Mon May 23, 2011 9:59 pm
The question was concerning L2 charging. Hopefully, folks can see that a 2kw generator isn't even close?
Sure, you can use teeny, tiny generators, but they won't run the L2 at 6.6kw (240 volts times 27.5 amps) needed from a "real" home type charger. That will take a real generator; not the type that you would want to carry around.
But, if we're talking about a generator to use with the modified Nissan "carry-along charger", presumably at the future 16 amp (3.84kw at 240v) or 20 amp (4.8kw at 240v), then something smaller would work.
You don't have to guess the size. It's simple math. How many amps times volts do you want? And don't be sold on the MAX power... use the rated wattage.
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The Honda EU2000i (2kw max, 1.6kw rated, 13.3A) is only 120V. But, it can be connected to another like 47 pound unit to make 3.2kw rated power. Still 120v as far as I know and $1280 each.
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The Honda EU3000i 3kw max, 2.6kw rated (21.7A) can also be connected to a second generator for 5.2kw rated. 78 lbs each, $2600 each.
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To get the 240 volts in a Honda, you'll need the EU6500iS. 120/240V 6.5kw max, 5.5kw rated (45.8 amps @ 120 volts / 22.9A @ 240V)
Starting System: Recoil (pull) and electric!
Dry Weight 260 lbs, $4500 each (only one required).