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Honda EG6500C - 5500 Watt Portable Generator

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Powerful Honda GX Commercial OHV Engine
Reliable, Easy-to-Start and Incredibly Rugged

Honda-exclusive DAVR (Digital Auto Voltage Regulation)
Designed to hold the voltage stability within a +/- 1% change

Voltage Selector Switch
Choose between using 120 and 240 Volts

Full Frame Protection

Protected by Oil Alert«
Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level
Prevent engine damage from overheating due to lack of oil

USDA-Qualified Spark Arrestor/Muffler

  Model Number:EG6500
 Made in USA:No
 Brand:Honda GX
 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:Sold Separately
 Tank Size:6.3 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):10 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Metal
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Not Measured by Manufacturer 
 Lifting Eye:No
 Neutral Type:Floating
 Decibel Rating @ 3m74
 Assembly Required:No
 Weight:182 Lbs. (82.56 kilograms)
 Dimensions:26.8"L x 22.8"W x 22.7"H
(68.07 x 57.91 x 57.66 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:3 Years
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Q: Honda EG6500C - 5500 Watt Portable Generator

Is this unit have suitable clean AC voltage for computer and other electronic devices-

by Stanton Lilly from Nevada on August 06, 2012

A: Yes, the Honda model EG6500C does offer the Honda-exclusive DAVR (Digital Auto Voltage Regulation) which is designed to hold the voltage stability within a +/- 1% change thus making it very safe for use with computers and other sensitive electronic equipment.
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Wingdale, NY
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Economical But Still Reasonably Quite
I needed backup power to run well pump, boiler, lights and refrigerator at our house due to the complete incompetence and down right criminal behavior of NYSEG, a utility in NY state. This generator does it all. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the other Honda lines but its half the price too. I'm very happy with it and pull a full load on it for an hour this weekend. Instead of a wheel kit I bought an aluminum refrigerator dolly to wheel it around if I need to.
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Charles C.
East Windsor, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/7/12
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Pretty Good Generator, Good Service From Egd
Post Sandy, I figured it was worthwhile to pick up a generator for outages. As I am figuring that I will not be purchasing another generator for a good decade or two, I didn't mind shelling out a premium for this Honda.The generator itself is very solid looking but I do have a few issues with it being that it carries a hefty premium over some alternatives.

1) For the price, it's amazing that it doesn't come with a wheel kit (I knew this going in, but still...). Due to low stock levels,... more
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
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You are welcome to give the folks at Honda a call at 770-497-6400 if you'd like to talk to them about any issues with your generator. They may ask for the serial number of your unit, so you'll want to have that handy when you call them.

When you buy a Honda you get their technology & attention to detail, no matter where the unit was assembled. Unlike no-name brands, Honda's quality control is demanding & thorough, no matter where the manufacturing plant is located.
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John L.
Newark, DE
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/13/12
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3 Reviews
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Built
I would recommend this generator to others. It appears to be well built and easy to operate. I tested this on my home with a recently installed transfer switch and it powered up most of the electrical items.

It is easy to start and relatively quiet to run. Although a bit pricey, I bought it for reliability and durability. Also, my John Deere dealer can service this generator if required.
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Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/24/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Emergency Power
With a combination like this power outages are no longer a worry, after super storm Sandy we lost power for 5 days, I was lucky, no property damage however with cold temperatures and no heat I felt the need to be better prepared should an event like that ever happen again. This combination will provide all basic needs heat, refrigeration, lighting and a couple of other non essentials such as TV and computer use. I work for a utility company so i could not be home with my family during the storm... more
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Phil D.
Warwick, RI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/2/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Quick Install
It was very easy to install, and strong enough to stand up to repeated use.

I got it at a great price too; I saved money buying on line- you can't beat that.
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