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Old 12-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Which Parallel Kit for Honda 2000i

Based mostly on advice here, and hearing honda's run at events, I bought two Honda 2000i's today. I didn't get the companion model so I need to buy a Parallel kit with the 30amp plug.

Gentran looks like the best price - $99 online, but they list two different models.

One has athe RV receptical and the other has the House 30A receptical.
I don't expect to use these for the house, my furnace can run off 20A. but is there an advantage to either?

What do you recomend.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:47 AM   #2
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By "house" I assume you mean the 30 amp round plug, instead of the RV plug that looks a bit like a dryer plug. If so, I'd go with the house receptacle and then buy an adapter to go to RV, unless they make adapters to go from RV to house (I've never seen one). Maximum flexibility.

(The Companion model has the round 30 amp plug in it, so it's not like you're really doing anything differently here.)
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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At first I was leaning toward the round "house" plug since that seems to be standard on larger generators and the companion but I just can't think of any reason I'd use it. Nothing in my house runs on 30A, not even my welder.

Right now I'm thinking why buy the round plug version when that just adds another adapter I could loose or have problems with.

I'm also wondering why there is more than one 30A receptical but I'm an accountant and this isn't really my area of expertise is it.
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If agree with Skater...If you ever want to use the dual gennies to power your home, get the 30-amp round plug that is a twist-n-turn...I believe you will need this sort of plug to connect to your home using a transfer switch...then get a $15 adapter to convert the twist-n-turn to a regular 30-amp female plug to accept the male end of your rig's shore power cord. If you want to run an appliance or tool directly that doesn't require 30 amps, them just use one generator with the regular household 15-amp plugs. This way you have all options open to you.
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