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Old 06-26-2018, 09:22 PM   #1
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50 amp inverter generator combo

We are looking to add a second AC to our trailer, and will also need to upgrade our generator. We won't be able to use our current PowerMate 6k/7500 bc it only offers 30 amp service. I want a quiet generator. The Honda EU7000is doesn't offer 50 amp, and Im not sure if there is a parallel plug for the 2 30 amp outlets. I think that generator would work, but I'm curious what others are using to power 2 13.5k ac's along with everything else in the trailer with an inverter generator.
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[QUOTE= I want a quiet generator. The Honda EU7000is doesn't offer 50 amp, and Im not sure if there is a parallel plug for the 2 30 amp outlets. I think that generator would work, but I'm curious what others are using to power 2 13.5k ac's along with everything else in the trailer with an inverter generator.[/QUOTE]

I guess I’m a little confused. If your talking about (parallel cables); their used to link two generators together. Like two 2000 Honda’s with a parallel cable will make a 4000 watt generator.
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Parallel is fine, but how many watts do I need?
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Check out this link. It will explain watts needed: How Many Watts Generator Do I need for My RV? - Prime Reviews
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Parallel is fine, but how many watts do I need?

To answer that question you would have to know how many amps you will be using.

Then take the amps X 120 and you will know the watts.
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Ok, so I ordered 2 Champion 4000w inverter hybrids with a parallel kit. They run continuous at 3500. I added a second Ac today and prior to adding I used a Powermate 6k/7500 and I know it ran on a 50% load or lower most of the time. So with that in mind, I should still be close to 50% or below with 7k continuous with the addition of a 15k Ac.

The biggest downside to it is having to carry 2 gens at a 2x2 footprint and with my sons dirt bike and gear it really limits truck bed space.
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Ok, so I ordered 2 Champion 4000w inverter hybrids with a parallel kit. They run continuous at 3500. I added a second Ac today and prior to adding I used a Powermate 6k/7500 and I know it ran on a 50% load or lower most of the time. So with that in mind, I should still be close to 50% or below with 7k continuous with the addition of a 15k Ac.

The biggest downside to it is having to carry 2 gens at a 2x2 footprint and with my sons dirt bike and gear it really limits truck bed space.
Yea it’s a hassle to take up space to haul them but with both and the parallel kit you will be good to go. Now I have the two 2000 Honda’s with the parallel kit and when hooked together and just wanting to charge the batteries I don’t have to start both I can start either one for that. FYI.
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Why not run the second AC on a 110 plug? I did that on my Zinger. I wired it up and installed a 110 weatherproof male outlet in the side of the trailer. I used a heavy duty extension cord and ran to the 20 Amp pedestal at the RV site. I also plugged it in the same way to my Generator.
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That’s a great idea.
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