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Old 09-13-2011, 09:36 PM   #11
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That is a great idea.. the cables must be much cheaper than the whole kit..
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:18 PM   #12
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$$$

The companion is $100 more --not much of a deal when you do the math.
now i am really confused.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:30 PM   #13
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Cutting to the chase: Get the 2000 and if you want more add to 2000 companion = 4000

I researched this for 4 months last winter and came to the above conclusion. I am very happy with the 2 linked for ac and microwave.

I've bailed out friends by lending one of the gen.s when I only needed to 1 2000.

Handy around the house as well.

U can't go wrong with 2 - 2000's.

BTW-U get what U pay 4.
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Joy & I have the Honda EU2000i. We love it and we are going to pop for the Companion very soon.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:40 PM   #15
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do u really find a need for the companion?
I know an electrician
that could most likely add a 30Amp outlet for a lot less than $100, All I have to do is buy the link cables.
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Actually, I think Honda sells a parallel kit that will link two EU2000i's together, or two EU3000's, or etc. But, I like the idea of the Companion generator. By the time I buy the parallel cables and hire an electrician to wire up a 30 amp RV outlet, I can't imagine the difference would be more than $25 - $50. If I am going to spend approx. $1800+ that difference just doesn't upset me. Besides, then I have a genuine, bona fide Honda installation. If I have trouble then I won't have a warranty problem.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:31 AM   #17
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The companion is $100 more --not much of a deal when you do the math.
One less box to haul around and the genset is already built with that in mind.

You certainly could have an electrian do the work, but be prepared to take a big hit if you decide to sell it later. Also it will void the warranty.

BTW, my friend told me that the Hondas have or are going to go up by $100 shortly.
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[

. Also it will void the warranty.

BTW, my friend told me that the Hondas have or are going to go up by $100 shortly.[/QUOTE]
The additional 30Amp outlet and circuit breaker are stand alone. they do not impact the generator in anyway .. The honda outlet and cables is $200 --Some after market set-ups are the same price.
I'm just saying the outlet itself is a $20 item ,Fabricate a box - add some wires a circuit breaker and I'm done. $50 tops. plus the parallel cables..
You might be right ,after reading my own post it it does not seem worth the hassel. THANKS
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:42 AM   #19
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Instead of the Companion this is another option and you maintain two standard 110 outlets on both generators. I am trying to decide what to do. Purchase a second 2000 or the Companion.
The picture is small of the Sidewinder cable kit. It links two EU2000's and uses a standard 30amp RV plug. Hopefully this link will work. Thoughts?

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someone had put pics of a champion inverter type generator on a champion generator forum .. 2,000 watts, 54 db at sams club for $499..and weighs 44lbs ?? with a connector cable and 2 of these going when needed ...if your going to use them on a occasional basis.. might do the job for $1100 ???
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