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Old 04-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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Generator Issue Powering Appliances Directly

Last night I tried out the new/refurbished generator with my juicer/blender combo. Plugging the J/B directly into the generator and nothing. Then I hooked up the camper to the generator and J/B worked fine when using an outlet in the camper. Should it not have worked being plugged directly into the generator? I'm glad it worked plugged into the camper as that's how it will primarily be used. I was a little confused why no power in the other case.

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Old 04-11-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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did you plug the camper into a different outlet than you did the j/b ?
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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Dang it. I thought of that last night as a possibility but it was starting to sleet/snow so I shut down shop. That might be a possiblity. There are two outlets on it do generators generally have an outlet you can and can not plug directly into?
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:36 PM   #4
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Dang it. I thought of that last night as a possibility but it was starting to sleet/snow so I shut down shop. That might be a possiblity. There are two outlets on it do generators generally have an outlet you can and can not plug directly into?

no but....... theres normally a little breaker on the panel it may have been off or tripped .
so if you plugged into two different outlets one outlet must have been fine and the other was either off or tripped .

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I am pretty sure that all I did was unplug the J/B and plug in the camper. I dont remember resetting any breakers either but who knows. Sounds like round two of testing tonight after I shovel the 6 inches of snow $%*#@! Iowa sounds really really good about now. Thanks man.
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Started the generator up tonight. Had the J/B full and ready to go. Started up the generator. Extension cord light was lit showing power. J/B would not turn on. Switched to the 2nd outlet and negative. Next step is try plugging in other items directly. The good news is that I can run the J/B when the camper is powered thru the generator just not directly into generator. I'm just wanting ot know why I cant run it directly into it.
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Started the generator up tonight. Had the J/B full and ready to go. Started up the generator. Extension cord light was lit showing power. J/B would not turn on. Switched to the 2nd outlet and negative. Next step is try plugging in other items directly. The good news is that I can run the J/B when the camper is powered thru the generator just not directly into generator. I'm just wanting ot know why I cant run it directly into it.
Doesn't make sense......
Does your gennie have idle control?
Meaning it idles till you power up something pluged into then it ramps up the rpms?

One other thing since the j/b has no ground it may not power up if it needs a ground sensing load?
Try a drill in it or something with only a two prong plug and see if that works.

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Ps 30 degrees here today with a chance of flurries. Ugh
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I agree with Turbs, this doesn't make sense.

Plug something else into the genny like an incandescent light or
a portable heater. I often use a heater to test my genny.
I have a couple 700/1400 watt heaters and I use one of them
to give my genny a test run B 4 I leave on a trip.
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Guys...
I have included a pic of the generator. I plugged in an ungrounded drill and it works. Now what does that tell me? J/B has three prong. Drill has two prong. J/B works when camper is plugged into the generator. There will be times when we will daytrip and want the generator along and who knows what we will plug into it and it would be nice to know around these quirks ahead of time.

...at least another inch of snow overnight here. All of the wet snow sticking to the trees would make a great December 12th! Sounds like Iowa is not the place to be either. Grrr.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:35 PM   #10
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I dont see no gennie pic ?
and no I am not in the sauce yet.......................
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