Written on: 20/05/2004 by Ulysses (8 reviews written)
Lightweight, quiet, highly regulated output, extremely durable.
Fragile Eco-Throttle switch, starting rope wears easily.
I've been using my Honda EU2000i daily for about 2 1/2 years. It has over 6000 hours on it and still runs great!!! I change the oil about every 60 hours (20 hours recommended by Honda) and the oil is still clear and only slightly brown after this amount of time. It is still very easy to start. I have changed the spark plug only one time. The spark arrestor has broken (around 4000 hours) and the starting rope needed to be replaced at about 3000 hours. My main complaint is that the Eco-Throttle switch broke after only about 200 hours of use. I got a free warranty replacement but it didn't last long either. I finally stuck an old switch I had laying around in it and it is fine now. I find it a little difficult to fill with gas because the gas tank is tapered at the top so it is easy to overfill. It will run only about 5 to 5 1/2 hours with a full tank of gas (about 1 gallon) and not anywhere near the 14 hours maximum that Honda claims. The DC output/battery charger circuit is only 8 amps maximum so it is of little use to me. They should make it with 25-30 amp output. Another thing that would make this generator even better would be to make it so the inverter could also be used from a battery bank so the 2000 watts could be available even when the generator is off and charging the batteries when it is on. If this little generator ever wears out I will definitely buy another one of the same model. I rarely give anything 10 stars but I can't even believe how well this generator works after so many hours.