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Old 03-21-2018, 09:18 PM
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Default New Honda EU2200i Invertor generator, Now better than the EU2000i (pictures)



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Even though it appears this new Honda has been out for a few months I just saw and heard about it for the first time today.

The new 2200i generator has over the older 2000i:
20% more power and larger engine.
Easier oil change area.
Quieter running.
Fuel cut off, so as to be able to run the gens carb out of gas before storage.
Stronger recoil rope and area.
No cost increase.
Less than a pound heavier.






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At no cost increase when/if I ever wear out my pair of Eu2000i's I'll switch, but I rarely max out ones power or tie them together, the oil is easy to change, not seeing quieter as being a selling point connsidering I don't hear them unless I think about it... and then it's good to be able to hear them.

Are you saying that when I run them "dry" they aren't?
I've stored one a year without using it.... fired right up.

I recomend them to anyone looking for a Geny.
I have hundreds and hundreds of hours on them and don't expect to replace either for many years.
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Is the run time any different? Is the fuel tank larger? Did they discontinue the eu2000i?
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Easier oil change area.
Awesome.

I have the Yamaha EF2000iS generator, which is a direct competitor to the Honda EU2000i. The procedure for adding oil to the Yamaha EF2000iS is similar to the procedure for adding oil to the Honda EU2000i and is just as awkward and messy. I really like the Yamaha EF2000iS except for the oil setup.

How do you add oil to the Honda EU2200i? I've been trying to find information about this on the Internet, but no luck.
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I tilt it on its side and use a long necked funnel.
Easy.
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I would love to have the new EU2200, but my EU2000 will likely outlive me.
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It has the GX engine not the lesser GC engine
I have 2000 in a box with a GX engine
Would rather have a new and improved 2200
Price is the similar. I got mine for $100 less and got a $100 gift card
Probably knew the new model was coming
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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)". Second is run time vs gallons of fuel used per hour.

I do like that it can charge 12 V batteries directly but it doesn't say what that load does to fuel consumption or the ability for max load on the AC size.
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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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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.
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Mines even the same color.

I should clairify: tilted, not laying on its side.
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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.
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If it went from 2000w to 2200w it increased 10%, not 20%.
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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.

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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.
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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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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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