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Honda EB2800i vs EU3000iS - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Honda EU3000iS 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 EU3000iSHonda EB2800i
Honda EU3000iSHonda EB2800i
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Quieter
  • Double handle
  • Electric start
  • More outlet types
  • DC outlet(s)
  • Fuel gauge
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
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As the EU3000iS and the EB2800i are both Honda generators, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. The EU3000iS 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 EU3000iS compare to the Honda EB2800i.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 2800 W, the Honda EU3000iS will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 2500 running watts of the Honda EB2800i. Moreover, compared to the 2800 starting watts of the EB2800i, the EU3000iS and its starting wattage of 3000 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 EU3000iS offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the EB2800i: it can operate for up to 20 hours, whereas the EB2800i offers a maximum runtime of 12.1 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: At the same load as mentioned above (i.e. 25%), both generators will approximately burn 0.17 gallon of gasoline per hour. 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 EU3000iS 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 EU3000iS produces as low as 50 dBA, but the EB2800i is rated for a minimum dBA of 62.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L16.9" x W17.6" x H18.9", the Honda EB2800i offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Honda EU3000iS and its L25.9" x W17.6" x H22".
  • Weight: Weighing 66.8 lbs, the EB2800i is much lighter than the 131 lbs of the EU3000iS.
  • Portability: To the contrary of the EB2800i, the EU3000iS benefits from a double handle, to help you get a better grip anytime you wish to move your portable generator.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: These two devices can both be reliably started thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism. However, the Honda EU3000iS also benefits from a convenient electric starter.
  • Outlets: With a total of 4 AC outlets, the EB2800i offers more AC receptacles than the EU3000iS, which has 3 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 EU3000iS's and the EB2800i's product pages.
  • Fuel Gauge: Thanks to a fitted fuel gauge, the Honda EU3000iS provides instant visibility of the fuel level.

TL;DR

Honda EU3000iSHonda EB2800i
Honda EU3000iSHonda EB2800i
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Quieter
  • Double handle
  • Electric start
  • More outlet types
  • DC outlet(s)
  • Fuel gauge
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
Show all offers
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