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Old 07-12-2017, 13:49   #46
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Re: Honda 2000 wat generator vs yanmar with 150 amp alternator

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There is one other difference. The non companion model has a 12v direct charge source that the Companion does not.
Itís not much of a charger, nothing to charge your bank, more of a trickle charger, but itís a great way to add a Hobbs meter to a Honda as most Hobbs meters are low voltage DC, usually something like 10V to 30V or so


Thatís about the only use I can think of for the dc output!
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There is one other difference. The non companion model has a 12v direct charge source that the Companion does not.
Itís not much of a charger, nothing to charge your bank, more of a trickle charger, but itís a great way to add a Hobbs meter to a Honda as most Hobbs meters are low voltage DC, usually something like 10V to 30V or so
Yeah, I purchased the charger cord with my Honda 2000 some 13 years ago and tried it once. I could charge my dinghy battery faster with a portable solar panel. Why Honda wasted a good opportunity for a great feature we will never know.

However, using the connection to drive a Hobbs meter is a great idea that never occurred to me. I have always wanted to know the run time on the generator. I will give this a try - THANKS!
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I'm gonna say this falls under the "too good to be true" category...although it's too soon to tell.

https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/...r/td-p/1376787


Thanks for posting this. Interesting reading. Looks like buying from a reputable dealer like Northern Tool or Home Depot is the way to go.
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The non companion model has a 12v direct charge source that the Companion does not.
ya, pretty useless

Easy enough to put a tach / hour meter off the spark plug.
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Re: Honda 2000 wat generator vs yanmar with 150 amp alternator

Webasto makes marine A/C, I suspect direct diesel powered?
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ya, pretty useless

Easy enough to put a tach / hour meter off the spark plug.
Do you mean something like this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LCD-Digital...RaGN9a&vxp=mtr
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Webasto makes marine A/C, I suspect direct diesel powered?


Iím not sure what youíre asking here.

You mean like an engine driven compressor? If so, no, theyíre a normal electric compressor.
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Re: Honda 2000 wat generator vs yanmar with 150 amp alternator

So is 670$ to good to be true?
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Re: Honda 2000 wat generator vs yanmar with 150 amp alternator

Ohh I see your PayPal community guess it is a scam! Scumbags almost got me!!!! Thanks
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You mean like an engine driven compressor? If so, no, theyíre a normal electric compressor.
Darn, I love their diesel heaters. I sure wish "normal electric" meant DC, no inverter needed, bugbear of mine
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Ohh I see your PayPal community guess it is a scam! Scumbags almost got me!!!! Thanks
Maybe still too early to tell?

At least PayPal you do get the money back.

I guess if a genuine scammer, relying on those that just forget about don't follow up?
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Maybe still too early to tell?

At least PayPal you do get the money back.

I guess if a genuine scammer, relying on those that just forget about don't follow up?
It sounds like not everyone is getting their money back from PayPal. The website says they ship within 24 hours but, reading the thread, not a single buyer has actually received their generator.
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Yes two companions can be parallel.
Perfect, best for redundancy and bearing higher loads.

Now it's worth reading a manual 8-)

So many different sub-types, crazy, would have thought reducing SKUs would be more profitable. . .
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Re: Honda 2000 wat generator vs yanmar with 150 amp alternator

Redundancy.

Consider this: On anchor the Yanmar sucked water. Remained undetected for a day or so - things happen.

Results: No access to the power available from the 295 Amp alternator. No wind and cloudy days = No AE sources.

It was nice to have the Honda to keep the fridge/freezer operating, while arranging a 200nm tow to port.

Don't ask how I know. "5hIt* Happens."

Cheers - Jim

Downside must carry the extra fuel required (gasoline).
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Darn, I love their diesel heaters. I sure wish "normal electric" meant DC, no inverter needed, bugbear of mine


If you really want DC air conditioning, itís available. Youíll want a big battery charger to support it while dockside though too.

http://www.cruisencomfortusa.com/marineseries

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/pompa...iAAEgJ7BfD_BwE
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