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Old 07-19-2015, 02:15 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Loden View Post
I emphatically agree! Outside of an emergency of some kind, attach your regular shore-power cable to the generator. That will charge the batteries using the internal regulator.

Guess you didn't read my post above?

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Old 07-19-2015, 02:42 PM   #16
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Thank all of you very much! I had intended to connect two EF2000is's to the 50amp umbilical with a 30 to 50 dogleg. I got the wrong parallel cable socket for my 30 amp plug and had to abandone that plan. Watch out for that when getting the parallel cable kit. Mine was sold to me when I got the two gens. Not being familiar with generators, my initial concern was could I get them started. Learned somethings about draining and drying out carburetors and use or non use of a chock. Got that under control and went camping. I also did not have a 30 to 15 dogbone. Will be getting one of those. We were using battery power exclusively and I was hoping the DC direct would extend the charge. Batteries worked fine for the three day trip but could not boost the charge with the generator. Now I understand why. It would have been interesting to try out the 50 / 30 / 15 combo to see how effective that would have been. Have purchased the correct parallel cable kit.

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