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Old 04-28-2007, 12:08 PM   #15
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The down side of making one up with the three prong plugs that if one should come out accidentally it will be live if the other gen. is running . The torpedo type plugs for the honda parellel cable is protected on the outside.
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Old 04-28-2007, 01:50 PM   #16
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I do not use the parallel setup as a 30 to 15 adapter. I use a seperate 30 to 15 adapter.
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:55 PM   #17
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I do not use the parallel setup as a 30 to 15 adapter. I use a seperate 30 to 15 adapter.
I was refering to the picture in n2916s post , not sure what your set up is .
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Old 04-28-2007, 04:09 PM   #18
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How do you keep from connecting the generators "out of phase" with each other?
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Old 04-28-2007, 05:31 PM   #19
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How do you keep from connecting the generators "out of phase" with each other?
When you use the banana plugs on the parellel cable the gererators automatically adjust for it.
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Old 04-28-2007, 05:48 PM   #20
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I know that a buck saved is a buck earned but, when you're dropping close to 2 grand for the two Hondas, and you're not that savvy with the electrical side of things, go ahead and spring for the peace of mind afforded by someone else's sound engineering! This is, by no means, meant to discredit those who know what they're doing - or are otherwise comfortable with a home-built setup. I applaud their skill and bravado!
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If you look at the wiring diagram the Standard outlets are in parallel with the bananna plugs. Just not fuse protected. You can get a couple extra amps that way. That is what I recall.
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If you look at the wiring diagram the Standard outlets are in parallel with the bananna plugs. Just not fuse protected. You can get a couple extra amps that way. That is what I recall.
That is correct , either will work fine . My only caution was when using the standard outlets , if one should come out with the gen. running you would have a live end exposed.
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I know that a buck saved is a buck earned but, when you're dropping close to 2 grand for the two Hondas, and you're not that savvy with the electrical side of things, go ahead and spring for the peace of mind afforded by someone else's sound engineering! This is, by no means, meant to discredit those who know what they're doing - or are otherwise comfortable with a home-built setup. I applaud their skill and bravado!
I agree with Cracker. Unless you know what you are doing, being a "cheapskate" can come back to bite you on your rear-end big time!
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I have read some forum posts stating that combining the 110v outlets on the two generators limits total output to 20 amps (due to circuit breaker on each generator). They state that the banana plug circuit bypasses the circuit breaker so the total output of the combined generators (26.6 amps) is available. Does anyone know if this is true?
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They state that the banana plug circuit bypasses the circuit breaker so the total output of the combined generators (26.6 amps) is available. Does anyone know if this is true?
I know it to be a fact this method can provide at least 30 amps (tested with resistive heater/blow dryer elements). Unfortunately, MCM no longer carries the shielded banana plugs and I don't know of another source for them.
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