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Old 10-06-2004, 11:08 AM   #1
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Honda 2000 @ 128-129volts....

Greetings.

While testing out my Honda 2000 a few weeks ago, I noticed that the voltage was running a little higher than when plugged in to shore power.

The little AC volt meter that I got from Camping world ussually reads around 115-120 on shore, but with the Honda, it's closer to 128-129.

Is this normal?

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Plug something into the generator - a desk lamp or whatever is handy. Then read the voltage. You need to see what the voltage reads when there is a load (it does not need to be a BIG load) on the generator.

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Old 10-06-2004, 11:25 AM   #3
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Hi Tom.

I had the trailer plugged into the honda, some lights and and fans running in the AS. I have the tester meter thing plugged into one of the 110 outlets in the trailer. So there was a load on the Honda.

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The extra 12V is from the battery?

Ha ha - made you think about it, tho.
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I had the trailer plugged into the honda, some lights and and fans running ...
I personally would rather see closer to 120 vac, but I think most ac devices are rated for 130 vac.

Check your owner's manual for the generator. It should list the output voltage. If it is supposed to be less than 130 vac, borrow another, better voltmeter & check it before visiting the service department.

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I just fired up my EU2000i, and it's putting out 127V, no load, eco throttle on. Eco throttle off, rpm's rise, and the voltage went to 127.9V
I use a wavetek DM-series meter. It's not a precision instrument, but fairly accurate.
I do not think that you've got anything to worry about.
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Agian, thanks for your posts.

Uwe, thaank you for running your generator. I feel more comfortable knowing that this is common with at least two generators, yours and mine.

We are excited about our trip.

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