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Old 05-25-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
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Hooking up Honda EU3000is Generator

I am getting ready to test my generator on powering my RV.

My question is, should I hook up my surge protector from the generator plug to the cable from the RV (to be on the safe side)
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:17 PM   #2
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Might as well, you have it.
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:24 PM   #3
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You probably can’t without an Edison Plug or something. There’s something about a floating neutral or something in portable inverter generators.

^^^ this is me talking about things I don’t fully understand.
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:37 PM   #4
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What Ependydad said!
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Old 05-25-2018, 04:07 PM   #5
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You probably canít without an Edison Plug or something. Thereís something about a floating neutral or something in portable inverter generators.

^^^ this is me talking about things I donít fully understand.
Thatís only applicable if using a Progressive type electrical management system.
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Old 05-25-2018, 04:39 PM   #6
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If you have a hardwired PI ems unit, simply hit the bypass switch.

We have a 50 amp coach and the same Honda 3000 genny. To make the PI ems happy, I installed a 63 amp rotary switch with the settings of 1- Shore power 2- no power 3- genny (which bypasses the PI em.
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If you have a quality inverter generator, why use a ems unit and worry about the floating neutral?
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It takes $2 and 5 minutes to make a neutral to ground plug. Look it up on YouTube. I always use EMS. That was why I bought it.
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:26 PM   #9
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A Honda generator puts out cleaner power than your camp ground can. No need for a surge protector with a Honda unit.
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:32 PM   #10
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Save the surge protectors and EMS for the campgrounds. They are not needed with a good generator.
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