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Old 08-11-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Hooking up Honda 2000i generators

We have two Honda generators 2000i. We have a few questions about hooking up the generators to our 30' classic.

What kind of cord do you use to hook your generators? Specially, is there a specific brand or type which is better than another? What should we be looking for when we buy a cord? And does length matter? If it's too long, does it affect the power?

Thanks for your help, we appreciate the information.
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Do you mean to hook the gens to the trailer? If so just use your normal shore power cord, with a 15 to 30 amp dog bone to connect to the gen. If you have a regular 2000 and a 2000 companion you'll need a locking 30 amp to rv 30 adaptor as well as the parallel cables between the gens.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:22 PM   #3
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Dave,
Thanks for your reply. Yes, that's what I mean. We have two shore power cords, and I believe one is smaller than the other. I guess I'm wondering if a shorter cord is better than a longer one, my logic is telling me there would be less resistance in a shorter cord, so less fuel is used. But I could be totally off the wall here.

thanks again for your help on this.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:32 PM   #4
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If both are 30 amp cords with #10 wire in them, and are both under 40 feet long, there will be no appreciable difference in them as to voltage, voltage drop, or resistance. No fuel difference will be seen.

Now, if one is a lighter wire, like #12 or #14, you should always use the heavier #10 cable you have, not the lighter one when using appliances like the AC and microwave.
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