After you make your connections from the generator to the boat
, I usually start the generator in the non eco full throttle mode. Once things settle down, the Honda
is running smoothly with the choke off and the battery charger
has settled down and it knows what it is doing...then I put the generator in the eco mode (if it has one).
I try not to run high watt appliances
until the battery
is charged to 80% or so, or the generator may not be able to handle a coffee maker or microwave when it is working hard to charge a battery that is only 50% charge. I also ignore any polarity light that may go on....this is not uncommon.
I have a Honda 2000, and 4 house 1 starter battery group 31 105 amphrs batteries
. It is also a wonderful thing to have if by any chance you are in the middle of nowhere and ....lord and behold your batteries
are dead and you can not start the engine