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Grade

Style
Run Watts
4,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
5,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Honda iGX OHV Commercial Grade Engine
Digital CDI ignition system provides improved ignition timing
Integrated ECU with a self-tuning regulator/governor system

Electric Start (Battery Included) w/ Recoil Back-Up
Provides easy starting with the turn of a key

iAVR (Intelligent Automatic Voltage Regulator)
Provides up to 7000 watts for 10 seconds
Ensures a consistent flow of power regardless of load
Protection for sensitive equipment and reliable power for you

Oil Alert® Warning System
Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level

Voltage Selector Switch - 120/240V Operation
Gives you more usable power and added flexibility

Low 72 dBA Sound Level
Provides quiet operation during power outages

Extended Run Time
Runs about 11.2 hours @ 50% load, 8.1 hours at full load

Added Features
12V DC Terminal Connections provide 100W (8.3A) of power
Locking Handle, Wheel kit & Reinforced standing legs
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda iGX
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
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
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
5000 Watts
Rated Watts
4500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
19 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
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
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
No
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
232 Pounds
Product Length
41.1 Inches
Product Width
27.8 Inches
Product Height
30.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102005241
Model
EM5000
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Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R

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  3 Questions
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 the Honda EM5000 suitable to power sensitive electronics (i.e. does this generator produces clean power - less than 5% THD)?
by Matt from Florida on January 07, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

The EM5000 does not have inverter technology and is not recommended for running any sensitive electronics. Honda does have the EM5000iS which is an Inverter model and is safe to use with electronics.

Honda EM5000iS


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 EM5000 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (1)
Cons
Unreliable (1)
Durability (1)
Heavy (1)
Low Quality (1)
Expensive (1)
71% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8918 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

Finally decided you need something better than an Emergency generator? Check out this model EM6500 from Honda that get's our "Better" recommendation.

If you're looking for something that is easy starting, fuel efficient and has a great warranty, this generator really is a perfect match. With its iGX commercial engine and IAVR technology, it provides stable power for sensitive equipment and increased wattage above the maximum for 10 seconds to start high amp load equipment.
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Larry K.
San Angelo, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/3/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
The EM5000SX arrived in mint condition, and I am so very pleased with the generator and the amount of time it took to arrive...would certainly order another generator from this company.
Larry Recommends This Honda Product
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Robert E.
Moline, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/28/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet And Perfect
For a number of years (15-20) every time it would snow or hail we experienced power outages that would last 2 to 5 days. Two and 1/2 years ago the news said we had a straight line wind go through our neighborhood. Bull, you could see the funnel from my kitchen window and it was coming right for my house. Well it missed by 9 houses but tore up trees and my pool. I had never had water in my basement.

All of a sudden we had no power nd my basement was filling up. For almost 3 days myself and... more
Robert Recommends This Honda Product
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Mike M.
Spirit Lake, ID
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/3/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Home Backup
Wanted to have a home backup when the power was out. This works great. Started first time. Runs quiet. Can sustain most things in our house. Great product
Mike Recommends This Honda Product
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"Easy to order. Answered questions promptly. Shipping was on time. Packaged well"
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Paul
Total Helpful Votes
45 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Em5000 Is Awesome!
I bought the 5000 early in the summer, and I already had a transfer switch from an older generator. I used this one for Hurricane Sandy.

I powered through the transfer switch: ¾ horse well pump, furnace including hot water boiler mate, microwave/convection oven, TV/DVR, 10 lights, and a fridge.

I knew going into this that all the items above would use about 4000 running watts, but they needed 6000 starting watts (if all started at the same time). Thanks to the iVAR starting wasn’t an... more
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455
Ed
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/10/12
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
When In Doubt, Buy A Honda!
I called on a Wednesday AM needing a new generator. I looked at other brands, but since I've used (2) Honda generators for 29 years, I couldn't make myself purchase anything but a Honda. The price was unbelievable, so I bought it.

I needed to get this by Friday so I could get the new generator into my truck so I could work on Monday morning- and Electric Generators Direct delivered. It arrived by Noon and was in my truck and running by 4PM.

This Honda seems to be as reliable as... more
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Vl
Staten Island, NY
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
82 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Beware
With the generator set on Eco mode it only puts out 39 hertz!! If you look at the specs it seems that it always puts out 60 hertz. It does not. So beware of using it on electronic equipment. And remember that even a refrigerator or house hold cordless phone can be effected by this.
I would definitely not use a computer powered by this. Buyer Beware
Pros: High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions, Expensive, Eco Mode Is Only 39 Hertz
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Vl,
If you're only getting 39 Hz in eco mode, I would suggest taking the generator to a Honda service center. The EM5000 has a 3-Year Warranty so you can be assured Honda stands behind their product. Honda can be contacted directly @ 770-497-6400
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Dan
Myerstown, PA
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Hour Meter?
I just got an em5000 a few months ago and used it for 4 days during a storm. I love it. It sipped fuel and powered my whole house and then some. The only thing is was lacking was an hour meter. I got a b&s one for about 20 bucks and not have nothing to ask from it. It's worth every penny.
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201
Michael
Somerset, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/8/12
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
30
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Little Disappointed
I bought this generator as an upgrade to my old and very inexpensive ($400) generator. After reading some reviews and looking over the specs, I decided that this generator would be a great investment and should last me for a long time. The ordering process went thru without a hitch and Electric Generators Direct shipped it the same day. Upon arrival the delivery man brought the generator into my garage; and aside from the box having some water damage everything went smoothly (the generator was... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Michael,
Once you've done the break-in oil change, if the engine still doesn't run as you'd like it to you may want to give Honda Power Equipment a call at 770-497-6400. They may have some troubleshooting tips for you, or they can refer you to the closest Warranty Service location.
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191
Vito
Staten Island, NY
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
82 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Skip This One
I bought this generator in 2012, since then it has been in the shop 3 times for a total of 4 months.

The problems: carburetor replacement, electronic control board, auto choke, and on and on.....after getting it back from the shop I once again have a choke/carb problem. And no it isn't from stale gas.

Please note that if you get a large generator, every time it has to go to the shop you have to have them pick it up @ $65 round trip. Maybe I got a lemon, maybe not, but I would never buy a... more
Cons: Low Quality, Heavy, Unreliable, Durability
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Vito,
We are sorry to hear of the performance issues with your Honda generator. We would suggest giving Honda a call directly, it be the local servicing dealer or it could just be the generator. Honda makes a outstanding product, but like all products with engines, they can have issues from time to time. Honda can be reached at (770) 497-6400.
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151
Dave
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/16/13
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Portable Generator
I received the Honda Generator I ordered from Electric Generators Direct in good condition and it has operated flawlessly. I purchased the generator based on the reputation of the Honda products and have not been disappointed.
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Joe
Monroeville, NJ
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Em5000
I purchased a generator for home use. The generator is perfect for home use. Sorry not much of a story teller.
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