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  • Comparing etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator to Honda Generator
  • The etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 referenced in your question is an excellent generator that is actually very comparable to the Honda unit that you mentioned. While we don't currently carry Honda products I did look into the EU3000 and found that the etrailer.com unit does have a slightly higher 3,200-Watt starting output (compared to 3,000 for the Honda). Both units are extremely quiet and rate almost identical in that category with a noise level measurement...
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  • Total Harmonic Distortion on Firman 10,000 Watt Generator # 333-H08051
  • I spoke with my contact at Firman and he said that the 10,000 Watt Portable Generator # 333-H08051 has a total harmonic distortion of 25 percent, which is pretty standard for this type of generator. For a "clean electricity" unit you will need to go with an inverter generator like the etrailer.com # 333-0003-2-0007. These 2 single generators can be ran parallel to provide 6,000 watts of starting power and 5,500 watts of running power. This is the highest rated inverter generator set...
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  • What Type of Generator is Required to Powered AC Unit of Trailer
  • The etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001 could power a smaller 13.5 btu AC unit if it had a start capacitor like the Advent part # ACM135CH but most AC units require more watts than what this can put out upon start up. The start capacitor of this allows it to draw 1,450 watts on start up and when running whereas the Atwood # AT15025-21 draws 3,795 watts on startup and then 1,265 watts once running as it does not have a capacitor. So if you have an AC unit that...
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  • Can etrailer.com Generator # 333-0005 Be Used in Higher Elevations
  • The etrailer.com generator part # 333-0005 can be used in higher elevations with the high altitude jet kit part # 333-335717005 which will allow the engine to run correctly between the elevations of 6,000 and 8,000 feet above sea level. Since you will be at an elevation of 7,000 to 8,000 feet this would work really well for you. And allows the generator to run on propane and gas at that elevation.
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  • Is the Parallel Power Kit Included with the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators
  • The Parallel Power Kit part # 333-0007 is included with the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 and will NOT need to be purchased separately. I see what you mean about the list and will work to have that added as it is included.
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  • Will the etrailer 3,600 Watt Portable Generator Power Two Fridges and a Freezer
  • There are two variables we need to pay attention to when selecting a generator, running power requirements and starting or surge power requirements. The running power requirements are essentially what the generator can produce while running whereas the starting or surge power requirements are essentially what the generator can handle when first starting the appliances. If we use averages we can determine that your power needs are around 2,000 watts running therefore the etrailer Portable...
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  • Using etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Generator at 9,000+ Foot Elevation
  • For your etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Inverter Generator # 333-0003 we do have the High Altitude Jet # 333-330717003, which is designed to allow efficient generator performance at higher elevations. This is the highest elevation kit available for this particular generator. When using any generator at high altitudes the potential issue comes as a result of the lower air density. This causes reduced engine power because the air mass and air-fuel ratio decreases. The high altitude jet offsets...
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  • Can etrailer.com Brand 333-0004 Generator Be Ran in the Rain
  • Firman manufactures the etrailer branded # 333-0004 exclusively for us, so they aren't available anywhere else. The closest Firman model would be number P03612 which has a 50 watt higher output and is cosmetically a little different. To see a Firman P03612 you could Google 'Firman Generator Dealers' and look for one in your area. The generator does indeed deliver a trickle charge to the start battery while it's running. It is not recommended to use the # 333-0008 storage cover while...
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  • Using Generators to Power RV At High Altitudes
  • When you get to higher elevations (typically right in the range where you recently camped - 6,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level) generators do have a tougher time running efficiently due to a few factors but mainly because the lower oxygen density requires more airflow for the mix of air and fuel. Many generators are indeed compatible with separate "high altitude" kits that allow them to run to the best of their ability in this environment. We don't currently carry Yamaha generators...
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  • Generator Recommendation for RV with 13,500 btu AC Unit
  • For a 13,500 btu AC unit like the Dometic Brisk Air 2 you'd need a starting wattage of right at 3,000 watts. For that your best option is the etrailer.com 3,200 watt generator inverter part # 333-0003. This can put out up to 3,200 starting watts and 2,900 running watts. The # 289-SUA2300I does not have the wattage you'd need as it can only put out 2,300 starting watts.
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  • Is There a Cover for the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • Yes, the correct cover for the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 is the Storage Cover for etrailer 3,200-Watt Inverter Generator part # 333-0009.
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  • Fuel Consumption of Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator # 333-H08051 on Gas and Propane
  • We've checked with Firman recently about the fuel consumption of the generator part # 333-H08051 and they informed us that propane run time at 50% load is 4-6 hours on a 5 LB tank. On Gasoline the run time at 50% load can be up to 12 hours on an 8 gallon fuel tank. Using a 50 percent load is going to be the best way to get a relative amount of time since that's typically what a generator is providing.
