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Honda EM5000iS - 4500 Watt Electric Start Portable Inverter Generator

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Powerful Honda GX Commercial OHV Engine
Reliable, easy-to-start and incredibly rugged

Inverter Technology
Provides stable, clean power for sensitive electronics

Electric Start w/ Recoil Backup
Remote start capability (Sold Separately)

Eco Throttle™ Runs 15.2 Hours On Full Tank @ 1/4 Load
Auto adjusts engine speed to the optimum level depending on load

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

i-Monitor™ Diagnostics LCD Display
Easily monitor hours of operation, wattage and service intervals

Special Muffler & Sound Dampening
62 dB @ 1/4 load & 68 dB @ full load

Easy Portability
Folding handle & wheel kit

Cannot ship to CA

  Model Number:EM5000IS
 Made in USA:No
 Brand:Honda iGX
 Starting System:12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
 HP/CC:337 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:3 Years
 Engine RPM:Inverter
 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:19 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:Solid Rubber
 Tank Size:4.5 Gallons
 Fuel Tank Material:Metal
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Not Measured by Manufacturer 
 Idle Control:Yes
 Hour Meter:Yes
 Voltage Meter:Yes
 Lifting Eye:No
 Decibel Rating @ 3m62-68
 Assembly Required:Yes
 Weight:223 Lbs. (101.15 kilograms)
 Dimensions:31.9"L x 26.4"W x 27.2"H
(81.03 x 67.06 x 69.09 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:3 Years
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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.

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Honda manufactures two versions of a 4500 watt generator. Both units are great.

We recommend the EM5000iS, however, because of the "Inverter Technology". Basically, it has the ability to generate clean power to run sensitive electronics and the extra wattage will be able to run most 15,000 BTU RV A/C Units.

If you don't plan to power sensitive electronics and don't mind a slightly louder generator, the other Honda EM5000 will serve you well. It's also a little cheaper.
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Dan G.
New City, NY
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ran My House For 3 Days On It
Due to Hurricane Sandy, my power went out.

Thanks to the assistance of Electric Generators Direct, I added in my transfer switch and failed-over to this Honda Generator.

Within 5 minutes of connecting my cable and starting the generator I was able to power a higher portion of my house than I thought.

Upon throwing the economy switch on the generator moments later, It clearly reduced speed and saved fuel...Using only about 3 gallons every 8 hours. Compared to most, this unit runs pretty... more
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Port Orchard, WA
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Purchased 9/16/11
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Honda generator is wonderful...excellent quality construction and all!!!

The wireless remote is an add-on and is not of the same engineering and quality. To utilize it you really still need to access the machine except for quick stops and starts.

Electric generators is an excellent supplier who filled their commitments very professionally.

I hope I never need another generator but if I did I certainly would return to Electric Generators Direct.
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