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Old 10-08-2009, 11:12 PM   #15
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Hi, Carbon Monoxide? Give it some distance.
Very good Point, I didn't think of that one...
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:38 PM   #16
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and no runny with scissors !!!!

guys

pour robbie is ALREADY worried about spiders and boggie men UNDER the bed...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...tch-56769.html

now he's gonna be worried about turning cherry red INSIDE the stream while his wife bakes electric biscuits.

IF either hiyo' or i are camping nearby he can put his genset under OUR trailers...

(that's what do when hiho' is close by) and they look ok (well just a little red) or is it green?

IF he puts it very far from the stream he'll just trip OVER it in the dark...

and stab himself in the heart with the scissors.

wait on second thought DEFINITELY put it 55 feet from the stream...

THEN IF you can gen azazel to run out there STAB HIM in the heart with the scissors...

i've measured this and am sure THIS boggie man booo! won't be able to make it back to the trailer in time....

to pass it on....

camping is VERRRRY SCARRRRY this time of year...

and it's only a matter of time...

time...

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Old 10-09-2009, 07:44 AM   #17
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Hey Robbie,

Voltage Drop is the the death bell to electrical appliances in your AS. Extending the power cord will cause voltage drop to your rig unless you compensate by increase the wire gauge of the supply cords.

TT standard power cords are typically a 10/3 configuration. If you must use an extension, you should aviod using any wire gauge that is smaller. I would keep the length to an absolute minimum, and avoid using multiple AC appliances at a time.


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Old 10-09-2009, 08:18 AM   #18
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

We have one of the 25' 30 amp extension cords of the same gauge as Lucy's OEM 30 amp shore power cord. We have used it on only one occasion at a campground in San Dimas, California where we spent a week using the extension cord. We were using all of Lucy's appliances including the air conditioning. We did not experience any electrical problems. Everything worked as normal.

We have never used the extension cord with our generators. We also have two of the Honda 2000's. We have used the Hondas extensively. We usually place them partially under the rear bumper of the Suburban with the control panel in the keep it out of direct rain and the exhaust out. This also gives us a stable place to chain the generators.

The Hondas are particularly susceptible to theft, and we try to take all the precautions that we can.

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Old 10-09-2009, 08:27 AM   #19
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one more advantage to placing them closer is that you'd be more likely to hear/see someone moving them to a new home.

yeah, what brian said!
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:56 AM   #20
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For the CO concerns, see For safer emergencies, give your power generator some space

Many extension cords these days will include power handling ratings on their packaging. That will serve as a starting point for peak loads.

To see what the cord will do to your electricity, see American Wire Gauge table and AWG Electrical Current Load Limits with skin depth frequencies as it has a nice calculator towards the bottom of the page.

For a single Honda 2000, you should do OK with up to 50' of 12 gauge cord. This is a common heavy duty extension cord.

If your needs involve two of these gensets, then a 10 gauge 'contractors' extension cord is needed and those are hard to find.

Once you get past 50' or so or need more power, then you need to take care to make sure power delivery under load doesn't drag down the voltage too much as suggested above. Also, as suggested, make sure that the cords, and especially the plugs, don't get hot.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:19 PM   #21
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I am planning on running my honda this weekend and wanted to try to add another 25 ft to my existing excella cord which is abouty 30' I think, is this ok ?

What do you think is the longest a person could extend the heavy duty cords and not take away power from the generator ?


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Hi Robbie,
How did your weekend power turn out?
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Ken, sorry for the late reply. We had a great 1st weekend camping in our AS. We ran the honda twins a lot using about 45 ft. of power cord and ran refrig. and micro/convection oven and everything else in the camper with not even a burp out of my hondas. (cord connections stayed cold)

I even ran eco throttle with that distance and it ran micro/convection perfectly with just a little throttle up when started.

Everything in the camper worked perfectly for the first trip and this 31 footer pulled like a dream up a steep moutain to 2600 ft with my f 250 super duty.........sure was proud of that 2001 truck.

Weather: Rained the whole time, so foggy you could not see over 100 ft. and we loved it. Ate gravy and biscuits, sausage and eggs, burgers and hot dogs were grilled, and watched Andy Griffith, 2000 leagues under the sea on my wife new dvd player...........what more could you want ?

Oh, we saw a cute little bear too.......


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Ken, sorry for the late reply. We had a great 1st weekend camping in our AS. We ran the honda twins a lot using about 45 ft. of power cord and ran refrig. and micro/convection oven and everything else in the camper with not even a burp out of my hondas. (cord connections stayed cold)

I even ran eco throttle with that distance and it ran micro/convection perfectly with just a little throttle up when started.

Everything in the camper worked perfectly for the first trip and this 31 footer pulled like a dream up a steep moutain to 2600 ft with my f 250 super duty.........sure was proud of that 2001 truck.

Weather: Rained the whole time, so foggy you could not see over 100 ft. and we loved it. Ate gravy and biscuits, sausage and eggs, burgers and hot dogs were grilled, and watched Andy Griffith, 2000 leagues under the sea on my wife new dvd player...........what more could you want ?

Oh, we saw a cute little bear too.......


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Hey that's great. I figure it would work OK. I'm glad you had a good time. Did you get a picture of the bear.
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