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50 amp parallel converter to a 30 amp service

Posted 09-12-2021 at 09:06 PM by jrb77

I recently purchased a new 30 amp Winnebago Micro Minnie. I upgraded to a 15k BTU A/C from the standard 13.5k BTU and am wishing I hadn't, but this is where we are (my wife doesn't do well without A/C). I am 68 years old and do not want to lug around a 100 pound generator when we are without shore power, so I opted to buy 2 smaller generators and run them in parallel. After talking with several representatives at WEN, I opted to follow their advice and I purchased two 56235i inverter generators (2350watts each) and their 50 amp parallel connection kit with the idea of running this with a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter (dogbone). When I hooked up the parallel kit and adapter, the 30 amp Southwire Surge Guard protector model 44260 showed green and red which indicated reverse polarity, I talked with a representative of WEN and they suggested I rewire the parallel kit and sent me an email with pictures on how to rewire, which I did. I am still not getting 2 green lights, but it's also not green and red either, more like green and reddish/orange/yellowish? I am afraid to actually start the A/C and am treading water, not sure if the problem is with the Surge Guard protector or the set-up, do you have any suggestions as to what I might do, don't want to blow up my A/C (or the generators). I am considering purchasing their 56421 30 amp parallel converter with the idea of trying that, and if it works, sending the 50 amp converter back. Haven't hooked it up yet. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Also, not sure if I need some sort of ground plug with this parallel connection kit??
    Posted 09-12-2021 at 09:09 PM by jrb77 jrb77 is offline
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