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  • What Size Generator Is Needed to Power a 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner
  • The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 has a starting (surge) power output of 3,200 watts and a running (rated) power output of 2,900 watts. I cannot be sure as to the starting and running power requirements of your air conditioner but the Atwood Air Command Rooftop RV Air Conditioner part # AT15028-22 which has a 15,000 BTU rating requires at least 4,830 watts starting and 1,530 watts running therefore, a single 3,200 watt inverter generator would not be the...
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  • Maximum Altitude for etrailer.com 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001
  • The etrailer.com 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001 will run smoothly at altitudes as high as 3,000 feet above sea level. If you plan on using the generator at higher altitudes, you can simply add the High Altitude Jet # 333-312715083, which allows the generator to run efficiently at altitudes of 3,000 to 6,000 feet. I have attached a short video demonstration on this generator that you can check out as well.
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  • Difference Between Generators With or Without an Inverter
  • The difference between a generator that has an inverter, like part # 333-0003, and a generator that doesn't have an inverter, like part # 333-0004, is that the inverter makes it so that the generator can supply power for both AC and DC applications. Generators without the inverter can only supply AC power (like for typical household use). The inverter generators also tend to provide cleaner power and are a little lighter as well. The generators with built-in inverters are extremely useful...
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  • Generator Cover Recommendation for A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I
  • The best fitting generator cover we offer for the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I is going to be the Storage Cover for etrailer 3,200-Watt Inverter Generator # 333-0009. This will be a little bit too large but with drawstring you'll be able to make it fit the generator tighter.
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  • Who Manufacturer etrailer.com Brand Generators and What is Warranty
  • Firman is the manufacturer of the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0003-2-0007 that you referenced, but if you have issues with yours you can call us! Here's warranty info: Warranty: 2-Year limited warranty for residential use 1st Year parts and labor 2nd Year parts only 180-Day limited warranty for commercial use 90-Day parts and labor 180-Day parts only
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  • Can etrailer.com Generator # 333-0001-2 be Stored in RV Storage Compartment
  • In order for the etrailer 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0001-2 to be CARB compatible like it is it has to have a cap that can totally prevent leaking fumes. So yes you can store in this in a storage compartment and the cap can be totally sealed off.
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  • Run Time of etrailer Generator 333-0005 on Propane and What Size Propane Tanks Can be Used
  • First, you are correct that the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Propane or Gas # 333-0005 should only run on either 20 lb or 30 lb capacity propane tanks. In regards to run time on half power, we can only give an estimate but for a 20 lb tank running at half capacity it should give you in the neighborhood of 10 hours while a larger 30 lb tank should give you something in the range of 14 hours. That said, factors such as elevation can affect run times, and...
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  • Generator 30-Amp Male to Dual 20-Amp Female Y-Cord Adapter
  • Yes, we have just what you're looking for. The Mighty Cord Generator Adapter Y-Cord # A10-G3020Y has a male 30-amp plug to match the outlet on your generator # 289-SUA2000I that splits to two female outlets that will accept standard 110-volt devices. Overall length is approximately 36-inches. Please refer to the linked photo that shows you all connectors on this item.
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  • How Often Should Oil be Changed of etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator
  • That's a good question, and the engine oil of the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 should be changed every 100 hours, as you can see by the cut out of the linked instruction manual I added for you. This is a propane or gasoline generator with a starting power output of 4,500 watts for gas or 4.050 watts for propane with a running watts output of 3,600 watts for gasoline or 3,250 watts for propane, which is enough to run numerous appliances at the same time - including...
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  • Fuel Consumption of Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator # 333-H08051 Running On Propane
  • You will get on LPG approx 16-24 hours running at 50% load on a standard 20lbs propane tank with the Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator # 333-H08051. Please keep in mind heat, elevations, can effect run times.
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  • Can A-iPower SUA2000i Run Parallel Connection with A-iPower model SC2000i?
  • There are A-iPower generators capable of running in parallel, but the SUA2000i cannot be paired with the SC2000i model. Instead, you would be able to use the A-iPower Inverter Generators w/ Parallel Kit # 289-SUA2000I-2, which gives you a pair of generators, two 30-Amp RV adapters, two DC charging cables, two spark plug wrenches, and two oil funnels. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at.
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  • Can etrailer.com Generators be Used in Wet Conditions
  • It's not wise to run a generator if it's raining unless the generator is covered with a canopy or otherwise totally out of the rain. The storage cover for the etrailer.com generator kit part # 333-0003-2-0007 is the part # 333-0009 which is weather resistant but not totally waterproof. This will protect the generator from moisture but if somehow the generator and cover was out in heavy rain you'd want to let it dry out after removing the cover so that you don't have any issues once you...
