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Old 11-22-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I'm having a problem getting my generator to power the lights in my enclosed trailer. When I plug the cord from the trailer into a oulet on the house everything works fine. When I plug the cord into my generator nothing happens. I have a honda eu2000i. My generator has a connection for a ground. I have tried connecting a ground from my generator to my trailer with still no luck in getting the lights to work. The lights i'm powering only take 250 watts to power. My generator is rated for 2000 wattts. So i know the generator has plenty of power. I have checked the generator to make sure it works. I have plugged in a shop vac and a power saw and it works like a champ. If anyone could tell me what to do to get my generator to power my lights I would realy appreciate it. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Check the neutral and ground connections in the trailer. Make sure that the neutral goes to the neutral prong on the trailer plug.

If these are backward and the generator has a floating neutral, no power will flow.

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Old 11-22-2009, 08:49 PM   #3
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I have a 220 style outlet ran to the outside of the trailer. I have a dryer style cord on one end and a 110 male adapter on the other end. I'm only powering 2 flourcent lights. When you say neutral prong on the trailer plug is that the left side of a 220 dryer plug? I have the 110 side hooked up with black on the right side, white on the left side and green on the bottom. Thanks again for any help I hope that I didn't confuse you.
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are you talking about this verison ?


[img]http://images.orgill.com/200x200/6982383.jpg[/img]



or this one ?

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It is kind of like the top one. The only diffrence I think is that the ground is completely round instead of having the U shape. But that is very close to it.

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This site may help - http://www.myrv.us/electric/

You probably have the 120 volt 30 amp RV service - often mistaken as a 220 volt service.
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You have something wired wrong. It is NOT the genny.

HOW did you wire a 120v plug to a 120/240v receptacle??? Or do you have a male to male cord???? PLEASE tell me you do NOT.

This whole thing sounds fishy.
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Aww Merde ! this is serious stuff I hope you did not transponded the netural et hot conductor this is very serious stuff.

The TT30R et TT30P is straght 120 volts you should not get this hooked up wrong at all

This photo will show clear how this hook up



This photo is correct and you should not have the conductors on wrong spot at all.

If you used the adpator that you need to check it closer to make sure you have it line up correct especally if homemade item that is very serious item you have to pay attetion.

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Make sure that the cord you are using is the correct cord. you should have a round "twist lock" cord that has 4 wires inside. There is a ground wire (the prong of the cord that has a bent tip) a white wire or neutral and then the black and red wires that are the hot leads. If you dont have the neutral, there is no telling what the trailer will do. You might get a cheap volt meter at radio shack and test between the hot and the neutral and see if you get 115 to 120 volts. You should get 220 to 240 volts between the two hot leads. Google L14-20 or "L14-30 plug" to get a drawing of what prong is what.
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You might get a cheap volt meter at radio shack and test between the hot and the neutral and see if you get 115 to 120 volts. You should get 220 to 240 volts between the two hot leads. Google L14-20 or "L14-30 plug" to get a drawing of what prong is what.
Are you even aware of the actual generator we are talking about????

http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/p...elid=EU2000IAN

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I have a 220 style outlet ran to the outside of the trailer. I have a dryer style cord on one end and a 110 male adapter on the other end.
I think the adapter the OP has is like this - a common item to enable a 30 amp RV connector to plug into common 120v outlet.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-adapter/47583

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