We just got our EU2000i today. I got the one with the 30a twist lock receptacle. I got it fired up and plugged in the shore power
cord. When I turned on the boat
master breaker, the "reverse polarity" light came on. I got out the meter and had 125v between hot and neutral, nearly 0v between the neutral and ground, and nearly 0v between hot and ground. I then looked at the wiring
diagram for the genset, and sure enough, the neutral and ground are NOT tied together at the genset. ABYC says that for boats, the neutral and ground are to be tied together at the source. Here is my question. The EU2000i is an inverter
, so is there going to be a problem if I tie the neutral and ground together at the 30a receptacle? I wonder why Honda
does not ship the generator
with the neutral and ground tied together?
I know many sailors use these gensets and wonder how they have dealt with this problem?