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Old 10-08-2014, 01:08 PM   #15
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I think there is something else critical with the IS model ....


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Old 10-08-2014, 01:21 PM   #16
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Fuel injection vs. carbureted maybe?
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:26 PM   #17
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No - the eu7000 is the only and first fuel injected model

The handi is smaller - less noise reduction - pull start - smaller gas tank

Max db's 65 vs like 60 for the 3000is

The is heavier model buys you less db's, more fuel and longer run time - electric start - and yeah more weight

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Old 10-08-2014, 01:40 PM   #18
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I was facing the same decision and I went the two-2K route. Some excellent points have already been made to support this decision. Here's another consideration...I use the Eco setting when running my generators, including when I run the AC. This reduces the engine speed to provide enough power for the demand placed on the units. The AC doesn't draw enough juice to require the generators to run anywhere near their upper limits. The slower run speed reduces the noise levels and reduces fuel consumption. I also like their lighter weight and being able to use the units independently.
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With respect to the point about the relative noise of one 3000 vs. two 2000's has anyone considered that if you are running the two 2000's you are almost certainly running your AC which in and of itself likely negates any advantage of a few less db's with the 3000?

Am I missing something here?
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:52 AM   #20
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I've seen youTube videos on the EU2000 and EU3000IS. The EU3000IS is really quiet in eco mode. I guess it can't run a 13.5k AC in eco mode so are two EU2000s running in eco mode more quiet than an EU3000 running full throttle when running your AC?

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Old 10-09-2014, 02:12 PM   #21
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My AC unit is like 1000000 db's so if running for AC purposes it would be moot




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Old 10-09-2014, 03:59 PM   #22
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Generators

I have the 2000i Honda and a 2800i Yamaha. If I need the air i bring the Yamaha. If I only need to keep battery charged and use lower wattage appliances I bring the Honda. For big trips I bring both. The Honda is about 10 years old and the Yamaha about 7 and have been used often. Both are excellent machines and each starst with one pull. The noise of the Yamaha is a bit louder than the Honda so I am more careful that I don't annoy any neighboring campers.
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There are two Honda 3000 models. I see a 3000IS (135lb) and 3000I Handi (78lb). The Handi is slightly noisier but it has wheels and is lighter. About the same price as two Honda 2000. I guess the heavier 3000IS is due to electric start and it's bulkier with no wheels.

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Yes, the EU3000is weight more (134 lb.s) due to:
-Steel outer cabinet, internal steel frame
-Battery / starter motor
-Slightly larger 200cc engine

The EU3000i Handi weights less (77 lbs) due to:
-Composite outer cabinet
-Magnesium(!) frame member
-No battery/starter motor
-Smaller 160cc engine
-Smaller fuel tank
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With respect to the point about the relative noise of one 3000 vs. two 2000's has anyone considered that if you are running the two 2000's you are almost certainly running your AC which in and of itself likely negates any advantage of a few less db's with the 3000?

Am I missing something here?
The A/C is on the roof, and perhaps not as "annoying" as a generator closer to ear-level when seated outside. There's also the overall tone of the generator; some can be subtle, while others shrieking, but "on paper" have similar dB ratings.

The EU3000is will provide the least acoustically-intrusive experience. It will also start some A/C system when Eco-Throttle is one, but others not so much. Directly depends on how much start-up current the A/C system demands when starting. Elevation, outside air temp, head-pressure on the A/C system are all factors too. Even with Eco-Throttle OFF, the EU3000is very quiet and has a non-fatiguing sound profile.
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I one were to purchase the Honda Eu2000 is it better to buy the Companion model, EU2000i Companion, since it has a 30 amp receptacle, but I could use my 15amp pigtail? The Eu2000I (non Companion) only has only the 15 or 20 amp connectors and a 12v port that can charge a battery while the Companion doesn't but I've got a standalone battery charger.

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I one were to purchase the Honda Eu2000 is it better to buy the Companion model, EU2000i Companion, since it has a 30 amp receptacle, but I could use my 15amp pigtail? The Eu2000I (non Companion) only has only the 15 or 20 amp connectors and a 12v port that can charge a battery while the Companion doesn't but I've got a standalone battery charger.

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The 30 amp plug should only work when you have two units tethered. You won't get 30 amps out of a single EU2000 unit even if it has a 30 amp plug.
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I called Honda and they told me that the output on both generators is the same, the 30 amp outlet only gives you 30 amps when both generators are hooked up otherwise i think that it is only 15 amps
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Anyone use the DC output on EU2000i (non Companion)?

I notice the Companion EU2000i is $100 more.

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