Honda EU2000i - 1600 Watt Portable Inverter Generator

Honda EU2000i - 1600 Watt Portable Inverter Generator
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
1,600
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
2,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Recreational
Style
Portable
Run Watts
1,600
Surge Watts
2,000 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Honda GX


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
    Describe the Honda EU2000i in as few words as possible? Super, Quiet, Power. Exceeding expectations for your power needs has made this little red machine a living legend. Enjoy the luxury of TV while camping or a blender at the tailgate party. Listen closely, or you might miss it. Quiet and clean power in a package that’s so easy to move. There are many reasons why this is one of the best inverter generators ever made. What are you waiting for? Find your reason why the Honda EU2000i is the best...
  • CARB Compliant - Meets CA Emission Regulations
  • Honda Advanced Inverter Technology
  • Microprocessor controlled to operate sensitive electronics
  • Stable, clean power in a smaller, lighter package
  • Eco Throttle™ - Runs Up To 9.6 Hours On 1 Gallons Of Fuel
  • Auto adjusts engine speed to the optimum level depending on load
  • Oil Alert® Warning System
  • Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level
  • Two-Tiered Noise Dampening System
  • Provides super quiet operation - 53 to 59 dB(A)
  • Ideal for camping & supplemental RV power
  • Parallel Operation Capability
  • Two identical EU series generators can be linked in parallel
  • Increase available wattage through the generator outlets
  • 12V DC Outlet
  • Great for charging batteries (Cables Not Included)
  • Light Weight Design
  • Weighs less than 47 lbs.
  • USDA-Qualified Spark Arrestor/Muffler
  • Helps prevent fires
  • Engine Oil NOT Included
  • 3 Year Residential & Commercial Warranty
  • ***Please Note - Not For Resale***
Specifications
Plugs
8.3-Amp DC
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GX
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
98.5 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Inverter
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
2000 Watts
Rated Watts
1600 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
13 Amps
Portability Kit
Sold Separately
Tank Size
0.95 Gallons
Fuel Tank Material
Plastic
Fuel Gauge
No
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
No
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Not Applicable
Grade Type
Recreational
Plugs
8.3-Amp DC
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
46.3 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
20.1 Inches
Product Width
11.4 Inches
Product Height
16.7 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102003162
Grade
Style
Run Watts
1,600
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
2,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Recreational
Style
Portable
Run Watts
1,600
Surge Watts
2,000 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Honda GX


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
    Describe the Honda EU2000i in as few words as possible? Super, Quiet, Power. Exceeding expectations for your power needs has made this little red machine a living legend. Enjoy the luxury of TV while camping or a blender at the tailgate party. Listen closely, or you might miss it. Quiet and clean power in a package that’s so easy to move. There are many reasons why this is one of the best inverter generators ever made. What are you waiting for? Find your reason why the Honda EU2000i is the best...
  • CARB Compliant - Meets CA Emission Regulations
  • Honda Advanced Inverter Technology
  • Microprocessor controlled to operate sensitive electronics
  • Stable, clean power in a smaller, lighter package
  • Eco Throttle™ - Runs Up To 9.6 Hours On 1 Gallons Of Fuel
  • Auto adjusts engine speed to the optimum level depending on load
  • Oil Alert® Warning System
  • Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level
  • Two-Tiered Noise Dampening System
  • Provides super quiet operation - 53 to 59 dB(A)
  • Ideal for camping & supplemental RV power
  • Parallel Operation Capability
  • Two identical EU series generators can be linked in parallel
  • Increase available wattage through the generator outlets
  • 12V DC Outlet
  • Great for charging batteries (Cables Not Included)
  • Light Weight Design
  • Weighs less than 47 lbs.
  • USDA-Qualified Spark Arrestor/Muffler
  • Helps prevent fires
  • Engine Oil NOT Included
  • 3 Year Residential & Commercial Warranty
  • ***Please Note - Not For Resale***
Specifications
Plugs
8.3-Amp DC
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GX
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
98.5 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Inverter
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
2000 Watts
Rated Watts
1600 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
13 Amps
Portability Kit
Sold Separately
Tank Size
0.95 Gallons
Fuel Tank Material
Plastic
Fuel Gauge
No
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
No
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Not Applicable
Grade Type
Recreational
Plugs
8.3-Amp DC
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
46.3 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
20.1 Inches
Product Width
11.4 Inches
Product Height
16.7 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102003162
Product Specs
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Specifications
Plugs
8.3-Amp DC
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GX
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
98.5 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Inverter
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
2000 Watts
Rated Watts
1600 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
13 Amps
Portability Kit
Sold Separately
Tank Size
0.95 Gallons
Fuel Tank Material
Plastic
Fuel Gauge
No
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
No
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Not Applicable
Grade Type
Recreational
Plugs
8.3-Amp DC
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
46.3 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
20.1 Inches
Product Width
11.4 Inches
Product Height
16.7 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102003162
Reviews
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Product Q&A
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What can I run efficiently (and how many things..like heat and TV), can I run at once in my camper without buying the second generator to connect?
Seth 
from Pennsylvania 
June 30, 2016
Answer
Thank you for contacting us.