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  • Do Both Generators Need to be Running to Pull Power from Parallel Kit
  • You don’t need to have both generators running if you want to run a coffee pot or smaller appliance on one of the 20A receptacles for the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators Kit # 333-0003-2-0007. When you want to use the 30A or 50A receptacle from the parallel kit (which it sounds like you are wanting to do), then both generators will need to be running.
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  • etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable Generator vs Firman 3651 Generator
  • You are correct that the etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 is essentially identical to the Firman 3651 in terms of function, features, design, etc but does differ with regards to the power output. It has a 4,500 watt starting output (with gas) and a 3,600 watt running output (with gas), which is just 50 watts lower than the Firman model. In reality 50 watts will make very little, if any difference in application. I even verified this with my contact at Firman. Because...
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  • Total Harmonic Distortion of etrailer 4,500 Watt Portable Generator
  • The etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0004 has a standard total harmonic distortion of about 25 percent. For something with less THD you would need an inverter generator such as the etrailer 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 3,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 333-0001-2 or etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0003. I have added links to video reviews of...
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  • How Large of Propane Tank Will Work With etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator - Propane or Gas
  • Though I'm not all that familiar with the phrase "propane pig" my understanding is that it is a larger residential propane tank so you would not be able to use the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Propane or Gas # 333-0005 with something like that. As you can see from the cut out of the linked instructions, this generator is only compatible with 20 or 30 lb capacity propane cylinders and a residential tank is going to be quite a bit larger.
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  • Can Single Remote be Used to Turn On Both Generators of Etrailer.com Parallel Generator Kit
  • Yes, you can program the remotes/generators of the etrailer.com parallel generator kit part # 333-0003-2-0007 so that they both can use the same remote. Here's how to program the two together. Flip the engine switch to the RUN I position. Push the battery power restore switch for 3 seconds and release. Press the program button and hold on, the remote indicator light will light up for about 3 seconds and then be off. After that, release the program button.Erase the remote program successfully. Push...
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  • Generator Recommendation for Powering Electronics with Delicate Circuit Boards
  • Any of the open frame style generators like the # 289-AP5000 that you referenced don't have inverters which means the power provided is a bit more volatile. I wouldn't recommend using any delicate electronics with this style of generator. Best option would be to go with an inverter style generator like the part # 289-SUA2000I which will provide you safer power and much more fuel efficiency as well as a quieter operation.
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  • Is the Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator Wound With 100 Copper or Aluminium Coated Copper
  • I spoke to my contact at Firman and they informed me that the Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator part # 333-H08051 is wound with aluminium coated copper wire which gives it a harmonic distortion of 25%. If you need a lower harmonic distortion you would have to go with an inverter generator set, the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 is the highest wattage we offer at around less than 3% harmonic distortion. In regards to longevity, the aluminium coated...
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  • Is Changing High Altitude Jets of etrailer.com Generator Difficult
  • The install of the high altitude jets in the etrailer.com generator part # 333-0001 is not overly difficult. Essentially you remove the bowl of the carburetor and then unscrew the old main jet and install the new one. If the altitude you'll be in is between 3,000 and 6,000 feet you'll want the part # 333-312715083.
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  • How To Register the etrailer Portable Inverter Generators
  • The product registration for the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 will be done though Firman Power on their website as they are the ones who make the etrailer Portable Inverter Generators for us. Once you obtain the generators you can note their serial number and flip to page 34 in the owner's manual for warranty and product registration information which is also attached for you.
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  • How Loud Are 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0001-2
  • The noise level of both of the etrailer 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0001-2 when they both are on is 59 decibels. Which is right around the volume of a conversation or a dishwasher.
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  • Comparing A Firman Open Frame Generator and etrailer Inverter
  • The difference between the Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator part # 333-H08051 and the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 is not their ability to protect from power surges as they both have this feature but rather the type of electricity they produce. The generator has a total harmonic distortion of 25 percent which means it would not be ideal for sensitive electronics such as a flat screen TV or computer. The inverters only have a total harmonic...
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  • Does etrailer 6,000-Watt Inverter Generator Meet Spark and Noise Level National Park Requirements
  • Yes, the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit # 333-0002-2-0007 meets the USDA Forest Service requirements for spark arrestor and sound. Noise level is around 58 decibels per generator measured at 25 feet away at 25 percent load and standard mode. This is about the same volume level as a "normal speech at a "normal level." I attached a review video for more info on the generator for more info as well.
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  • Can Battery of etrailer.com Generator be Charged with Other Generator
  • Yes, if you wanted to charge the battery of one of the generators with the other of the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts # 333-0003-2-0007 you certainly could. It's a 12 volt charge circuit which is what the battery of either could would need.
