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Old 02-21-2021, 12:28 PM   #1
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Honda eu2200i Power

We are in Houston and, like everyone else here, lost power for an extended period in cold weather. I have a Genconnex propane converted Honda eu2200i. I plugged in two space heaters, one labeled at 1500 watts and the other at 1000 watts. The generator ran both for extended periods of time as well as a couple of LED lights. Not sure how it worked, but I was grateful it worked. I think that Honda is pretty conservative in saying what this generator can deliver and I don't think running it on propane is hurting much.

Just thought I would share this data point.
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:32 PM   #2
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I had a very similar experience this week, although I have the Hutch Mountain conversion kits. I'm really impressed by the Honda performance, as I had it overloaded for hours at a time, and it pulled through perfectly.
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:50 PM   #3
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Yes a wonderful product. I understand you lose a little performance when you convert to propane...to boot!
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I did the Hutch Mountain conversion several weeks ago. Then the storm hit and we were without power for a bit more than comfortable.

I now know I need to put an extension cord through the patio ceiling into the house so I could actually use those wonderful conversions without leaving a door open to run the cord...

Aww S*** moment fer sher!
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:20 AM   #5
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We are in Houston and, like everyone else here, lost power for an extended period in cold weather. I have a Genconnex propane converted Honda eu2200i. I plugged in two space heaters, one labeled at 1500 watts and the other at 1000 watts. The generator ran both for extended periods of time as well as a couple of LED lights. Not sure how it worked, but I was grateful it worked. I think that Honda is pretty conservative in saying what this generator can deliver and I don't think running it on propane is hurting much.

Just thought I would share this data point.
My space heaters draw different wattages based upon the "low" vs. "high" settings and that the advertised capacity is based upon the high setting.

Glad you were prepared and hopefully the power outages were no more than a nuisance as it seems many (at least reported by the news) were unprepared.
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Old 02-26-2021, 07:28 AM   #6
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For those running the Hutch mountain propane conversion, just remember that the large regulator that comes with the kit has to be oriented with the "arrow" pointing up. After some frustrating moments with the generator not starting and after a call to Hutch mountain, they sent me a little stand for the regulator to keep it in the right position.

I never saw the arrow on the back of the regulator!!
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Old 02-26-2021, 07:38 AM   #7
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We are in Houston and, like everyone else here, lost power for an extended period in cold weather. I have a Genconnex propane converted Honda eu2200i. I plugged in two space heaters, one labeled at 1500 watts and the other at 1000 watts. The generator ran both for extended periods of time as well as a couple of LED lights. Not sure how it worked, but I was grateful it worked. I think that Honda is pretty conservative in saying what this generator can deliver and I don't think running it on propane is hurting much.

Just thought I would share this data point.
Congrats for being prepared for the recent Texas winter storm.
You had a generator, and for totally new people to the whole Airstream/ power thing,a generator, unlike solar, will keep you from freezing.
A gasoline or propane generator. Even a small 2200 Starting watts Honda, is true on demand heat generation, as this poster shows.
With solar, it may have kept a cell phone charged, at 10 degrees.Even a solar system costing thousands, would have left a Airstream totally freezing, for days.
Thats the fact of the matter.
For true on demand, 24/7/365 electrical power, a generator is essential.
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I have no experience with the propane option but we really appreciated our 2 Hondas last week, one on the house and one on the AS which kept things from freezing, we ran out of Propane for heating the AS after three days, but the little Hondas kept us going. We were getting about 8 hours per tank of gas on the one running the AS.
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I have one of the Genconnex EU-2000's and since my home furnace runs on propane and a 120 VAC-15 amp service I had it ready with my carport installed quick-connect JIC. I'm not sure how but this rural city in central Texas did not lose power. Normally a hard rain would bring the electricity grid down. We can run the furnace this way but the 3-Ton A/C is a no-go for 2000 watts!

When I bought the Genconnex they were pretty new to the Hondas and was told that Honda under rates them just to be sure to deliver. I've run the 15K BTU A/C with an Easystart at 5000 ft on that propane powered Honda 2000 on ECO, very impressed.
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I have no experience with the propane option but we really appreciated our 2 Hondas last week, one on the house and one on the AS which kept things from freezing, we ran out of Propane for heating the AS after three days, but the little Hondas kept us going. We were getting about 8 hours per tank of gas on the one running the AS.
Well done!You were prepared with tried+ true, on demand electrical ,sustained generator power.
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We have two of the Genconnex propane Honda generators. Our house is on distributed propane so can just hook up to our BBQ tap on the patio, but also keep a large propane bottle in addition to the AS propane, so we are pretty well covered. Even if we have to go "camp" in the AS. For the most recent Texas fiasco we were very fortunate to just have rolling blackouts. Pretty much snowed in so shared provisions and gasoline with neighbors. A good UPS is a nice quiet option for TV and Internet.
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