Generator sizing is based on the starting amperage of the equipment you plan on powering which will determine the size generator needed.

Proper sizing of the generator is based on 80% of the generators running capacity, so when a large load kicks in the unit has enough flexibility to handle it and still provide clean voltage output.

To calculate the wattage, the following formula will help convert starting amps to watts - Starting Amps x Volts = Watts

You will need to add all the running and starting watts together for a total.
I have attached a Wattage Calculator to help you get started.
Wattage Calculator

If you have any questions please let me know.
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Hello sir: Can this generator power my refrigerator at home which is rated at 6.5 amps. 120vac x 6.5 amps equals 780 watts. Are my calculations accurate or should i purchase the EU 3000? .Thank you for your prompt response.
Frank 
from California 
June 28, 2016
Answer
Typically the starting amps are three times the running amperage which would exceed this generator. I personally would recommend the larger unit.
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hello, about how many hrs ,are they good for? run at half load.. with premium oil and very good service.;thank you p.s. have run a em3500 for over 4000 hrs with good luck
Mike 
from Oregon 
June 26, 2016
Answer
Being that the inverter units have less moving parts (No Alternator) the amount of hours will be a minimum of 5000 as long as it is used properly and maintained.
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Hi, Does this generator come with the 3-year standard Honda warranty (I think it is 3 year, anyway)? Refering to EU2000i honda. thanks
Terry Crock 
from Ohio 
November 30, 2015
Answer
This generator has a 3 year residential/commercial warranty.
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What is the difference between the Honda EB, EM and EU generators?
Thomas W Murphy 
from Wisconsin 
June 26, 2014
Answer
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.
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What's the difference between a EU2000IKC Companion and the regular EU2000i?
James Erickson 
from Utah 
May 06, 2014
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.

Certain Honda generators have the ability to be paralleled together like the EU2000 generators. The standard EU2000iS has a one duplex outlet and in order to parallel this unit you will need the EU2000i Companion model which will have the 30-amp outlet in order to get the power from both units.

Below is a link to the Parallel Kit which has a video that explains the connections.

Honda EU2000 & EU2000 Inverter Companion Kit with Parallel Cables
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Can I use the Honda EU2000i to provide temporary portable power to my home refrigerator or freezer in an emergency or power some lights? If not is there a portable generator that can? Thanks
Howard T 
from West Virginia 
January 11, 2014
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.

Generator sizing is based on the starting amperage of the equipment you plan on powering which will determine the size generator needed.

Proper sizing of the generator is based on 80% of the generators running capacity, so when a large load kicks in the unit has enough flexibility to handle it and still provide clean voltage output.

To calculate the wattage, the following formula will help convert starting amps to watts - Starting Amps x Volts = Watts

In order to know if this unit will be large enough you would have to have the starting amps of the refrigerator and use the formula to determine the wattage at startup.

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Can you run non oxygenated fuel in a Honda EU2000iS generator?
Jim G  
from Minnesota 
January 08, 2014
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.

Below is a link to the Owner's Manual and on page 45 they have the fuel recommendations.

Owner's Manual
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Mike, We're trying to keep our duck hunting holes from icing up. Is there a way to use a larger capacity gas tank with the Honda EU2000i so our ice heater runs all night?
Tony  
from Missouri 
January 06, 2014
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.

All of the portable generators we offer are air cooled and requires them to be shutdown to refuel and to check/add oil. The manufacturers do not recommend any extended fuel tanks for their generators for this reason and installing one would void the warranty.

