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Old 01-13-2012, 06:55 AM   #15
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I also own a 4500 watt Honda generator and the microwave works fine. However due to the physical size and weight of this generator, it is a hassle to lug around for camping. I had also pulled out the microwave and plugged it in directly to the generator to bypass the camper, I got the same results. I have no idea on the total load on the generator at the time it stops, I can only assume around 1800 watts total.

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:14 AM   #16
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Not sure when the Honda EB3000C Cycloconverter model was introduced, however I suspect there are few RV people who are familure with it. From the Honda Power Websitre (Honda Generators Background Information - Honda.com):


Honda CycloConverter(TM) Technology
Honda's CycloConverter(TM) generator models offer power that is equal in quality to automatic voltage regulator (AVR) generators but dramatically lighter in weight than other units producing the same amount of power. This lighter weight is achieved by reducing the number of traditional parts with a central processing unit (CPU) that conditions the raw power produced by the generator and eliminates the need for a bulky alternator. Honda CycloConverter(TM) technology offers the best pound-per-watt ratio available anywhere. This technology is ideal for applications that need a lightweight generator but not the ultra-clean power required by high tech devices. It is used on Honda's EB3000c model, which is intended for commercial and home uses, and for residential standby power.
I suspect your issue is with the high-tech device problem I highlighted in the quote. Just wanted to bring this out for others who may be looking for a generator.


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Thank you Dave! That is precisely the info I was looking for. I do appreciate all the help from everyone. I love this RV forum site!
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:29 PM   #18
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I bought the eb3000c and had the same problem. The 3000 watts it offers was not enough for my RV. I sold it on craigslist and picked up a eu2000i right now in the colder weather and just plan on getting another one for the summer that I can tether with it. This way I have 4000 watts and no worries. Look on Craigslist for a good used one, they pop up every now and then. You will love the EU it is silent.
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I have the Honda 3000 EU and love it. It ways about 134lbs so it is a little heavy. I mount it to the front receiver hitch I installed on the truck.

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