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Old 05-01-2016, 09:56 PM   #1
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Inverter Generator Help

I have a Yamaha 2000 inverter I purchased for use with my XLR Nitro. Apparently without adapting the plug into the generator, it might not put electricity into my rig. I found this at the following website: http://noshockzone.org/generator-ground-neutral-bonding/
Has anybody had the experience of an inverter generator not powering their rig?
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:06 PM   #2
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If your trailer didn't come with a regular 110v adapter, you can get one at any rv store or even at Walmart. It will power your fridge and all electric things inside off the generator, but NOT your air conditioner. If you try to run the AC off a 2k watt generator, it will go into overload and the generator will either shut down, or keep running but stop supplying electricity until it is shut off and restarted.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:11 AM   #3
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I've been using my Honda 2000w, with a 30 to 20 amp adapter, for nearly 10 years now.
NEVER had any problems powering my HTT.
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I have a Yamaha 2000 inverter I purchased for use with my XLR Nitro. Apparently without adapting the plug into the generator, it might not put electricity into my rig. I found this at the following website: Generator Ground-Neutral Bonding | No~Shock~Zone
Has anybody had the experience of an inverter generator not powering their rig?
The point of that article is, if you have an EMS unit, Energy Management System like a Progressive Industries or TRC unit it will not let a generator supply power unless you do the bonding. Do you have a EMS system LIKE the article talks about?
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:48 AM   #5
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Everready - When I read the article it suggested that I would have to wire the "Edison Plug" adapter that connects neutral to ground to use either a Honda or Yamaha (presumably a Subaru also) inverter style generator because of the way those generators are grounded. Open frame style generators (not inverter style) do not have that issue. My question is -"Has anyone reading the forum actually had that experience - generator running and no power going into the coach? I used the generator once on an Outback TT, and don't remember any issues - but we are about to be "between houses" and living full time out of our rig for several months while the new house is completed. Part of the time we will be boondocking and I hate avoidable surprises.
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Evereddie asked the question, and I'll ask again...
Do you have a Power management system on your camper such as the Progressive Industries or TRC units?

If so, you WILL need the 'Edison'plug.

If not, the generator will power up your rig just fine.

It is the power management system that creates the dilemma, NOT the generator.
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I'll have to check on what brand my rig has. It's in temporary storage after a winter in AZ, so I will get back to you. Thanks for the response!
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I'll have to check on what brand my rig has. It's in temporary storage after a winter in AZ, so I will get back to you. Thanks for the response!
Let me point out that unless someone added the EMS to your trailer, meaning it was used when you bought it, it shouldn't have one. No new trailers come with EMS. So the point is unless you bought it used you will not have an EMS. Therefore you should not have problems running the trailer off of a generator.
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No problems, just get the adapter plug it in and it will work fine. Get the generator up and running before you plug it in or flip the main breaker off.
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