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Thread: New Honda EU2200i Invertor generator, Now better than the EU2000i (pictures) Reply to Thread
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06-15-2018 05:11 AM
SheepDog68
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Originally Posted by MyPrepperLife View Post
The Yamaha EF2000iS manual says
Itís trying to idiot proof itís maintenance manual!

The important point is that you check how full it is when level! Tilting it to make it easier to add oil is not an issue!

They are worried someone will fill it to the bottom thread with it tilted screw the cap on and then deep fat fry their genny!

SD
06-14-2018 07:08 PM
hardcalibres
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Originally Posted by pointoflight View Post
Just saw that Honda also has an inverter gen the 2800i. It's the same price as the 2200i. Weight 20lbs more but that's all. Seems like a better deal to me. Only 200 max watts than the coveted 3000i, but 1000 dollars less and 80lbs lighter.
The 2800i is not a "silent type" generator. It is an open frame type generator and makes quite a lot more noise than a EU2200i.

It depends upon the application as to how much of an issue noise will be.

If you need to limit the number of people around you that know you have a generator, then the low noise of the EU2200i would be a substantial advantage.

PS When you are comparing noise output, bear in mind that the decibel scale is logarithmic. That means every 6 dB increase is doubling of noise.
06-14-2018 06:37 PM
lb0190
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Originally Posted by pointoflight View Post
Just saw that Honda also has an inverter gen the 2800i. It's the same price as the 2200i. Weight 20lbs more but that's all. Seems like a better deal to me. Only 200 max watts than the coveted 3000i, but 1000 dollars less and 80lbs lighter.
I looked at the 2800i and gave it serious consideration. Itís a great product. Gas consumption was the primary reason for my going with the 2200i, along with the redundancy of a second 2200i as a back up. I believe Iíll only need to run both units together a very limited amount of time allowing me to stretch my fuel out as long as possible. Iím sure you will be very satisfied with your selection.

Historically, Iíve used Sta-Bil in my fuel, but decided to go with Star-Tron Enzyme Fuel treatment and see how it compares.
06-14-2018 03:46 PM
pointoflight Just saw that Honda also has an inverter gen the 2800i. It's the same price as the 2200i. Weight 20lbs more but that's all. Seems like a better deal to me. Only 200 max watts than the coveted 3000i, but 1000 dollars less and 80lbs lighter.
06-13-2018 03:06 PM
lb0190 I just picked one of the Honda EU2200, but it is the companion model. My plans are to install a manual transfer switch to the house. Eventually I’ll pick up another one to double the output if needed, plus it will be a back-up.
06-13-2018 02:22 PM
pointoflight I have the EU2000. Don't use it that often. Only use it for outages which are rare. Did use it last year after power went out for a couple of weeks after Hurricane Irma. Powers a 5000BTU portable A/C, the TV, satellite dish, fridge, and some house lights (LED) just fine. All we really need to be comfortable after an outage. Really all I Would be nice to have the 2200, but I just can't justify it. I also have an EU3000 (I lent it out to a friend with older parents after Irma so they could power their house) so I really really can't justify it.

Just wish Honda would do a bit more customer feedback as to what should go into a new gen. The new one is practically the same except they added a fuel shut off and it's rated for 10% more watts.

Here's a thought Honda:

Fuel shut off - check. After 10 years that's all really that's new.
gas gauge - needed
hour run meter - needed
change oil intake to be vertical to make for easier filling - needed
put in oil plug to release oil - needed
built in option to run off propane - would be nice
USB ports - would be nice
03-27-2018 10:25 AM
GoodPrepper Good stuff, I have the Yamaha 2000 and have been very impressed with it. A lot of people wonder why it is so much more expensive than something you can buy at Harbor freight, you’re buying reliability and also because I am a ham radio operator these premium generators create much less radio interference when operating nearby.
03-26-2018 05:53 PM
benson56 Fair enuf. Carry on.
03-23-2018 05:35 PM
neiowa
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Originally Posted by benson56 View Post
Predator generators from Harbor freight are a Honda clone for half the price.
Even uses many of the same parts. Apparently a Honda employee got fed up with Honda and started his own company to compete with Honda. I bought a 6.5 HP replacement engine for a rototiller and it hasn't missed a lick.
Yeah right. The Chicoms (PLA) "reverse engineering" of another name brand product.
03-23-2018 10:20 AM
speedvision I wouldn't compare HF to a Honda. I use HF stuff on things that are basic, and when its not critical if they fail. Think basic hand tools, screwdrivers, hammers, allen wrenches etc.

