soft Serve Ice Cream machine run out of it.

Taylor C709-27 Specs:
Volts 208-230
Hz 60
PH 1


Min. Circuit Ampacity 24A
Max. Fuse or Circuit Branch 35A
Total Amps 21A

Our current power source is a Honda eu7000is which a 7000 watt generator with 5500 continuous watts.

We've pluged the Taylor C709-27 directly into the Honda eu7000is generator and the Taylor tuns on fine but when the machine goes to the freeze mode it shuts down and says power failure.

1.) Is this due to the surge watts exceeding the Honda eu7000is 7000 watt surge limit?
2.) Could the Taylor Ice Cream machine need more than 7000 watts when it first starts up?
3.)Also that same cool cycle will run again for about 5 minutes every hour or two to insure the ice cream in the machine stays cool, will this cause further issues?

Thanks so much for any help or insight to this unusual problem.

Last edited by Travis Huhn; 06-07-15 at 10:23 AM. Reason: more info
Old 06-07-15, 09:59 AM
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Welcome to the forums! We first need you to fill out your profile. We don't know where you are located, so if not in North America, your electrical requirements may be different than what we are accustomed to giving advice for.

To answer your question, yes the compressor may cause a draw down of more than the capacity of the generator. If there is a FLA notation on the machine, let us know what that is. A picture of the electrical nameplate would help, too.
Old 06-07-15, 10:25 AM
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This is an electrical question so moved to Electrical Forum. Members location is U.S.
Old 06-07-15, 10:45 AM
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Voltage 120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency: 60 Hertz
Alternator: Inverter
Auto Voltage Regulation: Yes
Fuel Type Gasoline
Rated Amps: 23 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)

For the Techs, above is some data on the generator.
Old 06-07-15, 11:38 AM
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Generators are notoriously overrated. Compressor motors can draw 3 times the normal running current. You likely need a bigger generator which is also pointed out by the specs Handyone posted of your generator.

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