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I was interested in buying the Generac GP17500E. I did my homework and believe it is the one for me. The questions I have are: 1. Can I convert it to propane? 2. How long will a 15lb propane tank last on this generator if I'm not powering the whole house and just the bare necessities? Thank you Ryan
Ryan  
from New York 
October 16, 2013
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.

We at Power Equipment Direct do not recommend converting your gasoline portable generator to an alternative fuel and doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty and may cause damage to the generator itself. These conversions are not recommended by any of the generator manufacturers.

Gasoline has an Ignition Point of 475–536 °F. When a generator is manufactured to run solely on gasoline these temperatures are taken into consideration and the engine components are made to handle these temperatures.

Propane (LP) has an Ignition Point of 920-1020°F and Natural Gas (NG) has an Ignition Point of 900–1500°F. These higher temperatures will cause damage over time on any “gas only” powered engine.

The following guidelines cover Honda engines (Also applies to other engine manufacturers) modified to run on fuels other than the one for which they were designed, such as converting an engine to run on propane (LP) or natural gas (NG).


• Honda gasoline engines are certified to operate on unleaded fuel with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher, containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10).

• Any change to the original configuration of a certified Honda engine is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act prohibition against tampering (40 CFR §1068.101(b)(1)). The tampering prohibition is important because poorly designed and installed modifications can increase emissions.

• The Clean Air Act prohibits anyone from removing or rendering inoperative any device or design element installed on engines in compliance with regulations. These actions are considered tampering, which carries a civil penalty up to $37,500 for each engine or equipment in violation.

• Engines converted by a third party (OEM, dealer, converter, etc.) to run on a different fuel type must be recertified with the EPA on the new fuel to comply with applicable emission standards. The third party must recertify under a new family and notify Honda to not include the modified engines in the original family.

• Converted engines to be sold for use in California must meet CARB requirements and the converter must obtain approval from CARB. EPA certificates or tampering exemptions will not satisfy the requirement for CARB certification.

• Once certified, the third party must remove the Honda emission control label and apply a compliant emission control label for the new fuel indicating the new certifying manufacturer. Honda will no longer assume any responsibility as the certifying manufacturer.

• The Honda Distributor's Limited Warranty does not extend to parts affected or damaged by the conversion to or use of fuel other than the fuel for which the engine was originally designed.


• Honda offers V-twin engines specifically designed and certified for use in LP/NG applications. The engines incorporate special design features that address the higher combustion temperatures and reduced lubrication to the valve guide area (since it is a dry fuel, not liquid). Please contact your sales representative or distributor for additional information.


Disclaimer: The guidance provided is intended for Honda dealer/distributor informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must contact the appropriate certifying agencies if you require information on how regulations apply to your specific application.

The regulations and additional information can be found at these web sites:

EPA - EPA

CARB - CARB


The run times will always vary based on the actual load put on the generator.


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My wife and I are planning on spending the winter in our camper. We have on board batteries that would need re- charging to run the heater and a couple of interior lights. My question is would the 1000 do this or would I need a 2000. Plus would I have to run the generator all the time or just part of the time.Thank you.
Kim Postma 
from Michigan 
September 29, 2013
Answer
Thank you for your interest in Electric Generators Direct!

The Honda EU2000IA1 is equipped with an 8 amp, 12 volt DC battery charging connection. This will allow the generator to provide an ample charge to your 12 volt automotive style batteries. The generator will need to be operating in order for the connected batteries to receive the charging current.

Both the Honda EU2000 and the EU1000 are equipped with this feature and provide the same charge rate. You will most likely not be able to power anything other than the batteries when using the EU1000 while the EU2000 could provide charging capabilities with some power to spare.



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Do these Honda Generators have a Forest Service approved spark arrestor?
Jack Cover 
from Colorado 
May 23, 2013
Answer
Thank you for your interest in Electric Generators Direct!

The Honda EU2000IA1 does feature a USDA approved spark arrestor. This has been approved for use within state and national parks.



