Honda EM5000 - 4500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

Honda EM5000 - 4500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator
Model: EM5000
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
4,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
5,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Semi-Pro
Style
Portable
Run Watts
4,500
Surge Watts
5,000 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Honda iGX
Features
Features
  • Honda iGX OHV Commercial Grade Engine
  • Digital CDI ignition system provides improved ignition timing
  • Integrated ECU with a self-tuning regulator/governor system
  • Electric Start (Battery Included) w/ Recoil Back-Up
  • Provides easy starting with the turn of a key
  • iAVR (Intelligent Automatic Voltage Regulator)
  • Provides up to 7000 watts for 10 seconds
  • Ensures a consistent flow of power regardless of load
  • Protection for sensitive equipment and reliable power for you
  • Oil Alert« Warning System
  • Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level
  • Voltage Selector Switch - 120/240V Operation
  • Gives you more usable power and added flexibility
  • Low 72 dBA Sound Level
  • Provides quiet operation during power outages
  • Extended Run Time
  • Runs about 11.2 hours @ 50% load, 8.1 hours at full load
  • Added Features
  • 12V DC Terminal Connections provide 100W (8.3A) of power
  • Locking Handle, Wheel kit & Reinforced standing legs
  • ***Please Note - Not For Resale***
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda iGX
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
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
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
5000 Watts
Rated Watts
4500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
19 Amps
Portability Kit
Solid Rubber
Tank Size
6.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
11.2 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
No
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
232 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
41.1 Inches
Product Width
27.8 Inches
Product Height
30.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102005241
Grade
Style
Run Watts
4,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
5,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Semi-Pro
Style
Portable
Run Watts
4,500
Surge Watts
5,000 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Honda iGX
Features
Features
  • Honda iGX OHV Commercial Grade Engine
  • Digital CDI ignition system provides improved ignition timing
  • Integrated ECU with a self-tuning regulator/governor system
  • Electric Start (Battery Included) w/ Recoil Back-Up
  • Provides easy starting with the turn of a key
  • iAVR (Intelligent Automatic Voltage Regulator)
  • Provides up to 7000 watts for 10 seconds
  • Ensures a consistent flow of power regardless of load
  • Protection for sensitive equipment and reliable power for you
  • Oil Alert« Warning System
  • Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level
  • Voltage Selector Switch - 120/240V Operation
  • Gives you more usable power and added flexibility
  • Low 72 dBA Sound Level
  • Provides quiet operation during power outages
  • Extended Run Time
  • Runs about 11.2 hours @ 50% load, 8.1 hours at full load
  • Added Features
  • 12V DC Terminal Connections provide 100W (8.3A) of power
  • Locking Handle, Wheel kit & Reinforced standing legs
  • ***Please Note - Not For Resale***
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda iGX
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
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
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
5000 Watts
Rated Watts
4500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
19 Amps
Portability Kit
Solid Rubber
Tank Size
6.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
11.2 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
No
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
232 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
41.1 Inches
Product Width
27.8 Inches
Product Height
30.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102005241
Product Specs
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Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L5-30R
NEMA L14-30R
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda iGX
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
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
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
5000 Watts
Rated Watts
4500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
19 Amps
Portability Kit
Solid Rubber
Tank Size
6.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
11.2 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
No
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Neutral Type
Floating
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Semi-Pro
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
232 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
41.1 Inches
Product Width
27.8 Inches
Product Height
30.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102005241
Reviews
(18)
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Honda EM5000 Reviews & Ratings
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Product Q&A
(4)
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Search Product Q&A's Answered by Jim, the Portable Generator Expert
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Is there a 1/4 power rate, or does it only go to half power?
Jim 
from Virginia 
May 08, 2018
Answer
The manufacturers usually specify 100% and 50% loads since this is the most common range the generator runs at.
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What is the difference between the Honda EB, EM and EU generators?
Thomas W Murphy 
from Wisconsin 
June 26, 2014
Answer
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.
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Is the Honda EM5000 suitable to power sensitive electronics (i.e. does this generator produces clean power - less than 5% THD)?
Matt 
from Florida 
January 07, 2014
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.

The EM5000 does not have inverter technology and is not recommended for running any sensitive electronics. Honda does have the EM5000iS which is an Inverter model and is safe to use with electronics.

Honda EM5000iS

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Is there anything I need to know about these generators since they have a longer filler neck?
Karen 
from Illinois 
March 15, 2011
Answer
This generator has a longer filler neck and filler cap/dipstick for checking the engine oil.

This generator must not be filled with oil until the oil runs out of the filler neck. This will cause the engine to be overfilled with oil.

You must use the gauge in the oil filler cap/dipstick to verify the correct amount of oil in the engine. The engine is full of oil when the oil is up to the top of the cross-hatched area of the filler cap/dipstick. As always, do not screw in the filler cap/dipstick when checking the oil level.

You can find this information in the Owner's Manual as well.
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