Thanks for the input and ideas everybody. Yes, I tried running the generator
in high mode before plugging in the shore power
cord. And yes, I was able to power my water
heater, shop vac, etc., but not the battery charger
. I played around with the settings for the charger
and was able to change the input breaker size from 30A to 12A which solved
the problem. Now the Honda
powers the charger just fine, if at a slower rate.
BTW, I will try the Seafoam idea. Every little bit helps
. I am happy to know that I can now charge my battery
bank while at anchor
Would it hurt anything to keep the charging
rate at the lower setting (12 Amp breaker), as opposed to the higher 30 Amp Breaker setting? I have AGM
batteries, with a house bank of about 500AH.
Thanks again, Bill