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Honda EB6500 - 5500 Watt Portable Industrial Generator

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Honda iGX OHV Commercial Grade Engine
Digital CDI ignition system provides improved ignition timing
Integrated ECU with a self-tuning regulator/governor system

iAVR (Intelligent Automatic Voltage Regulator)
Provides up to 7000 watts for 10 seconds
Ensures a consistent flow of power regardless of load
Protection for sensitive equipment and reliable power for you

Oil Alert« Warning System
Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level

Voltage Selector Switch - 120/240V Operation
Gives you more usable power and added flexibility

All Circuits GFCI Protected

Requires GFCI Manual Transfer Panel

Extended Run Time
Runs about 10.4 hours @ 50% load (6.2 gal.)

USDA-Qualified Spark Arrestor/Muffler
Help prevent fires

Added Features
Full frame protection, wheel kit, locking handle & lifting eye
  Model Number:EB6500
 Made in USA:No
 Brand:Honda iGX
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:389 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:3 Years
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:23 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:Solid Rubber
 Tank Size:6.2 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):10.4 Hours
 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:Yes
 Neutral Type:Bonded
 Battery:Not Applicable
 Decibel Rating @ 3m73
 Assembly Required:Yes
 Weight:220 Lbs. (99.79 kilograms)
 Dimensions:41.9"L x 27.2"W x 29.2'H
(106.43 x 69.09 x 74.17 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:3 Years
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  4 Questions
Q: Can I get this in propane ??
by Don Valentine from Colorado on June 28, 2016

A: Unfortunately, it is only recommended to use gas with this machine.

If you have any other questions please let us know.

Thank you
by Mike, Product Expert
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: Are there problems with using this model to power individual home appliances during a power outage?
by Thomas from Pennsylvania on January 16, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

The Honda EB series would be able to power individual items such as a refrigerator, lights and fans without any problem. If you choose to install a transfer switch it Must be a GFI switch because this particular generator has full GFCI protection.

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Q: Is there anything I need to know about these generators since they have a longer filler neck?
by Karen from Illinois on March 15, 2011

A: This generator has a longer filler neck and filler cap/dipstick for checking the engine oil.

This generator must not be filled with oil until the oil runs out of the filler neck. This will cause the engine to be overfilled with oil.

You must use the gauge in the oil filler cap/dipstick to verify the correct amount of oil in the engine. The engine is full of oil when the oil is up to the top of the cross-hatched area of the filler cap/dipstick. As always, do not screw in the filler cap/dipstick when checking the oil level.

You can find this information in the Owner's Manual as well.
by Mike, Product Expert
Honda EB6500 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5
Durable (1)
Expensive (1)
Heavy (1)
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Milford, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/14/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
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This is just one of many things I have ordered from this company. I had looked into being a Generac distributor and found it to be alot less expensive to buy from Electric Generators Direct than from Generac directly. As a contractor I have had only good luck with this company.

From 20 kw generators to small transfer switches --I would not hesitate to order from these people.
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John L.
Marshall, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/22/14
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Partially Satisfied
We had problems with the delivery. The driver refused to come up our driveway in his truck. He said it would cost $375 for a smaller truck to deliver it some other time.

We had to drive our Subaru and have it placed in the hatchback area at the end of the driveway. There was only just one driver for the delivery who said the machine was too heavy.
Pros: Durable
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
John Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Curb-side delivery is the norm with large items like generators. Unfortunately most residential locations don't offer optimal space for maneuvering a semi-truck up the driveway.
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  • Standard Rates to Alaska, Hawaii
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