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mtnman1989

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Posted: 11/23/13 05:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have four generators, a 5000 watt Generac home backup system, a 4000 watt Onan on my motorhome and a Kawasaki 1400 watt I use with my travel trailer. I also have an old 1985 or 86 model 600 watt Nissan, my favorite. This little tiny 600 watt generator is an awesome little generator. I learned that it is actually a Honda generator made for Nissan. I use it with my motorhome when we are boondocking and just need to charge the batteries or play the TV etc. It only holds about a pint of fuel and will run about 5 hours before it needs refueling. It is very quiet, light weight, sips fuel and easy to start.
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mtnman1989 wrote:

I have four generators, a 5000 watt Generac home backup system, a 4000 watt Onan on my motorhome and a Kawasaki 1400 watt I use with my travel trailer. I also have an old 1985 or 86 model 600 watt Nissan, my favorite. This little tiny 600 watt generator is an awesome little generator. I learned that it is actually a Honda generator made for Nissan. I use it with my motorhome when we are boondocking and just need to charge the batteries or play the TV etc. It only holds about a pint of fuel and will run about 5 hours before it needs refueling. It is very quiet, light weight, sips fuel and easy to start.
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We don't have that many generators, but our Honda is our favorite also, it does all that you said, and more............Take care


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My favorite was my first... A Honda Eu1000i. Like the OP's, it is a fuel sipper. Getting older, the weight of the Eu2000i is manageable, but the size of the 1000, if it meets your power needs, is just about perfect.

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Will that 600 run a 25 amp converter ?
I had a 600 Honda years ago, and it amazed me what it wouldn't power.
I love my 1,000, for its size and weight. It powers my 45 amp converter ONLY, no other AC at all.


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Posted: 11/23/13 03:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Will that 600 run a 25 amp converter

Yes, It charges the batteries better and quicker using the 12 volt option straight to the batteries.
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My Honda EU2000i will sometime bog down just on my on-board charger if it is kind of cold and in the econo mode. The charger pulls 1000 watts for about 15 minuted when the batteries are below about 75%.

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mikestock wrote:

My Honda EU2000i will sometime bog down just on my on-board charger if it is kind of cold and in the econo mode. The charger pulls 1000 watts for about 15 minuted when the batteries are below about 75%.


Let your motor warm up out of eco mode, and in a couple of minutes, when the air coming off the motor is hot, plug in. You won't get that bogging if you use this procedure. Once plugged in, then you can turn it back to eco mode.

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NinerBikes wrote:

mikestock wrote:

My Honda EU2000i will sometime bog down just on my on-board charger if it is kind of cold and in the econo mode. The charger pulls 1000 watts for about 15 minuted when the batteries are below about 75%.


Let your motor warm up out of eco mode, and in a couple of minutes, when the air coming off the motor is hot, plug in. You won't get that bogging if you use this procedure. Once plugged in, then you can turn it back to eco mode.


I know. That was the point I was making.

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My favorite generator is our little Honda EX650 four-stroke that we use for battery charging in our RV. It is only one dB louder (54dB) at it's constant fixed speed than a Honda 1000i is at it's idle speed (53dB). It'll run about 5 hours on 0.6 gallons of fuel.

The EX650 sound is also different than that of a 1000i. The EX650 is a low-pitched humming sound with no mechanical parts to it, while the 1000i has some mechanical sounding noises.

I also have a Honda EX1000 in the shop for power tools, a 4000W two-speed genny on wheels for residence power outages, and a 4000W Onan built into the RV. The Onan is fairly quiet and vibration-free and can be used for hours without irritating us when drycamping.

* This post was edited 11/23/13 11:11pm by pnichols *


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Posted: 11/24/13 10:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My favorite generator is our little Honda EX650

That is close to the same generator as my Nissan GL600! I was told that this GL600 Nissan was built from the EX500 Honda.
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