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Dave Garoutte

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2-EU2000s or 1-EU3000?
« on: May 25, 2016, 05:29:36 PM »

I'm starting to shop for a generator.
Looking on ebay shows that the Honda EU3000 is about the same price (appx $2k) as two EU2000s with the jumper kit.
It seems that the flexibility of being able to use just one of the 2000s plus the increased power when linked would be better.
Any comments, experience?
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Re: 2-EU2000s or 1-EU3000?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 06:31:26 PM »

http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?topic=61686.0

http://forum.solar-electric.com/discussion/2680/honda-eu3000i-vs-eu2000i

What are you planning to do with a single 2000? Personally, I'd get the 3000.

-Dennis
« Last Edit: May 25, 2016, 06:36:54 PM by Dennis Wiggins »
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Re: 2-EU2000s or 1-EU3000?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 08:21:04 PM »

One generator is likely to be more reliable than the two generators, if your load is greater than one of the generators can provide, all things being equal.
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Re: 2-EU2000s or 1-EU3000?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 10:12:35 PM »

I'm starting to shop for a generator.
Looking on ebay shows that the Honda EU3000 is about the same price (appx $2k) as two EU2000s with the jumper kit.
It seems that the flexibility of being able to use just one of the 2000s plus the increased power when linked would be better.
Any comments, experience?

Get the single larger unit.  I have both and the 3000 will run longer on a tank.  The yoking kit draws from the pair in series rather than parallel, so you'll be limited to run time by the smaller tank of the first unit in line.

You really don't want to spend your time tending to fueling generators and stopping the show to do so.  There is an outboard auxilliary fuel system, but it's not really approved for our type of use, much less another add-on to a cobbled together pair.

Two won't work.
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Re: 2-EU2000s or 1-EU3000?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2016, 02:05:28 PM »

Get the single larger unit.  I have both and the 3000 will run longer on a tank.  The yoking kit draws from the pair in series rather than parallel, so you'll be limited to run time by the smaller tank of the first unit in line.

You really don't want to spend your time tending to fueling generators and stopping the show to do so.  There is an outboard auxilliary fuel system, but it's not really approved for our type of use, much less another add-on to a cobbled together pair.

Two won't work.

Well, there you go.
One it is.
Thanks Dick.
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Re: 2-EU2000s or 1-EU3000?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 09:18:45 PM »

a guy I know runs 4 small Hondas to run his RV and Antique electrical equipment desplay trailer all summer every summer.  He fuels them all from a external tank.  He loves the setup.
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Re: 2-EU2000s or 1-EU3000?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2016, 11:38:06 PM »

a guy I know runs 4 small Hondas to run his RV and Antique electrical equipment desplay trailer all summer every summer.  He fuels them all from a external tank.  He loves the setup.

Frank, are you referring to demos of historic electrical devices and machines?  Does he use each generator in isolation from the others, or are they all connected (electrically)?  I seem to recall that there are issues trying to use multiple generators in an audio context.
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Re: 2-EU2000s or 1-EU3000?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2016, 08:27:30 AM »

a guy I know runs 4 small Hondas to run his RV and Antique electrical equipment desplay trailer all summer every summer.  He fuels them all from a external tank.  He loves the setup.

Exposed fuel lines in a public setting (read "where we work") are a no-no.  It is false logic to compare his situation to Debbie and other sound people and irresponsible advice.
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2016, 10:35:04 AM »

Frank, are you referring to demos of historic electrical devices and machines?  Does he use each generator in isolation from the others, or are they all connected (electrically)?  I seem to recall that there are issues trying to use multiple generators in an audio context.

Yes,  A fascinating collection of old motors, fans, light fixtures, ETC.
The generators are the EU series and are in Parallel synchronized and working together.
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