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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-05-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,047
Posted By robert@honda
Not true; I work for Honda and can tell everyone...

Not true; I work for Honda and can tell everyone just adding an Easy Start to your AC will NOT void your Honda warranty. You're not making any modifications to the generator, thus, nothing can be...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-05-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,047
Posted By robert@honda
Honda's line of 2000 watt generators has been...

Honda's line of 2000 watt generators has been discontinued, and replaced with a 2200 watt version. Footprint-wise, same dimensions but include 200 more watts, a few updgrades, and no price increase....
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-05-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,361
Posted By robert@honda
The new 2200 watt Honda's (standard, Companion,...

The new 2200 watt Honda's (standard, Companion, Industrial GFCI) are expected to ship to dealers on March 1.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-15-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By robert@honda
Alert! Fraudulent Online Sellers

Honda has seen an increase in scam sites that are advertising Honda generators well below market price. Please be aware: if a price looks too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t fall for a scam....
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-23-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,688
Posted By robert@honda
Here's a bit more detail: GenConnex buys a...

Here's a bit more detail:

GenConnex buys a Honda generator from a Honda dealer. GenConnex is the first retail customer, and the day they buy it is the day Honda's factory warranty clock starts...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-15-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,688
Posted By robert@honda
Correct. Honda's 'system' requires an authorized...

Correct. Honda's 'system' requires an authorized Honda dealer to make the repair, and there's no method/path to allow a customer to make the repair (and be covered by warranty). I would dearly love...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-14-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,688
Posted By robert@honda
In order for the warranty system to 'pay' for the...

In order for the warranty system to 'pay' for the repair, it must be done by a Honda dealer. It is a quick fix, and most shops will do it while you wait. Find a dealer in your area using this search...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-13-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,688
Posted By robert@honda
Here's the official Service Bulletin from...

Here's the official Service Bulletin from Honda...triple check your serial number, as not every unit will require the repair.

• Note this issue affects a few of the the industrial EB2000i and...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-09-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By robert@honda
Nope. Honda does NOT sell a fuel cap with an...

Nope. Honda does NOT sell a fuel cap with an fitting for an external tank, nor does Honda sell an 'extended run kit' either. There are third-party outfits that do sell these items, but none are...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-02-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By robert@honda
Try your local Honda dealer...most are very...

Try your local Honda dealer...most are very competitive on price, and there is no substitute for service if you buy local.

If you need service when out on the road, use this link to find a dealer...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-30-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,536
Posted By robert@honda
The Companion has a 30A receptacle, and the...

The Companion has a 30A receptacle, and the generator alone will deliver a maximum of 16.6 amps. The 30A receptacle can be used anytime, but its main job is when you parallel-connection a second...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-13-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,491
Posted By robert@honda
Oh, a bit of trivia: EZAG prefix = unit...

Oh, a bit of trivia:

EZAG prefix = unit built at Honda's plant in Japan
EAAT prefix = unit built at Honda's plant in Thailand

The Thai-made units have been in the pipeline for 2+ years now, so...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-12-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,491
Posted By robert@honda
Later production EU1000i do have an hour meter...

Later production EU1000i do have an hour meter function.

Check the serial number...EZAG-1224009 and up and EAAT-1000001 and up have the hour meter feature:
...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-30-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By robert@honda
Honda offers a few, and they are made by a number...

Honda offers a few, and they are made by a number of suppliers:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5687/31191157322_9f7f89fb7b_o.png

Google a part number to find a Honda Dealer selling it online,...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-30-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,304
Posted By robert@honda
Here's Honda's official receptacle guide to the...

Here's Honda's official receptacle guide to the EU7000is:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5485/31219767291_d5134d130a_o.png

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5780/31190924202_b33e5b112b_o.png

...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-06-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,378
Posted By robert@honda
Honda EU2000i generators were manufactured at...

Honda EU2000i generators were manufactured at Honda's plant in Japan, until about 3 years ago, then production moved to Honda's plant in Thailand. Because they are both Honda-owned, the quality...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-12-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,671
Posted By robert@honda
Honda still offers an external 30A parallel kit...

Honda still offers an external 30A parallel kit for doing that exact job. It mounts to the front of one EU2000i, then cable plug into both. The full, 4,000 watts are now ready @ the RV receptacle on...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-10-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,671
Posted By robert@honda
How old is the generator? It has a 36 month...

