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Honda EU3000i - 2800 Watt Portable Inverter Generator (50 state model)

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Model: EU3000ISAC
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
2,800
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
3,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine


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Have a 13,500 BTU AC unit that you need to start and run? Want to provide backup power to a home furnace or fridge? With the Honda EU3000is, a simple turn-of the ignition key is all you need to provide clean, quiet power. You’ll be thanking yourself and keeping some money in your pocket when it comes times to fuel-up. Getting up to 20 hours of runtime on a single-tank of fuel is something that other generator owners will be envious of. Need more power? The EU3000is can be paralleled with another EU3000is to provide even more juice. You don’t have to be an RV owner to love this inverter.
Product Features
CARB Compliant - Meets CA Emission Regulations

Honda Advanced Inverter Technology
Microprocessor controlled to operate sensitive electronics
Stable, clean power in a smaller, lighter package

Electric Start w/ Recoil Backup
Makes starting this generator an easy task

Eco Throttle™ - Runs Up To 20 Hours On 3.4 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 - 49 to 58 dB(A)

Great For Camping, RV Power & Home Backup
Easily power a 13,500 BTU AC

12V DC Outlet
Great for charging batteries (Cables Not Included)

USDA-Qualified Spark Arrestor/Muffler
Helps prevent fires
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GX
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
196 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
3000 Watts
Rated Watts
2800 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
23 @ 120 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Sold Separately
Tank Size
3.4 Gallons
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
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Recreational
Plugs
12-Amp DC
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
NEMA L5-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
134 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
25.8 Inches
Product Width
18.9 Inches
Product Height
22.4 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102003179
Model
EU3000ISAC
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Outlets
12-Amp DC
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

NEMA L5-30R
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  7 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: What kind of fuel consumption does the Honda EU3000ISAC have?
by Kyle from Texas on January 08, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

When using the Eco Throttle you will see run times up to 20 hours on 3.4 gallons of fuel. The run time will decrease as larger loads are put on the generator.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: 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

by Ryan from New York on October 16, 2013

A: 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.



by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Which transfer switch should I purchase if I want to connect a Honda EU2000i and a Honda EU3000i?
by Mike Beihl from Pennsylvania on October 02, 2013

A: First, please remember that you cannot parallel two different size inverter generators together. You can only connect 2 - EU2000i's or 2 - EU3000i's together.

The best switches for these 120V only type units would be the following.....

Honda-32311-189018

APC-32316-UTS6H

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: When running this generator, all appliances run good except hot water heater and battery charger. They both show reversed polarity. But they work good when hooked to shore power. What could cause this?
by Danny from North Carolina on September 30, 2013

A: Thank you for your interest in Electric Generators Direct!

The problem that you have described is actually quite common. By the sound of it, you are operating this portable generator without first providing an earthen ground. Your system works properly while on shore power because that ground is present. In order to rectify this issue, you will want to drive a copper rod several feet into the earth and run a short pig tail from the ground terminal on the generator to the rod.

You will want to refer to the owners manual for the manufacturer's pre-operation checklist and recommended operating instructions.

Owner's Manual
by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Where can I buy a battery for my EU3000 generator.
by Randy Price from California on June 03, 2013

A: You will need to contact a local Honda dealer for assistance with your battery.

Honda Dealer Locator

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Is there a way i can get a manual for my Honda generator?
by James Wetzel from Wisconsin on June 20, 2012

A: Here is the owner's manual link for the Honda generators....

Honda Generator Manuals
by Mike, Product Expert

Honda EU3000ISAC Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (30)
High Quality (26)
I'd Buy It Again (20)
Easy To Use (19)
Reliable (11)
Cons
Heavy (11)
Expensive (10)
Shipped With Dead Batter... (1)
Electric Start Battery H... (1)
Durability (1)
98% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10359 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

This 2800 watt inverter provides super-quiet power capable of running many types of small appliances. This machine is powerful enough to power most 13,500 BTU RV air conditioners.

This inverter also offers the benefits of Honda's Eco-Throttle and can run up to 20 hours on a single tank of gas depending on the load! This is the smallest inverter that Honda offers with electric start, probably not necessary at this wattage, but a nice bonus and peace of mind that even Grandma can get this... more
Mike Recommends This Model
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Bertrand B.
Alameda, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/12/15
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator!!!
I recently purchased this as a way of doing mobile DJ events. It's super quiet and versatile. I did purchase All Terrain wheel and a ramp to transport the unit.

