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Can you companion operate these 2 generators.
Honda an Westinghouse?

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rickhise wrote:

Can you companion operate these 2 generators.
Honda an Westinghouse?


Most will say no, including the manufacturers.


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I would think like manufacturing only

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There are a few YouTube videos showing exactly what you are asking. They seem to work just fine.

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Youtube knows everything.

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2oldman wrote:

Youtube knows everything.


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If they are both inverter generators there's a chance it could work ok. There's also a chance of damaging one or both of them. If somebody else has actually paralleled the exact models you're thinking of, your risk is greatly reduced. Since the Honda generators have a higher normal output voltage than most others, I'd expect the Honda to carry almost all the load until it approaches its maximum output, then the other generator would carry the additional load. This unless the Westinghouse generator is also on the high side, output-voltage-wise.


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2oldman wrote:

"If it's on the internet, it must be true"
I took that as a good reminder to be cautious of claims on the internet. Too many people post their best guess or opinion as fact.

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With Honda, to parallel it appears you have to use their ‘companion’ generator, and according to the manual, paralleling a 2200 to a 2000 is not allowed… Personally, I have zero interest in putting at risk my pricy 2200 via an off-brand parallel experiment, but hey thats just me [emoticon]

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