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Old 08-10-2015, 06:37 PM   #31
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Here's another vote for Honda. Bought my Honda generator about 23 years ago . Put the oil in ,ran it then ,emptied the gas, in tank and carb . covered generator and forgot about it . I only have a 80 watt folding panel so decided to see if it would start . Checked that it had oil , put gas in and gen started right up . So I changed to fresh oil and have been bringing now when I don't have hookups . Found I have to shut off surge . It is only a 1000 watt . Can't do AC . but is charges up the batteries real good , It is metal , has a gas gauge . Very fancy for it's day and all everyone needed then . Looks like new so I think I will keep it .Oh it even carries spark wench and screwdrivers under metal flap on Generator . Pat
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:32 PM   #32
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When using a generator one must disable the EMS as it senses an incorrect wiring issue since the generator is not grounded. Either bypass the EMS via the switch or there is a plug in widget which fools the EMS into thinking there is a ground.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:10 PM   #33
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When using a generator one must disable the EMS as it senses an incorrect wiring issue since the generator is not grounded. Either bypass the EMS via the switch or there is a plug in widget which fools the EMS into thinking there is a ground.
Here is now to make the "plug in widget" and why you need it. Generator Ground-Neutral Bonding | No~Shock~Zone We have the 2000 watt tri fuel Yamaha generator matched with a Polar Cub 9200 AC. Wicked finicky to adjust but seems to work ok now.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:13 PM   #34
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Thanks Nick,
It has been awhile since I used a generator but my memory is still there, somewhat.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:28 PM   #35
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When using a generator one must disable the EMS as it senses an incorrect wiring issue since the generator is not grounded. Either bypass the EMS via the switch or there is a plug in widget which fools the EMS into thinking there is a ground.
My brother made me one . Didn't work so I just slide the slide over on the bottom of the remote ,to shut down the surge . I turn the surge back on when generator is not hooked up . It is a plug wired to fool generator to think it is grounded but it didn't work for me . I could also get a long battery cable , put it on my ground on generator then attach somewhere to my trailer frame . Maybe . Pat
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Thanks Nick,
It has been awhile since I used a generator but my memory is still there, somewhat.
I'm with ya. We don't use ours much as the 160w panel has been so robust!
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:28 AM   #37
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I have a Honda 3000 because it is so quiet.
My wife decided it was the one for us.
We don't enjoy generators running and it is very hard to hear a 3000 running.
But it takes two people to lift it into the back of my truck.
And the Surge protector prevents it from running the A/C.
It complains about E6 no ground.
Now, in one of the posts in this thread it tells how to wire a plug to fool it.
I'm going to have to try that.
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I could also get a long battery cable , put it on my ground on generator then attach somewhere to my trailer frame . Maybe . Pat
I don't know for certain, but I would think a ground wire from the generator to a metallic rod pounded into the soil a couple of feet might also work.
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I have a Honda 3000 because it is so quiet.
My wife decided it was the one for us.
We don't enjoy generators running and it is very hard to hear a 3000 running.
But it takes two people to lift it into the back of my truck.
And the Surge protector prevents it from running the A/C.
It complains about E6 no ground.
Now, in one of the posts in this thread it tells how to wire a plug to fool it.
I'm going to have to try that.
You can also turn off the surge guard via the little switch on the display, maybe easier. Just remember to turn back on when hooking up to electric.
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I don't know for certain, but I would think a ground wire from the generator to a metallic rod pounded into the soil a couple of feet might also work.
Nope, tried that, even tried grounding to the trailer !
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