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Old 05-23-2014, 12:43 AM   #1
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Honda 1000 generator

I have read many threads on this issue but still confused. We will be getting a jayco Flight 28RLS. I already have a small generator, Honda 1000 invertor. My question is, will I be able to use that and charge up batteries. My plan was to have it run during the day to keep the batteries topped up. I know already that I won't be able to use the AC, but at least everything else correct?

All the calculations are confusing, can it just be a yes or no answer, Pls help

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Old 05-23-2014, 01:23 AM   #2
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It will charge your battery. Definitely no on the AC. Probably not the microwave or electric water heater either. Everything else should be fine.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:32 AM   #3
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What you have to do is plug your shore power cable directly into the Honda EU1000 unit using a RV30A-15A Adapter (WALMART). You may have to throw off a bunch of 120VAC circuit breakers so that the smart mode converter/charger unit is the only thing being operated.

You will only have around 800-900WATTS of 120VAC using the 1KW Honda Generator. 800WATTS is not alot of power.

Depending which size smart mode converter/charger unit you have the 800WATTs capacity may be to small to operate it. Post manf and model number of your installed smart mode converter/charger unit.

Another solution may be to pick up a B&D VEC1093DBD Smart Mode battery charger to run directly from the 1KW Generator and connect directly to the battery terminals to re-charge it. The VEC1093DBD Charger draws 785WATTS INPUT AC power so will be tasking the 1KW Honda Generator pretty hard but should work ok... The reason I am suggesting a 40AMP Portable smart mode charger unit is you may want to increase your batteries if you are planning on camping off the power grid alot. Most of us like to have around 220AHs of battery capacity when camping off the power grid...

If you use a smart mode charger you can re-charge your battery to its 90% charge state in as little as three houirs of generator run time.

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tks, I already have the Honda 1000 so the extra for the B&D is cheaper than a new generator and a lot lighter!!

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I believe the unit is still all factory items, would I be able to gleam any info on what size of convertor might be in it from the Vin?

It's a 2005 jayflight 28RLS
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Not sure. Did you get the paperwork/manuals from the original owner when you bought it? If so, there should be paperwork specifically for the converter/charger.
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not yet, it's arriving next week I'm just trying to get some things planned out first
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:33 PM   #8
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I've had a Honda 1000 for several years now.

The Honda 1000's have a plug in for 12 VDC cables to directly charge a battery.
If you leave the fridge and water heater on propane, it should run a small microwave and a TV.

I have not tried to run the AC on our TT, but we used to do it all the time on our old Toyota Winnebago. It was a pretty small unit though.
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I have a 13.5 btu ac. The honda 1000I runs it. It also runs my microwave as long as I turn off the air. Will not run both at same time. Don't believe it will handle anything larger than the 13.5K AC. Love the generator, it is light, quiet, and dependable.
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I have a 13.5 btu ac. The honda 1000I runs it. It also runs my microwave as long as I turn off the air. Will not run both at same time. Don't believe it will handle anything larger than the 13.5K AC. Love the generator, it is light, quiet, and dependable.
Are you sure --- a Honda EU1000i running a 13.5K AC, I have serious doubts considering no one else can even get a EU2000i to run that same AC.
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