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Baja Man

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Posted: 08/31/21 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am installing a new Progressive Industries hard wired EMS (EMS-HW30C).

I want to use a ground-neutral bonding plug on inverters/gennys to avoid using my by-pass function.

I plan on using my two Champion 2500W Dual Fuel inverters combined, using the Champion 30AMP ParaLINK Parallel kit.

Will each inverter/genny need its own plug or will one plug on one them suffice?

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Posted: 08/31/21 08:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://www.championpowerequipment.com/product/100740-30-amp-parallel-kit/

Not understood--you can only plug into one of the receptacles at a time with the plug that has the EMS on it.


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Just one assuming all grounds are connected.


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OP is asking about plugging into gens, but the two receptacles are in the paraLink.

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Baja Man wrote:

I am installing a new Progressive Industries hard wired EMS (EMS-HW30C).

I want to use a ground-neutral bonding plug on inverters/gennys to avoid using my by-pass function.

I plan on using my two Champion 2500W Dual Fuel inverters combined, using the Champion 30AMP ParaLINK Parallel kit.

Will each inverter/genny need its own plug or will one plug on one them suffice?

Thanks!


if it is like the honda, nope, only 1 plug needed. the parallel operation truely parallels the 120V outputs.


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BFL13 wrote:

OP is asking about plugging into gens, but the two receptacles are in the paraLink.


The neutral-grounding plugs I am referring to are plugged into the inverters 120V receptacle

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Baja Man wrote:

BFL13 wrote:

OP is asking about plugging into gens, but the two receptacles are in the paraLink.


The neutral-grounding plugs I am referring to are plugged into the inverters 120V receptacle


I have seen the bonded 15a adapters used for that and you would have one on the shore power cord plug. You say you will be using the parallel kit, so you will be plugging into one of the two 30a paraLink receptacles depending on your plug type, not into one of the gens.

Do you intend to have a 30a adapter modified to be bonded? Very confusing.

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Posted: 08/31/21 10:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I parallel my Hondas it only takes 1 (one) bonding plug. Either generator and your EMS will see a common ground.


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BFL13 wrote:

Baja Man wrote:

BFL13 wrote:

OP is asking about plugging into gens, but the two receptacles are in the paraLink.


The neutral-grounding plugs I am referring to are plugged into the inverters 120V receptacle


I have seen the bonded 15a adapters used for that and you would have one on the shore power cord plug. You say you will be using the parallel kit, so you will be plugging into one of the two 30a paraLink receptacles depending on your plug type, not into one of the gens.

Do you intend to have a 30a adapter modified to be bonded? Very confusing.

He’s planning to plug the RV into the paraLink kit but the bonding plug into one of the 120V receptacles on one of the generators.

The answer is it will work fine so long as the ground wire (I.e. the screw loop terminal) from the paraLink is connected to the ground lug on the generator with the bonding plug.

All bonding does is connect the green ground wire to the neutral. Once all neutrals are connected to each other and all grounds are connected to each other bonding can be done on either generator or at the unused the paraLink receptacle.

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As I understand it the parallel link has only two wires to each generator. Thus you will need to bond at the 30 amp outlet in the P-link. Easiest way (if said assembly is not molded) is to open the outlet assembly and add a jumper.. Just make sure you jumper the PROPER (Neutral/Ground) pins.

Actually with inverter generators the Surge Guard is not needed so you an use the bypass mode safely.

But there is still a good reason to bond.


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