Parallel Cables and Rain Protection
Back in 2003 when I purchased a pair of Hondas the dealer sold me a set of "parallel cables" before I realized that without the auxillary 30 amp RV plug set-up they were useless. At that time Honda did not offer the companion gen - although I noticed that the very cable set I was sold is today used to operate the companion gen. The 30 amp RV plug setup I had to purchase, with the "attached" parallel cables, ran about $220.00 - if my memory is correct. I've often wondered what the simple parallel cable set I was sold could have actually accomplished - but as time went on I forgot about it. Now that this thread has reminded me I would still like to know --- if anyone has the answer??? As for running the generators in the rain I can't imagine that it would hurt anything - although I've never had the occasion to do so. We never protected our construction generators, or shut them off when it was raining, and they were a lot less protected than the Hondas. One final thought: The parallel box set up - with the 30 amp RV plug - is well-built and it works fine - but it is just one more piece of equipment to deal with. I haven't seen a companion Honda but I was wondering if it would'nt be a fairly simple task to add the necessary components and panel to convert one of my Hondas to a companion gen?
2003 GMC 3500 D/A, CC, LB, 4x4 and 2000 Airstream Excella 30. WBCCI 7074