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Can I plug my RV's shore power connector into my generator?

Ok, this seems like a no brainer to me but because it seems so cut and dry it worries me.

If I have a honda eu2200i and a eu2200c running tandom, with a 30AMP outlet on the eu2200c CAN I plug the cord from my RV that WOULD go to shore power at a RV park, and basically have "portable shore power"... or am I gonna mess something up in my battery bank?

To me it should be simple... its power. It's 30 amps (just like the plug at the RV park) so is it that simple???
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Yes, it's that simple. You will have no problems at all. Same type of power. 30 amp Hot, Neutral, Ground.

Even if you had a 50 amp service on your RV and used an adapter to 30 amp. As long as you only used less
than 30 amps it would still be ok. But keep in mind, you should never run your generators at max. 50-60% is ideal.

Big question. What size battery bank do you have? How many amp hours? What type of battery charger are you using?
Do you have an inverter/charger or just a converter? These things are important as some can be up to 100 amps charging
capable. If your batteries are low and your charger is working hard and you try to use the Air Conditioner and other high amp
appliances you will over load the generators.

Something to keep in mind.

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