Hi i was reading many many posts about the generators mostly honda2000.
(funny thingin the 80's I worked in a honda
shop and repaired them-well changed the oil
Look people post and say the honda 2000 is used for charging
. now I guess that you are inplying that you also have an inverter charger when you say I can charge at 40 or 60 or what ever the number comes up. Right????
also it seems that the 2000 has a 12 volt out put for battery charging
but at about 10 amps? ( i remember some models having a feature like that 25 yrs ago.
so what I get is that a sailor runs the generator for 110 volts and could plug
in his onboard (regular) 10 or 20 or 40 amp battery charger. i have a xantrex truecharge 20 (20 amps max) . but as I understand it the costly inverter charger units get plugged in and charge the 12v batteries. and when no 110 v is available then they make 110 for use from the batteries.
Right so far here. (I think my father has a similar system in his motor
I have seen ads for small engine
driven generators-where a gas or diesel engine is belted to a 12v generator and maybe a watermaker
. these adds seen less lately.
I like the idea of the 2000 generator but then it seems the bigger cost comes with the inverter charger-its sailing! I live here in the oven
of sw florida
and have thought about a/c.
I am trying to figure out the best way to go with having a/c and being able to charge my batteries. But I only get 3 days at a time mostly so for now a generator and a/c might be the first prioroty before buying
a invertercharger. I only have a tartan 34 and just want a/c to sleep. I probably could rework a 5000-10000 btu unit to cool my vee berth and just charge my batteries at 20 amps.
Does anyone know of a quiet small engine that i could use to power a 12 volt alternator-Honda make on? I still have an atomic 4 and have a balmer 100 amp alternator
mounted on the crank PTO my seawater pump is in place or the original alt (for fresh water
cooling). I hate florida
but we get some really great wind
for a few days over a couple of months. It blew 25 last weekend. I sailed to key west
and new years-got back 2 hours before the cold front hit with 35 knots from the north. what a trip full moon but no damn wind mostly.