Honda Power Equipment offers a complete line of portable generators for commercial (contractor and jobsite), outdoor camping (ultra quiet),
and consumer (emergency home backup) applications. Honda generator models are compact, fuel efficient, and provide smooth, clean power. All
meet or exceed all EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California Air Resource Board) standards, in addition these
are some of the quietest generators on the market today!
Product Line Review
The Honda portable generator
line is divided in four distinct product sets: Super Quiet, Economy, Deluxe, and Industrial. Each of these
contains a range of products targeted specifically at the needs of that particular area. While some honda generators can be
powered with LP or Propane gas, none of the Honda models are designed to be permanently mounted on a stationary base outside
a residence or small business. In addition, Honda does not offer a line of larger industrial generators or diesel generators.
Honda also produces two generator models specifically for the RV industry.
Super Quiet Generators
Honda's line includes three"hand-portable" lightweight units with power output ratings of 900, 1600, and 2800 watts.
Additionally, there are two "cart mounted" portable generator models with output ratings of 4000 and 5000 watts.
All of these generators are considered ultra quiet when compared to their larger non-noise-attenuated counterparts. The
hand-portable models are rated at 58 decibels or less and the cart models are rated at a civilized 61 and 68 decibels. If you have
need for a really quiet outdoor power generator then these are the models you should look into !
Honda EU1000 portable
Honda EU2000 portable
Honda Economy portable generators are available in power output rating from 2300 watts up to 4500 watts. These units come with
manual recoil starting and are built onto tubular steel frame without wheels or handles. Several of these units are considered
commercial units ready for the heavy duty usage of a contractor's jobsite.
If you want no-frills and enough power to operate a basic set of home appliances in an emergency or several tools around a jobsite,
then this line may be what you are looking for. Of course, all units offer quality Honda engines (air cooled), and operate on gasoline only.
Honda Economy EN2500
Honda Economy EG5000
The Honda Deluxe portable generator line include a wide variety of features and offer power output ratings from 3300 watts to
6000 watts of continuous operating power. Most of these models come standard with electric start and remote starting capability and
where this is not standard it is an available option.
These units are built onto a wheeled frame with handles, are very compact, and feature a honda engine that runs on gasoline (except one model comes
rigged for propane), have air cooled engines (except one model features liquid cooling), and none operate on diesel fuel. This line
is for the homeowner that wants some serious portable power that is also quiet enough to operate continuously in a residential environment.
These units should be connected to a residence with either a manual or automatic transfer switch for maximum safety and convenience.
Honda Deluxe EM3800
Honda Deluxe EG6500
The Honda Industrial / Commercial generator line offers portable power for the contractor, rental store, or construction site applications.
These units come in a continuous power output rating that ranges from a lightweight 2600 watts up to a whopping 9500 watts, although the
bulk of this line is in the 4000 to 5000 watt range. All of these models come with manual recoil start and a heavy duty tubular steel frame
with wheels and handles, (except the largest and the smallest do not have wheels). The smallest unit weighs 68 pounds and is compact
enough to be carried to the most remote position on a jobsite. In contrast the largest unit weighs in at over 400 pounds and heeds to be transported
into position and has a frame mounted lifting hook to assist its placement. In addition, Honda offers one model that is a combination AC generator
and welder so that light welding jobs can be accomplished with a single piece of equipment on the jobsite. All of the Honda commercial
generators come equipped with GFCI plugs standard and (or course) each has a heavy duty Honda engine to provide reliable power.
Honda Commercial EB5000
Honda Commercial EB11000
Honda also produces two generator models specifically for the RV industry. The Honda RV generator line offers two highly compact
models featuring (of course) Honda's reliable engines.
These units feature gasoline fueled, liquid cooled engines, with remote start capability. These generator units come with power
output ratings of 4000 and 6000 watts respectively.
Honda RV EV4010
Honda RV EV6010
Honda Motor Co., Ltd., was established during the post WWII rebuild of Japan in 1948 and today is the largest manufacturer of
motorcycles in the world, and a world leader in automobiles. The Company is recognized globally for its expertise and leadership in developing and
manufacturing a wide variety of products that incorporate Honda's highly efficient internal combustion engine technologies.
Honda sold over 17.2 million products worldwide during the fiscal year 2004. In order to do this Honda operates a global network of 441 subsidiaries and affiliates (317 consolidated
subsidiaries, 21 non-consolidated subsidiaries and 103 affiliates).
Honda maintains a corporate commitment to execute on the company's shared visions of; "value creation", "globalization" and "commitment to the future" ,
with the stated goal of "sharing the joy with our customers worldwide, thus becoming a company that society wants to exist". Honda
states: "Seeking to maximize customer satisfaction levels, we work together with our numerous business partners to supply Honda products
to countries worldwide.".
Honda - North America:
Beginning in 1959 as a motorcycle sales subsidiary, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was Honda's first locally incorporated
overseas venture. By 1978, Honda changed the company into Honda of America Mfg., Inc. to produce motorcycles locally in the USA.
Honda first produced automobiles in the US in 1982, and began operations in Canada in 1986.
Automobile sales in North America reached 20 million units in 2003, and overall sales including
motorcycles and power products topped 50 million units. Honda now has the capacity to build
more than 1.4 million automobiles annually in North America , and 75 percent of Honda vehicles sold in the US are manufactured at
Honda plants in North America. Honda currently has 11 manufacturing plants which employs more than 26,000 associates in North America
producing automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft, engines, transmissions, and power products.
Honda Generators are part of the Power Equipment Division headquartered in Alpharetta, GA., which oversees sales, distribution, marketing and exportation.
The Division's production facility began operations at it's plant in North Carolina in 1984. The Swepsonville plant today produces 1.5 million units per year
of various Honda engines for power equipment products including generators, lawnmowers, pumps, tillers and snow blowers.
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