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Old 08-27-2017, 09:57 PM   #169
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Gotta love those instructions Joe.....not. It is amazing how many times you can find something so simple not included in them. I've had instructions in the box that weren't even for the item. But we're guys and we don't need any stinking instructions . Just a thought about the micro disconnect. Any chance of installing a regular wall switch that feeds the micros plug that may make it easier to get at? I'd have to pull my micro out to unplug it.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:59 AM   #170
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Oh yeah, Joe, I was going to suggest that!

Naw, I had absolutely no idea whatsoever. I was clueless.

But, it certainly makes sense. This is a part of the forum that is helpful, when we learn from what happened to others, so thanks for posting. Hopefully I can be the one to take the hit and benefit others with a "lesson learned" some time!

Oh, and like you said, you did save a ton on the new hardware, so there's that to keep in mind!

As to the power supply to the microwave, I'm thinking programmable logic controller with load-shedding relays, what do you think?! We can get that extra money spent somehow!
Hey Mike - yea it was frustrating! I should have realized when I read it in the "quick reference" but the instructions sure would be fool proof had it been included as a step!! I also ran dino oil on the 4 hours break in then switched to Mobil 1. In the same "quick reference" it states to run synthetic. I sure hope I didnt hurt the gen. Ran her maybe 4 hours on the old plug and dino. Its probably ok tho. As for that programmable logic load spinning controller device....hahaha....no offense, but I may have to use Dave's suggestion below!!

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Gotta love those instructions Joe.....not. It is amazing how many times you can find something so simple not included in them. I've had instructions in the box that weren't even for the item. But we're guys and we don't need any stinking instructions . Just a thought about the micro disconnect. Any chance of installing a regular wall switch that feeds the micros plug that may make it easier to get at? I'd have to pull my micro out to unplug it.
Hi Dave. I think you hit the nail on the head! Luckily the microwave plugs in to the bottom of the cabinet next to the microwave and not behind it! So the plug is very easy to get to! But yes, I think I'll just add a switch/socket instead of a dual socket. Just a couple screws and done! Thanks for the idea!
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:16 PM   #171
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Propane & Nat. Gas Kits for Honda Generators

Jason, on their link, it states 0.7lbs usage at 400w, 0.92lbs at 800w, and 1.6lbs at 1600w.

The description does say "propane demand regulator". So maybe the regulator somehow opens up on demand? But how does it know the demand?

You must have regulated LP going into the gen - I used a standard 11-15wc regulator at the tank. But you can also use the inline regulator with the kit. So this is actually regulated twice.

The only thing I can think of is if somehow it regulates propane flow by the vacuum created thru the LP feed hose by the carb??

IDK - its over my head....
I don't know if its the kit you used, but I watched a YouTube video to get a better idea of what the install entailed. In that video the installer mentions you need to adjust the regulator based on the rated output of the generator. There is a screw that is bottomed then backed out 1/4 turn for every 1/4 HP (I think).

I think these kits just allow the engine to run a little rich at idle (in ECO) then it may run a little lean at full load. Most of the time I bet generators are running only part load and since propane runs so clean it doesn't hurt it.

Interesting term "propane demand regulator". I wonder if the vacuum signal from the engine will cause the regulator to increase or decrease flow? And how does it do that down the same hose? BTW there is just one hose to the engine, right?

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Old 08-28-2017, 01:39 PM   #172
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Hi Jason,

This kit I bought is set by Genconnex for the particular make/model of gen, so there is no adjustment necessary. The propane demand regulator in the kit is here:

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My understanding of the following is minimal but it comes from a person who is knows quite a bit about it. You can research the topic further on the internet. No use asking me questions about this as I can't answer them.

You power the AC device through a inverter that is properly sized for the load. The inverter is of course hooked to your deep cycle battery that has a sufficient sized capacity. The generator is hooked to supply power to your battery. The battery can withstand/absorb the startup load without the generator being overpowered and put into shutdown or fault mode.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:24 PM   #174
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Hi Joe,

Yeah, it appears your kit does draw more vapor depending on load. As I was reading on their web site they do say they have pre-adjusted the regulators so it should be bolt on. Several of the other kits I have found are not pre-adjusted, so that's probably what I was seeing.

I need to find a kit for my Champion.

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