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Old 07-23-2018, 09:35 PM   #1
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Honda 1000 and wet'ndry vac

I have a small ahonda 1000 generator Run well, but when I PLUG IN MY 3HP VAC, THE GENERATOR stops. Is it bcause 3hp tskes too many amps for the generator?Or is this because the little genny is too small?
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3 horsepower requires about 23 or 34 amps (depending on what source you read). The Honda 1000 can put out 8-9 amps continuously.

In addition, the in-rush current to the vacuum motor is even higher and probably the Honda gen cannot accelerate fast enough to keep up. You can try running the gen with ECO mode off (full speed) and see if that helps, but I doubt it will work.
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