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Old 04-28-2015, 11:41 AM   #1
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Help with Honda EU2000i

I'm going to rent this generator for a short boondocking trip this weekend (1 night/2day). It's a small 19ft TT with very little power to use. I've only used shore power before so this is new to me but I'm installing an inverter this week. I need advice on how to use the genny. I'm assuming I plug my TT 30amp plug directly into to the gen but it only has 20 amp receptacle? I've been looking for an adapter but all I can find is a 15amp-to-30amp adapter. Is that the same thing? If I use it will I get less power then a 20amp adapter?

I'd like to find one locally due to the time frame, but may have to order one overnight. I found these two below but don't know which one is right??

Amazon.com: Camco 55333 30 AMP 3-Prong Generator Adapter: Automotive

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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Hi,

I'm thinking that I've seen those adapters in Home Depot, Menards, and Lowes. Are you close to any of them.

The other option would be to ask the source of your rental if they have one laying around, since you likely wouldn't be the first person renting on of these who had that problem.

Hope this helps.

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Old 04-28-2015, 12:08 PM   #3
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Hi,

I'm thinking that I've seen those adapters in Home Depot, Menards, and Lowes. Are you close to any of them.

The other option would be to ask the source of your rental if they have one laying around, since you likely wouldn't be the first person renting on of these who had that problem.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks. Home Depot has this one, but in the plug it actually says 15amp instead of 20. Are they the same?
http://m.homedepot.com/p/GE-30-Amp-t...020/202307108/
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:19 PM   #4
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One single 2000i only puts out 13.3 amps. When you parallel it to another or a companion, you get 26.6 amps. You should be fine with the 15amp converter since you wont see that much from just one gen.
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I posted the info below just as S1LV3R4D0 was posting - so it looks like Home Depot solved your problem. So here is what I had posted;

Good idea richp had about asking the renter. It appears you have Cullum & Maxey Camping Center and Camping World in Nashville near you. Many, of not most campground stores have these adapters, so maybe you are near one of those. Also a tip; plug up using the adapter, throw the main breaker in your camper, then start the generator and let it warm up just a few minutes prior to flipping the circuit breaker back "on". It can save you some trouble.
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I'm going to rent this generator for a short boondocking trip this weekend (1 night/2day). It's a small 19ft TT with very little power to use. I've only used shore power before so this is new to me but I'm installing an inverter this week. I need advice on how to use the genny. I'm assuming I plug my TT 30amp plug directly into to the gen but it only has 20 amp receptacle? I've been looking for an adapter but all I can find is a 15amp-to-30amp adapter. Is that the same thing? If I use it will I get less power then a 20amp adapter?

I'd like to find one locally due to the time frame, but may have to order one overnight. I found these two below but don't know which one is right??

Amazon.com: Camco 55333 30 AMP 3-Prong Generator Adapter: Automotive

Amazon.com: Camco 55223 15M/30F AMP PowerGrip Adapter: Automotive
The one from Amazon will work just fine. I did not look at the other one.

Since the Honda 2000 can only deliver about 1,600 watts continuous, you will never achieve powering a 20A load. I am thinking you will be able to run everything without a problem - except maybe the AC.
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Now if you want to run a toaster, hair dryer, fry pan, curling iron together, forget it.
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Individually is no problem for any, but the sound might be different.
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Now if you want to run a toaster, hair dryer, fry pan, curling iron together, forget it.

A toaster? It seriously can't run a 2 slice toaster ?
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The one from Amazon will work just fine. I did not look at the other one.



Since the Honda 2000 can only deliver about 1,600 watts continuous, you will never achieve powering a 20A load. I am thinking you will be able to run everything without a problem - except maybe the AC.

Not sure I will need the AC yet, but mine is only a 8,000 BTU. I've heard several people say they can run that off their genny as long as the microwave isn't on?
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