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So quiet, your neighbors will thank you. The EU2200i operates at 53 to 62 dBA, which is less noise than a normal conversation. This makes it ideal for camping, supplemental RV power and any other activity that requires quiet operation.
Need more power? Add a second EU2200i for additional power. Two identical models can be paralleled with an optional cable or cord for up to 4400 watts of power, or time consuming applications.
Built-in 30 Amp outlet – the EU2200i companion offers one 30 Amp receptacle for RV applications (requires optional adapter) and one 20 Amp receptacle, the 30 Amp receptacle allows 2 EU2200i models to be run in parallel by way of a simple parallel cord
Lightweight and compact – weighing less than 47 lbs. the EU2200i companion is incredibly lightweight and portable, thanks to Honda’s inverter technology, it’s easy to get it to where power is needed
Honda inverter technology means stable, clean power in a smaller, lighter package.
Color:EU2200i Generator w. EU2200IC and Parallel Cables
Honda Power Equipment sets a new standard in portable power with the introduction of an all new EU2200i inverter generator. Part of Honda Power Equipment’s Super Quiet Series of generators, the new EU2200i lineup is the perfect portable generator for work, home or play. The all-new Honda EU2200i inverter generator offers tremendous value to users, delivering 10 percent more power (200 watts) than the outgoing EU2000i model, the company’s most popular portable model for the same price. The heart of the additional power the new generator delivers is the Honda GXR120 engine. With more power, better performance and improved ease of use and maintenance, the all-new Honda EU2200i is the perfect choice for consumers to power what they need for work, home or play. The all-new Honda EU2200i Companion model can parallel to either another EU2200i or the existing Honda EU2000i K1/T1 models. The EU2200i Companion model deletes the 12V DC outlet, and instead of the 20A 125V Duplex Outlet, is equipped with a 30A 125V locking plug and 20A 125V single outlet. For doubling the power using multiple outlets the molded cables and connectors will provide the user with easy installation on two identical models.
Color:EU2200i Generator w. EU2200IC and Parallel Cables
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March 11, 2018
In addition to the increase in power, going from 1600W running and 2000W surge in the EU2000i to 1800W and 2200W surge in the EU2200i model.
Issues that required workarounds like extended oil drain adaptors etc are no longer needed with the EU2200i. The oil drain now has an extended rubber drain path, so when draining oil it easily goes in your drain pan instead of all over the generator. The fill hole is also much larger, it’s now the size of my Honda walk behind mower.
The ignition dial now has a fuel shutoff position, just adjacent to the off setting, this allows you to run the carb dry after use without having to empty the float bowl manually. So no gummed up carb to prevent you from a successful next run.
There is also increased ventilation along the bottom of the front panel, presumably to keep the inverter and other circuit boards running cooler to avoid that failure path.
The engine itself has also increased in capacity, the 2200i uses the 121cc GXR120 engine. Run time remains good with 3.2 hours at full power extending to 8.1 hours when lightly loaded on eco-throttle, with the slightly less than 1 gallon tank.
Incredibly quiet at eco throttle with minimalload, noise does increase as you approach its 15A running load capacity. But the unit itself is extremely smooth with no vibrations at full power.
Would highly recommend.
This is the fourth generator Iâve owned in the last 10 yrs. The first two were Yamaha 2000âs which I paralleled together to provide power for my home during outages that lasted for more than a few hours. I used the Yamahaâs for 2-3 years but eventually decided to sell them and purchase a whole house, Generac standby model. After seeing the frequency of outages where we lived, waking up in the middle of the night to set them up, spilling and storing gas, etc. we decided to go all in and purchase the Generac. We owned it for several years and it was really nice. The power would go out at 2:00 a.m. and weâd just rollover and go back to sleep as the generator immediately came online. That was a good solution for that particular house/state as short power outages could routinely happen 4-6 times per year. We recently moved leaving that unit behind w the house. In our new state outages tend to be less frequent but longer in duration. Because of this and for several other reasons Iâve decided to switch back to these parallel inverter generators. Here are some of the reasons as well as some things I wish Iâd known when I first began my generator odyssey. I hope theyâre helpful and can be applied to your situation as appropriate.
