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Honda EU3000i is rated to put out 15A but won't

Honda EU3000i won't run my 15A electric log-splitter. It is rated to put out 15A but the power overload light comes on, and it won't send power to the log splitter. After browsing here, I'll next try turning OFF the eco-throttle setting. Any other suggestions? Will oil change, air filter clean-up, and such maintenance inprove performance?

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  • jim Mar 07, 2009

    Thanks for the comments, jtlap.
    The log splitter works great on household 120v power. It's from Canadian Tire, and is brand new.
    I plugged it straight into the genny to avoid adding resistance with an extension cord, but still no workie.
    I have the manual, if ther are more specs that would help I can type them in.

  • jim Mar 24, 2009

    Hi joboo1. Thanks for helping me with my EU3000is honda generator and 15A electric log splitter. I got a chance to try your suggestions and was able to split wood using the locking plug.
    However, using the locking plug I see the red light (overload indicator) comes on for about 2 seconds and then goes out. The manual seems to indicate this is ok but what do you think?
    I'm planning to clean the air filter, change the oil, etc. as my genny is 2nd hand and I think maybe 5 years old. No idea how much run time.
    Anything else you'd recommend?
    Thanks again for your time and expertise.

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    Jim London May 11, 2010

    Hi, A 120v 15A log splitter? do you have more details on the log splitter? What kind of cord are using to the splitter ( how long). Did it ever work OK? Long distance troubleshooting is tough, more details will help.



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If you attempt to use a 15 amp generator to power a 15 amp appliance you will have a big problem. Always plan to use no more than 80% of any power supply. You are currently trying to use the absolute maximum power this generator can supply, and it's probabally not rated for that load at continious use. Get a larger generator, or , a very sharp axe.

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  • jtlap Mar 07, 2009

    More specs wont help, more power will. There's nothing wrong with your generator or the splitter, It's like this, the most you can use on a 20 amp circuit is 16 amps, and only 12 amps max on a 15. thats just the way it works.


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Hi, Well, at this point I would try a couple of things depending on the age of the genset. Definitely turn off the eco throttle. The 120v duplex plug is rated at 20amps but varies with run speed so lets assume it is close and the specs a little loose. Change the plug to the 125v locking plug which at full speed is rated at 30 amps and see if it holds. The rest would be dependent on age . This genset has a 2 year residential warranty and if it is under I would have it repaired under the warranty. I would at the very least test it or have it tested to see what the overload is tripping out on. My best guess from here is the overload circuit board if everything runs correctly. We use this genset out in the field for bull testing equipment and haven't had a problem like this even with an extension, (we use the locking plug). As far as your overhaul, if the genset is running up to speed and doesn't bog down it is probably OK. If you hear any difference in speed at all when you plug something in, change the oil, filter and spark plug and check your carb settings. Good Luck, let me know what you find out, hope this Fixsya!

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    Jim London Mar 24, 2009

    Hi Jim, I think your splitter is pulling the max so the only other suggestion to squeeze out any more is to check the wire size from the splitter, if it is rated for 15 amp the wires size is probably a 12 gauge or less. Most appliances do not run at full faceplate rating all of the time, but it sounds like your splitter is running close, so a bigger wire size won't hurt and will even fit your locking plug a little better. If you have room from your splitter try a 10 gauge. Glad we at least got you going! Let me know how it works out for you! Thanks



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