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Champion ParaLINK Inverter Generators Parallel Kit Review

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Review of the Champion ParaLINK Inverter Generators Parallel Kit


What's up everybody It's AJ with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna be checking out the Champion ParaLINK. It's gonna be used for generators from 2000 to 3000 Watts. And what you're gonna do is, it's gonna allow you to connect 'em together, and get more power. Let's check it out. Some reasons why you'd wanna hook up two generators together instead of buying just one bigger one, is the bigger they get the heavier they are too.

So you're gonna need more storage space for that bigger one. It might not fit in your basement door, might not fit in your garage. So you have to go to these options where you have two smaller generators which is nice because they're gonna be lighter. So it's gonna be easier to lift those, put them somewhere that you're gonna fit, in the basement door of your rig easily. You can put 'em up on a shelf in the garage.

Just helps you out with not having to lug the big one around everywhere you go. I think Champion did a good job with the ParaLINK. There's a lot of little things they did to make it easier when you're going to connect two generators. For instance, the cables themselves are all wrapped up together. So each set of cords that connects the two generators aren't just three separate wires going all over the place having to make connections, it all is wrapped up Ranging the front of the generator here we have our positive and negative attachment and our ground.

And that's gonna be for bolt generators, but I like that they only split right here at the end. So there's not a lot of cords going everywhere. You have these clamps up top for cable management. So when it's all done, you have it wrapped up. You can clamp it down there, it'll keep there.

It also has a hook and loop strap to help tie off that extra cord. I like that. It also has the clamp here that goes onto the handle of the generator, which is pretty cool because the other link systems I worked with in the past usually just kind of sit between the two generators on the ground. This gets it up and off the ground keeps it with the generator at all times. So you don't have to go look for it when you need it. It's always gonna be right here. You just leave it clamped on the handle. What we're using today is two 2,500 watt generators, put 'em together, we're gonna have a starting watt of 5,000. Now it also has a running watts of 3,700 just to keep things going. So we're gonna show you how to hook it up and get this going. We've got our generators set in place. We wanted to set 'em in a V shape with the exhaust playing away from each other. The one on the right side is the one you're supposed to clamp the ParaLINK onto. So we got that on the handle. Now we'll come down here and it's gonna be the same thing. Attaching both of the generators, we're gonna have a 10 millimeter socket to attach our ground. So we just put the eyelet around the stud there and then tighten that down. Seems good right there. You don't wanna do that too tight. And then we popped off the covers on our connections here. We're gonna do positive and negative. Now you start your generators in the normal process. So I'll do that. I'll start each of them. Once they're started running, you can look at the parallel kit. The green light will come on, let you know it's okay to plug in whatever you're gonna plug into it. Now we're gonna plug in our camper. We're still gonna use a surge protector just to protect the rig and make sure no backing happens, no issues there. With that plugged in, let's go turn on the AC. Make sure you check with your AC unit that it's gonna work with the starting and running watts of the two generators you got put together with the kit. We knew that ours would work on this fifth wheel camper today, so we got it plugged in, fired this up. Went there, make sure each generator's out of eco mode. You wanna make sure it has the maximum power it can. Turn on the AC, and then you could tell that the generator's definitely kicked up into another gear. So a little bit harder there at the beginning just to get the AC started. And then once it was running and drop back down the running watts and they we're much more quiet. Overall, I like the ParaLINK. It does a lot of small things better than some of the other link systems out there. Like I said, with the cords being all managed the way they are, it's got the clamps for the extra cords. You need to have the hook and loop strap to keep everything nice and neat. The fact that it clamps onto the handle's a big deal. That way it's not just this loose part that's laying in the parking lot or wherever you are. It's actually connected to the generator. It's not gonna rattle around either. It's got that rubber underneath. So you kind of just add it on there, forget it's there, but it's always there when you need it. And it was a lot easier to haul these two smaller generators around and load 'em up in the basement than it would've been to have a big old generator that gets louder and heavier. Well, I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out and hope this helps..


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