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Honda EU3000i - 2800 Watt Portable Inverter Generator (50 state model)

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Honda Electric Generators and AccessoriesModel: EU3000ISAC
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Grade

Style
Run Watts
2,800
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
3,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine


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CARB Compliant - Meets CA Emission Regulations

Honda Advanced Inverter Technology
Microprocessor controlled to operate sensitive electronics
Stable, clean power in a smaller, lighter package

Electric Start w/ Recoil Backup
Makes starting this generator an easy task

Eco Throttle™ - Runs Up To 20 Hours On 3.4 Gallons Of Fuel
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

Two-Tiered Noise Dampening System
Provides super quiet operation - 49 to 58 dB(A)

Great For Camping, RV Power & Home Backup
Easily power a 13,500 BTU AC

12V DC Outlet
Great for charging batteries (Cables Not Included)

USDA-Qualified Spark Arrestor/Muffler
Helps prevent fires
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GX
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
196 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Inverter
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
3000 Watts
Rated Watts
2800 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
23 @ 120 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Sold Separately
Tank Size
3.4 Gallons
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
No
Battery
Included
Plugs
12-Amp DC
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
NEMA L5-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
134 Pounds
Product Length
25.8 Inches
Product Width
18.9 Inches
Product Height
22.4 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102003179
Model
EU3000ISAC
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12-Amp DC
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

NEMA L5-30R
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  7 Questions
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 Jared, Product Expert
Q: What kind of fuel consumption does the Honda EU3000ISAC have?
by Kyle from Texas on January 08, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

When using the Eco Throttle you will see run times up to 20 hours on 3.4 gallons of fuel. The run time will decrease as larger loads are put on the generator.

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: I was interested in buying the Generac GP17500E. I did my homework and believe it is the one for me. The questions I have are:

1. Can I convert it to propane?

2. How long will a 15lb propane tank last on this generator if I'm not powering the whole house and just the bare necessities?

Thank you Ryan

by Ryan from New York on October 16, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

We at Power Equipment Direct do not recommend converting your gasoline portable generator to an alternative fuel and doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty and may cause damage to the generator itself. These conversions are not recommended by any of the generator manufacturers.

Gasoline has an Ignition Point of 475–536 °F. When a generator is manufactured to run solely on gasoline these temperatures are taken into consideration and the engine components are made to handle these temperatures.

Propane (LP) has an Ignition Point of 920-1020°F and Natural Gas (NG) has an Ignition Point of 900–1500°F. These higher temperatures will cause damage over time on any “gas only” powered engine.

The following guidelines cover Honda engines (Also applies to other engine manufacturers) modified to run on fuels other than the one for which they were designed, such as converting an engine to run on propane (LP) or natural gas (NG).


• Honda gasoline engines are certified to operate on unleaded fuel with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher, containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10).

• Any change to the original configuration of a certified Honda engine is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act prohibition against tampering (40 CFR §1068.101(b)(1)). The tampering prohibition is important because poorly designed and installed modifications can increase emissions.

• The Clean Air Act prohibits anyone from removing or rendering inoperative any device or design element installed on engines in compliance with regulations. These actions are considered tampering, which carries a civil penalty up to $37,500 for each engine or equipment in violation.

• Engines converted by a third party (OEM, dealer, converter, etc.) to run on a different fuel type must be recertified with the EPA on the new fuel to comply with applicable emission standards. The third party must recertify under a new family and notify Honda to not include the modified engines in the original family.

• Converted engines to be sold for use in California must meet CARB requirements and the converter must obtain approval from CARB. EPA certificates or tampering exemptions will not satisfy the requirement for CARB certification.

• Once certified, the third party must remove the Honda emission control label and apply a compliant emission control label for the new fuel indicating the new certifying manufacturer. Honda will no longer assume any responsibility as the certifying manufacturer.

• The Honda Distributor's Limited Warranty does not extend to parts affected or damaged by the conversion to or use of fuel other than the fuel for which the engine was originally designed.


