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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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Interesting video. They must have been one of the very few how were able to purchase a parallel kit. Hopefully the ďfixedĒ 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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I was looking at that inlet box too, but I wasnít 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 isnít 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 Iím 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. Iím 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 wouldnít be able to run everything, but something is better than nothing.
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I did the upgrade from 30 amp to 50 today. I think that box will take #4 wire. I used the back knockout and used only the first one. The #6 wire fit with room to spare. I have to admit it was a major pain in the ass working with #6 wire. It doesn't bend too easy. It took me around 3 1/2 hours to do the job. I also made up a jumper with the 50 amp female on one side and a 30 amp male on the other so if I want to run just one generator I can plug my #10 wire while we wait for the 50 amp kit from Honda. I used SO #6 for the Jumper. The GE box is a very well made box. All steel. No plastic at all. I have no idea how guys are able to get that #6 wire in those small plastic inlet boxes.
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Default Re: A EU7000 Parallel video

Good to know the inlet will take a #4.

Iím thinking the #6 might be perfectly fine for me. When I did a test run on my EU7000 the other day, it was running at about 124 volts on my 100-foot run of #10 wire. I only had about a 1000-watt load on it, but Iím thinking #6 would work fine. At 100 feet #6 should give me about a 3.69% voltage drop and if Iím running at 124 volts that would leave me with about 120 volts at my panel, which is exactly where I want to be.

On a side note, I bought a set of all terrain wheels for my EU7000. They were a bit expensive, but it will make it much easier for pushing around when itís fully loaded with gasoline. The only thing I thought of after I put them on was that the generator might roll if itís on a slight hill. You can find them here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-EU7000...53.m1438.l2649 Kind of pricey, but I figured $25 per tire and then $100 for the guy to make the axles. They are nice because you don't need to lift it when you're rolling it around.
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