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  • What is Warranty on etrailer.com Generators
  • The etrailer.com generators like the # 333-0003 that you referenced are essentially re-branded Firman generators. The warranty we have for this is: 2-Year limited warranty for residential use: 1st Year parts and labor 2nd Year parts only 180-Day limited warranty for commercial use: 90-Day parts and labor 180-Day parts only The big difference here is that the Firman brand has a lifetime warranty on parts only for residential use. While our warranty isn't quite as good our price...
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  • What is the Decibel Level of etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator
  • The etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 has been measured at 67 decibels 25 feet away at 1/4 load, which is just a bit louder than the amount of noise made during a conversation. All generators are going to make some type of noise though this is a pretty quiet one relative to its wattage. I have added links to a couple video reviews of this generator for you to take a look at.
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  • How Long Does Tank of Gas Last in etrailer 6,000-Watt Generators # 333-0003-2-0007
  • When the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0003-2-0007 are at a 1/4 load (about what two ACs running would put on it) a tank of gas in each will last 9 hours. So if you filled up before bed you'd easily get through the night. We do not have an auxiliary tank setup for this kit either. I attached a review video for these for you to check out as well.
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  • Is etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator Made by Firman
  • The etrailer generator kit part # 333-0002-2-0007 is a Firman generator. The kit of the two is part number W02982 but individually they are W02981. The warranty for this is: 2-Year limited warranty for residential use 1st Year parts and labor 2nd Year parts only 180-Day limited warranty for commercial use 90-Day parts and labor 180-Day parts only The Firman W02981 does have the lifetime warranty that unfortunately we do not offer.
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  • Generator to Power 13,500 btu Air Conditioner
  • The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0002 may be enough to power the 13,500 btu AC in your trailer but you need to know the starting watts and running watts of your AC. Inverter Generator # 333-0002 has a starting power output of 3,200 watts and a running power output of 2,900 watts so if your AC is at or below those levels this generator will work.
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  • How Much Does the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator Weigh
  • The etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 has a shipping weight of 135 lbs so without the packaging you are looking at right around 130 lbs. Compared to our other dual fuel (propane and gas) generators this is the lightest one. It does feature the wheels to help make transport a little easier as well.
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  • Why Don't Parallel Generators Get Full Power of Each Generator
  • This is a really good question, we spoke with the manufacturer of the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0002-2-0007 and they told us that when you parallel two generators you get about 95 percent of the power from each one. This is why the combined power isn't just double the power of an individual one. I attached a review video link for this generator set for you to check out as well.
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  • Does etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator Produce Pure Sine Wave for Sensitive Electronics
  • I reached out to the manufacturer who said the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 can run electronics like stereos and televisions but is not pure sine wave. I was told a better sine wave for sensitive electronics will come from an inverter generator because what an inverter does is control the voltage that is produced from the generator, making it safe for your devices. The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts # 333-0002 is a great...
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  • Can the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators Handle Two Air Conditioning Units
  • The etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 should be enough to power the 13.5k btu and 15K btu air conditioning units on your travel trailer. They have a 6,000 watt starting output and a 5,500 watt running output. The average RV 13.5K btu air conditioning unit pulls 2,750 watts while starting and 1,250 watts while running. The average RV 15K btu air conditioning unit pulls 3,500 watts while starting and 1,500 watts while running. Therefore, so long as...
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  • Can a Dual Fuel Generator be Used for a 5th Wheel Camper in Place of a Deep Cycle Battery
  • You don't necessarily have to have a battery on your trailer if you are using a dual fuel generator like the etrailer # 333-0005. You just need to be sure that the draw of all of your electrical products does not exceed the output of your generator and that you have enough fuel to last your camping trip. For example, the generator mentioned above has a surge power output of 4,500 watts when using gas and 4,100 watts when using propane. The running power output is 3,600 watts gas and...
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  • Serial Number Location and How to Register etrailer.com Generator
  • The serial number for the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0002 can be found on the one of the white and black stickers on top of the generator (see pictures). The instructions for registering your product can be found on page 29 of the linked instructions.
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  • Operating Time on Full Tank of Gas for etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable Generator 333-0005
  • The 7-horsepower engine in the etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 will operate for approximately 14 hours at half its rated 3600-watt load capacity on a full 5-gallon tank of gas. This works out to about 2.8 hours per gallon of gas. If the output load on the generator is more than half the rated output (more than 1800-watts) then the run time per gallon will be reduced.
