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Honda EU2000i with a washing machine

I want to buy a Honda EU2000i generator for my Baja casita, but I'm not sure if it will run my 12 amp washing machine (an old Kenmore) without damaging the washer motor or tripping the overload. The generator plugs are rated at 13.3 amps, and the tag says 16 amps. 
Separately, I'd also like to use this generator to quietly charge my solar system's golf cart batteries on cloudy days, but the DC charger plug looks kind of small. Would the EU2000i be adequate for this job as well? 
Thanks! Sally Roderick

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Yes - it will be a fine machine to have and do well.


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