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    Charging w/ honda 1000w while on the hook?-gctid370427

    Has anybody tried charging with a small generator while on the hook? Just plugging it into the shore power with an adapter and getting the house banks back up? It's a honda 1000w..

    We've thought about our friends and how their time is somewhat limited on the hook. Our trip to the islands might be more enjoyable and we could extend our anchorages if they can charge while we're all out beachcombing for example or out crabbing and dingy fishing.

    #2
    ChrisR wrote:
    Has anybody tried charging with a small generator while on the hook? Just plugging it into the shore power with an adapter and getting the house banks back up? It's a honda 1000w..

    We've thought about our friends and how their time is somewhat limited on the hook. Our trip to the islands might be more enjoyable and we could extend our anchorages if they can charge while we're all out beachcombing for example or out crabbing and dingy fishing.
    Did it for years. The only problem you would have is if your charger is draws more than the Honda 1000 can put out. Its 900 W continuous btw.

    No reason to limit the charging time to when your not on the boat. Its pretty quiet.

    Doug
    Started boating 1955
    Number of boats owned 32
    Bayliners
    2655
    2755
    2850
    3870 presently owned
    Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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      #3
      ChrisR wrote:
      Has anybody tried charging with a small generator while on the hook? Just plugging it into the shore power with an adapter and getting the house banks back up? It's a honda 1000w..

      We've thought about our friends and how their time is somewhat limited on the hook. Our trip to the islands might be more enjoyable and we could extend our anchorages if they can charge while we're all out beachcombing for example or out crabbing and dingy fishing.
      Often done and easy to do but first a little math. Find out how many amps your charger is and then find out if your generator will able to handle the load. Here is the relationship you need Watts = Amps x Volts. Knowing that your generator will likely put out maybe around 800 watts continuously divide this by the number of Volts (12) gives a total of 66 amps that your charger can use. I would shut off everything and only have the charger running with the generator on. Stay on board and monitor systems, and of course be respectful to other boaters around you.

      Good luck!

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        #4
        To keep the math correct it puts out 900W continuous.

        Maximum AC Output (60Hz): 1000 watts

        Rated AC Output (60Hz): 900 watts

        DC Output: 12V-8.3A

        Continuous Operating Hours (Rated Load): Approx. 4.1 hr.

        Fuel Tank Capacity: .6 gal.

        Dimensions (LxWxH): 17.7" x 9.4" x 14.9"

        Dry Weight: 28.6 pounds

        Operating Noise (at 7m) (1/4 Load - Rated Load): 52-57dB(A)
        Started boating 1955
        Number of boats owned 32
        Bayliners
        2655
        2755
        2850
        3870 presently owned
        Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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          #5
          dmcb wrote:
          To keep the math correct it puts out 900W continuous.

          Maximum AC Output (60Hz): 1000 watts

          Rated AC Output (60Hz): 900 watts

          DC Output: 12V-8.3A

          Continuous Operating Hours (Rated Load): Approx. 4.1 hr.

          Fuel Tank Capacity: .6 gal.

          Dimensions (LxWxH): 17.7" x 9.4" x 14.9"

          Dry Weight: 28.6 pounds

          Operating Noise (at 7m) (1/4 Load - Rated Load): 52-57dB(A)
          The DC output is pretty much worthless unless you are only charging a single battery. Use the AC output with your on board battery charger. I carry a Honda 2000 on on our 47 as a backup generator.
          Started boating 1965
          Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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            #6
            mmichellich wrote:
            The DC output is pretty much worthless unless you are only charging a single battery. Use the AC output with your on board battery charger. I carry a Honda 2000 on on our 47 as a backup generator.
            That was the intention of the OP as far as I could see.

            The Honda does have a 12 volt charger but it takes a special cord and I doubt many would use it for charging if they had an on board charger.

            The caution was if the on board charger had more draw than the Honda was capable of producing. Thus the 900W continuous discussion.

            Doug
            Started boating 1955
            Number of boats owned 32
            Bayliners
            2655
            2755
            2850
            3870 presently owned
            Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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              #7
              If you do decide the Honda 1000 has enogh capacity make sure you disconnect/turn off any hot water electric heater you might have connected to the shore power system!

              Darby

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                #8
                The 12v feature works for jumping a vehicle, that's about all I've ever used that for. 900w dedicated to the house bank should be enough if other breakers are shut off..

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                  #9
                  ChrisR wrote:
                  Has anybody tried charging with a small generator while on the hook? Just plugging it into the shore power with an adapter and getting the house banks back up? It's a honda 1000w..

                  We've thought about our friends and how their time is somewhat limited on the hook. Our trip to the islands might be more enjoyable and we could extend our anchorages if they can charge while we're all out beachcombing for example or out crabbing and dingy fishing.
                  To answer your question, the majority here do just that. Question is how big do you need. Some seem to think the 1000 is enough however most go for the 2000 as you can do substantially more. There are literally hundreds of thread regarding different brands, believe me you do not want to ask this question. Honda is the cats meow, slightly more than the imports but will last forever.
                  Cheers, Hans
                  2007 Carver 41 CMY
                  Twin Volvo D6-370
                  Montreal, Canada
                  Midnight Sun I Photos

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                    #10
                    My Honda 1000 works fine. It came with the boat. But I'm gonna get rid of it and get a 2000. The 1000 cannot run the electric water heater. Honda is the way to go
                    James
                    Kai Nani, Redondo Beach, CA
                    1989 MY 3288
                    Hino 150hp with Hurth 630A Trannies

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                      #11
                      For those using the 1000w generator. What amps is your charger that it runs successfully?
                      Bay Seeker
                      1994 3288

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                        #12
                        I would think it would work but you would not be able to run anything else. When I had my 3055 I had a ProMariner 30 amp charger and the Honda EU2000e. I had no trouble charging my batteries with the Honda. I had a bank of 4 deep cycle batteries that I used to run my 12v stuff when on the hook.
                        Rick Grew

                        1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                        2004 Past Commodore
                        West River Yacht & Cruising Club
                        www.wrycc.com

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                          #13
                          hargsnz wrote:
                          For those using the 1000w generator. What amps is your charger that it runs successfully?
                          30 amp charger no problem. I have had issues when banks were almost dead trying to run a 40amp. This was on the 1000
                          Cheers, Hans
                          2007 Carver 41 CMY
                          Twin Volvo D6-370
                          Montreal, Canada
                          Midnight Sun I Photos

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                            #14
                            So is the 2000 enough to do everything or should a guy get the Honda 3000?

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                              #15
                              Depends on what you mean by everything. If you mean ac, water heater, battery charger all at once, no it isn't enough.

                              I have a Yamaha 2400. It will charge 100 amps, run a water heater or Microwave but not all at once.

                              Once you go above the EU2000, you are looking at a different animal. Weight goes way up and its no longer easily portable.

                              It is easier to just shut off what you don't need but that is a personal choice. Even the 3000 won't run everything at once.

                              The 2000 weighs 47# the 3000 weighs 134#.

                              Doug
                              Started boating 1955
                              Number of boats owned 32
                              Bayliners
                              2655
                              2755
                              2850
                              3870 presently owned
                              Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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