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  • Can etrailer Inverter Generators Run Parallel
  • You can run a single etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001 parallel to your Firman WO2981 inverter generator, which is similar to the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0002 but not to the dual etrailer Inverter Generators # 333-0001-2. If you wanted more power you could also run your generator to the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0002 by using the Parallel Power Kit for etrailer Inverter Generators # 333-0007
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  • What Is the Run Time of the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator On Propane
  • The run time of the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator part # 333-0005 while on propane will be largely dependent on the amount of power being used. If you were at about 50% power consumption for example then the 10 pound propane tank which holds about 2-1/2 gallons would last around 2-3 hours. If you let me know what your power requirements are I can give a better figure to go off of.
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  • Noise Level and Weight of etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators Parallel Kit
  • The etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit # 333-0002-2-0007 was measured at just under 60 dB at 25' away so they are certainly not loud. As for the weight, each generator weighs a total of 84 lbs when they are not filled with gas and if you include the external Parallel Kit the entire thing weighs approximately 190 lbs. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Electric Accessories Be Plugged Into etrailer.com Generator Using Remote Start
  • We reached out to our manufacturer for the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 about the startup instructions that you referenced and they said that it is okay to leave accessories plugged in but you must have them turned off before starting the generator. So you can still use the remote start to provide electricity without going outside but you need to have everything turned off prior to starting it. I am sure there will be people who leave the accessories plugged...
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  • How To Run a Portable Generator Smoothly At High Elevation
  • The High Altitude Jet's were just recently released by Firman for the etrailer Portable Inverter Generators to help them run while above seal level where the air is less dense. We currently offer two different jets depending on both elevation and generator size. High Altitude Jet for 2,000-Watt etrailer Generator - 3,000' to 6,000' - part # 333-312715083 High Altitude Jet for 7,125-Watt Firman Generator - 3,000' to 6,000'- part # 333-357717002
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  • How Does Remote Pair on etrailer.com Generator part # 333-0003
  • Here's how you would program a remote to the etrailer.com generator part # 333-0003. Flip the engine switch to the RUN I position. Push the battery power restore switch for 3 seconds and release. Press the program button and hold on, the remote indicator light will light up for about 3 seconds and then be off. After that, release the program button.Erase the remote program successfully. Push the program button on the control panel once and the remote indicator light will light up. Push...
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  • Can Sensitive Electronics Like Computers Be Charged from Portable Generator
  • AC surge/spike suppressors vary in the level of protection they provide and in their connectivity options. Some will include a voltage regulator along with the spike suppressor. Using one along with a suitable charger is the best way to protect delicate electronic devices like computers and smartphones. DC-source power charging is less risky since the battery power source is more stable than AC power. This device is ideal for charging phones and computers from your RV battery since it...
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  • Does the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0004 Take a 30 Amp Plug
  • The etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0004 does have 30 Amp plugs on the face of it that will accept connections like what you see in the attached photos.
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  • More Info About The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • On the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 a maximum of 30 Amp of current may be drawn from the 120 Volt receptacle. The noise level on this unit is 59 dB compared with a 3000 watt Honda generator inverter which operates at 50 to 57 dB level.
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  • Can etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 Run 13k BTU AC Unit
  • Yes, the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 would be able to supply enough amperage to run a 13k bTu AC unit.
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  • Run Time Per Tank of Gas for Etrailer Portable Inverter Generators Run in Parallel
  • The etrailer 4,900-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 4,275 Running Watts - Gas - Manual # 333-0001-0002 will run for 4-6 hours at that 2,500 watts running load. That is with the generators in regular mode. You may get a little more time using Eco mode but that Eco mode is the biggest help with smaller loads under 25% not the 58% you stated. In general, when running in parallel without the eco mode you will get 8-9 hours at 25% capacity and 4-6 hours at 50% capacity. The Eco mode will...
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  • Decibel Output of etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • The decibel output the the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003, which is a single unit from the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit # 333-0003-2-0007 has been tested to be 58 decibels at 25 feet away; for context, a normal conversation is 60 decibels. Obviously it will be louder the closer you get but overall this is a quiet system that is easy to use because of its remote control that allows you to start it from...
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  • High Altitude Jet Recommendation for etrailer.com Generators
  • The high altitude jets need to be only used when you are at a higher altitude. Once you come back to a lower altitude you'd need to go back to the standard jets. Instructions are included. We do carry the jets on our site now as part # 333-330717003. The cost is below at the attached link. Carbureted engines can run really well when jetted properly, but the downside is that they have be re-jetted if there's a drastic elevation change. So if you are at a high elevation the stock jets...
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  • What is Difference Between Firman and etrailer.com Brand Generators
  • The etrailer.com and Firman brand generators are essentially the exact same thing just branded differently. The advantage to the etrailer brand is the price is going to be a bit lower. The advantage to the Firman brand is a life time warranty on parts when used in non-commercial applications. The etrailer warranty is 2 years on parts for non-commercial applications. 2-Year limited warranty for residential use 1st Year parts and labor 2nd Year parts only 180-Day limited warranty...
