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Old 10-27-2020, 10:04 AM   #1
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Easy Start question

Hello,

My 2004 Classic 25í with a 13,500 domestic will run on my Wen 2000 generator. I performed a short test but donít want to damage it.

I removed the cover while painting the roof with Bus Kote hoping the previous owner had already installed an easy start but I donít see one.

Can you give me some basics of where to mount the easy start and where I should connect the wires?

Thanks
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Download the EasyStart Installation Guide. It's quite well done. https://www.microair.net/products/ea...r-conditioners
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Will I need the generator bonding plug for $18.?? Dollars ?
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Also and hopefully last couple questions.

Why would the Yellow wire be cut and capped off? And

Why is the white wire so long and tied in a knot?

PS: I ordered the easy start and the rooftop install kit.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:51 AM   #5
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Will I need the generator bonding plug for $18.?? Dollars ?
My WEN generators do not couple the gnd and neutral inside. If yours is the same, you will also need a bonding plug. To do it right youíll also need a grounding rod. You do this so the chassis of the trailer doesnít float and provide nasty little shocks when you grab the door handle 😀
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The easy start unit can be mounted wherever there is room. I queried them on locatiion in 2017 and they had changed over to a waterproof box so it can be mounted outside the electrical box.

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The photo is for a Coleman, but I assume you have similar open areas.
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My WEN generators do not couple the gnd and neutral inside. If yours is the same, you will also need a bonding plug. To do it right youíll also need a grounding rod. You do this so the chassis of the trailer doesnít float and provide nasty little shocks when you grab the door handle 😀

I'm going to trust Mike Sokol about needing a grounding rod. According to him, you don't need one. That and I can't see pounding an 8 foot rod into the ground at every camp site.


https://www.rvtravel.com/rv-electric...unding-part-2/


Also, you can make your own neutral bond plug for under $5. Lots of instructions on making one on the web.
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I'm going to trust Mike Sokol about needing a grounding rod. According to him, you don't need one. That and I can't see pounding an 8 foot rod into the ground at every camp site.


https://www.rvtravel.com/rv-electric...unding-part-2/


Also, you can make your own neutral bond plug for under $5. Lots of instructions on making one on the web.


Don't use a grounding rod.

Build your own bonding plug. I spent $4.99 on mine.
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I'm going to trust Mike Sokol about needing a grounding rod. According to him, you don't need one. That and I can't see pounding an 8 foot rod into the ground at every camp site.


https://www.rvtravel.com/rv-electric...unding-part-2/


Also, you can make your own neutral bond plug for under $5. Lots of instructions on making one on the web.
How about a 6’ rod? �� Actually you should re-read the article. He talks about campground power utilizing a ground rod to protect you from hot skin stray voltage. When you’re using a generator you’re not connected to campground power. Then you what keeps the trailer chassis potential from floating high (hot skin)? Nothing.

It’s true that you don’t need a ground rod for everything to work. It’s also true that ground impedance is relatively high, but with ground currents being very small it doesn’t take much to pull the trailer chassis to ground potential or close. Also your trailer chassis could be grounded through the jack post if not on plastic or wood blocks.

In my opinion lack of a ground rod doesn’t present a hazardous condition because of ground impedance involved, but you could experience a little momentary bite as you complete the path to ground through your body.
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