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Old 06-15-2012, 05:23 AM   #21
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Sweet....u can never have enough tools.
A very nice set up. Quiet with enough capacity to run your AC.
Did the pair of gens. come with a parraleling kit or did u have to buy that separate ?
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:48 AM   #22
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I haven't picked one up yet. I like the Champion 2000 sets from costco but even running them in parrallel there is no 30 AMP plug.They also do the Powerhouse 3100 inverter which i might go with when it comes on sale.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:18 PM   #23
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A 30 amp plug is a nice feature....I was thinking of using my adapter plug when I buy the 2nd Champion and parrallell kit.
Know u got me thinking if using the adapter plug is safe or appropriate to use.
Any thoughts from any one else about using an adapter plug?
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:50 PM   #24
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Hey Coops, the setup came with the parallel cable. As for the adapter plug, I don't think its an issue but I don't know for sure so erred on the side of caution. I would imagine it depends on your amperage draw, if you start getting close to 30, you might heat that little sucker up. One thing to note about the Champions is that they are reduced to 66% output in parallel mode so you don't get the full 4000W like you do in the Hondas. But still, should be more than adequate for most uses and will start a 13.5K BTU AC, which requires 2800W for startup (according to Honda's website). JC
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:18 PM   #25
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thejean...thanks for the feedback... good to know and very helpful. Yes we have the 13.5K BTU AC unit and I will keep an eye on that " little sucker"( must be Rally tech talk eh )

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Old 06-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #26
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" little sucker"( must be Rally tech talk eh )
Actually, I think you're right! We do say things like that in the service parks. lol
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #27
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Finally pulled the trigger on a Yamaha 3000 inverter. Weighs in at 147lbs so going to have to get a ramp for the truck. Nice & quiet & has long run time so all in all am very pleased. Only took me 12 months..
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:02 AM   #28
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Good for you....a very nice unit....you have enough juice to light up a small city or power your truck...mmmmm a Cummins/YamahaElectric Hybrid Dodge.

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is that 3000 watt inverter ??? changing !2 volts into 120?? That is a lot of conversion. It will probably kill your batteries in minutes at full bore. Be gentle with them..
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Good for you....a very nice unit....you have enough juice to light up a small city or power your truck...mmmmm a Cummins/YamahaElectric Hybrid Dodge.

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Thanks Coops. I had the Powerhouse in mind but the 2 they had would not run or had a gas leek so they gave me the Yam at a good price.....Hope all is good with you my friend...
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:19 AM   #31
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is that 3000 watt inverter ??? changing !2 volts into 120?? That is a lot of conversion. It will probably kill your batteries in minutes at full bore. Be gentle with them..
Hey Tanman , it's just a regular Generator/ Inverter it's not going to kill anything
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #32
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is that 3000 watt inverter ??? changing !2 volts into 120?? That is a lot of conversion. It will probably kill your batteries in minutes at full bore. Be gentle with them..
The inverter probably has a surge rate of 3k watts, not continous. Either way, for most instances one wouldn't be drawing that many watts through an inverter unless they were running some heavy stuff.

I used a 2400 watt inverter to run an A/C but I did have a 750 amp hour battery bank using real deep cycle batteries. The same system provided me with daily 120 volt AC for the TV, satellite receiver, satellite internet, lighting, soldering station and a few other things.
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So sorry.. I did not realize it was a generator also. I thought it was all inverter. oops
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My mistake Tanman I put Inverter in original post....
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Tanman...the FlyingDutchmen was just talking the way Albertan's always talk
You notice he went with the mega size generator....it's like go big or go home

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #36
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you never know when you have to light the entire RV park. Helps recover some of your money..
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:13 AM   #37
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Anyone have a good idea on what kind ramp I should use for getting this bad boy into the truck ??
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Tanman...the FlyingDutchmen was just talking the way Albertan's always talk
You notice he went with the mega size generator....it's like go big or go home

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Yu downt tork proper ingish lyke I do....
I might have gone big Coops but might have to stay home if I can't get the B&*(ard in the truck
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I have (2) Honda 2000 hooked together. Been using them for 4 years and are wonderful. I also installed the by-pass for the house and can use them we\hen at home in case of an emergency. You do minor normal maintenance and they just run and run and run. I get between 7-8 hours on a gallon of gas. Expensive yes, but for me worth every penny.
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