For things that are more complex, engines, angle grinders, etc, just remember everything is subpar, and should be treated accordingly. Don't rely on them for something mission critical.

The new Honda eu2200i looks pretty nice from first glance. I now want to read up more about it.
03-23-2018 08:20 AM
Brettny
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Originally Posted by benson56 View Post
Predator generators from Harbor freight are a Honda clone for half the price.
Even uses many of the same parts. Apparently a Honda employee got fed up with Honda and started his own company to compete with Honda. I bought a 6.5 HP replacement engine for a rototiller and it hasn't missed a lick.
So you roto till for hours on end every day for days on end?
We arnt compairing honda to a HF are we?
03-23-2018 07:51 AM
benson56 Predator generators from Harbor freight are a Honda clone for half the price.
Even uses many of the same parts. Apparently a Honda employee got fed up with Honda and started his own company to compete with Honda. I bought a 6.5 HP replacement engine for a rototiller and it hasn't missed a lick.
03-22-2018 11:34 PM
MyPrepperLife
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Originally Posted by dmas View Post
i don't know but didnt they mean don't run engine while tilted like on a slope? That could cause less oil to moving parts.
The Yamaha EF2000iS manual says

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"Do not tilt the generator when adding engine oil. This could result in overfilling and damage to the engine."
03-22-2018 09:31 PM
Pizzed I installed a rocker switch before the receptacle on my EU2000 so I don't have to unplug the electrical cords before starting. Why Honda didn't incorporate this 'detail' into this new model is beyond me.
03-22-2018 09:04 PM
Rockyriver
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Originally Posted by dmas View Post
If it went from 2000w to 2200w it increased 10%, not 20%.
Sorry,
i meant the engine has 20% more power.
Here is the picture from Hondas website i got the 20% from.

03-22-2018 07:47 PM
dmas If it went from 2000w to 2200w it increased 10%, not 20%.
03-22-2018 06:28 PM
dmas i don't know but didnt they mean don't run engine while tilted like on a slope? That could cause less oil to moving parts.I

The electrical code downrates wiring systems to 80% when continuous duty, standard practice.
03-22-2018 05:52 PM
Nomad, 2nd Mines even the same color.

I should clairify: tilted, not laying on its side.
03-22-2018 05:33 PM
MyPrepperLife
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Originally Posted by charliemeyer007 View Post
I hate all the generator companies misleading info it's not a 2200 W generator (for very long) its a " 120V 2200W max. (18.3A), 1800W rated (15A)".
So do I. You really have to read the fine print to try and figure out what the machine is capable of. And as you point out, sometimes you don't get all the details even when you do read the fine print.
03-22-2018 05:27 PM
MyPrepperLife
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Originally Posted by Nomad, 2nd View Post
I tilt it on its side and use a long necked funnel.
Easy.
I use a funnel like this to add oil to my Yamaha EF2000iS generator.



I don't tilt the generator because the user manual says not to.

It's not a particularly difficult procedure, but it's a bit time consuming. Always a little oil drops from the funnel, so I put plastic bags under the generator and under the funnel. I also stuff a plastic bag into the compartment containing the oil orifice. I need to add the oil slowly, a bit at a time, so I don't overfill. Since the funnel is almost at a horizontal orientation, each time I put more oil into the funnel, it takes a long time for the oil to makes its way down the neck of the funnel. Then when I'm done I need to deal with the plastic bags, and I like to use a paper towel to clean any dripped oil out of the compartment containing the oil orifice. And of course I need to clean the funnel. The entire procedure takes a good 15 minutes.

Adding oil would be a lot faster and a lot easier if the oil orifice was oriented vertically as opposed to an almost-horizontal orientation. Like a car. With a car you can check the dipstick; if oil is needed, unscrew the oil cap and add oil; check the dipstick again; replace the oil cap; end of story. The entire process takes two minutes tops, normally.
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