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A EU7000 Parallel Video


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Old 07-20-2017, 02:48:41 PM
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Default A EU7000 Parallel Video

I've never seen one before. I think this is the first one posted online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxQDVGVb_OI
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Default Re: A EU7000 Parallel video

Interesting video. They must have been one of the very few how were able to purchase a parallel kit. Hopefully the “fixed” one will be released soon.
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It was nice to see one in action. That ice cream machine is a high draw for a 7000 watt generator. It was nice to see the parallel generators run that smooth
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I was impressed too. I’m hoping to be able to run my whole house off of two generators. The EU7000 seems like it is very versatile. I can't wait until they release the updated version of the parallel kit.
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Default Re: A EU7000 Parallel video

I just placed my order for a 50 amp inlet box and 15 ft of #6 wire. I'm going to move my service up from 30 amps to 50. I should have it by next week. http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-50-Amp...-203393774-_-N
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Default Re: A EU7000 Parallel video

I was looking at that inlet box too, but I wasn’t sure if I could fit #4 wire in there. I was thinking of running #4 wire instead of #6 because I have a 100-foot run to my breaker box from where I put my generator.

I'm also thinking of putting in a generator interlock kit for my panel instead of a transfer switch. With an interlock kit I can easily power anything in the house just by turning whichever breaker I want on/off.
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Its a large inlet box that's all metal. There reviews on it were good that #6 wire wasn't a problem. I read a lot of reviews on most of the others that said They had very little room for #6. I went with an interlock for the main panel. Just be careful. In my state the interlock has to be manufactured by the same company as the main panel to meet code.
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I went with an interlock that is manufactured by my panel. One thing that I started to think of was (and maybe this isn’t even an issue), but how many on/off cycles can a main breaker handle before they fail? If you do a monthly test and put a load on the generator(s), I wonder if flipping the main breaker would wear it out. I have no issues swapping out other breakers in my panel, but I’m not sure I would want to get into swapping out a main on my own.
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I wouldn't worry about that. We ran large generators everyday 7 months a year shutting the main breakers on and off each night when we shut them down One 200 KW my dad bought when I was a kid. We never had to change a main breaker. I would be more worried about those plastic switches on the small 10 circuit transfer switches going bad. To be safe I would turnoff all the small breakers before shutting the main if your just testing. That way there's no ark.
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I hope the release the parallel kit soon. I’m hoping to run my AC with two of these running. I like the idea of the parallel kit because you can have a backup in case you have issues with one. Granted, I wouldn’t be able to run everything, but something is better than nothing.
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