Written on: 10/11/2012
After Sandy I fired up two linked eu2000i Honda generators - ran them for 9 consecutive days - 7 of those days 24/7. They performed without a hitch! Ran everything from lights to frigs to microwave and oil burner/heat for hot water and heat! What else needs to be said. Combined a GenTran parrallel connector kit with an APC transfer switch and we were off and running. Tremendous machine. (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2012 by KansasCamper (1 review written)
Purchased a Honda EU2000i in 2002 for dry camping with my travel trailer. Use it probably 60 hours per season. Works flawlessly, starts easily, even after being unused for 6 months. Usually run it on premium gasoline without ethanol, at elevations up to 11,000 feet. Changed oil annually, no other maintenance. After 11 seasons the carburetor developed problems, presumably gummed up jet, will only run with choke partly closed and reduced power output. Never expected to get that kind of use... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2012 by harold3 (1 review written)
I bought a Honda 2000i Generator 11/7/2011 from River Marine Miami. I brought it back to River Marine not working 12/6/2011. As of 3/8/2012 I still do not have a working Generator. I have also contacted Honda Power equipment to no avail. Owner and tech at River Marine have been pleasant but as yet have not to repair or replaced per warranty. They are an authorized service center for the product. Very poor customer service from River Marine and Honda (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2011
After 4 months being stored with Stabil in it, it would only run on choke. The jets were reamed and 10 days later I tried to start it again and the same thing. The carburator is so sensitive it can't sit, even when the bowl is drained, and start. It's quiet though, especially when it doesn't run. (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2010 by thall (1 review written)
I have a 3 year old 2000 EU Honda, a few weeks ago the entire thing caught on fire while being run. Internal parts melted and very luckily the thing did not blow up. My unit had only 50 or 60 hours of run time on it. Honda service rep had all kinds of excuses and basically blamed it on user error. One of his excuses was that I must have parked my car next to it and hot exaust burned a whole in the side of the plastic. I realized that the unit was not under warranty, but I fully expected... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2010
Great inverter, however my only beefs are it is a pain to fill with gas, and to change the oil. When filling with gas you have to pour very slow, if you are filling from a full jerry can expect to make a mess. The second issue is changing oil, impossible to do without making a huge mess, the oil drains into the bottom of the inverter and onto the legs, so be sure not to put it on the floor of your RV or truck, very little thought put into this by the manufacturer. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009
The Honda EU2000i is an outstanding unit. I've had other portable generators - non compare. Easy start - very reliable starting; usually first pull.
Easy to handle/move (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2009
The Honda EU2000i is worth every penny! I love it! I bought two and use the "parallel kit" to power up our trailer's 15.5 BTU air conditioner! Works like a champ! ((((QUIET)))) That feature can't be beat by ANY other manufacturer! Sips gas! Very fuel efficient. Provides nice pure SIN wave, which is a must for sensitive electronics (i.e. lap tops etc...). Very reliable and durable. Makes a mess when you change the oil yourself. You have to lay the generator on it's side to drain... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2008 by Thebigmac420 (1 review written)
I kind of have a obsession for playing with my new generator. I have pretty much been running my Honda EU2000I hard non stop for six weeks now minus a few hard rain days we had, I had to put it away (bummer). I have a 15 thousand dollar Macintosh quad core (4 processors each processors (running at 3.2 gigahertz) with L4 cache= a total of 8 megabytes of cache total) dual 1050 gigahetz front side bus and ten gigs of ram, four 750 gig hard drives, a A.T.I. X 1900 512 megabytes high definition... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2008
I just bought a Honda EU2000i generator after hurricane Gustav knocked out power to most of Baton Rouge, where I live. When the electric company told me it would be 3 weeks before power came on, I broke down and bought the generator. I'd been holding out because of concerns about noise and fuel consumption, but when a friend showed me their Honda Eu1000i, I decided to get the generator. It has started instantly for me, and I get 12 hours of run time on 1.1 gallons of gas. I'm running a small... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2008 by maybe1
I bought this Honda eu2000i for use in an old classic motor home I am lovingly restoring. I had originally planned on getting two and combining them to met AC requirements in combination with computer use and other light demands.
