Download: Honda EU2000i In Action

By MrNightro


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This was recorded in mid September 2010 when Hurricane Igore took out the power for a couple of Days. Having the dual Honda EU2000i generator set up as well as an emergency back up propane water heater (my stove & oven are also propane) made the whole experience less of an inconvenience, especially with still having to go to work & take care of my two kids with in that time.

The things I had powered off of this system where: a water pump, gas stove & oven (for the electronic igniters) refrigerator, wireless internet modem & router, 9000BTU heat/cool split air conditioner, lights (with energy saver bulbs), a couple fans, TV, satellite, DVD player, two laptops plus charging of two I touches & Blackberry cellphones.

If the compressor of the air conditioner & the water pump kick in at the same time it put a real strain on the generators (they handled the load OK but I don't like to stress out the generators) so I limit the use of the water pumps to certain times of the evening & morning but outside of that the load is no problem for the generators.

Without the Extended run fuel system attached I was able to get around 10 hours run time with just the built in one gallon fuel tanks. Once I connected up the extended run fuel system I was able to go without having to refuel until the power came back on two days later.

Since the time I recorded this video I have made a few revisions to my generators with the inclusion of a revised fuel system, aluminum oil & gas caps, aluminum oil change funnel, hour/ tach meters, secure anti-theft brackets, Master Lock Street Cuffs, heavy duty 5/16" grade 43 high test chain & heavy duty Master lock (neighbor had his generator stolen while in use in his back yard because he didn't have it secured).

I am debating to add a third Honda EU2000i generator to add extra headroom & solve the whole water pump, air conditioner situation. I will do an update video if I do decide to go ahead with that idea since it's cheaper to simply buy another one of these Honda EU2000i generators rather then to sell these off at a loss to try & buy a larger one.