It's not really something that 1 person can easily carry if you have a lifted truck. Overall, I couldn't be happier! BTW, read through the manual before starting up. You'll need to add oil, connect the battery and of course, add fuel. After that, kick back and enjoy!
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Bertrand Recommends This Honda Product
Bertrand's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"They were super helpful in helping me pick out the best unit for the job. Payment went smoothly, shipping was perfect. I couldn't ask for anything better."
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335
Tracy A.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/15/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Quiet Little Giant!
I'm 50 years now, and have had Hondas since a kid, dirt bikes,3-wheelers, lawn mowers etc., but my new generator exceeded my expectations, since I haven't seen one live in person before my sight unseen purchase from generators direct on line. I put it on my army buss/RV rear bumper along with the lock down Assy. I purchased with the generator. Worked out perfect on my application. Come on folks, it's a Honda,what's on your camper?
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Tracy Recommends This Honda Product
Tracy's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I've purchased several generators from you folks, always spot on. Thanks for your service to my business."
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Dennis B.
Brooksville, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/5/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent! It's A Honda !!!
I live in Florida, as Hurricane Irma approached on Tuesday, I ordered the Honda 3000i from EGD. The rep was very helpful, and assured me he would do his best to get it to me by weeks end. On Friday, there it was, the driver had it at my doorstep before I even knew he was there.Very nice man. After filling with oil and gas, one pull of the starter rope and it started right up. During the hurricane we lost power, as expected, this Honda ran 24-7 for 7 days. It ran our frig. a 5000 btu.Ac.unit, a... more
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use
Dennis Recommends This Honda Product
Dennis's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent, everything about them. I've bought from them before, and will again! Thanks,"
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Harry B.
Farmington, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/12/17
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressive Honda Performance
I have owned a 4800 watt Honda Generator for over 20 yrs. with estimated 1000 hrs on it. The only failure was when the recoil rope broke. This EU3000i far exceeds my expectation. If it sounds like a Honda and performs like a Honda then you realize you have once again made a great purchase.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Harry Recommends This Honda Product
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Paul P.
Tupper Lake, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/4/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hard To Compete With Honda
Added gas, oil and connected battery. Works As advertised. Very good investment.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight
Paul Recommends This Honda Product
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10
David H.
Laureldale, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/10/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Generator I Ever Bought.
Powerful enough for our jobsite needs. Best generator I have ever bought. It is so quiet even when under load that you can stand right next to it and carry on a conversation without a problem.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
David Recommends This Honda Product
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Ben L.
Glenwood, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/24/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Another Quality Honda Product
Very quite and heavy.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Reliable, Features
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Ben Recommends This Honda Product
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Wesley W.
Ione, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/6/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Eu3000i
Brand new never run. Added oil per the manual and the drain plug is leaking. Checked tightness of drain plug and it was tight. I have not started this unit yet. Why can't Honda ship a generator that does not have an oil leak?
Pros: Features
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
Wesley's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good paperwork trail, good product (Honda Generator) except it has a leak at the drain plug. This unit is new out-of-the-box and has never been operated. Drain plug is very tight. More of my time to seek warranty and travel from remote town to a service center. Disappointed in Honda power equipment."
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Andrew K.
Johnson Conty, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/19/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exactly What I Expected
I've had several Honda ATV's that were very reliable. I got the EU3000is to run my compressor and saws while I build my house and then for backup power. It is more than I expected. If you are wondering if it's too heavy, it is. I picked it up by myself and put it in the back of my truck, but it was a gut buster. I would not recommend it. I'm 35 yo and in normal shape. Maybe if you just had to lift it a foot or so to a carrier on your hitch, you wouldn't hurt yourself.

I don't have the wheel... more
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Heavy
Andrew Recommends This Honda Product
Andrew's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No problems at all."
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Tony N.
Cypress, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/5/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Eu3000i
Sales lady was super nice, generator is perfect. I'm happy with the purchase.
Tony Recommends This Honda Product
Tony's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Delivery was 2 days off, but still fast and free, they say 5 days but not guaranteed. So I was prepared for that."
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Tom W.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/2/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replaced My Honda 1981 1000w
Cant say enough about Honda Power equipment. This is Ideal for small job projects. Very easy for one man to up and down from a truck. Perfect for camping! Best bang for your buck.
Tom Recommends This Honda Product
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