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  • Comparing etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Generator to Champion Generator
  • The etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 that you referenced is an excellent option and you are correct regarding the manufacturer. This particular unit compares very well to the Champion generator you're looking at. Like you mentioned the lower wattage (by 200) on the etrailer.com generator shouldn't be too much of an issue and there are a couple of features on the etrailer.com generator that are actually an improvement over the Champion model. Doing some...
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  • Warranty for the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators
  • The etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0003-2-0007 have a 2-Year limited warranty for residential use; 1st Year parts and labor then 2nd Year parts only. For commercial use it is a 180-Day limited warranty; 90-Day parts and labor and then 180-Day parts only.
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  • Can Only One etrailer Generator be Used in Parallel Kit if Added is Power is not Needed
  • When the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - Parallel Kit # 333-0003-2-0007 are connected in parallel then they would both be used as opposed to just one. If you only had the need for a single generator you could simply use one and not have them hooked up in parallel. This unit with the parallel kit does have an Economy mode that is going to allow you to save fuel if you do not need the full 5,500 watt running power that both generators will put out. I have added links...
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  • Generator Recommendation for Camper with 15,000 BTU AC Unit
  • A 15k btu AC unit is going to pull up to 3,500 watts when starting up and then 1,800 watts when running. If this is all you'd basically be running then the etrailer.com generator part # 333-0005 would work well. You'd need to bypass your 1,000 watt inverter though since your AC pulls more than that. If you plan to run several accessories in your RV you'd need to step up to the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003-2-0007 which can support 6,000 watts starting and...
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  • High Altitude Jet Kit Recommendation for Use with etrailer.com Generators # 333-0002-2-0007
  • Yes, we do have two high altitude jet kits for the etrailer.com generator set part # 333-0002-2-0007 that you referenced. If you will be between 6,000-8,000 feet you'd want the jet kit part # 333-330717003 or if you'll be between 3,000 to 6,000 feet you'll want the jet kit part # 333-330717002.
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  • Can etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator 333-0001 Power 1-Horsepower Well Pump Motor
  • The etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001 produces a rated output of 1600-watts and since 1 horsepower is equivalent to 745 watts of power this generator will have plenty of capacity to operate your well pump motor.
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  • Starting Watt Power of etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 has a starting power output of 3,200 watts and a 13,500 btu air conditioner commonly needs 3,800 watts of starting power. So you would need to use the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0004 instead, which offers 4,500 watts of starting power.
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  • Is the 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator Available with Duel Fuel
  • The duel fuel feature is typically only available on larger generators like the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator part # 333-0005 which is rated at 4,500 watts. We do not offer the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 with the duel fuel feature. If you needed the dual fuel feature then you would have to upgrade to the 4,500 watt unit.
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  • Decibel Sound Level from etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator 333-0003
  • Our etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 creates a sound pressure level of 58 decibels measured at a 25-foot distance. This is the sound level when the unit is operated in standard mode and at 25% of rated load capacity. A higher load will mean more sound pressure. For reference, normal conversation creates a sound pressure level in the range of 50 to 65-decibels while a vacuum cleaner or hair dryer sound pressure is higher, closer to 70 decibels.
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  • How Many Hours Does Tank of Fuel Last etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001
  • If you run the etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001 at a quarter load the fuel tank will last 9 hours. Since economy mode is designed to match the engine speed to the amount of draw needed and you wouldn't have the generator on without needing it to power something 9 hours would be a very close figure to what you asked for.
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  • Are the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators Available with Remote Start
  • Yes, the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators are available with a remote start feature using part # 333-0003-2-0007. They will come with two remotes that can start the generators hassle-free from up to 164' away. They also have an ergonomically-designed recoil handle in case of emergency. I have attached a comprehensive review video of the above kit for you as well.
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  • Warranty Info for etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003
  • You'd reach out to us and we'd take care of you! The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 that you referenced has a warranty that covers: 2-Year limited warranty for residential use 1st Year parts and labor 2nd Year parts only 180-Day limited warranty for commercial use 90-Day parts and labor 180-Day parts only
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  • etrailer.com 6,000 Watt Portable Inverterter Parallel Kit vs Champion Generator
  • The etrailer.com 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0003-2-0007 that you referenced includes two of the etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Generators (part # 333-0003) along with the parallel kit so you can pair them together for 6,000 watts of power. It sounds like you are referring to the Champion 3,150-Watt Generator that can be paired with another, as I wasn't able to find a 3,200-Watt unit from Champion. There are a few main differences that make the etrailer.com model an upgrade...
