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Honda EG6500CL vs EU7000iS - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Honda EU7000iS and the Honda EG6500CL.

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 EU7000iSHonda EG6500CL
Honda EU7000iSHonda EG6500CL
  • Higher starting watts
  • Inverter
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Folding handle
  • Electric start
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Data center
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
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As the EU7000iS and the EG6500CL are both Honda generators, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. The EU7000iS belongs to the Super Quiet series (EU), which is ideal for recreational and home backup applications. The EG6500CL is from the Economy series (EG), a line of products perfectly suited for residential and DIY use.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Honda EU7000iS compare to the Honda EG6500CL.

  • Power: As both the Honda EU7000iS and the Honda EG6500CL share the same running wattage of 5500W, they will both allow you to simultaneously power the same appliances. However, compared to the 6500 starting watts of the EG6500CL, the EU7000iS and its starting wattage of 7000 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running.
  • Runtime: We unfortunately lack the data to compare the runtimes of these 2 generators. One of the manufacturers only provides data @25% load, whereas the other only gives data @50% load. It makes little sense to compare runtimes at different loads.
  • Fuel Efficiency: For the same reasons as pointed out above, we do not see any sense in comparing fuel consumption at different loads. Inverter generators like the Honda EU7000iS are usually much more fuel efficient and quiet.
  • Noise: There's an important difference in the emitted noise between these 2 generators. In fact, the EU7000iS produces as low as 52 dBA, but the EG6500CL is rated for a minimum dBA of 70. As previously mentioned, inverter generators such as the EU7000iS offer a much quieter operation.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L26.8" x W20.9" x H22.5", the Honda EG6500CL offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Honda EU7000iS and its L33.4" x W27.6" x H28.4".
  • Weight: Weighing 179 lbs, the EG6500CL is much lighter than the 261 lbs of the EU7000iS.
  • Portability: As the EU7000iS benefits from a wheel kit, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the EG6500CL, because the latter doesn't have one. To the contrary of the EG6500CL, the EU7000iS benefits from a folding 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 EU7000iS also benefits from a convenient electric starter.
  • EFI: The Honda EU7000iS benefits from an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system, which enhances its engine's reliability, lowers its fuel consumption, improves its startup, reduces its servicing, boosts its stale fuel resistance, and offers better altitude adaptability.
  • Outlets: The EU7000iS and the EG6500CL both offer 6 AC outlets. They also both feature GFCI outlets. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the EU7000iS's and the EG6500CL's product pages.
  • Data Center & Fuel Gauge: The Honda EU7000iS offers a better insight into its power production than the Honda EG6500CL, because it is equipped with a data center. Besides that, these 2 products are fitted with a fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance.

TL;DR

Honda EU7000iSHonda EG6500CL
Honda EU7000iSHonda EG6500CL
  • Higher starting watts
  • Inverter
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Folding handle
  • Electric start
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Data center
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
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