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Old 03-21-2014, 12:57 AM   #21
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I am thinking dual purpose use. Rv and home back up use ad well. With all the summer storms we have been getting a backup would be nice. The 6500 is the way to go maybe?
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:24 AM   #22
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its definantly a fine machine.....and for a large inverter its VERY quiet.......but they are expensive..they only negative i can really even think of is the weight......well, and i wish it had came with a remote start.....i have never used it on my home....but know i could at least....

but again the weight....its SO Not easy to move

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:48 AM   #23
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Consider how you're going to transport that monster. A 6500 isn't going to run a home AC, I don't think it will sit least, but two smaller ones tethered up will more than keep a house alive. I've run two fridges, tv, computer and internet off mine all at once with power to spare with my 4500 (3500 continuos.) but at 300lbs it's not user friendly if you get my meaning.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:59 PM   #24
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I have two of the Champion 2000i's with the parallel cable. I bought them for the rare times that there is no other power available. I had not used them other then to check them out with the 5ver when I first got them until a few weeks ago. We go to this big reunion every year on this guys ranch. He has water hookups but, thats it. I only took one as I knew I would not need AC. In Eco mode it ran 12 hours on one gallon of fuel. I used the TV with a DTV HD receiver, had the furnace running and lights. It ran a little harder (and louder) when using the microwave or the coffee pot. Put it under one of the rear slides with the exhaust facing out the back. While you could hear it wasn't all that bad. I am happy with my Champoins.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:04 AM   #25
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I have two of the Champion 2000i's with the parallel cable. I bought them for the rare times that there is no other power available. I had not used them other then to check them out with the 5ver when I first got them until a few weeks ago. We go to this big reunion every year on this guys ranch. He has water hookups but, thats it. I only took one as I knew I would not need AC. In Eco mode it ran 12 hours on one gallon of fuel. I used the TV with a DTV HD receiver, had the furnace running and lights. It ran a little harder (and louder) when using the microwave or the coffee pot. Put it under one of the rear slides with the exhaust facing out the back. While you could hear it wasn't all that bad. I am happy with my Champoins.

Did I read that right, 12 hours on ONE gallon of fuel?



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its definantly a fine machine.....and for a large inverter its VERY quiet.......but they are expensive..they only negative i can really even think of is the weight......well, and i wish it had came with a remote start.....i have never used it on my home....but know i could at least....

but again the weight....its SO Not easy to move

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Agreed, we have a EU6500IS and it's a 260+ Lb BEAST to move but it's a whisper quiet powerhouse and fuel sipper. It's a pretty amazing genset running the 15K and 13.5K AC with power to spare and doing it so quietly.
I think a catalytic converter and fuel injection would sweeten them up even more.
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Did I read that right, 12 hours on ONE gallon of fuel?
Yep, they're amazingly efficient. Part of why I wish I went the dual 2000 route, an old friend of mine has the dual 2000 setup and running both he only burns a couple of gallons a day to my five gallons under the same conditions.
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Will one Honda EU2000 run a 13.5 btu AC? Especially if it's a new AC unit? I'd like to go with the Honda for noise and reliability, just need to know if I have to buy 1 or 2...
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Kinda. We found that it would, but it was working itself to death. It would run the microwave with no problem along with whatever else he wanted to do. But the AC on startup sounded sluggish then the genset was continuing to work hard to run it. We never measured the voltage but it was easy to tell it wasn't happy at all.

But with the duals running they would barely grunt when the AC would fire up. I'd get the dual setup, that way if you're out and don't need AC, just run one. Need AC, run two.
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Did I read that right, 12 hours on ONE gallon of fuel?





Agreed, we have a EU6500IS and it's a 260+ Lb BEAST to move but it's a whisper quiet powerhouse and fuel sipper. It's a pretty amazing genset running the 15K and 13.5K AC with power to spare and doing it so quietly.
I think a catalytic converter and fuel injection would sweeten them up even more.
Honda released the new 7000is this year.... its efi..no idea on price....but I bet its sweeeeet!...would love to see one in person

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Got an email back...4799$ and its parallel capable! ! ..bet that would run my two 15k a/c...lol

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