ConExpo-Con/Agg • March 4-8, 2014 • Las Vegas, Nev
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New Honda Commercial Portable Generator

Posted on January 10, 2014

Honda Power Equipment has introduced the model EB2000i, an all-new 2000 watt portable generator designed with features specifically for the industrial and construction generator market.  Based on Honda’s consumer EU2000i generator model, Honda said the new EB2000i maintains key features of the EU series unit while adding design enhancements, such as a 120V/20A GFCI receptacle, to provide greater flexibility for use at work sites.

The Honda EB2000i offers inverter power with a rated maximum output of 1600/2000 watts with the Honda Eco-Throttle.  The Eco Throttle is designed to allow the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power required for any given load, leading fuel economy improvements up to 40 percent, Honda said.  Additionally, the EB2000i can operate from four to nine hours without refueling, allowing the potential for working all day without interruption.

The new EB2000i incorporates the Honda inverter technology, designed to power computers and sensitive electronic equipment that demand consistent electrical current with a stable sine wave or signal.  Computers or equipment operating on fluctuating power can potentially freeze, shut down, or be interrupted.

To overcome this problem, Honda engineers developed a form of inverter technology, which allows generators with this technology to provide cleaner current to power electronic equipment in remote locations with less possibility of interrupted service or damage to the equipment. 

Jobsite uses include running and recharging work site tools and electronics that are when AC power is not available.  The generator has a noise level of within the 53 decibel (dB) to 59 dB range, makes the sound level of the EB2000i about the same as a normal conversation, according to Honda.

To meet work site emission and safety requirements, the EB2000i complies with GFCI requirements in all areas of the United States.  It also is compliant with EL standards for the City of Los Angeles, as it incorporates a GFCI design on 20A outlet.

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