• Honda offers V-twin engines specifically designed and certified for use in LP/NG applications. The engines incorporate special design features that address the higher combustion temperatures and reduced lubrication to the valve guide area (since it is a dry fuel, not liquid). Please contact your sales representative or distributor for additional information.


Disclaimer: The guidance provided is intended for Honda dealer/distributor informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must contact the appropriate certifying agencies if you require information on how regulations apply to your specific application.

The regulations and additional information can be found at these web sites:

EPA - EPA

CARB - CARB


The run times will always vary based on the actual load put on the generator.



by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Which transfer switch should I purchase if I want to connect a Honda EU2000i and a Honda EU3000i?
by Mike Beihl from Pennsylvania on October 02, 2013

A: First, please remember that you cannot parallel two different size inverter generators together. You can only connect 2 - EU2000i's or 2 - EU3000i's together.

The best switches for these 120V only type units would be the following.....

Honda-32311-189018

APC-32316-UTS6H

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: When running this generator, all appliances run good except hot water heater and battery charger. They both show reversed polarity. But they work good when hooked to shore power. What could cause this?
by Danny from North Carolina on September 30, 2013

A: Thank you for your interest in Electric Generators Direct!

The problem that you have described is actually quite common. By the sound of it, you are operating this portable generator without first providing an earthen ground. Your system works properly while on shore power because that ground is present. In order to rectify this issue, you will want to drive a copper rod several feet into the earth and run a short pig tail from the ground terminal on the generator to the rod.

You will want to refer to the owners manual for the manufacturer's pre-operation checklist and recommended operating instructions.

Owner's Manual
by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Where can I buy a battery for my EU3000 generator.
by Randy Price from California on June 03, 2013

A: You will need to contact a local Honda dealer for assistance with your battery.

Honda Dealer Locator

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Is there a way i can get a manual for my Honda generator?
by James Wetzel from Wisconsin on June 20, 2012

A: Here is the owner's manual link for the Honda generators....

Honda Generator Manuals
by Jared, Product Expert
Honda EU3000ISAC Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (19)
High Quality (17)
Easy To Use (13)
I'd Buy It Again (10)
Reliable (7)
Cons
Heavy (7)
Expensive (7)
Electric Start Battery H... (1)
Shipped With Dead Batter... (1)
99% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8934 Helpful Votes
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This 2800 watt inverter provides super-quiet power capable of running many types of small appliances. This machine is powerful enough to power most 13,500 BTU RV air conditioners.

This inverter also offers the benefits of Honda's Eco-Throttle and can run up to 20 hours on a single tank of gas depending on the load! This is the smallest inverter that Honda offers with electric start, probably not necessary at this wattage, but a nice bonus and peace of mind that even Grandma can get this... more
Jared Recommends This Model
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Bertrand B.
Alameda, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/12/15
Total Helpful Votes
31 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator!!!
I recently purchased this as a way of doing mobile DJ events. It's super quiet and versatile. I did purchase All Terrain wheel and a ramp to transport the unit.

