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Old 10-31-2015, 07:36 PM   #11
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Ron, I'm sure you understand the dangers of this setup, and use it with appropriate care... .
Yup, sure do. First learned about it 40 years ago when I built and wired my own house. Started living in it before it had received final inspection. Electrical inspector came by and wasn't happy that I'd back wired the panel with an extension cord from a neighbors house.

In addition to ensuring the main breaker is off I also have additional isolation switches.

Actually just did the first test last week. I was happy that the circuit board in my high efficiency didn't have any problems with the output. No more sitting in the dark and cold next time we have a power outage.

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Old 10-31-2015, 07:44 PM   #12
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We did a remodel recently so the heating system and appliances are all energy efficient. Here is this 1000 watt generator that cannot even run a 1500 watt electric heater but can run our home heating and hot water system.

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Old 10-31-2015, 09:39 PM   #13
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They are predicting a rough el ninjo winter here in NM. Just might be ready for a generator for home back up and... them cold nights in Quartzsite, floated neutrals, Edison plugs, etc.
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:31 PM   #14
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Ran into an actual need for a generator on our recent trip to southern Utah. Pulled into Hovenweep with a temps at 100 degrees, at least that's what it felt like to us northerners. Had I had the Honda 2k along we would have stayed in the Hovenweep campground, as it was I didn't have it along so we went and found a commercial place with hookups.

So 1 night in about 150 I wish I had had the generator along. Like your wife, we are not fans of generators, especially our own. Quiet my eye!
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:35 PM   #15
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I like the security blanket of having the little 1600 gennie, but all I really seem to do is start it up for exercise... both mine and the motor's.
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:57 PM   #16
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Ran into an actual need for a generator on our recent trip to southern Utah. Pulled into Hovenweep with a temps at 100 degrees, at least that's what it felt like to us northerners. Had I had the Honda 2k along we would have stayed in the Hovenweep campground, as it was I didn't have it along so we went and found a commercial place with hookups.

So 1 night in about 150 I wish I had had the generator along. Like your wife, we are not fans of generators, especially our own. Quiet my eye!
Does the Honda 2K generator have enough power to run your AC ?
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Does the Honda 2K generator have enough power to run your AC ?
Yes, but I've not tried it in really hot weather, just testing in the driveway. You have to keep it out of eco mode.
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:38 PM   #18
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Bob, Though I do not own Honda 2000 generator I can tell you this. The AC on our 19 pulls about 12. 5 amps plus or minus about .8 amps according to the surge protector on a hot day while working hard in high humidity. The 2000 is rated at just over 13 amps when running at the 1600 watt rating though it can "hog down" and turn out a little more under a full load. So it looks to me that you could run the AC on the genset but not a lot more. Although I do not plan on buying one, if I had to have one that would give me a full service cushion I'd probably get a 3000 watt unit if I was hauling it in a pickup. Although Hondas in general are pretty easy on fuel, they do take some so whether it be gasoline or a propane conversion, fuel can easily be a limiting factor in my experience with generators. Just my $.02
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Bob, Though I do not own Honda 2000 generator I can tell you this. The AC on our 19 pulls about 12. 5 amps plus or minus about .8 amps according to the surge protector on a hot day while working hard in high humidity. The 2000 is rated at just over 13 amps when running at the 1600 watt rating though it can "hog down" and turn out a little more under a full load. So it looks to me that you could run the AC on the genset but not a lot more. Although I do not plan on buying one, if I had to have one that would give me a full service cushion I'd probably get a 3000 watt unit if I was hauling it in a pickup. Although Hondas in general are pretty easy on fuel, they do take some so whether it be gasoline or a propane conversion, fuel can easily be a limiting factor in my experience with generators. Just my $.02
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The biggest problem with a 3000W genset is that they are harder to handle. I think they are around 130 lbs, and I can barely load one in a pickup myself, and as I age, I imagine it will only get tougher. The 2000W unit is WAY lighter (not sure, but I think 1/3 the weight), and a piece of cake to toss around. You are right that you can't run much more on it when the A/C is working, but if you just used the batteries for other things, it would not be a problem.

I have a Honda EU3000i, and would be really hard pressed to even consider bringing it with me camping.
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Somewhere in the archives, Reace ran a test to make sure the Honda 2000 would successfully run the A/C (alone) he replied it did... with the hard start capacitor.
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