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Honda EB2800i vs EU2200i - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Honda EU2200i and the Honda EB2800i.

But before checking out explanations regarding their power, portability, and features, here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 generators:

Honda EU2200iHonda EB2800i
Honda EU2200iHonda EB2800i
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Handle
  • DC outlet(s)
  • Data center
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
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As the EU2200i and the EB2800i are both Honda generators, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. The EU2200i belongs to the Super Quiet series (EU), which is ideal for recreational and home backup applications. The EB2800i is from the Industrial series (EB), a top-selling range of units in the construction and rental industries.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Honda EU2200i compare to the Honda EB2800i.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 2500 W, the Honda EB2800i will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 1800 running watts of the Honda EU2200i. Moreover, compared to the 2200 starting watts of the EU2200i, the EB2800i and its starting wattage of 2800 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running.
  • Runtime: When loaded to 25% of their max capacity, the EB2800i offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the EU2200i: it can operate for up to 12.1 hours, whereas the EU2200i offers a maximum runtime of 8.1 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.12 GPH (gallon per hour), the Honda EU2200i is more fuel efficient than the EB2800i and its 0.17 GPH. The former's operation will therefore cost less in terms of the money spent on gasoline. Inverter generators like these 2 are of the most fuel efficient (and quiet) type.
  • THD: Both generators offer a low THD (<3% for the Honda EU2200i and <3% for the Honda EB2800i) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: There's an important difference in the emitted noise between these 2 generators. In fact, the EU2200i produces as low as 48 dBA, but the EB2800i is rated for a minimum dBA of 62.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L20" x W11.4" x H16.7", the Honda EU2200i offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Honda EB2800i and its L16.9" x W17.6" x H18.9".
  • Weight: Weighing 46.5 lbs, the EU2200i is much lighter than the 66.8 lbs of the EB2800i.
  • Portability: To the contrary of the EB2800i, the EU2200i benefits from a handle, to help you get a better grip anytime you wish to move your portable generator.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can get running via a conventional pull-start mechanism.
  • Outlets: With a total of 4 AC outlets, the EB2800i offers more AC receptacles than the EU2200i, which has 2 AC outlets. Moroever, the EB2800i has the advantage of featuring GFCI outlets. The former also offers a DC output. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the EU2200i's and the EB2800i's product pages.
  • Data Center: The Honda EU2200i offers a better insight into its power production than the Honda EB2800i, because it is equipped with a data center.

TL;DR

Honda EU2200iHonda EB2800i
Honda EU2200iHonda EB2800i
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Handle
  • DC outlet(s)
  • Data center
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
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