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Honda EU6500iSAC - 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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CARB Compliant - Meets CA Emission Regulations

Honda's Superquiet 5500W/6500W Electric Start Inverter Generator
Perfect for home back up power, RVs, outdoor events, etc.

Advanced Inverter Technology
Provides reliable power for computers & other sensitive equipment

i-Monitor™ LCD Screen
Designed for performance monitoring and service diagnosis
Easily see hours of operation, wattage & engine speed

Eco Throttle™ System
Provides outstanding fuel efficiency & Up to 15 Hours @ 1/4 load
Helps to reduce fuel consumption and operating noise

Super Quiet Opeartion (52-60 dBA @ 7m)
Ideal for camping, supplemental RV power and quiet activities

120/240V Voltage Selector Switch
Enables you to power units with larger wattage requirements.

Protected By Honda Oil Alert®
Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level

Includes Wheel Kit, Folding Handle & Starting Battery
Offers convenient transport and storage and a more compact unit

3-Year Residential & Commercial Warranty


Model
  Model Number:EU6500ISAC
 UPC:786102003674
 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:Inverter
 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:Solid Rubber
 Tank Size:4.5 Gallons
 Fuel Tank Material:Metal
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Unknown db(A)
 Idle Control:Yes
 Hour Meter:Yes
 Voltage Meter:Yes
 Lifting Eye:No
 Battery:Included
 Decibel Rating @ 3m53-60
Overview
 Assembly Required:Yes
 Weight:253 Lbs. (114.76 kilograms)
 Dimensions:33.5"L x 26.4"W x 27.5"H
(85.09 x 67.06 x 69.85 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:3 Years
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Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L5-30R

NEMA L14-30R
  6 Questions
Q: What is the difference between the EU6500iS and the EU6500ISAC?
by RICHIE from South Carolina on January 19, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

Honda only makes one EU6500iS model and every dealer might have different designations after the Honda model number. The "A" stands for America meaning it is only sold to the American market. The "C" stands for CARB Compliant and meets EPA standards in all 50-States.



by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Does the 30 amp side (plug) have the full 5500 watts available?
by Robert McGowan from California on September 30, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry!

The Honda EU6500iSAC is fitted with a 30 amp, 4-prong outlet. This outlet will allow up to 7500 watts to pass through at any given time. As such, you can take full advantage of this generator by using this high voltage outlet.

It is recommended to check the equipment which you wish to support in order to prevent the overload of the unit. The total load to be supported should not exceed 23 amps @ 240 volts.


by Mike, Product Expert

Q: Can I install a 06610-Z22-800ZA remote switch to a Honda EU6500 generator? It calls for a 06610-Z22-801ZA box though. Whats the difference and do you have wiring schematics?
by Mike Musser from Michigan on September 11, 2013

A: The 3 models that are capable to be used with the EU6500 generator are the following:

32380-Z11-810AZ (Remote Kit w/30ft cable)

06610-Z22-800AH (Universal Remote Kit w/50ft Cable)

06611-Z22-810AH (Wireless Remote Kit w/100ft Range)

We offer the two following models......

06610-Z22-800AH - Universal Remote Kit with 50ft Cable

06611-Z22-810AH - Wireless Remote Kit with 100ft Range

***If you have an older model EU6500 it would be best to confirm with Honda which model would be best for your unit based on the units serial number....

Honda Customer Support: 770-497-6400

Installation instructions are available on the wireless model and the corded model does not come with instructions since the cord just plugs into the generator.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: What is Inverter Generator and what diferrence from regular portable generator, any advantage compare to regular generator?

by Hisashi Omichi from New York on August 23, 2012

A: The following article and video will help...

Inverter Generator vs. Conventional Generators

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: We are looking at this generator for its clean power features along with the Yamaha inverters as well. From what we have done in terms of calculations at peak we would expect to draw under 5000w if everything was on at once. What transfer box and outside connector would be best to pull this much power? We are not anticipating any 240v systems, Our water heater and furnace is gas and we have a portable air conditioner for the master bedroom study combo.

by Dennis from Maryland on July 19, 2012

A: I would suggest to you the Reliance Controls, 30 amp manual transfer switch. The model number would be; Q310C

In terms of the power inlet box, look towards the Reliance controls, 30amp inlet box. PB30


by Mike, 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 Mike, Product Expert

Honda EU6500ISAC Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (10)
High Quality (7)
Easy To Use (6)
Features (4)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Cons
Expensive (6)
Heavy (2)
Unreliable (1)
Warranty Is Not Honored (1)
Location Of Fuel Filler (1)
83% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jeffrey
Ocala, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/15/12
Total Helpful Votes
51 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator Search Summary
For some time now I have been looking for a generator for my home in Florida. I have spent over a year researching and talking with people to determine what would be best for my needs and keeping within a reasonable price.

My home is all electric so I looked into the cost of a home standby system with a 200 pound propane tank, but found that for the amount of time I might really need this set up it was too expensive. My next idea was to go with a large portable like the big Generac 17.5 or... more
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Wesley P.
Palmdale, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/24/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I marked Heavy and Expensive on the Cons side but there not really bad cons. You get what you pay for. The weight comes in because it's tough. This is the best generator you can get. Super quiet, very reliable running unit. We have several of this exact unit and a few that are smaller watts at my work and we run the crud out of them outside powering expensive electronics on aircraft.