It's not really something that 1 person can easily carry if you have a lifted truck. Overall, I couldn't be happier! BTW, read through the manual before starting up. You'll need to add oil, connect the battery and of course, add fuel. After that, kick back and enjoy!
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Bertrand Recommends This Honda Product
Bertrand's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"They were super helpful in helping me pick out the best unit for the job. Payment went smoothly, shipping was perfect. I couldn't ask for anything better."
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Tracy A.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/15/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Quiet Little Giant!
I'm 50 years now, and have had Hondas since a kid, dirt bikes,3-wheelers, lawn mowers etc., but my new generator exceeded my expectations, since I haven't seen one live in person before my sight unseen purchase from generators direct on line. I put it on my army buss/RV rear bumper along with the lock down Assy. I purchased with the generator. Worked out perfect on my application. Come on folks, it's a Honda,what's on your camper?
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Tracy Recommends This Honda Product
Tracy's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I've purchased several generators from you folks, always spot on. Thanks for your service to my business."
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James R.
Omaha, NE
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/21/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Its A Honda
Bought this for our RV and have only used it once. It performed flawlessly, running the air conditioner, microwave and refrigerator at the same time. Will even run any one of these items in eco mode. I was impressed. If buying for this purpose recommend getting the wheel kit as the unit is large and heavy. Pull starting is very easy if required. Couldn't be happier.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Reliable, Price
Cons: Heavy
James Recommends This Honda Product
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Judi S.
Bryson City, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/15/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
It was a pleasure dealing with Electric Generators Direct. I received my generator within a week of order. A few very minor concerns. Honda does not include a pint of oil with generator. I wish they would tell you exactly how much oil to add,12 oz.,13.5, 15.etc. Surely they know the exact amount. I overfilled a little and had to drain a few ounces out. The generator started on first pull,and is very quiet.
Judi Recommends This Honda Product
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Gaylon H.
American Canyon, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/5/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally Got My Honda
Needed a generator for camping, one big enough to run ac on trailer. I always wanted a Honda because their the best, but a bit pricey. Most I found were over $2000. I almost bought a cheap unit but found your website, decided to wait, save a little more and get the product I would be completely happy with. The unit works perfect and is extremely quite. Thanks.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Features, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Gaylon Recommends This Honda Product
Gaylon's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great job folks cheapest price I could find for Honda generators. Shipping was great, no complaints."
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John O.
Del Mar, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/29/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great But Hard To Start
The unit supposedly comes with an electric starter which is inoperative (did I miss the fine print?). The manual starter takes several pulls. Once running there's plenty of power and all is well. Although no quite as silent as the spec sheet suggests.
John Recommends This Honda Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
John,
No, you didn't miss the fine print. This unit comes with an electric starter, however, you'll need to connect the battery for it to work. There should be a section in the owner's manual for "Battery Installation".
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Scott T.
Pullman, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/20/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wha'ts Not To Love?
Arrived from Electric Generators Direct in about a week, undamaged and beautiful. Took me about an hour to hook up the battery and add oil. I used synthetic cause I'm the kind of guy who likes the best.

I started it to make sure it ran and then put it away for later use. It's been 2-3 weeks and today I took it out to a job to run a couple metal grinders. Yeah, it's quiet and didn't even idle up when I turned on the grinder. Two grinders at once and it gave a pulse of power but settled... more
Scott Recommends This Honda Product
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Roger N.
Penn Laird, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/4/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Quiet
Absolutely love this generator. I cannot believe how quiet it is.
Roger Recommends This Honda Product
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Gerard J.
Shiner, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/23/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase
Just came back 3 days ago after being on the road for 3 and 1/2 weeks in a new 26 ft. Pull behind Camper. Stay in KOA parks 1/2 the time and in WALES MART parking lots running the generator. It had no issues keeping us cool the whole trip. Would highly recommend it to anyone. I thought it was exceptionally quit. Thank You for a very great unit.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Gerard Recommends This Honda Product
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Andrew K.
Johnson Conty, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/19/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exactly What I Expected
I've had several Honda ATV's that were very reliable. I got the EU3000is to run my compressor and saws while I build my house and then for backup power. It is more than I expected. If you are wondering if it's too heavy, it is. I picked it up by myself and put it in the back of my truck, but it was a gut buster. I would not recommend it. I'm 35 yo and in normal shape. Maybe if you just had to lift it a foot or so to a carrier on your hitch, you wouldn't hurt yourself.

I don't have the wheel... more
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Heavy
Andrew Recommends This Honda Product
Andrew's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No problems at all."
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Wayne P.
Soda Springs, ID
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/14/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Generator, This Is Our Second One!
We use this for everything. We have a small contracting business and use this on the job. I also use it for camping and to power my horse trailer/camper. It is easy to start, easy to maintain, and easy to fill. It is heavy which keeps it from walking off, but not to heavy for my husband to lift and load in my trucks. This is our second purchase of one. I have already recommended this generator to other friends.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable
Wayne Recommends This Honda Product
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