What generator should I buy for my application? Honda Generator – Yamaha Generator – Camping Generators – generators for caravaning.
Before choosing the best generator for the job, there following are suggestions of things to consider.
How do I plan to use my generator?
Generators are used to perform a wide variety of tasks, and Honda offers a variety of models to suit almost all potential users. Honda generators provide a high quality power source that is reliable and convenient.
How quiet does my generator need to be?
Honda generators are known for quiet operation. Honda has engineered exceptionally quiet portable models, but offers less costly options that may serve your application at a lower cost. While a camping application may require a super quiet EU series choice, home standby and construction applications would be satisfied with a deluxe or industrial series model, and some applications will allow for the Economy series that do not have the additional features required to provide quiet operation.
Is electric start required?
Honda engines are renowned for the ease of starting, even when only equipped with a manual recoil starter. Honda offers many models with the convenience of electric start for applications that may require remote start or where the ease of electric start is preferred.
Do I require easy transport?
While all Honda Generators are portable by definition, many models include standard wheel kits for easy movement of the generator from storage to the work site. Consider the options when selecting the right model for your application.
How much power do I need?
Generators produce AC voltage, very similar to the voltage available in your home, however while your electric utility company produces sufficient power for all your electric powered devices, a portable generator is limited in power output directly relational to the engine horsepower. The amount of power that a generator can produce is rated in watts. Rated power is generally 90% of maximum power as certain components lose efficiency as they are heated from use.
To determine wattage requirements you should determine which devices need to be powered simultaneously and what the starting requirement of the device is. A Wattage Calculator is provided to assist you. Remember that with simple “Power Management” techniques, a small generator can provide adequate power for home or recreational applications.
“MAXIMUM” and “RATED” power
A generator should never be operated at its MAXIMUM power output for more than 30 minutes.
RATED power, or the power that a generator can produce for long periods of time, is a more reliable measure of generator power. Typically the RATED power is 90% of the MAXIMUM power.
Can I use my Honda generator for my house?
It is not recommended to connect your Honda generator to your household power supply. In the wrong circumstances, power can be fed back into the power grid harming someone doing repairs to the power grid. Honda generators are general purpose generators and not for use as primary power in place of the power utility or for use in life support systems.
How should I break in my EU10 generator?
Do not use the eco-throttle for the first few tanks of fuel and keep at least a 60% load on the unit until broken in.
What can I run off the 12 Volt DC receptacle on my EU series generator?
The 12 Volt receptacle is an emergency battery charger for automotive batteries only, it is not regulated.
Is the 12 Volt DC side of my EU series generator regulated?
Can I run my portable fridge off the 12 Volt DC on my EU series generator?
Yes, but the 12V leads should be hooked up to a battery first, then the battery should power your fridge. Or you can run your fridge off the 240V outlet.