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Old 08-10-2015, 02:44 PM   #21
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I have a Honda 2000, bought for charging the batteries although it is rarely used. I have tried the A/C and it does indeed work although I had to disable the surge protector. I've heard it takes more power if it's really hot out or at altitude, so that should be verified. If I were buying one for the purpose of running the A/C I'd go for the Yamaha 2400.

To me, even the Honda is too loud.
The reason the surge protector (the Escape EMS, in mine) objects to a generator is the lack of a common ground between the generator and the trailer. I turn mine off before firing the generator up.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:43 PM   #22
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how do you turn off your surge protector/escape EMS
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:52 PM   #23
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how do you turn off your surge protector/escape EMS
There is a button/switch on the status panel.
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I started with one Honda 2000 to run a rotisserie BBQ at street fairs. I was drawing 8-12 amps at peek load which made the generator run at high RPM, that's loud . AT Idle It's very quite. So I added a second Honda 2000 to run in series, now they both just Idled and was much quieter. Running 2 smaller generators at Idle was a good option for me as my neighbors did not like the single Honda running at high RPM. But 2 at Idle was acceptable .Also I did not have a large enough single space to haul a larger one, finding 2 smaller spots for storage was easier. The 2000 is light enough for anyone to move easily.
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:13 PM   #25
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when you do two hondas in series do they need to be the same size could you do the 2000 with the little 1000?
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Series would give you 220 volts 2000 watts. Parallel would give you 110 volts 4000 watts.

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They should be the same size. Manufacturers make kits Hi do just this
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The Honda 2000i and the Honda 2000 Companion are two different generators with different features. The Companion doesn't have the 12V capability; the two connect by using a Honda manufactured special parallel electrical cord. They must run in sync to have the AC output waveforms (60Hz) not conflict.

Honda EU2000i Companion Model Info | 2000 Watt Inverter Generator | Honda Generators
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:30 PM   #29
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A couple of years ago (or so), Trailer Life did an article on generators and they picked the Yamaha as their favorite. Sorry, but I wasn't in the market for one so I don't remember the reasons why.
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A couple of years ago (or so), Trailer Life did an article on generators and they picked the Yamaha as their favorite. Sorry, but I wasn't in the market for one so I don't remember the reasons why.
Probably because they bought a double-truck full colour ad.
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