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Old 09-18-2013, 07:11 PM   #29
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Yamaha Generator Question

I have two Yamaha EF2000is generators.
I was unable to utilize them both at the same time util. the parallel wiring access. I purchased from Yamaha.
I checked the breakers and that wasn't an issue. So I just used one at a time which limited what I could do; for instance the drip coffee maker took 15 minutes v. 5 minutes normally.
Any thoughts/suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:36 PM   #30
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I believe you have to have a "companion" generator in order to run them in parallel. You can't run 2 primary generators or 2 companion generators in parallel.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:54 PM   #31
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Not trying to hijack, but this might be relevant, as well.
How many of you 'ground' your genny?

Before I sold my EF2400iS (LP converted ) I would drive a 4' grounding rod into the ground, connected with some #6 AWG bare copper wire.

Never had any issues, just rarely used it. My pair of group 31's outlasted the holding tanks
How did you ever get the ground out of the ground when you left the campground?
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How did you ever get the ground out of the ground when you left the campground?
Good point! For temporary use at a campsite, a large metal tent peg should do just about as well for a grounding rod.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:39 AM   #33
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Good point! For temporary use at a campsite, a large metal tent peg should do just about as well for a grounding rod.
That's what I did, using the two braided copper straps, 'til I realized it still didn't stop the ground fault indication on the TRC monitor.
Had to connect ground to neutral on the dogbone to get rid of the fault indication.

I continue to ground it though...still don't completely trust lectricity.

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The older honda gen had a bolt on parallel kit, this was before the companions were avail. Perhaps the yammles had a similar kit, although I think honda was first. Jim
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