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Old 06-04-2015, 06:47 PM   #1
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How long does it take?

If your battery is low or completely drained how long would it take for a generator to charge it up? I'm thinking a 2000w honda. Possibly 2 of them hooked together if need be. Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:15 PM   #2
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My yamaha EF2000ie says about 4 to 5 hrs.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:36 PM   #3
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Is that with the trailer plugged into the generator or charge cord from the gen to the battery?
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:50 PM   #4
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Charging cables from gennie to battery. I have not tried to charge thru the inverter with battery that low.
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Charging cables from gennie to battery. I have not tried to charge thru the inverter with battery that low.
Converter not inverter.
How low is low?


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Old 06-05-2015, 12:12 AM   #6
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Don't know? The places I like to camp at have limited number of serviced sites so will dry camp. I would like to run the furnace at night and recharge the battery the next day. I understand that the furnace will drain the battery in one night. Also, does your Yammi power your a/c?
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It's true heavy furnace use will kill a battery pretty flat. Depending on your converter size, it will charge up in a few hours of fun time.

If you do a lot of dry camping you'll likely end up converting to a multiple battery setup, dual 12v or 6v, ending up with 200ah or more.

I dry camped last fall, in sub 30* temps. I've got four 6v batteries in a split parallel arrangement giving me a total of 460ah. Furnace set to 50* and running my cpap, I would be down about 70-75% or 12.4v. It would take about two hours for my converter to reach float mode, on one Honda EU2000i.

You need two 2000w units to run your AC, but one will run everything else.
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Old 06-05-2015, 12:45 AM   #8
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Thanks. The trailer is new to us so I can't say how much we will dry camp, but it's a great excuse to get a nice generator!
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It's true heavy furnace use will kill a battery pretty flat. Depending on your converter size, it will charge up in a few hours of fun time.

If you do a lot of dry camping you'll likely end up converting to a multiple battery setup, dual 12v or 6v, ending up with 200ah or more.

I dry camped last fall, in sub 30* temps. I've got four 6v batteries in a split parallel arrangement giving me a total of 460ah. Furnace set to 50* and running my cpap, I would be down about 70-75% or 12.4v. It would take about two hours for my converter to reach float mode, on one Honda EU2000i.

You need two 2000w units to run your AC, but one will run everything else.
Instead of two 2000 watt generator get a Honda 3000 watt unit. It will run your air with no problems and is less expensive.

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Not sure if a Honda 3000 will power a 15K BTU A/C unit. They (Honda) say it will work with 13,500 BTU A/C, but others here have stated that's not always true. A lot of discussions about (2)2K's vs 1 3K. (2)2K's cost about the same as (1)3K, and are a lot lighter. They have smaller gas tanks, so runtime is shorter (buy an external tank setup).
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