- Wattage (Gas): 3,000 W / 2,800 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 50 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: 20 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: 10 h
- Weight: 130.7 lbs
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The engine of the Honda EU3000iS is a 196cc Honda GX200 OHV 4-stroke that runs on gasoline and can put out 120V. It has a running power of 2,800W and a maximum power of 3,000W. Also, since it can work in parallel (but doesn’t come with parallel cables from Honda), this power can be doubled by connecting it to another unit that works with it. The inverter generator has a very low noise rating of 50 dBA, which is about as loud as a conversation at home. It is on our list of the 10 quietest portable generators because it can be started with a simple pull-start or a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). Because it can hold 3.4 gallons of fuel, the EU3000iS can run for up to 20 hours on a full tank (it uses about 0.17 GPH). The EU3000iS makes a clean sine wave. Its Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) is less than 3%, so you can safely plug sensitive electronics into its AC outlets.
On the control panel, there are 3 AC outlets: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) outlet and a 120V 30A (L5-30R) outlet.Even though this Honda generator isn’t quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle makes it easy to connect to an RV with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor.
The lights tell you if there isn’t enough oil, if the generator is overloaded, or if it’s ready to use.The inverter generator has a built-in fuel gauge, which makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in the machine.The product is safe because it has an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off (Oil Alert®), so you can use it without worrying.In addition to the features we’ve already talked about, the Honda EU3000iS comes with the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you start your generator quickly.You can buy a storage cover from the company separately.
Since the Honda EU3000iS is an inverter generator, its enclosed design (L25.9 x W17.6 x H22 in) looks better than a traditional open frame product.The design fits with what’s popular now and is perfect for generating power for fun.Even though this generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, it is very hard to move by hand because it weighs 130.7 pounds.To make the generator easier to move around, you might want to buy an official wheel kit.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Honda-EU3000iS compare to other generators with the same power output.
**Fuel efficiency is give in relative percentage, 0 being the lowest and 1 being the highest value. Please see below specification table for actual value.
|Fuel efficiency||0.184 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||196 cc Honda GX200 OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||2,800 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||3,000 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||23.3 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||25 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||10 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||20 h||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||3.4 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||25.9 x 17.6 x 22 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||50 dBA|
|Compliance||EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
- We compared more than 500 portable generators at 50% load. We found that there is “skewed right” distribution for the difference between 50% load and 25% load and the median comes at 1.43. With this number we converter all the 25% load runtime to 50% load. Same with the propane efficiency, where median is 1.38.
- For some generators where propane runtime was not given, we used NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs. of propane = 1 gal of gasoline. All propane runtime is for 20 lbs. propane tank (4.7 gallons).
- Unlike many other sites, we actually tried to find out information about each of the above requirements. However, we are human and are therefore capable of the odd oversight or mistake. Please let us know if you spot any missing or erroneous values so that we can fix them.
About the Manufacturer
The Japanese Honda Motor Company, founded in 1948, has built a reputation for regularly delivering high-quality engines, motorized vehicles, and equipment.The business has built a solid name over the years in the power tool, motorbike, and vehicle industries.Since 1953, Honda’s power tool division has been manufacturing various power tools, such as tillers, mowers, blowers, sprayers, and of course, generators.Honda is still regarded as a legend among generator manufacturers even after the firm went worldwide and shifted the majority of its production from Japan to other Asian nations.
There is a warranty on the Honda EU3000iS for up to 3 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Honda’s warranty policies can tell you more about how long the warranty on a Honda generator lasts.You can also call their customer service line at 1-770-497-6400.