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Old 10-25-2007, 10:22 AM
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I just came across a pair of these units, and looking for a little info from those of you have have one. I keep noticing all over the place online, there are two differient paralell kits available, one is just cables, the other has some sort of box involved. Many of the websites list them as both being compatible with this unit, given the huge cost differience between them, what is the whole story.

Also, have any of you made your own extended run kit rather buying one. The ones available for sale look simple enough, I can't see the point in paying that much money when I already have everything needed except for the caps to go on the tanks.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:33 AM
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Go to this site, then down towards the bottom -"accessories" and they give 2 pics and details.

http://mayberrys.com/honda/generator/models/eu2000i.htm
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:08 PM
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Jimm - 10/25/2007 10:33 AM

Go to this site, then down towards the bottom -"accessories" and they give 2 pics and details.

http://mayberrys.com/honda/generator/models/eu2000i.htm
yep thats the one that will give you what you need
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:43 PM
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has anyone actually poped the cover off of one of these "kits". What they appear to be is from all of the pics I have seen appear to simply consist of the mount, an outlet, and a 30 amp breaker. is that all there is to it? if so, that is easy enough to wire up.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:46 PM
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Hate to do this to you but here's another link.

http://www.rv.net/forum/

Somewhere in there aguy talks about making his own rig for about a tenth of the cost of buying one. Lotts lookin'; sorry.
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:59 PM
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I think there is somthing to it. The motors have to synced, right?
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:04 PM
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autoban, you can do it yourself. I had two in parallel powering my 5th wheel AC. It is very simple. the kit you see with the cool looking wires will give you 20A on one of the plugs. You ever get down to Charleston? I sold the 5ver and have both types of parallel setups.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:13 PM
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Two AC generators operated in parallel must be not only at the same speed but also the same phase to be paralleled. Doing so it not at all difficult but you do have to know what you're doing. Honda generators don't make AC. They use an inverter technology, making DC and converting it to AC. In this case engine speedis insignificant.You'll sometimes get a reverse polarity on the boat's AC panel indicator when you use them versus shore power.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:32 PM
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Just thought of something- the box gives you one 30 amp outlet while using the individual outlets on the Hondas give you two 20 amp outlets each, even though the machine will only put a max of about 16 amps each. Do you really need a 30 amp outlet?
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:05 PM
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Jimm - 10/25/2007 6:32 PM

Just thought of something- the box gives you one 30 amp outlet while using the individual outlets on the Hondas give you two 20 amp outlets each, even though the machine will only put a max of about 16 amps each. Do you really need a 30 amp outlet?
not most of the time, but should I need to run something larger, it would be handy. I would not have bought these, but would have gotten a larger unit if I were paying for them, but these were free. Just trying to be able to maximize their usefulness. I already have everything at work to do the extended run setup, just need a couple of outboard quick connect fittings & I will be able to use a gas can that I already own. Just playing with them some today, I can already see many uses around the house where these will be easier than dragging out a couple hundred feet of 12/3 extension cords.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:26 PM
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What I like about them is that you can easily carry 50 lbs in each hand not so easy to carry a 4kw genset.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:31 PM
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the light weight is a huge advantage needless to say. I have access through work to plenty of bigger units, up to 100 kw if needed, hopefully this pair will be enough to avoid having to drag any of the smaller construction grade units home for special projects.
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