How old is the generator? It has a 36 month warranty, and a properly-equipped Honda dealer can hook up a load bank to it and confirm the output is correct / within spec. If you're not sure of the age...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-09-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,917
Posted By robert@honda
Before Honda introduced the Companion model, they...

Before Honda introduced the Companion model, they offered two versions of the external enclosure 30A parallel kits. One had a standard RV-style female receptacle (a.k.a. "RV-ready") while the other...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-09-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,917
Posted By robert@honda
That's a good question for an electrician; I am...

That's a good question for an electrician; I am not one, so really can't say what is OK or not in a particular configuration.

Honda's official policy on supporting electrical set-ups, grounding...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-08-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,917
Posted By robert@honda
Okay to connect 2 x Companion units with parallel...

Okay to connect 2 x Companion units with parallel cables.

If you only need 1 unit, in most cases it is a better deal to get the base EU2000i first...remember, they both put out the exact same...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-22-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,487
Posted By robert@honda
Modifying your Honda Generator to run on propane...

Modifying your Honda Generator to run on propane will NOT void the original, 36-month Honda factory warranty. But, there are some things to keep in mind:

(1) Let's say you converted an EU2000i to...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-13-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 38,825
Posted By robert@honda
The hour-rating on the Yamaha and Honda are...

The hour-rating on the Yamaha and Honda are EPA-required specs for the expected life of the emissions system, not the engine itself. Neither Honda or Yamaha have any kind of "engine life"...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-25-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By robert@honda
The Honda EU3000i Handi will usually handle ONE...

The Honda EU3000i Handi will usually handle ONE standard 13,500 BTU rooftop A/C system just fine. Some older systems maybe not, and under extreme conditions (high elevations, above 95 degrees, etc.)...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-11-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,123
Posted By robert@honda
Sorry I'm late :D Honda does not publish a...

Sorry I'm late :D

Honda does not publish a maximum, ambient, operating environment temperature specification for any generator models. In the dozen-plus years the EU2000i has been in production,...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-28-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,637
Posted By robert@honda
• There are plenty of Honda EU2000i generators...

• There are plenty of Honda EU2000i generators (all versions, including standard, Companion, and Camo) in multiple Honda warehouses in the USA. While the EU2000i is Honda's most popular generator...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-09-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 579
Posted By robert@honda
Happy Holidays from Honda!

Children of Honda associates have created a neat series of holiday cards; enjoy!

Click on the image below to open:
...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-08-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,022
Posted By robert@honda
Depends on what exactly is needed. The most...

Depends on what exactly is needed. The most important step is to make an accurate diagnosis and precise measurements. What is worn is what gets replaced. A good shop / tech will is essential. Figure...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,022
Posted By robert@honda
Replacement parts for the EU2000i are readily...

Replacement parts for the EU2000i are readily available from Honda. Any Honda dealer can get you parts; here's a link to find a dealer in your area:

Find A Honda Dealer...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-25-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,643
Posted By robert@honda
Yes, many, many EU2000i units were made in Japan,...

Yes, many, many EU2000i units were made in Japan, but production switched last year to Thailand. If the "Made in ...." sticker is missing, you can tell by serial numbers:

Serial numbers EAXJ- were...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-24-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,643
Posted By robert@honda
Depends on the model....below are for USA-spec...

Depends on the model....below are for USA-spec products, as of 11/2014:

Large, open frame EB/EM/EG series generators are made at a Honda plant in China.

Super-quiet inverter models including...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 10-31-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By robert@honda
The conversation usually starts like this: ...

The conversation usually starts like this:

"What is the cheapest Honda generator?"
"What is the smallest Honda generator?"

So, of course, I tell them about the EU1000i, but recommend the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-31-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,676
Posted By robert@honda
As most EU2000i users will tell you, the fuel...

As most EU2000i users will tell you, the fuel tank is vented to the atmoshpere via the fuel cap. The EU2000i has a flip-style vent control built into the cap; when open, a certain amount of fuel...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-13-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,110
Posted By robert@honda
The A/C is on the roof, and perhaps not as...

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...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,110
Posted By robert@honda
Yes, the EU3000is weight more (134 lb.s) due to: ...

