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Old 06-10-2015, 09:47 AM   #21
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Old tool, be careful with the kureg and the gen on Eco. Ours didn't draw enough power to go to high and the gen started to surge. The coffee maker is now a paper weight
I will have to test it and see what happens. Kureg makes so many different model. If it causes a problem I will go back to my old Black & Decker and only use it when I am on electric.

Thanks for the warning! Got too much invested in the generator to chance damaging for a cup of coffee.

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Old 06-10-2015, 11:02 AM   #22
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I'm curious about something. Did you consider buying 2 of the EU2000i generators and running them in parallel instead of the EU3000i? They are much lighter and smaller. If you did consider it and decided against it, what were the reasons you decided against it?

I already have one of the EU2000i (the companion model) and am considering buying the the other one to have 3600 watts continuous and 4000 watts peak. This would give me 30 amps of power.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:09 AM   #23
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I'm curious about something. Did you consider buying 2 of the EU2000i generators and running them in parallel instead of the EU3000i? They are much lighter and smaller. If you did consider it and decided against it, what were the reasons you decided against it?

I already have one of the EU2000i (the companion model) and am considering buying the the other one to have 3600 watts continuous and 4000 watts peak. This would give me 30 amps of power.
This is what I was thinking about recommending rather than the mount. I am just not a fan of bumper mounting.....
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:03 PM   #24
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I'm curious about something. Did you consider buying 2 of the EU2000i generators and running them in parallel instead of the EU3000i? They are much lighter and smaller. If you did consider it and decided against it, what were the reasons you decided against it?

I already have one of the EU2000i (the companion model) and am considering buying the the other one to have 3600 watts continuous and 4000 watts peak. This would give me 30 amps of power.
Yes I did and my reason may seem stupid to some. I have a 70 pound chocolate lab that goes camping with me all the time. Some of the places I go don't allow dogs so I have to leave her in the trailer. Therefore I need to leave the generator with the trailer and keep it running for the AC.

This is the reason for the bumper mount. Granted two 2000 watt were an option but two of them and the extra fuel tank would weigh about the same as the 3000, and cost about the same. However they would take up more space which I did not have. Not only that they are much easier to take a walk.

Two 2000 watt generators is a good option if you can leave them in your truck and keep them secure. In my case that was not an option. That would defeat the purpose of having the generator. I know 2 people that have had 2000 watt Hondas stolen because they are light enough to pick up and walk off with so make sure you keep them secured well!

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Yes I did and my reason may seem stupid to some. I have a 70 pound chocolate lab that goes camping with me all the time. Some of the places I go don't allow dogs so I have to leave her in the trailer. Therefore I need to leave the generator with the trailer and keep it running for the AC.

This is the reason for the bumper mount. Granted two 2000 watt were an option but two of them and the extra fuel tank would weigh about the same as the 3000, and cost about the same. However they would take up more space which I did not have. Not only that they are much easier to take a walk.

Two 2000 watt generators is a good option if you can leave them in your truck and keep them secure. In my case that was not an option. That would defeat the purpose of having the generator. I know 2 people that have had 2000 watt Hondas stolen because they are light enough to pick up and walk off with so make sure you keep them secured well!

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Thanks Jim, appreciate the reply. I don't think you're reason is stupid, it makes perfect sense in your situation.
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I got a big surprise today. I stopped at a local trailer place and told them I needed a 330 amp trailer generator adapter. Service man went in back and came out with a new one, same as the one on Amazon, for 10 dollars less! I figured if they had it they would be higher but it just goes to show it pays to shop local at times.

Hooked it up and it eliminated the surge problem. I didn't try the coffee pot with the AC running though, LOL!

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I'm curious about something. Did you consider buying 2 of the EU2000i generators and running them in parallel instead of the EU3000i? They are much lighter and smaller. If you did consider it and decided against it, what were the reasons you decided against it?

I already have one of the EU2000i (the companion model) and am considering buying the the other one to have 3600 watts continuous and 4000 watts peak. This would give me 30 amps of power.
Actually both would give you 3200 watts or 26.6 amps of continuous power. It would be nice if it was 30 amps. Not trying to call you out but this may factor into someone's decision to go with the 2x 2000 watt setup. I always thought the Yamaha Inverter 4500 would be great as this would supply 33.3 amps.
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Actually both would give you 3200 watts or 26.6 amps of continuous power. It would be nice if it was 30 amps. Not trying to call you out but this may factor into someone's decision to go with the 2x 2000 watt setup. I always thought the Yamaha Inverter 4500 would be great as this would supply 33.3 amps.
I guess maybe I assumed because the companion model had a 30 amp outlet on it, it would supply 30 amps but I see from looking at the specs you are correct. 26.6 is still plenty to run an AC and some other things however.

Thank you for correcting me, I hate to give out incorrect information.
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I guess maybe I assumed because the companion model had a 30 amp outlet on it, it would supply 30 amps but I see from looking at the specs you are correct. 26.6 is still plenty to run an AC and some other things however.

Thank you for correcting me, I hate to give out incorrect information.
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Remember your converter is a constant amp draw. 1-8 amps.
Mine runs a pretty constant 1-2 amps with nothing on.

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I guess maybe I assumed because the companion model had a 30 amp outlet on it, it would supply 30 amps but I see from looking at the specs you are correct. 26.6 is still plenty to run an AC and some other things however.

Thank you for correcting me, I hate to give out incorrect information.
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Actually is 3.2 amps more than my 3000 is rated. The 30 amp plug on mine is rated at 23.4 amps continuous. I have found I can run he AC with the TV or stereo with no problems. Just don't try two heavy loads at once. You need to shut the AC off if you are going to run a coffee pot, microwave, crock pot , convection air oven and so on.

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