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RE: Yamaha Generator question

Voltage does sag a bit toward maximum output on these generators.This is the likely answer and a good voltage measurement is the only way to know for sure. The eu2000i voltage goes down to about 110 when it's heavily loaded. If your shore power is a solid 120 volts or higher, you'll see and hear the difference. It's easy to mistakenly think there aren't any other loads on the generator when there really are. Fridge and converter are the common culprits. A 1000 watt microwave pulls close to the rated load of a 2000 VA generator. If there are any other AC loads, high ambient temperature, or high altitude involved, an additional load will push the generator close to or over it's shutdown threshold. When the generator is heavily loaded, the only thing the eco switch will do is enhance the probability of the load device starting up. Once it's running, the eco switch does nothing. Okay, next time (spring) I'll shut off the converter and turn off the fridge (which uses propane to cool but electricity for the control circuit), and lights. We don't have TV or any other electrical stuff. We generally camp at 9000 ft or higher so that may have to do with decreased output of the generator.
EnzoColorado 12/09/19 01:41pm Tech Issues
Yamaha Generator question

I'm brand new to using generators. A few months ago I bought a new Yamaha EF2000ISV2 generator. When I hooked it up to my travel trailer and try to run the microwave, the light in the microwave flickers and I can hear the sound from the microwave is lower and fluctuate compared to when connected to a outlet. I tried both the smart throttle setting and the full setting, both result in the same thing. I also noticed when the microwave is on, the generator's motor's pitch and frequency seems to be lower. The microwave also doesn't seem to heat up food much. Is there something wrong with the generator or am I not using it correctly? n
EnzoColorado 12/09/19 11:09am Tech Issues
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