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I need to run 2 wet vacs: one vac is 7.5 amps and the other is 8 amps. Also I want to run a steamer. To heat up it takes 1500 watts and once it's heated it uses 800 watts. I thinking of getting 2 for my mobile detail business would this work? Sometimes I need to run a buffer and a vac. Again the vac is 7.5 amps and the buffer is 4.5 amps.
Paul Viens 
from Florida 
May 11, 2013
Answer
The running amps for the vac and buffer would be as you list but typically the starting amps is much higher (3-5 times).

The one way to verify is to use an amp meter to get the starting amps and then by using Ohms Law you can convert that to watts....

Starting Amps x Volts = Watts

I would assume you will need a much larger generator to power your equipment especially if you intend on running more then one at one time.
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How long will the item run on 1 gallon of gas ? Also can i use an adapter to go from my 220v Gen-tran switch to the 120v on the generator?
Steve Bonoli 
from Massachusetts 
February 11, 2013
Answer
The Honda EU2000I is rated to run for 9.6 hours on the 1.1 gallon fuel supply. This is while taking advantage of the eco-throttle feature.

Unfortunately there is not an adapter that will convert from your 220v switch to this 120v connection. The only high voltage connections with this product line are available when using the companion unit in parallel.


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What is a inverter generator?
Francine Breland 
from New Jersey 
December 28, 2012
Answer
An inverter generator is a power generator that can process raw power into a power feed similar to the power received through power lines. The generator part of an inverter generator is usually powered by gasoline or diesel fuel. "Inverter" means that the power is converted from direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC).

Typically inverter generators are much smaller then standard open frame style generators and tend to operate at very low noise levels. This makes them perfect for tailgating or camping and in some cases able to power one or two items in your home in an emergency.
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What oil is used in this generator?
Kevin 
from Texas 
July 31, 2012
Answer
SAE 10W-30 oil is recommended for general use; for additional recommendations, see page 49 of the owner's manual.

Add enough SAE 10W-30 API service category SJ or later (or equivalent) oil to bring the oil level to the upper limit of the oil filler neck.
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Is there a way i can get a manual for my Honda generator?
James Wetzel 
from Wisconsin 
June 20, 2012
Answer
Here is the owner's manual link for the Honda generators....

Honda Generator Manuals
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Jim When you have the EU 2000I and the companion .... Do you connect the Parallel cables up first ... Then Start both units... Then connect the 30 amp... RV 120 cable.... Sounds right to you?.. Any other way in my opinion is dangerous and not right... What do you say??
Frank 
from New Mexico 
May 16, 2012
Answer
1. Connect the parallel operation cable between the EU2000i Companion to either an EU2000i or another EU2000i Companion generator following the instructions supplied with the cable kit.

2. Start the engines and make sure the output indicator (green) on each generator comes on.

3. Plug an appliance into the 30A twist lock receptacle.

4. Turn on the appliance.

**If the generators are overloaded, or if there is a short circuit in a connected appliance, the overload indicator (red) will go ON. The overload indicator (red) will stay ON, and after about four seconds, current to the connected appliance(s) will shut off, and the output indicator (green) will go OFF. Stop both engines and investigate the problem.

Determine if the cause is a short circuit in a connected appliance or an overload. Correct the problem and restart the generator.

Follow the instructions included with the parallel operation cable kit. Before connecting an appliance or power cord to the generator:

Make sure that it is in good working order. A faulty appliance or power cord can create a potential for electrical shock.

If an appliance begins to operate abnormally, becomes sluggish, or stops suddenly, turn it off immediately. Disconnect the appliance, and determine whether the problem is the appliance or the rated load capacity of the generator has been exceeded.

Make sure that the combined electrical rating of the tools or appliances do not exceed that of the generator. Never exceed the maximum power rating of the generator. Power levels between rated and maximum may be used for no more than 30 minutes.

Never connect different generator models.

For parallel operation, use only a Honda approved parallel operation
cable kit (optional equipment) when connecting one EU2000i Companion to either an EU2000i or another EU2000i Companion generator.

Never connect different generator models.

For parallel operation, use only a Honda approved parallel operation cable kit (optional equipment, see page ) when connecting one EU2000i Companion to either an EU2000i or another EU2000i Companion generator.

Never connect or remove the parallel operation cable when the generator is running.

For single generator operation, the parallel operation cable must be removed.

***Substantial overloading that continuously lights the overload indicator (red) may damage the generator. Marginal overloading that temporarily lights the overload indicator (red) may shorten the service life of the generator.
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