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Old 11-16-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:37 PM   #2
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Looks like the EU series that we use is not included in the promo.
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:58 PM   #3
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Looks like the EU series that we use is not included in the promo.
Maybe it was back in mid-November when the promo link was first posted. If special deals lasted forever, they wouldn't be "special" anymore!
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Yes, that was at least 4 months ago. It turned out to be a pretty good promotion when coupled with an additional promotion at Camping World.
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EXPIRED?

The fine print says offer expires 5/31/14.

Didn't realize I've been asleep since November!

Dang..........how long have I been out?

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The extra extra fine print says the generator offer ends at the end of April. The mower offer ends the end of May.
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The current "offer" at that link expires at the end of April.

But it doesn't contain any "deal" on generators, which it evidently did when the link was first posted.
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I am about to buy one.... which one should I buy? I want to run a 5000 BTU air conditioner, a coffee maker, microwave, computer and speakers.

Ruscal mentioned the EU series... is there a reason why?

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Smile Quiet.

My understanding is the EU series is rather quiet and won't make you a pariah at camp grounds.
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Maybe less of a pariah.
My wife complains when I fire up my Honda 1000 EU.
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LOL. Silence is golden -- especially when it's the wife....


No, dear....I didn't say that....got to go!
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I am about to buy one.... which one should I buy? I want to run a 5000 BTU air conditioner, a coffee maker, microwave, computer and speakers.

Ruscal mentioned the EU series... is there a reason why?

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Dan,
The EU series is designed for rv use with enclosed engines for quieter operation than the open designs. They are also lighter than typical construction generators.
I selected two 2000 watt generators in stead of one 3000 watt since I couldn't lift the 3000. The 2000's are easy to lift and can be paralleled with an optional jumper kit. In cooler weather we just take one gennie for the microwave and blender.
I found it to be unpractical to use a generator to re-charge the house battery due to the long time it took to reach full charge. Solar is the way to go for those duties.
I don't know if one EU2000 will run your 5000BTU airco. Others can post their experience on that.
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Running the generators in parallel is interesting. I would be curious to know how they deal with keeping the inverters "phase synced".

Using a motor to drive an alternator, to feed 12v power to an inverter, to produce 110 A.C., that then goes into a battery charger, to feed 12v to batteries, just sounds like it would have a lot of conversion losses. I can see this being quite impractical to charge batteries. Too bad these type of "gensets" don't have a feed straight off the alternator to charge 12V batteries.

A typical 5000btu A/C is going to need 500-600 or so watts to run, but this will vary a bit from model to model (this assumes no other loads). However, there is is brief period of time at start up where a typical unit will require 1000-1200 watts to get started. Again this varies from model to model and assumes no other load. I would say an inverter alternator like the Honda EU2000i would run a typical 5000btu A/C, as long as there was minimal additional loads (i.e. not microwaving a burrito or running a large TV when the A/C starts up).

This is based off my knowledge of electronics and my practical experience running appliances and such off a small (1250watt) generator at my home during power outages. In other words, I really annoyed the other "campers" with my noise and the fact I had lights and they didn't. ;-)
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I should add that camp grounds are very quiet at night and generators (any) are very conspicuous.
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