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Old 09-10-2010, 09:57 AM   #15
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Make sure you switch the fridge from "auto" (or "elec") to "gas", the fridge alone will eat half your generator's output...
Very good point. That may explain why I can't run off my Honda 1000....will try it today. Thanks.
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You can also make simple transfer switches for the inverter circuits. All you need is a double pole, double throw switch for each one, with the output on the center terminals and the end terminals the two input sources (generator or inverter). Just flip the switch (four of them?) to move the circuit from inverter to generator.
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OK, so I tried my Honda EU1000 this last weekend. The motorhome had been plugged in, so my batteries were adequately charged. I plugged into the 115v output of the generator with the refrig off and no problems. Turned the refrig on and again no problem. Interesting. I assume it is working off the 1000, because the batteries are charged. Last time I tried to plug in, the generator would shut down, so I assume the batteries were low and the inverter was working the generator too hard.
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