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  • Can Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator be Charged with 12 Volt Power Source
  • The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator with Boulder 50 Solar Panel # 287-43012 that you referenced can be charged with AC, 12 volt, or solar panels so if you wanted to connect it to a 12 volt battery to charge it you certainly could. This would provide additional running time.
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  • Availability of Dual-Fuel Generator with Remote Start
  • The etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 that you referenced does have dual-fuel capability and an electric-start engine that allows for simple push button startup, however it does not have a remote start option. We do not currently have a dual-fuel generator available that has a remote start option. The etrailer.com # 333-0005 is a really nice generator with a 4,500 watt starting power output (4,100 watts with propane) and a 3,600 watt running output (3,300 watts with...
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  • What is Engine Size of etrailer.com Parallel Generator Kit and Can it Be Used Above 6k Altitude
  • Yes, the engine of the generators in the etrailer.com 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit # 333-0003-2-0007 that you referenced is a 171 cc Firman engine. To get the high altitude jet for this generator kit part number 330717003 will require you to contact etrailer customer service as we don't have it online as a replacement part at this time. This also has a manual choke button you'll need to use when it's cold. In the attached review video the...
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  • Compatibility of etrailer Inverter Generators for Amateur Radio Equipment
  • The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 333-0002 is a great option for remote or backup power. Our generators and inverters are made by Firman and are safe for electronic devices like your radio equipment that requires steady, controlled electrical current. As you stated many of the less expensive generators are not made for the steady current of electronics causing issues like you stated. That won't be the case for our Inverter...
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  • Adding Generator to Jayco Trailer with Factory Dry Camping Package
  • Based on my research it looks like the dry camping package on your Jayco consists of LP generator prep and extra LP capacity (bigger tanks). From what I can tell this generator prep basically means the camper is equipped to handle a larger LP generator (not the portable options that we currently carry) so that you can run your appliances through it with the flip of a switch. With that being said Jayco was pretty vague when I called them to try and get more details so I recommend contacting...
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  • What is the Warranty of the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator 333-0003
  • The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 has a two year warranty for residential use and a 180 day warranty for commercial use. The warranty of the Firman inverter generators can vary depending on where it is purchased.
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  • Similar Generator to etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator that Has 12 Volt Output
  • The output voltage of the etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001 that you referenced is 120 volts. For a somewhat similar generator tha has 12 volt power available as well we have the etrailer.com generator part # 333-0002 as another option. The inverter of both funtions to provide a safer, cleaner power source that is electronic device friendly.
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  • Generator for Powering DJ and Sound Equipment in Park
  • DJ and sound equipment normally draw a decent amount of power to function. The Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator with Nomad 14 Plus Solar Panel # 287-42060 can only put out .7 of an amp at 110 volt so it's not going to be ideal. You'd need more of a standard type of generator like the etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts # 333-0001 for your application or you'd need some longer extension cords to get the power where you'll be. It also really depends...
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  • Wattage of Both etrailer Generators in Parallel Kit
  • That's a very good question and the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit - Remote # 333-0003-2-0007 are two generators that equal 6,000 watts of starting power. A single generator from this kit has a starting power output of 3,200 watts and running power output of 2,900 watts but the two generators in parallel combine for 6,000 watts of starting power and 5,500 watts of running power, respectively.
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  • Does etrailer.com Generator # 333-0005 Require Break in Period
  • You do not have to break in the etrailer.com 4,500-Watt generator part # 333-0005 that you referenced as it's ready to go as soon as you receive it without requiring a break in phase. Only thing close to that worth mentioning is that the first oil change should happen at 25 hours of use whereas after that you can get away with every 100 hours. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Availability of Parallel Kit etrailer.com Generators
  • The etrailer generator # 333-0003 does have a parallel kit available. For that you'd want the part # 333-0007.
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  • What is Noise Level on A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator and Can it Power Sensitive Electronics
  • The A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I referenced in your question is a 2,000-watt inverter generator that can absolutely provide power to electronics like a computer or TV. It will have no issue running and charging these sensitive devices. This particular generator is actually relatively quiet when running and has a noise output that is quieter than a typical vacuum cleaner. This unit will not produce enough noise to drown out surrounding conversation. I do not...
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  • Does etrailer.com Generator # 333-0005 Have Enough Wattage for RV AC Unit
  • Yes, the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # ACM150CH will work well for you as it has 30 amp outlets on it and was designed for applications like yours. This has twice the wattage of most AC unit requirements too as it has the following outputs: Starting (surge) power output: Gas: 4,500 watts Propane: 4,050 watts Running (rated) power output: Gas: 3,600 watts Propane: 3,250 watts Based on that this would easily handle your AC system and not trip breakers like the...
