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Old 10-06-2016, 06:24 PM   #1
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Honda 3000 gen set

I would like to run 2 Honda 3000 gen hooked together so they will run all the stuff in trailer which is 50 amp Will this work since I will only be getting 45 amp of 110 power from the 2 generators? Bill W.

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Old 10-06-2016, 09:10 PM   #2
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50A service = 12000 watts, you'll need more generators!

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Old 10-06-2016, 10:52 PM   #3
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Depends on the simultaneous power draw is from "all the stuff in trailer". Need more info.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:33 AM   #4
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The 50 amp service used in RVs is actually "50 amp 120/240 service".

That means there is two 50 amp , 120 volt power legs avalable. With that, you can run 100 amps of stuff, at 120 volts.

Your two 3000 watt generator plan is only going to supply 45 amps at 120 volts, so that is a bit less then half of a 50 amp shore power post.

It will still run a lot of stuff, but not everything at the same time.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for help, right now with just the one honda Gen I can run 1 AC, Frig, lights and TV, It would be less expensive to add the second gen (so Ican run both ac at same time)at $2000 rather than go with the bigger honda 7000 at $4000 just wanting to be able to be close as possible to the same as when we are plugged into 50amp service at a campground. Bill W.
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:02 AM   #6
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As explained above, your trailer has 50a service which is 2 seperate 120v legs, 50A each. With 1 eu3000 you can draw 23A continuously. With 2 eu3000 and a rv 50A paralllel kit, each 120v circuit in your rv will be able to draw 23A. To get close to shorepower, you'd need 2x eu 7000 (each able to provide a constant 46A).

If your rv came from the factory with a generator, it would not be able to output 2x 50A but would most likely have an automatic load shedding circuit.

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