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Old 08-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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Can you hook up a honda 2000W and Champion 2000W generator in parrallel??

Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse, no one seems intrested in my Champion 2000W inverter generator. Can you hook them up together. Would be cool to run the AC and Microwave since I have them both already. Thanks!
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:55 AM   #2
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The short answer is NO. The issue being how the generators synchronize with each other. Honda has this worked out in their system but without knowing how champion does it with theirs it's not worth the risk. It would be an expensive experiment if it turns out they are not compatible.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:01 AM   #3
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I found this on a Google search.
I would call Champion or Honda to verify.
If they're both inverter gens, maybe it's possible.

"SOME generators can be lashed together to provide roughly double the power of one without damaging anything.

About the only ones I can think of offhand are those little red ultra-quiet Honda jobbies. Honda makes a device that links two generators in parallel and keeps them in synch. This works because these models produce DC internally, then run it through an inverter to create the AC power, and it's relatively trivial to sync two DC-fed inverters than it is to sync two engine-driven alternators. "

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Old 08-04-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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Another Forum answer.
Possible to connect two inverter generators to one L14-30 socket?
"That's what I was wondering about. The kit that Yamaha sells for the EF2000is is essentially a box with an L5-20 receptacle (a 3 prong 120v receptacle) and and a set of plugs for each generator. It basically ties both hots, neutrals, and grounds to their respective ports on the socket to double the output from 13 amps to 26 amps. The inverter in the generators is what allows them to do this, they'll put out 120v/60hz consistently even with the engine idling, and actually have electronic throttles that can change engine speed depending on load. Standard generators can't do this since they need to run at a constant RPM to achieve 120v/60hz, and any variation in engine RPM while they're tied together will result in a fireworks show."

Sounds like 2 inverter gens may be possible.

Again, check with manufacturer.

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