From powering up the power unit, AC cooling units to cool avionics to actual boxes on board. Out of... more
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Wesley Recommends This Honda Product
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Lon L.
Edmore, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/22/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Peace Of Mind
Mid summer and a storm blows in. Knocked tree limbs down all over town. Along with the limbs came the power lines. It was the beginning of the canning and freezing process. We were working hard to save all we could to feed us for the winter. No power for 2 days wasn't going to help us at all.

By the end of the first day I opened the freezer to check on things to find everything to find that it was ok but I knew that it wasn't going to be long that all our work was going to go to the dump. I... more
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Lon Recommends This Honda Product
Lon Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Searching the internet looking for a generator I landed on this site. Comparing it to other sites it was more informative and easy to access help thru a chat setup without having to go somewhere else. I liked the looks of the unit, the fact that it ran quite, electric start (being a 65 year old heart patient) that feature was very important. The price for my budget was more then I wanted to spend but the more I shopped around I kept coming back to this site. I ordered the eu6500 the weatherproof cover. It arrived within a week and I was impressed how well it was packaged. The driver would not leave until I unpacked it and was satisfied that everything was in the box and there was no damage. Assembly was simple and went together fast. To step back and look at it I was convinced that I made a good choice and I haven't even started it yet. When I got it gassed, lubed and started I could hardly believe how quiet it was.This will be great in a neighborhood where the homes are close together I had a box installed out side so I can plug it into my main and avoid rung drop cords all over the house and I am ready for the next power outage."
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Ralph H.
Southampton, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/19/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Backup Power
Been dealing with EDG for about 2 years and have nothing but praise for this company. I mostly buy back-up generator equipment, ie transfer switches, power inlet boxes, power cords, and portable generators. "Yes, I'm an electrician " Great prices and very helpful staff.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Features, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Ralph Recommends This Honda Product
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Douglas E.
Hazen, ND
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/19/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Generator, Great Quality, Dependable
I will use this generator as backup power in the event we lose power at our home here in North Dakota. Am confident this is the best machine for the job.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable
Douglas Recommends This Honda Product
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Todd
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/16/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
After reading countless reviews, and different generator websites, I decided that this was the one generator to get. I could pick it up from the delivery dock in the same city where I work. I picked it up after work so I didn't have to wait for delivery or lift gate service. Just fork lifted it right into my pickup. The money I saved went towards a dust cover. I saved even more by paying by check instead of a credit card. It comes without oil in it so if you put some padding on the floor before... more
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Tom L.
Gainesville, FL
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Eu6500is Honda
Shipped well, delivered on time. When I got to the battery hook up there were no bolts to connect the wires. Called Generators Dir. to speak to the answer person, with all the knowledge, he told me to call Honda. Honda told me to call Generators Dir. Once they get your money you are on your own. The bolts are a specialty item nothing else will fit. Good luck if you buy from these people and you need help.
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Tom,
We apologize for the miscommunication. We have contacted you to obtain the information needed to get the parts ordered and sent out to you.
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Dan
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator - Best On The Market!
We have owned this generator for over 1 year.

Several things this generator does GREAT at:
- The 120/240 volt switch is GREAT for camping. With it set to "120" you have the full power of the generator for 120 Volt - no worrying if you are overloading 1/2 of the windings (or inverter in this case). Remember that a 5000W 120/240V unit puts out 2500W per side - for a total of 5000W. This means any 120V device can NOT exceed 2500W! We have used it to power 3 campers at one time.... more
Pros: Quiet, Durable, Features, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Small Fuel Tank, Location Of Fuel Filler
Dan Recommends This Honda Product
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Joseph Carline
Yorktown HTS, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/10/12
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine, Great Seller
I got the Honda EU6500is after Sandy. It is simply the best portable generator available in the 5500W range. It is costly but is the quietest by far and the most fuel efficient portable generator.

You can have a normal conversation right next to it when its running. Even quieter in Eco mode. As an inverter generator it is able to run at lower RPMs than a typical machine. The buying experience from Generators Direct was great. Best price and no sales tax. It was shipped by R&L. I paid... more
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Peter H.
Southbury, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/30/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Quality Generator
This generator is well worth the money you definitely get what you pay for. The 6500 has performed flawlessly in two storms powering the whole house with no problem. It is so quiet and is great on fuel also. Pull the trigger and buy the Honda you won't be disappointed.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Peter Recommends This Honda Product
Peter Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Super fast delivery with the best prices around."
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Daniel
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/7/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator
I live in NJ, we've had no power in 20 hours- this generator couldn't be more fuel efficient.

Most of my neighbors have big box, cheap and noisy generators. This one with TV, Playstation, washer/dryer, tankless water heater, dehumidifier, and heat hasn't gone above 2550 RPMs.

It is pricey but the fuel efficiency and the slightest of noises cannot be beat.

I don't know why this website rates the Yamaha EF6300is better than the Honda EU6500is.
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