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  • Recommended Inverter Generators for a 2019 Grand Design Imagine 3000QB with 2 Coleman Mach 15 Units
  • I was able to find out that you have 2 of the Coleman Mach 15 AC units installed on your 2019 Grand Design Imagine 3000QB. Since these have start capacitors installed on them the inverter kit I recommend going with is the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators Parallel Kit # 333-0002-2-0007. This kit comes with 2 of the etrailer.com 3,200-watt inverter generators which when combined give you a total of 6,000 watts starting (surge) power output and 5,500 watts running) rated...
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  • Inverter Generator Parallel Kit to Provide 30 Amp and 50 Amp Plug
  • We have exactly what you need although from my research of the inverter generators you are looking at (we do not carry that brand), you would not be able to have a 50 amp plug and a 30 amp plug. To get a 50 amp plug and a 30 amp plug you will need the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit # 333-0003-2-0007. The parallel kit that connects the generators gives you a 50-Amp 14-50R and 30-Amp L5-30R outlet, as you can see by the accompanying...
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  • Is there a Conversion Kit for Generator Compatibility with Propane Use
  • The A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 289-SUA2000I is not compatible with propane use. Unfortunately there is not an kit we carry to convert to propane use. We do have generators that use propane and the smallest is the Buffalo Tools 4,000-Watt Generator - 3,250 Running Watts - Propane - Manual Start # BTGEN4000LPC. If you want a generator that can use either gas or propane I recommend the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator...
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  • What Is Noise Level For A-iPower Inverter Generators
  • I found one sight online that rated the Honda EU 2000i decibel output at 59 decibels at 1/4 power. I was not able to find more specs on that model and we do not carry that generator. For the A-iPower Inverter Generators, part # 289-SUA2000I-2, the noise level is given for one unit. At a distance of 23-ft the decibel level is 65 at 1/2 power.
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  • Generator Kit Recommendation for 2019 Jayco Eagle 317 RLOK
  • The etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0003-2-0007 that you referenced would do a great job supplying power for your 2019 Jayco Eagle 317 RLOK model. When both generators are in use it can provide up to 6k starting watts and 5.5k running watts. The included parallel kit also comes with a 50 amp and a 30 amp socket which covers both common power supplies found on RVs.
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  • Why Do Instructions for etrailer Generator with Remote Say Disconnect Everything Before Starting
  • I reached out to our manufacturer for the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 about the startup instructions that you referenced and they said that it is okay to leave accessories plugged in but you must have them turned off before starting the generator. So you can still use the remote start to provide electricity without going outside but you need to have everything turned off prior to starting it.
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  • Dimensions of the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 measures 23-1/4" long x 17-15/16" tall x 17-7/8" wide. Unless you have a smaller pickup it should be able to easily fit under a tonneau cover.
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  • Comparing A-iPower Portable Inverter Generators 289-SUA2000I-2 to Premium Brands
  • For value for the dollar the A-iPower 2-generator setup with parallel ability # 289-SUA2000I-2 is hard to beat. These are shown in the linked video and they feature Senci 4-stroke engines with cast iron cylinder sleeves for long wear and their combined 3000-watt running power output is substantial. Plus they are EPA and CARB certified. You can also refer to the linked article on portable generators for more details that may help you decide on your best option. We do not sell Honda...
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  • Maximum Power Output of Yeti 150 Solar Generator
  • There isn't a max thing a Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator with Nomad 14 Plus Solar Panel # 287-42060 can power. The thing can be any size so long as it does not need more than what the generator's outputs can give; I'll list those outputs for you below: - 2 Regulated USB ports: 5 volts, up to 2.1 amps, maximum of 10 watts - 6 mm Regulated port (hexagon): 12 volts, up to 10 amps, maximum of 120 watts - DC outlet: 12 volts, up to 10 amps, maximum of 120 watts - AC inverter...
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  • Recommended Generator for Supplying Power to Refrigerator and Other Household Items
  • In order to determine what size generator you will need, it's best to locate the electrical demands of the equipment that you want to operate. You will want to look for both the starting output (the power it takes to start an appliance like your refrigerator) and the running output (the power it takes to keep it running) in watts. This information should be listed on the appliance itself. Once you have this information, you will want to determine the total running wattage for the devices...
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  • Recommended Portable Generator for RV with Dual AC Units
  • Because of the starting amperage and running amps required for your dual A/C system, I recommend the A-iPower 9,000-Watt Portable Generator - 7,000 Running Watts - Gas - Electric Start # 289-SUA9000E. This will allow for plenty of running power for both units simultaneously but you will of course still need to start one unit at a time. This generator will supply enough power so that it won't dictate which unit the 15k or the 13.5K unit is started first. The starting amps required are...
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