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Old 09-11-2015, 05:14 PM   #31
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I have a 3K Yamaha inverter generator, I too bought the 50 amp portable protector..When I read the destructions, it said not to plug the protector into an invertor source.. I told them that I had the Yamaha and they at Progressive said that the current was not reliable enough from the generators, and they would not warrantee them if they were connected to those inverter generators.. So I just plug my unit into the generator with out the PI unit.. I also use the chain and padlock when connected to the park pole.

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Old 09-11-2015, 05:15 PM   #32
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Did it simply for a test to see amp draw for less than a minute....I always use both if A/C is hard she'd do

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Old 09-12-2015, 07:22 AM   #33
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:10 AM   #34
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I have a permanent installed progressive surge protector (30 amp) and just bought a Generac 2000 portable generator from Costco. After going online and finding the fix for Error code 2 (No ground) the Progressive now will not let the generator online for code 4 (low voltage). It reads 122v with no load but must be dropping below threshold when trailer powered. I have everything turned off so must be battery charger pulling it down. My question is does anyone have a 2000w portable generator successfully powering their trailer through a Progressive 30amp Surge protector? I'm trying to find out if it's just the Generac having issues. Thanks.
I run a Honda 4000 watt generator with a 30 amp portable progressive surge protector with no problems. My guess is it is the generator. I hate to say it but with generators you get what you pay for. Can you return it? Your only other option is to disconnect the surge protector but I wouldn't recommend doing that. It sounds like it is doing its job.

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Old 09-15-2015, 03:49 PM   #35
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I just got back from camping trip with the Generac. I used it to charge battery and got through the trip that way. That's not what I wanted so returned the generator and will try the Honda 3000 Handi next year. So going from $500 to $2300! Oh well, I tried. I think some people were telling me to do the ground neutral plug, I had done that, no help. The Generac just couldn't react quick enough to initial load even with everything off, I even tried with battery disconnect off. Thanks for all the help. Dan

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