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Old 06-04-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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Honda Gen question - after search

I did a search on the honda questions..... decided to go with the Honda's - 2 eu2000i. Learned alot BUT I get to the honda dealer and he said that I CANNOT run higher than the plug outlet alots.... 20 amps. He suggested a RV kit....$280....said that would take care of it. Still need the piece that hooks the two together...

Do I need this or can I use an adapter so the rv plug can hook up to the hondas... He also said that by hooking up without the rv kit will only give about 3500 watts......

All I want to do is have a generator to charge my batteries, run my a/c 13,500 btu, watch tv......

And I would get the eu3000 but I am disabled and not able to move a 100 + lb machine in and out of my excursion.....

Any help would be much appreciated....
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:12 PM   #2
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Here's what member RoadKingMoe did: Honda Parallel Setup
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:47 PM   #3
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Here is a link to the Gen-tran web site. This is the kit that we use to link our Honda EU 2000's together. You will only need to use both Hondas when you want to run your A/C.
Gentran Corporation: Generator Transfer switches for home & business

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Old 06-04-2007, 02:10 PM   #4
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Get the parrellel kit. Run 30 amps without blinking. And the fuel economy with the Honda Generators is amazing. Very quiet on conserve mode.
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Another thing about the Honda eu2000 is the reliability. I have had one for over five years and it just keeps on pluggin'. I keep it outside on the back porch and it winters in temps well below zero and always starts right up. I use it for backup at home now, but will be taking it along on the next trip!
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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That was what I needed to know..... Thanks again for all the input....
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:06 AM   #7
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The Two Honda eu2000i with give you 3,200 running watts. The Honda eu3000i is slightly quieter believe it or not but is not quite enough to run the 13,500 btu A/C in most Airstreams. Get the 30 amp. adapter. It give's you 25 contuous amps. and as stated here you only need to hook to two together when running the A/C. One will run most everything else and sip gas.
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Just bought the 2 Honda 2000Is and the Gen Tran connector 30amp.
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Is everyone else able to run their A/C with the dual EU2000 setup? We blow the breaker nearly every time we try to do that. Something must be wrong somewhere, I suppose.
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Make sure that you're using the GenTran type setup with the included 30 amp plug, or similar, vs the parallel cord set that Honda sells. GenTran runs about $265, or thereabouts, whereas the parallel cord set is about $29. I don't know what you can do with the parallel cord set - but I do know that it won't let you run the A/C - and it definitely doesn't include a 30 amp plug!
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Yeah, I've got a good 30 amp setup, not sure who manufactured it though. I'm wondering if I need a shorter 30 amp cable. My wife says the one we have is noticeably warm to the touch when we're on shore power and running the A/C.
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You need ot replace the cable and or connectors. it should not be warm.
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You need ot replace the cable and or connectors. it should not be warm.
We're home now after a two week vacation in the trailer. We had a 30 amp box added to the outdoor electrical system last year. I'll fire up the A/C and see if the cable gets warm here too.
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We're home now after a two week vacation in the trailer. We had a 30 amp box added to the outdoor electrical system last year. I'll fire up the A/C and see if the cable gets warm here too.
With the A/C running, it may get warm. The problem is when it gets warm when the A/C is not running. It should NEVER get hot.
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