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Old 06-06-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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How do I connect a Honda 1000?

Ok, maybe dumb question but how do I connect a Honda 1000 gen to my 08 Sport with 30 amp outside plug? Do I make a 30 amp to 110 pigtail? Can I buy that? Will it automatically charge my battery? Or 110 to 110 and plug into outside outlet...

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Old 06-06-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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Yes. You need to get an adapter/pigtail, 30 amp to 20 amp. They are available at any RV store (Camping World for sure). And it will definitely charge your batteries. A 1000 watt Honda will probably not let you make popcorn in the microwave though.
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You can buy a 30 amp to 20 amp converting plug at any RV store and probably walmart. Your regular 30 amp cord will plug into it.
The 30 amp cord and plug is 110 volts, just can handle higher current than a regular plug like you are used to seeing,
Your battery will charge from the converter in your trailer just as though you were plugged into a normal outlet
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I got a pigtail at Wally World and I like it better then the small adapters. The small adapters seems to get loose in the generator from the weight of the plug.
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But that one will not plug into my trailer side. I found some 30-15 amp connectors. I assume this will work?

Amazon.com: Marinco Marine Electrical Shore Power Pigtail AdapterÖ
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You use the 30 amp cable that came with the trailer and plug the male end into the adapter or pigtail Richard described which is then plugged into the generator output.

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