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Honda EU6500isA - 5500 Watt Electric Start Portable Inverter Generator

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Grade

Style
Run Watts
5,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
6,500
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
GX
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Perfect for home back up power, RVs, outdoor events and job sites

Convenient Electric Start- battery included

Eco Throttle™
Helps to reduce fuel consumption and operating noise
Fuel efficient - up to 14 hrs on full tank @ 1/4 load
Reduces exhaust emissions levels

Super Quiet
Operates at 60 dBA
Ideal for camping, supplemental RV power and quiet activities

Voltage Selector Switch - 120V or 120/240V
The ability to power 120/240V at the same time

i-Monitor™
Provides info for hours, wattage & engine speed
Diagnostics for convenient dealer servicing

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

Convenient Additional Features
Wheel kit and fuel gauge

Cannot ship to CA


Model
  Model Number:EU6500IS
 Manufacturer:Honda
 Made in USA:No
Engine
 Brand:Honda GX
 Starting System:12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
 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
 Alternator:Inverter
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:23 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:NeverFlat
 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
 Battery:Included (350 CCA)
 Decibel Rating @ 3m60
Overview
 Weight:260 Lbs. (117.94 kilograms)
 Dimensions:33.5L x 26.4W x 27.5H
(85.09 x 67.06 x 69.85 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:3 Years
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NEMA L5-30R

NEMA L14-30R
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  1 Question
Q: I'm interested in a Honda EU 6500 for my home.
What all will this power up in my home?

by Kevin Hodges from Mississippi on September 03, 2012

A: You would be able to cover all of the basics; lights/fridge/sump pumps and tv etc. A 6500 watt generator can do alot, but you wouldn't be able to run items like a central air conditioner as the inrush current on those are too high for a generator of this size. You'd need a 14kW + to start run those.

You can stay pretty comfortable with a 6500 watt machine, and with the Honda you can be assured of a quality generator that runs very quietly.
by Mike, Product Expert

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Joseph
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Where Credit Due
Honda generators are not cheap. I was flogging myself, almost literally, for buying one for the winter power outages that we have to cope with here in the Mid-Atlantic. To my greatest surprise, after a heavy storm we were left without electricity for six days in the middle of summer, not winter.

The EU6500IS came in handy and served quite well almost uninterruptedly for a week. I bought the IS model to use the generated electricity with computers and TVs, since the power itself is clean... more
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David
Saugus, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/6/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2012
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Good To Go
I think I'm really going to like my transfer switch. From observation it seems to be a sturdy, well made, quality product.

I had it professionally installed the other day and the test run went perfectly. I'll now have heat, refrigeration, lights, entertainment and be able to cook meals during a power outage.

I haven't put it to the ultimate test of "a real power outage" as of yet. Actually, I hope I never have to, but knowing I'm good to go sure gives me peace of mind.
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John
Canto, CT
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2011
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Honda Eu6500
The generator is fantastic. No more headache noise. The delivery was fast and easy.
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Dennis
Nutley, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/2/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Eu6500is Generator
I replaced a Honda 3500 watt generator with the unit above. I cannot believe how easy it is to use and how much more quiet it is. Great unit !
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Mark
Evergreen, CO
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2011
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Great Backup Generator
We bought ours from our local Honda dealer as we had to have the carb re-jetted for our altitude. It's hooked up to a 20 circuit transfer panel and runs most of the house.

You do have to turn off eco-throtle to run the septic pump, but that's a once a day activity. It is VERY quiet and runs forever on one tank of gas. Always starts on the first try. I especially like the hour/watt meter.

It's also fairly compact compared to other generators this size. We tried a cheap model first... more
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Julie
Byhalia, MS
REVIEWED
MAR.
16
2011
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Awesome Generator
We purchased this generator to power our horse trailer with living quarters. It is super quiet and it has great fuel economy.

If we had to purchase another one, this is definitely the one to buy. We Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cleve
Gardendale, AL
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2011
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The Best Thing That Happened To Me After The Storm
I was forced to buy this because it was the last generator in the store. It was the most expensive so everyone was a little scared to step up and buy it. After the sticker shock and using it for three days I would say it was the best thing that happened to me after the storm.

It runs great, is much quieter than my neighbors that ran wide open all the time. With two big screen TV's, the stereo's and satellite dishes, all the lights on, ceiling fans running, two refrigerators, two desk... more
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Patrick
Northborough, MA
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2011
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Great Experience!
Ordered the 6500is on a Thursday, and received it on Tuesday, after a 1,000 mile trip from Elec Generators to our home. Everyone was great when I ordered it and service excellent. Highly recommended! + + +
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Jason
Spring, TX
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2011
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Fantastic
I have a home automation system and my previous generator caused many problems due to the noise transmitted in the power. You could hear the engine hum in the ceiling fans is really the only way to describe it. Hooked up the eu6500 and the power was as if it was coming from the utility company. Super quite and runs the 1.5 ton 16 seer central ac unit in our master suite. I will likely have some new best friends at the deer camp this year too. The product is pricey but worth every penny in my... more
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Rod
REVIEWED
MAR.
08
2013
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Reviews Matter
After reading the reviews here on Electric Generators Direct, and being in the market for an inverter generator, I have to say the generator is everything others say it is plus! The service from Electric Generators Direct is noteworthy with kudos to the team and the shipper. The $50 gate fee was well worth the extra cost and the driver was friendly and helpful. Already looking into accessories.
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Ricky
Davisboro, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/24/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2013
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Easy Assembly
Works great, easy to install with instructions.
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