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...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-08-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By robert@honda
Looks like a support collar for the air cleaner...

Looks like a support collar for the air cleaner mounting stud:

http://www.airforums.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1507806_0_b269cdfad1ff160b7924cd41eacf5a7f.jpg

Specs say it is about 1/4"...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-08-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,110
Posted By robert@honda
The sticker is a certification of expected...

The sticker is a certification of expected emissions durability, NOT "engine life." Manufacturers are required to rate how long they expect an small gas engine will remain within emissions...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-08-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,110
Posted By robert@honda
Converting the fuel system does NOT "void the...

Converting the fuel system does NOT "void the warranty."

Honda will generally pay for any repairs due to factory defects during the normal 3-year warranty period.

If the repairs or problem...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-05-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,304
Posted By robert@honda
There are four receptacles on the EU7000is. #4 is...

There are four receptacles on the EU7000is. #4 is the 240V receptacle, and it has two powered legs, 4A and 4B. Note the voltage selector switch: it has two positions, "120V only" and "120/240V."
...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-05-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,110
Posted By robert@honda
The cost is close, with the pair of EU2000i units...

The cost is close, with the pair of EU2000i units a bit more than a single EU3000is.

EU2000i twin set-up
Pros:
• 1,000 extra maximum watts compare to the EU3000is
• Lighter and easier to lift...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-18-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,283
Posted By robert@honda
The Honda EU3000i Handi is a gravity-feed fuel...

The Honda EU3000i Handi is a gravity-feed fuel system, and does NOT have a fuel pump.

A couple of other Honda models (EU2000i, EU1000i) do indeed have diaphragm/vacuum type fuel pump. I'm not...
Forum: On The Road... 05-12-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,943
Posted By robert@honda
FYI: Direct-Drive Vs. Pulley Drive: Most...

FYI:

Direct-Drive Vs. Pulley Drive:
Most modern generators, including all current Honda models, operate under direct drive. The engine crankshaft is directly connected to the moving parts of the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-03-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,348
Posted By robert@honda
Okay, that does not sound like a choke/carb...

Okay, that does not sound like a choke/carb problem. It does sound like an issue with the Eco-Throttle.

Honda issued a Service Bulletin for an issue with the throttle control motor back in 2010;...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-03-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,348
Posted By robert@honda
I will guess the EU2000i runs "smoother" with the...

I will guess the EU2000i runs "smoother" with the Choke ON, is that right? Does it run a little rough with the Choke OFF?

If so, these are classic symptoms of a partially clogged main jet or...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-01-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,690
Posted By robert@honda
Honda's New EU2000ik

http://www.airforums.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1436108_0_e03bbdcc0f732db267ae7c8b3bb3b624.jpg

APRIL 1 – Honda announced the latest version of the popular EU-series inverter model...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-25-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By robert@honda
Two, actually, from two vendors. One is a little...

Two, actually, from two vendors. One is a little shorter than the other.

http://www.airforums.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1432926_0_11e63f0a127eb87ef8ce97ab6d08bd5e.jpg

Google any part...
Forum: On The Road... 03-21-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,943
Posted By robert@honda
Honda guy here... EU2000i (all models) has a...

Honda guy here...

EU2000i (all models) has a 100cc GX-series commercial grade engine, with a diagonal split-block design, aluminum block, cast-iron cylinder sleeve, overhead valve and overhead...
Forum: Commercial Listings 11-05-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,789
Posted By robert@honda
It is not, as long as you understand how it...

It is not, as long as you understand how it compares to the base EU2000i.

The Companion:
---has the 30A twist-lock receptacle, which can be adapted to work with a 30A RV blade-type plug (adapter...
Forum: Commercial Listings 10-24-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,789
Posted By robert@honda
Honda EB2000i

The Honda EU2000i is a popular model with many RV'ers, so I thought I share this to avoid any confusion if you hear about this new model...it's really only for construction/rental. For RV use, the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-21-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,152
Posted By robert@honda
Survey: EU2000i x 2 & 15,000 BTU A/C System

A Honda Generators survey team is looking for customers with a pair of EU2000i generators running a single 15,000 BTU A/C system. If that's you, Honda would like to know:

1. Describe any...
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