Honda EM6500 - 5500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

Honda EM6500 - 5500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator
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Model: EM6500
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Product Description
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
5,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
6,500
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Semi-Pro
Style
Portable
Run Watts
5,500
Surge Watts
6,500 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 73 dBA Sound Level
  • Provides quiet operation during power outages
  • Extended Run Time
  • Runs about 10.4 hours @ 50% load, 6.9 hours at full load
  • Added Features
  • 12V DC Terminal Connections provide 100W (8.3A) of power
  • Locking/Folding 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
6500 Watts
Rated Watts
5500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
23 Amps
Portability Kit
Solid Rubber
Tank Size
6.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10.4 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.
73dBA
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
243 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
41.1 Inches
Product Width
27.8 Inches
Product Height
30.6 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102005258
Grade
Style
Run Watts
5,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
6,500
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Semi-Pro
Style
Portable
Run Watts
5,500
Surge Watts
6,500 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 73 dBA Sound Level
  • Provides quiet operation during power outages
  • Extended Run Time
  • Runs about 10.4 hours @ 50% load, 6.9 hours at full load
  • Added Features
  • 12V DC Terminal Connections provide 100W (8.3A) of power
  • Locking/Folding 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
6500 Watts
Rated Watts
5500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
23 Amps
Portability Kit
Solid Rubber
Tank Size
6.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10.4 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.
73dBA
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
243 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
41.1 Inches
Product Width
27.8 Inches
Product Height
30.6 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102005258
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
6500 Watts
Rated Watts
5500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
23 Amps
Portability Kit
Solid Rubber
Tank Size
6.2 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10.4 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.
73dBA
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
243 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
41.1 Inches
Product Width
27.8 Inches
Product Height
30.6 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
786102005258
Reviews
(31)
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Honda EM6500 Reviews & Ratings
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Product Q&A
(5)
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Search Product Q&A's Answered by Jim, the Portable Generator Expert
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Does the generator shut off when there is no load requirement to save fuel (i.e. If only a well pump is hooked up and is not running)?
Bill 
from New Jersey 
February 02, 2017
Answer
The generator does not have any idle control and will continue to run at 3600 rpm whether there is a load on the generator or not. This is common for just about every portable generator other than some of the professional models. Professional Portable Generators. The idle control feature will be listed under the specs if the generator has this option.
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I see that Honda offers a 3 year warranty for this generator. Does Honda offer an extended warranty for purchase?
Dave Barsotti 
from Virginia 
September 17, 2013
Answer
Thank you for your interest in Electric Generators Direct!

While Honda does not offer any extended warranties beyond the standard 3 years, there are other options. We have began carrying extended warranties on our products in order to compliment the manufacturers coverage. This package will allow you to extend the warranty by either one or two years. You can find this information in your shopping cart during the checkout process. Another option is to give us a call and our customer service representatives will be able to discuss the program with you.
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Will this generator charge its starting battery while running or is a separate charger/conditioner required?
Adam  
from Pennsylvania 
September 16, 2013
Answer
Thanks for your inquiry.

The generator’s engine charging system charges the battery while the engine is running. However, if the generator is only used periodically, the battery must be charged monthly to maintain the battery service life.

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How many watts do I need for a large chest freezer and two refrigerators?
Dave Frazee 
from Maryland 
July 08, 2012
Answer
Dave, it really depends upon the wattage usage of each appliance. Naturally, older appliances draw more electricity. It will definitely run them independently.

Upon initial inspection, you picked a good generator, which should do the trick.

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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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