Superficially, the eu2000i is an easy unit to fall in love with.
Unfortunately, I know Honda for not standing behind their warranties. I learned this first hand with a commercial 13 hp ohv Honda engine on a pressure washer. Honda said water got into the cylinder... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2008 by Jeff Sturges (1 review written)
I use the eu2000i during extreme temperatures in northern Minnesota ice fishing. One night the temperature got down to -37, the generator didn't even hickup.
Best investment (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2008 by 10MM
It's such a great generator that even my 9 year old daughter could start it. The ease in portablity for this generator was A+.
I highly recommend this machine for light weight portable work. Honda delivers. (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2008
If on eco throttle and a sizeable start up load is applied...(small air conditioner) the unit will many times die. Solution for this is to wait at the generator for the three minutes that the a/c unit takes to start the compressor with the eco switch off, then keep thermostat on a/c unit low enough that it never turns off and go to eco setting for quiet operation.I use it on a boat for ac, heat, battery charging etc...typical Honda product. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2007 by Jupp32127 (1 review written)
As far as small generators, I have not seen a better one. It's quiet, fuel efficient and true sine wave (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2007 by sperry (2 reviews written)
I plan to get another one so I can run the other things. The oven will need a 220V transformer to work it. (Outback or Xantrex) You would wire it just as if you had a single 120V inverter and needed 240V.
The smooth sine wave output is as clean as ac utility power as far as I have experienced. The exception is the motor start of the refrigerators and furnace fan. When the eco-throttle switch is on, the engine needs to quickly compensate for the load when these appliances start up.
With... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2007 by swlimos (2 reviews written)
This is my 2nd Honda EU2000. I live in the high desert of Utah. -20 winter +115 in summer. First unit blew up in 90 days after rod stretched, and took out head. Before engine loss, oil shut-off switch failed. Pull cord failed. Honda okayed repair under warranty after some bickering, but dealer went out of business, and unit was lost. Its was used to power motor home, and misc.
Bought my 2nd EU2000 roughly 10 months ago, same environment, but use limited to supplement solar system maybe an... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2005 by fatmike (1 review written)
I am a master electrician. I have first hand experience with 8 of the Honda EU2000i units. I own one with a second on the way to replace my Honda EM2500 from 1993, the 2500 still works perfect but it is louder and uses more gas because it runs at only one speed 3 gallons every 11 hours. With a parallel eu 2000i set up I expect about 6 gallons a day. With both generators running when I do not need 4000 watt capacity I will turn off one of the generators further reducing my fuel consumption.... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2005 by IslandManMitch (1 review written)
I have had my Honda EU2000i for almost a year. It replaced a Coleman as the primary unit with the Coleman as a back-up. I just bought another EU2000i to replace the loud gas sucking Coleman. I live in Florida and have gone through 4 hurricanes and use these for emergency power. I have used a lot of different brands and types but I have to say I am sold on the EU2000i. (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2004 by je989898
I have only had the Honda EU2000i for 6 months but it runs like promised. Very quiet almost sounds like a small fish tank air pump when running at full load. My neighbours are impressed with it and they want to get one. I am going to get another one and hook them up in parallel and attach them to a transfer switch for my house. This is the generator to get no matter what any one else says. (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2004 by john01x (2 reviews written)
Bought my Honda EU2000i a month ago. After starting it up and running for several minutes, I immediately put it into storage in my garage. I started it up the other day to show my friend how quiet it was, it started perfectly and ran quiet. However, it also spewed gas out the bottom of the unit. Running for 5 minutes caused it to leak about a cup of gas. When I called the dealer, they indicated that several of their customers were having the same problem. Apparently Honda may be having... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2004 by Ulysses (8 reviews written)
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... (read more)
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