1. Itâs important to realistically assess how you will really use a generator. I found that the power generated by a whole house Generac was overkill every time we used it. During outages we tended to be conservative with our power usage while sacrificing very little in terms of comfort. For days at a time all we really needed were heat/AC for (1-2 rooms) a refrigerator and a microwave. Plus the occasional light, iPad charge, etc. With those minimal conveniences we were perfectly comfortable for days at a time. So one lesson we learned is that we could have paid half as much for one of Generacâs smaller standby models and still had more power than we needed. The guys who âassess your homes energy needsâ tend to assume youâll be running four hairdryers, two microwaves, two 15k BTU AC units and your discotheque all at the same time. Not us. We always used far less power than theyâd calculated by hunkering down in two climate controlled rooms.
2. If you do buy a whole house generator remember that you typically donât take it with you when you move. The cost and hassle of removing and reinstalling the unit make it impractical. So the $5-20k you spent for the unit and installation? Buh, bye!!! On the other hand…..high quality Yamaha/Honda inverters are very portable and always in demand. I sold the two Yamahas Iâd owned in less than two days on Craigslist for 85% of what I paid.
3. When we moved I decided to switch back to two of these new Hondaâs for the following reasons. Power outages are far less frequent where we live now and when they do occur they tend to be longer in duration. Seven days with Sandy Iâm told. Six days after a recent Norâeaster, etc. so, Iâm less concerned about having to frequently get up at night. Next, our new house is in a relatively âcompactâ neighborhood by the beach. Therefor the noise of a whole house Generac is likely to be more of an issue to us and our neighbors as it needs to automatically âexerciseâ itself for an hour once a week, close quarters, etc. Also, we plan to be in this house no more than 4-7 yrs. so I donât want to lose that money again when we move. Two of these 2200âs paralleled will easily run a large window AC and the fridge at the same time and maybe even twice that much. Although I havenât done the calculations because itâs unlikely weâll ever need that amount of power. I also plan to build build âquiet boxesâ for these so theyâll be virtually silent when running. Iâve ordered (Hutch Mountain, best Iâve found and great customer service) propane/Nat gas conversion kits, One tank of propane will run this unit for 12-24 hours depending on load. Propane stores indefinitely and is safer and cleaner than gasoline. If you have natural gas a hook up will obviously let you run indefinitely. Avoiding gasoline is a big plus for me. Iâve found that storing, transporting and filling gas is a much bigger pain in the ass than Iâd anticipated. Try snuggling up to your wife at 2:00 a.m. with a few drops of gas on your leg. They donât seem to like it. ð
Why the four stars instead of five. Iâm disappointed with Hondaâs seemingly poor focus on their customers and lack of innovation. The eu 2000 was around for ten years or so with no significant upgrades. Customers have been complaining about a lack of a gas cutoff switch all that time. Thatâs the reason I originally bought the Yamahas which had the cutoff. That switch is very important for not gumming up your carb as Iâve learned. Why did it take soooo long for Honda to add this feature that everyone was begging for. Along those lines, why canât Honda themselves make a generator or conversion kit for Propane? Whereâs the run time hour meter meter everyone has been asking for? Whereâs the fuel gauge? At least make these available accessories/upgrades offered by Honda. Also, where are the clear and detailed training, maintenance and repair videos from The manufacturer? All this equates to âold schoolâ corporate approach to customers as far as Iâm concerned…..âhereâs our product, take it or leave itâ. Instead they should be all over these upgrades customers have been pining for. Honda. Making a good product is no longer enough. Customer service and innovation are just as important these days.
Lastly, be sure to do oil changes after one and two then hours when breaking it in. The oil was absolutely BLACK with residual factory debris after only one hour.
Iâll be interested to see Yamahaâs response to this model. Maybe theyâll get it figured out before Honda. : )
March 4, 2018