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Old 04-05-2021, 04:39 PM   #1
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can you twin a Predator 3500 w/a Yamaha 2000?

Can I twin my Predator 3500 Inverter w/a Yamaha 2000 inverter? They both have necessary plugs but Im not sure about the "mixed" marriage . Any experience? Im thinking if I can twin them, I can run both a/cs of needed vs. one. May need to add soft starts but not a huge deal if it will work.
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Since no one has answered. You might be able to do that but I don’t think you would accomplish what you wish. I don’t think the 3500 watt generator could put out more power than the 2000 watt generator. I think the output would haft to be balanced. So the running output would only be 3200 watts. I hope I’m wrong.
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Thanks for your reply. Hopefully someone will see the post and have more input. We have a new generator store in the area, maybe they can tell me also.
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Alan,

Recommend you buy a matching generator. Hondas will not pair across different sizes.
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Alan,

Recommend you buy a matching generator. Hondas will not pair across different sizes.

That sounds reasonable. You never see two different sizes paired together in their advertisements.
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Here's a good article talking about parallel generators
https://www.rvtravel.com/rv-electric...nerator-power/
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Harbor Freight has a new inverter generator 9500 watts, 7600 running watts, 250 pounds for $1800.
Along with a 8700 watt inverter with 7000 running watts, 150 pounds for $1200.
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Can I twin my Predator 3500 Inverter w/a Yamaha 2000 inverter? They both have necessary plugs but Im not sure about the "mixed" marriage . Any experience? Im thinking if I can twin them, I can run both a/cs of needed vs. one. May need to add soft starts but not a huge deal if it will work.
I don't know what would happen if you twinned them but I wouldn't do it and I am a retired electrician.
However why would you need to? Install the soft start kits and the 3500 will handle easily.
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Old 04-21-2021, 03:32 PM   #9
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Don't do it

Since the two generators "do their own thing", the 60 cycles per second of each generator will not be in phase ( you have a one in 360 chance that they might) and this will result in a really funky waveform which could damage your equipment, if not outright trip your breakers...
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