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Honda EB5000 - 4500 Watt Portable Industrial Generator

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Run Watts
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
Starting Watts
Honda Commercial iGX Engine

Heavy Duty One-piece Welded Frame
2-Wheel Kit Included

5000 Watts with 7000 Watt Surge
All circuits GFCI protected
Requires GFCI Manual Transfer Panel

iAVR (Intelligent Automatic Voltage Regulator)
Ensures a consistent flow of power regardless of load
Protection for sensitive equipment and reliable power for you

Voltage Selector Switch
Choose between using 120 and 240 Volts

Hanger Kit and Lifting Eye Included
Easier transporting and securing on the job site

Auto Throttle«

Full frame protection

Low 72 dBA sound level

Oil Alert« Warning System
Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level
Prevent engine damage from overheating due to lack of oil

Cannot ship to CA
  Model Number:EB5000
 Made in USA:No
 Brand:Honda iGX
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:389 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:3 Years
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:19 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:Solid Rubber
 Tank Size:6.2 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):11.2 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Metal
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:72 db(A)
 Idle Control:Yes
 Hour Meter:No
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:Yes
 Neutral Type:Bonded
 Battery:Not Applicable
 Decibel Rating @ 3m71
 Assembly Required:Yes
 Weight:214 Lbs. (97.07 kilograms)
 Dimensions:41.9L x 27.2W x 29.2H
(106.43 x 69.09 x 74.17 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:3 Years
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Q: What is the difference between the Honda EB, EM and EU generators?

by Thomas W Murphy from Wisconsin on June 26, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

The Honda EU series is considered the "Super Quiet" series and range from 1,000 watts to 7,000 watts. These units are totally enclosed and primarily used for recreational purposes.

The Honda EB series are considered "Industrial" and range from 3,000 watts to 10,000 watts. These units have Full GFCI protected outlets to meet OSHA standards on jobsites.

The Honda EM series are considered the "Deluxe" series and range in 4,000 watts to 6,500 watts. These units have electric start and are primarily used for home backup.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is there anything I need to know about these generators since they have a longer filler neck?
by Karen from Illinois on March 15, 2011

A: This generator has a longer filler neck and filler cap/dipstick for checking the engine oil.

This generator must not be filled with oil until the oil runs out of the filler neck. This will cause the engine to be overfilled with oil.

You must use the gauge in the oil filler cap/dipstick to verify the correct amount of oil in the engine. The engine is full of oil when the oil is up to the top of the cross-hatched area of the filler cap/dipstick. As always, do not screw in the filler cap/dipstick when checking the oil level.

You can find this information in the Owner's Manual as well.
by Mike, Product Expert
Honda EB5000 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Easy To Store (1)
Quiet (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jeff F.
Denver, CO
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Purchased 11/3/15
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Number 3, More To Come
Quality product, good price and fast free shipping!
Jeff Recommends This Honda Product
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Purchased 7/9/12
Total Helpful Votes
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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Product, But If You Are A Homeowner Be Aware....
I bought this product for home backup power. I had my electrician install a transfer switch, and much to the surprise of both of us, when we plugged it in, the generator's GFI popped immediately, without any load. Turns out that because this is categorized as "industrial" the neutral and ground are bonded inside the generator to meet OSHA standards for a job site.

The problem is that this bond apparently causes a small current loop when connected to the transfer switch plug,... more
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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generators & Lawyers Don't Mix...
Readers should pay attention to Greg's informative review posted above. Unfortunately, his review had not been posted when I purchased my new EB5000X and I learned the hard way that an internal generator wiring change needed to be made for the generator to work through a whole-house transfer switch.

Needless to say, my electrician and I spent many hours tracing down why the generator would not power any circuit in the house. We even hooked up an EM5000 which worked perfectly!

The owners... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Bad Instructions
John Recommends This Honda Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
When connecting a generator like this to a home, it is suggested that a GFI manual transfer switch should be used. When using a GFI rated switch, the generator can be used right out of the box without any changes.

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