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We are now offering the Honda EU Series Inverter Generators and Honda Open Frame Generators.


The EU Series Inverter Generator are available in  sizes: 1000, 2200, 3000 and 7000 VA.

The Open Frame Generators are available in sizes: 5500 and 9000 VA.

The EU30iS and EU70iS models come with an electric start option, and by installing an automatic generator start module(2WSM) to the larger EU70 model, your generator will be started automatically so you need never have to worry about running out of power. Two Open Frame models also come with an electric start option - EG5500CXS and EM10000K1UH, and a 2WSM modules can be fitted to the EG5500CXS to allow automatic generator starting.


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Generator Selection

There are many factors you should consider when selecting a generator, including:

How you will use the generator
Noise level
Fuel efficiency & run time
Power output quality
Portability
Ease of starting
Durability & quality of craftsmanship
Service and support

How you will use the generator

The Honda EU Series inverter generators are primarily designed to be used for Home back up (i.e. emergency power) and for Recreational use (RV, camping, boating). The Super Quiet EU generators are quiet and easily portable.

Noise level

The noise level of your generator is a major factor in determining the right model. Many areas have noise regulations that may impact generator usage, particularly at night. Noisy generators are unsuitable for many applications, including camping, powering outdoor events, and RVing. Most generators are labelled with a decibel rating. For every 10 decibel increases, the noise level is 10 times higher. A generator that runs at 70 decibels is ten times as loud as a generator that runs at 60 decibels. Honda 4-stroke generators are renowned for their quiet operation and reliability.

Fuel efficiency & run time

ure their Eco-Throttle, which automatically adjusts the engine speed to match the power needed. This allows for maximum fuel efficiency. Because EU generators are so fuel efficient, they boast incredibly long run times, as much as 20 hours on a single tank of gas.

Power output quality

Voltage regulation controls the power output of the generator . Consistent power is extremely important. Fluctuations in power can cause equipment to shut down or even damage the appliance.

Honda Inverter Generators produce the cleanest power of all. These units are ideal for sensitive electronics, such as computers. Inverter generators offer a number of other benefits, including less noise, lower weight, and greater fuel efficiency as compared to traditional models. Honda revolutionised the use of inverter technology in portable generators with their Super-Quiet EU series.

Size & ease of transport

Consider how you will be moving and storing the generator. Look for  compact, lightweight models, and handles on the larger models.

Ease of starting

All Honda generators are powered by their reliable 4-stroke engines. Honda engines are legendary for being easy to start. A number of models offer electric start as an added convenience. Electric start models include the EU30iS and EU70iS.

Durability and quality of craftsmanship

Quality and reliability are critical when selecting a generator. Honda generators have a well earned reputation for reliability and durability. Honda products are tested extensively and manufactured using the best quality materials. Honda generators offer dependable power and keep on running year after year.


Service and support

Because a generator is a major investment, look for a manufacturer that stands
behind their product fully. In particular, service and parts support are essential for your peace of mind.

Honda generators are backed by a comprehensive warranty and the best dealer network in the country. Getting the best in class service is never in doubt. Parts and service support are readily available across the country and Honda’s dealers have trained staff ready to support you.
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EU10IT1U



  • 8 amp/12 volt DC, maximum 1000W/240 volt AC can run appliances and charge batteries simultaneously

  • Offers up to 8 hours continuous operation on a full fuel tank

  • Delivers greater fuel efficiency via the built-in Eco-Throttle

  • Low oil alert system protects engine

  • Lightweight for easy transportation ‒ weighs only 13kg






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EU22IT1U





  • 8.3amp/12 volt DC, maximum 2200W/240 volt AC can run appliances and charge batteries simultaneously
  • Offers up to 15 hours continuous operation on a full fuel tank
  • Delivers greater fuel efficiency via the built-in Eco-Throttle
  • Low oil alert system protects engine
  • Lightweight for easy transportation ‒ weighs only 21kg


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EU30IS1U


  • 12 amp/12 volt DC, maximum 3000W/240 volt AC can run appliances and charge batteries simultaneously
  • Whisper-quiet operation from 51dB (A)
  • Starts first time, every time with convenient electric start and recoil start back-up
  • Offers up to 20 hours continuous operation on a full fuel tank
  • Delivers greater fuel efficiency via the built-in Eco-Throttle
  • Low oil alert system protects engine
  • Lightweight for easy transportation ‒ weighs only 59kg



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EU70IS

  • Maximum output of 7000W/240 volt AC
  • Greater performance and fuel efficiency via Automatic Eco-Throttle
  • Self diagnosis with ʻI-Monitorʼ, a feature that protects your investmentStarts first time, every time with convenient electric start and recoil start back-up
  • Easy storage and transport with a Two Push ʻHʼ shaped fold down handle and large diameter wheels
  • Better than commercial quality electricity thanks to microcomputer controlled sine wave inverter
  • Up to 18 hours of continuous operation on a full fuel tank
  • Quietest generator in its class ‒ 52dB(A)
  • Lightweight, compact 118kg unit


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ALL ABOUT GENERATORS


G
enerator sets (sometimes called "gensets" for short) are generally not an "option" for offgrid systems. Rather, as an integral part of the system design, they are a "must have" piece of equipment. Not only do they provide backup in times of bad weather, but they also provide extra capacity for running heavy loads such as compressors, welders and water pumps. Following is some helpful information that you need to know regardless of whether you are hiring one for a day or investing for a lifetime.

Regardless of the generator you choose, make sure it has a minimum of an Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) output. Be aware that most cheap open frame "tradesman" type generators, do not have an AVR. Modern "inverter" type generators are an excellent choice, as they allow the motor speed to vary to according to loading to optimise fuel consumption, while maintaining a perfect output voltage and frequency, but they are usually limited to smaller sizes (typically less than 10kVA).

Petrol, Diesel or LPG?

Petrol is a good choice for small to medium size installations not expecting more than about 50 hours use per year. If you have a petrol generator always use Premium fuel, and run it at least once a month for half an hour to keep fresh fuel in the carburettor, otherwise it will become very difficult to start because petrol evaporates and becomes stale.

Low speed (1500 RPM) diesel sets are perfect for medium to large scale installations, and/or systems that will have high run times of 100+ hours per year.

LPG is an option for remote areas like national parks that cannot risk spillable fuels.

We highly recommend purchasing a generator with a "Two wire" remote start system, so that it can be automatically controlled via the inverter-charger system. This gives you the convenience of being able to turn anything on/off just like being on normal grid power in a city without giving any thought to the system as the generator will automatically start when the loads are too high or the batteries are too low. It also saves you walking to the power shed on the inevitably cold, dark (and probably rainy) nights, in the middle of winter.

NOTE:
Just because a generator has a key electric start, does not mean it can be remotely controlled!

The generator must be sized correctly! Bigger is not always better either, especially for diesels, to avoid glazing of the bores. As a rule of thumb, size the generator a minimum of 100% of the inverter size (IE 3kVa genset with a 3kW inverter-charger) up to a maximum of around 200%. Keep the generator always at least 50% loaded to ensure long life and the best fuel consumption. If you have a big genset with a small load, add some floodlights or heaters to keep the genset loaded up.

We recommend buying your generator locally, as it will always need service and support. If you are having trouble finding a suitable generator, we can supply the Honda "EU" 7kVa model with an optional conversion to a 2-wire remote autostart system.

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