Soliciting opinions on Honda generators

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Soliciting opinions on Honda generators

Post by Zembecowicz » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:41 pm

A friend of mine inherited a Honda EU1000 generator that he has no need for, and is offering to sell it to me at a pretty steep discount. It doesn't put out enough juice to meet all of my needs, but it is much better than nothing and he doesn't want much for it. The other Honda products that I've used have been very well made. Are their generators as good?

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Post by southalabama » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:44 am

Simple answer. Yes.

If your getting a deal. Get it.

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Re: Soliciting opinions on Honda generators

Post by taipan821 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:46 am

get it, the cool thing is (if i remember correctly) you can run them in parallel (conditions apply)

even if it doesn't do everything you need, having a small portable generator is still a good thing
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Honda generators

Post by solarguy » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:59 am

It's an inverter generator. That gives you several excellent features:

1. The engine does not have to run at full rpm all the time, which leads to:

2. Very low noise levels...for a generator.

3. Well above average fuel economy per kilowatthour delivered

4. Longer life

5. The inverter is "smart" and allows for multiple generators to be operated in parallel to up your capacity as needed, like so:

http://powerequipment.honda.com/generat ... capability


The new/retail price on those is close to a thousand bucks. Go snoop around on ebay to decide if it's really a deal or not.



TL/DR Yes, buy it if it's a deal

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Re: Soliciting opinions on Honda generators

Post by Zembecowicz » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:36 pm

I picked the thing up day before yesterday. It looks practically new and fires right up. I'm going to drain the gasoline and change the oil this weekend.

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Post by Halfapint » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:02 pm

I've got the eu2000 and the thing is bullet proof. Had it for a couple years now and other than cleaning the air filter and a bit of bad gas that got put into it the thing starts first pull everytime. There are more powerful generators for sure, however for just a some emergency lighting and camping. It's an amazing generator.

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Re: Soliciting opinions on Honda generators

Post by Neville » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:19 am

I have a pair of the 2000 w units. They are good units if you keep up the maintenance.

I do run the tandem kit for AC in my travel trailer. This system works very well.

The last run of the season, tank up with treated fuel (Sta-bil or Pri-G) and run it dry. Do a 1 hour test run every 6 months when not in use. I usually do them around daylight savings time changes along with smoke detector batteries. A space heater makes an excellent dummy load.

These generators, because of the inverter, do a very good job with sensitive electronics such as computer and audio/video equipment. They're not silent, but the sound is bearable.

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