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Old 09-18-2010, 09:12 PM   #21
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We just purchased two Honda EU2000i generators to run our air conditioner. Before plugging in our Airstream, I plugged in the three-light circuit tester; and the red light and one yellow light came on, instead of the two yellow lights, indicating the hot and neutral are reversed on the generators.

Is this normal, and is it safe to use like this? It seems hard to believe that Honda wired two generators wrong.

Thanks in advance for your responses...
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:28 PM   #22
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...Is this normal, and is it safe to use like this? It seems hard to believe that Honda wired two generators wrong...
this thread OR the linked threads inside may help...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...tor-67263.html

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Old 09-18-2010, 11:20 PM   #23
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Thanks for the link. This one seemed the most helpful: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...not-42337.html

While re-reading the owners manual, I found the same text about "If the generator is tested with a receptacle tester, it will not show the same ground circuit condition as for a home receptacle"; and I was hoping that an electrician would explain in lay terms what this means. It eludes to an error condition like a ground fault might be OK, but I was hoping an "expert" would set my mind at ease.

BryanL and Motoman seem the most knowledgeable on this subject, and I think their explanations make me more confident in just plugging our Airstream into the Hondas. However, it's surprising how many other conflicting opinions there were on this subject. I have worked a little with home AC circuits, and a lot more with auto, boat and RV 12-volt wiring; and I have a background in military and commercial electronics. However, I readily admit I know nothing about Honda portable generators and inverter circuits, other than they generate enough voltage and current to electrocute you.

Again, thanks for the link...

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FYI:

Legend for IDEAL-Sperry Outlet Circuit Tester, Model 61-500

RED|YEL|YEL
OFF|ON_|OFF = Open ground
OFF|OFF|ON_ = Open neutral
OFF|OFF|OFF = Open hot
ON_|OFF|ON_ = Hot/Ground reversed
ON_|ON_|OFF = Hot/Neutral reversed - Evidently this is OK for Honda generators (?)
OFF|ON_|ON_ = Correct

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ON_|ON_|OFF = Honda EU2000i

Note: Sorry the table above is a little crude, but this site doesn't allow the use of tabs or tables.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:36 AM   #24
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Looks like I grabbed the wrong link. This one works: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...not-42337.html

Helpful info is on page 2.
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