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Old 02-12-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Honda eu2000i and eu2000 companion?

I currently have a eu2000i and am ready to order the second one. Anyone have reason to get the eu2000i companion over just a second eu2000i?
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If you ever want to run an air conditioner, pairing the two together will allow for 4000 watts.
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Checked Honda's site and the only difference I see is that the companion has a 30amp outlet. I run 2 regular 2000iu's and my parallel cables have the 30am outlet in it.
I guess either will be a great addition to your camping comfort
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I currently have a eu2000i and am ready to order the second one. Anyone have reason to get the eu2000i companion over just a second eu2000i?
You need 1 companion and 1 non companion generator to produce 4000 watts. You will also require the attachment cord. Hope this helps!
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Actually, you do not need the "honda companion", The 2 reqular Honda 2000iu's joined together with the parallel cables will produce the 4000watts. I've used 2 of them for years to run the a/c on my 5th wheel. This was long before Honda came out with one they marketed as "Companion". In reading Honda's specs, it appears the only thing different about the "Companion" is the 30amp outlet.
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its works either way. you get the same power available by paralleling 2 reg units as paralleling a reg and a companion. the difference is only in the built in "outlets" . to make room for the 30amp outlet, the companion has one less 20 amp outlet and no 12vdc outlet.
if you plan to use them in parallel most of the time, then the companion's built in 30amp outlet may be preferred. If you use them individually a lot, then it may be preferred to have the extra builtin 20 amp outlets and the 12vdc outlet. its simple & cheap to connect them when needed, with the parallel cable & 30amp outlet acessory. The only thing you lose by going with 2 reg units is the builtin 30amp outlet, which is easily replaced by the parallel kit with 30amp connector. personal preference & how you use them when not in parallel should drive your choice.
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