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Old 19-02-2018, 08:38   #91
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The Honda 2kw EU20i has been replaced by a slightly more powerful 2.2kw EU22i. You should be able to pick up the old EU20i at 25% off the old selling price.

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The Honda 2kw EU20i has been replaced by a slightly more powerful 2.2kw EU22i. You should be able to pick up the old EU20i at 25% off the old selling price.

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Nice looking generator but its 230v @50Hz Rated watts is 1800. Still not bad if your needed a 230 v 50 Hz generator.
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Nice looking generator but its 230v @50Hz Rated watts is 1800. Still not bad if your needed a 230 v 50 Hz generator.
There is both a 60Hz 120v and 50Hz 230v new Honda now on the street.

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You should be able to pick up the old EU20i at 25% off the old selling price.
If you can find a dealer selling the "old model" for 25% off you have found a unicorn....Honda doesn't discount.
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checking on putting an invert-er but i was wondering if i needed to ground this invert-er or not
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I was looking at the Hondas online and saw that the make one that has a 30 amp recptical. There would be some obvious advantages to this. My question is,are 30 amp 110 volt receptical always the same prong layout?
I ask this because then I can use my shore power cable.
Also, and excuse my ignorance if I run a wire from the ground on the gen set to the negative on the start battery is it grounded.
Before any one asks the genny is not in the engine room. Just close by
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Admiralslater, Did you ever find an answer on how to ground a portable Honda generator on your boat? I'm wondering the some thing as I'm currently looking at buying a new Honda 2200i Companion genset. Thanks!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, FLH91.
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Admiralslater, Did you ever find an answer on how to ground a portable Honda generator on your boat? I'm wondering the some thing as I'm currently looking at buying a new Honda 2200i Companion genset. Thanks!
As far as I know the generator grounds itself, there is no need to ground it.
Same as a built in genset. Grounding on a boat is a complicated issue with many opinions. Most just say consult a marine electrician. I guess that would be the safe way to do it, but then how do you know that is the right way? You sure don't want to ground it overboard. I would make sure that the input of the generator goes to a dedicated 30 amp ELCI breaker in a seperate box.
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Generators have floating grounds. Simplistically, you only need to earth them if you have to use an RCD in the circuit.
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The floating ground on a portable generator is what worries me.. I have heard some say that it produces excess electrolysis and eats away the anode along with other parts. I'm trying to avoid that... I guess I'll just go ahead and get the genset and see how it goes. if I get a grounding issue, I'll look into it further.
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Thanks GordMay! I'm looking to get my new (to me) boat this spring, as soon as the water gets softer... After I get the boat, I'm sure I'll have many more questions...
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