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I have a 30 foot 10/3 cord that has a 3 prong twist lock male that goes to my Yamaha ef2800i generator and a female that plugs into a transfer switch in my garage for storm related backup power. However, the 2800 is proving marginal, struggling to power up the 10,000 btu ac and the small 6 gallon 110 volt water heater so I want to use my two Honda eu2000s in series but the Honda with the Transgen adaptor takes a 30 amp RV plug, not a twist lock.

What is the best way to convert my male twist lock to a 30 amp rv plug? I would like to preserve option of both so cutting off and putting a new rv plug is less appealing. Is there an adaptor plug u recommend or something else easy ? We were hit by Irma and trying to make this happen soon, no power to 6 million people

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If I understand right, I think this will solve your problem.


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I bought an short adapter cord, twist lock on one side, rv 3 way female on the other from a popular online shopping site. I believe I've seen them at a popular physical retailer as well.

Running electric water heater on generator is going to consume most of the power even from twin 2000w Honda (4kw peak, 3.2kw continous) WH probably wants 2.4kw... you won't be able to run AC and WH at the same time.


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ScottG wrote:

If I understand right, I think this will solve your problem.


Scott, yes, that is what I need, converting male twist to male rv. Are you or anyone aware of why this won't work for what I described?

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tealboy wrote:

ScottG wrote:

If I understand right, I think this will solve your problem.


Scott, yes, that is what I need, converting male twist to male rv. Are you or anyone aware of why this won't work for what I described?


It will work fine - your using it for exactly what it's designed for.

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GordonThree wrote:

I bought an short adapter cord, twist lock on one side, rv 3 way female on the other from a popular online shopping site. I believe I've seen them at a popular physical retailer as well.

Running electric water heater on generator is going to consume most of the power even from twin 2000w Honda (4kw peak, 3.2kw continous) WH probably wants 2.4kw... you won't be able to run AC and WH at the same time.


Run AC or water heater, probably can't run both at the same time. Take your pick.

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Put the water on propane


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time2roll wrote:

Put the water on propane


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Only twelve bucks too, Scott.


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GordonThree wrote:

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Running electric water heater on generator is going to consume most of the power even from twin 2000w Honda (4kw peak, 3.2kw continous) WH probably wants 2.4kw... you won't be able to run AC and WH at the same time.



Water heater is not problem, uses 1500 watts and only takes 45 min to make it very hot. Good for 3 moderately quick showers. I don't leave it on, no need to.

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