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3 tons

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2oldman wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

No? That's interesting
You can pair darn near anything in the Honda line.


Ok, but why then the ‘companion’??

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Is this a Honda paralell kit? Honda companions have a 30 amp twist lock receptacle.
Early kits had a separate box for the 30 amp receptacles, later the EU2000 companion has the 30 amp twist lock.
What type of shore power cable does the rig have?
Something could be miss wired.


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If you plug into the companion generator (with the 30 or 20A receptacle), but without the generators paralleled, does that work?

Try just that generator with the RV 30 to twist lock 30 then with the RV 30 to 20. Report back.

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First thing I would check would be the 30 amp adapter since it works when you plug the camper in to the 20 (15) amp receptacle. That is if you have a multimeter.

For now I would just use the fridge and water heater on propane so you don't need to pull as much through the smaller outlet.

For the record I have two EU2000i generators, no campanion.


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3 tons wrote:

Ok, but why then the ‘companion’??
I think it's because it has the 30a outlet. But I've never paid that close attention, so it's a bit of a guess. They want to sell you hardware you really don't need...if you can do your own.

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3 tons wrote:

2oldman wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

No? That's interesting
You can pair darn near anything in the Honda line.


Ok, but why then the ‘companion’??

The Companion model has a twist lock 30 amp (and BTW, there is nor fuse/breaker protecting it ! [emoticon] ). IMHO, this was a very silly thing for Honda to do, A TT-30 outlet would be more useful.

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wnjj wrote:


Try just that generator with the RV 30 to twist lock 30 then with the RV 30 to 20. Report back.

Concur !

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is the 30 amp adapter being plugged in to the generator the proper direction it should only be able to be pluged in one direction unless its forced?

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