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Old 09-02-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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Question remote stop for Honda

I have a diesel generator in my motorhome but we use a honda EU2000i to run the TV at night because it is quieter and lower cost to run. The only problem is stopping the engine when we are ready for bed.
I have not seen a remote stop on the market. looking for suggestions on how I can build one.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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A well placed shot from a 45cal should do the job. Make sure you have a clean shot from your window.

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A well placed shot from my Taurus Judge would would do the trick but those 45 lc bullets are soo darn expensive
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:22 PM   #4
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Your right, that Taurus would shut anything down !
What you are trying to do with the Honda is a good idea. I have a 2000 and do the same thing with it. it would be nice if you could shut it down without having to run outside in your tight whites and have the women in the area swooning. Hopefully someone has devised such a device and has the real answer. I will also give it some deep thought and see if I can get creative.

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IF::: you're handy with wiring, why not put a remote ground wire up into the coach?
When you push the kill or stop switch it closes the ground into the ignition and stops the generator. This is the same as any magneto engine would use.With it being a ground wire you won't have to worry about anything shorting out and causing an electrical problem. A simple push type switch should work or a flip type. It would work the same as the stop switch on the coach generator. Just kill the ignition.If you go this route, I suggest a Dry Run before running the wire up into the coach. One wire to the chassis frame- the other to the engine side of the OEM stop switch.
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thanks skipwill, I think you are on the right track
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:27 PM   #7
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How about this: Have you seen those remote plug in devices that let you turn a light on or off with a remote. You plug the remote into your generator then into the remote female recepticle you wire a plug that has one wire to a ground on the generater and the other wire from the magneto. You hit the remote and the swtch turns on and completes the ground and stops the mighty 2000. Whew, I need an asprin. I got the remote from Costco and didn't know what do do with it. It just seemed like a good idea when I got it. Now I have a use for it !!!

Thanks Skipweil for the kill button idea.
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I know it is not "good" for a generator to be shut down with a load on it BUT I live off grid and have solar power to meet most electrical needs but not enough power to run a window air conditioner. Sometimes in the late afternoon when it starts getting warm in the house I put a quart of gasoline in my 3500 generator and start it up and turn on the air conditioner. A couple of hours later it shuts down (runs out of gas). I would presume you are not really loading your Honda 2000 and could use a similar method without harming the engine. You could add a pint or other measured portion of gasoline and then note the time you start it and when it runs out of gas. If that works for you then you adjust the amount of fuel you put in your generator to meet your needs.
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How about this: Remote start a Honda Generator if you want to go hi-tech.
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How about this: Remote start a Honda Generator if you want to go hi-tech.
That's pretty trick. I have a Rigid 7900K Genset that has a removable control panel but what it lacks is a choke feature for cold starts. It's great for shuting down and restarting when it's warm but first thing in the morning I have to manually choke it. I use this genset when we lose power up here in the hills for my house.
Thanks for posting that link.
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