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Old 04-18-2009, 06:10 PM
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I'm shopping around for my first generator and from all I've read, the Honda EU2000iA is a great little guy that should do what I need. I basically need the ability to power my fridge/freezer, laptop/modem/router, and TV/DVD player. Does anyone have any other suggestions or think I should bump to a larger unit?

Also, for those of you who have shopped generators before... who has the best pricing?

Thanks in advance everyone, much appreciated.
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It is an incredible generator. Very light on fuel consumption. Exceptionaly quiet. We power our camper with it. Refrigerator, Heater or Ac, and TV and some more little things.

It is by far my very favorite geny of all time. So small light and compact too.
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Honda generators are tough. seen them rum without oil, and had been neglected for years
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Man I tell you everything honda make is tuff. It id the only ATV brand I will own. Only geny brand I will own. They are the AK47 of internal combustion engines and moving parts.
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Hey everyone,

I'm shopping around for my first generator and from all I've read, the Honda EU2000iA is a great little guy that should do what I need. I basically need the ability to power my fridge/freezer, laptop/modem/router, and TV/DVD player. Does anyone have any other suggestions or think I should bump to a larger unit?

Also, for those of you who have shopped generators before... who has the best pricing?

Thanks in advance everyone, much appreciated.
The honda is great deal for a short term outage, but I would avoid gasoline for a long-term solution, although Gas may never be a problem where you're located should SHTF.

I have a 7.7hp single cylinder lister deisel for my needs that sips 1.2oz of diesel per hour for 5.5kw continuous. It is custom, and I built it myself, (shy the motor) and will run on vegetable oil, or bio-diesel if necessary.
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After asking around and doing some research, the conclusing was this exact same Honda model. I will be picking one up this week. I have heard nothing but good things.
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Thanks guys, this forum is such an incredible resource. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled onto it!

Does anyone have any recommendations on where to pick one up (ie. best pricing)?
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I'm not familiar with this Honda unit but 2000 watts is 2000 watts. That's the equivilant
of a 15 amp circuit. Someone mentioned AC and other loads, be sure to total the watt consumption what you intend to put on the generator. Be aware that motors and refridgeration compressors usually surge 2.5 times their rated demand when started. I've seen that stall an under sized generator for the assumed load.
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+ 1 for the honda eu2000.
We have had one for 4 years and its a quality product for a light weight very portable 2k genny.
There are better units available (diesel) but none as light weight and portable as the honda.
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I have two and can run them separate or together. One of the nicest things about that gennie is the fuel economy. I used mine for almost 2 weeks after Hurricane Gustav and spent a fraction of what my neighbors spent on theirs. 1.1 gal fuel tank will run from 8-11 hours depending on the load.
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I own one for our remote camp, highly recommend it, you can't go wrong with a Honda!
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I have a 7.7hp single cylinder lister deisel for my needs that sips 1.2oz of diesel per hour for 5.5kw continuous. It is custom, and I built it myself, (shy the motor) and will run on vegetable oil, or bio-diesel if necessary.
Sweeeet!
PICTURES ARE MANDATORY!
I am still looking for a Listeroid.
But the money she be tight.

Buy the Honda and regret not.
Good generators.
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Don't get anything less than 4500 or 5000W. or you will need a larger unit. I just got a 3500 and wish it was more. Just my experience.

Keep your senses sharp and your weapons clean, loaded and ready.
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Don't get anything less than 4500 or 5000W. or you will need a larger unit. I just got a 3500 and wish it was more. Just my experience.

Keep your senses sharp and your weapons clean, loaded and ready.
Hmm, do you really think it's necessary to spend the extra money on a larger unit? At least from what I've read, the 2000 should be able to handle my needs.
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The honda is great deal for a short term outage, but I would avoid gasoline for a long-term solution, although Gas may never be a problem where you're located should SHTF.

I have a 7.7hp single cylinder lister deisel for my needs that sips 1.2oz of diesel per hour for 5.5kw continuous. It is custom, and I built it myself, (shy the motor) and will run on vegetable oil, or bio-diesel if necessary.
Yours is the ultimate to have for sure.....
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I got one for my camper. I can run the entire 21' camper off of that 2000 watt genset!!! AC, lights, charger, everything! I have to wait for the charger to settle down before turning on the AC but it does work.

And the thing is sooo quiet, there is no comparison to a construction grade generator.

I picked mine up here,
http://www.mayberrys.com/honda/gener...ls/eu2000i.htm

I cannot remember how much but I do remember they were cheaper than others, and there was no tax and free shipping. I wanna say around $800-850 shipped.
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A friend of mine has one on his boat. It's a very good, quiet generator. I think it will be enough to run your fridge and a few small items.
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UPDATE: Just picked up the EU2000i. For those of you who are also hunting for one, the best price I was able to find online was Alamia.us ($860 shipped). Wisesales.com came in just a tad higher at $869 shipped.
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man just make sure it will handle everything you are going to run at once. found out what the wattage is and what will be running at one time. I have seen people buying undersized generator when the power goes out and burns them out from that problem and keep a good supply of fuel ready. My area had a blackout caused from a wild fire several years ago and it was a made scramble for genies and only three fuel stations in the area had backup power for fuel.
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Some may balk at the cost of these gensets, but if -quiet- and -size- is a priority for you, then these are worth it.

I have shifted some of my energy needs to other sources (meaning solar, primarily) so this genset meets my needs for 120V power.

Did I mention it is quiet?
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