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Honda EB5000 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Store (1)
Quiet (1)
Cons
Bad Instructions (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jeff F.
Denver, CO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/3/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Number 3, More To Come
Quality product, good price and fast free shipping!
Jeff Recommends This Honda Product
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Greg
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/9/12
Total Helpful Votes
42 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Product, But If You Are A Homeowner Be Aware....
I bought this product for home backup power. I had my electrician install a transfer switch, and much to the surprise of both of us, when we plugged it in, the generator's GFI popped immediately, without any load. Turns out that because this is categorized as "industrial" the neutral and ground are bonded inside the generator to meet OSHA standards for a job site.

The problem is that this bond apparently causes a small current loop when connected to the transfer switch plug,... more
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John
Total Helpful Votes
35 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generators & Lawyers Don't Mix...
Readers should pay attention to Greg's informative review posted above. Unfortunately, his review had not been posted when I purchased my new EB5000X and I learned the hard way that an internal generator wiring change needed to be made for the generator to work through a whole-house transfer switch.

Needless to say, my electrician and I spent many hours tracing down why the generator would not power any circuit in the house. We even hooked up an EM5000 which worked perfectly!

The owners... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Bad Instructions
John Recommends This Honda Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
John,
When connecting a generator like this to a home, it is suggested that a GFI manual transfer switch should be used. When using a GFI rated switch, the generator can be used right out of the box without any changes.

Reliacne XRC0303D - 30-Amp GFI Manual Transfer Switch
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