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

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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

  Model Number:EU3000ISAC
 Made in USA:No
 Brand:Honda GX
 Starting System:12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
 HP/CC:196 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 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:23 Amps @ 120 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:Sold Separately
 Tank Size:3.4 Gallons
 Fuel Tank Material:Metal
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Idle Control:Yes
 Hour Meter:No
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
 Decibel Rating @ 3m58
 Assembly Required:No
 Weight:134 Lbs. (60.78 kilograms)
 Dimensions:25.8"L x 18.9"W x 22.4"H
(65.53 x 48.01 x 56.90 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:3 Years
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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.

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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:



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

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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.....



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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.

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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.

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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....

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Quiet (4)
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Easy To Use (3)
Exceeded Expectations (2)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Heavy (3)
Expensive (1)
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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
Mike Recommends This Model
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Vineland, NJ
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Quiet Camping Generator
Bought this unit to power our living quarters horse trailer when camping in remote areas. It provided enough power to run everything including the AC and even ran a cord to the trailer next to us to keep their converter going and batteries charged. Electric start is great since anyone can turn the key and fire it up instead of yanking on pull cords. The unit is so quiet that we were sitting around the fire with it running 10' away and you could barely hear it, other people's generators across... more
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David W.
Pasadena, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/16/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Its A Honda!
Ordered this generator for hurricane season. Shipped fast and was undamaged. I opened up the generator to connect battery and put oil into it,so i could test run/ break it in. I found some oil still in crankcase. I was furious till I talked to EGD and Honda. They confirmed that each generator is tested prior to leaving and any oil left in unit was from this. I proceeded to perform a break in on the genny and it ran ok like a Honda should. Easily starts a couple (2) 5000btu window units and a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
David Recommends This Honda Product
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Thomas M.
Montgomery, AL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/11/13
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Eu3000i - 2800 Watt Portable Inverter Generator (50 State Model) Review
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Durable, Easy To Use
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Thomas Recommends This Honda Product
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Ellis N.
Orondo, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/30/13
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Like It
Received in good condition. 7 days a bit long but worth it.
Pros: Quiet, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Ellis Recommends This Honda Product
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Gary E.
Pandora, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/5/14
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Really Satisfied
The owner's manual is very small and lacks a good description of how to hook - up and use the generator. More explanation would have been nice .
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Gary Recommends This Honda Product
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Our area has had a ice storm. It's been running for six (6) days continously without any failures. Refilling gas tank about every ten (10) hours no getting up in the middle of the night. VERY QUIET. Changing oil is real simple. We also use this generator for tailgating. Great purchase even though we did not purchase it from you. I want to purchase a larger one for our home. GO STATE!!!
Pros: High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Audiquedog Recommends This Honda Product
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Canon City, CO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/31/12
Total Helpful Votes
45 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I bought the inverter model due to its ability to provide clean power to electronic equipment as well as ordinary motors such as appliances. I took the pay by check option to get the discount but be aware that it does delay your order by about 10 days or so due to snail mail travel plus bank clearing time.

The generator arrived in good shape and I proceeded to prep it with oil and fuel for running. Note that it is shipped without oil and there is none in the box (a surprise) so be... more
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Douglasville,, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/26/12
Total Helpful Votes
34 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best
This unit is very cheap to run and is supper quiet. You'll be amazed. Runs everything in my 32 foot 5th wheel camper and you can hardly hear it running outside. Great unit.
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Howell, NJ
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Fantastic And Quiet
Was expecting amazing and it is better than I expected. I had it running a 13500 btu ac on my travel trailer and was able to have a conversation standing next to it. Would recommend it very much also very easy to use. Love this generator
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Steve F.
Orem, UT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/17/13
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Emergency Generator
This Honda generator is an "inverter" generator, so it doesn't need to mechanically turn at 3600 RPM to produce 60 cycle AC. So it can run much slower and vary its speed to match the load. Low speed means a longer time between oil changes: 100 hours vs 24 hours for non-inverter types. The unit works great, and serves as a convenient power source for power tools around the back yard, as well as its main purpose for emergency standby power.

PED shipped the unit promptly, and it... more
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Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/5/12
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase
I love my Honda generator. So easy to start and operate and runs everything we want in the camper.
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