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Honda EB6500X 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 EB6500X.

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 EB6500X
Honda EU7000iSHonda EB6500X
  • Higher starting watts
  • Inverter
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Electric start
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Data center
  • Lighter
  • Lift hook
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As the EU7000iS and the EB6500X 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 EB6500X 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 EU7000iS compare to the Honda EB6500X.

  • Power: As both the Honda EU7000iS and the Honda EB6500X 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 EB6500X, 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 EB6500X is rated for a minimum dBA of 64. As previously mentioned, inverter generators such as the EU7000iS offer a much quieter operation.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L33.4" x W27.6" x H28.4", the Honda EU7000iS offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Honda EB6500X and its L41.9" x W27.2" x H29.2".
  • Weight: The EB6500X and its 220 lbs is somewhat lighter than the 261 lbs of the EU7000iS.
  • Portability: Both products benefit from a wheel kit, which greatly enhances their manoeuvrability. Both offer a folding handle, which improves your grip when you wish to move them around.
  • Lifting Hook: Thanks to a lifting hook on the top of its frame, the Honda EB6500X offers an easy way to safely load and unload it on the back of a pick-up truck.

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 EB6500X 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 EB6500X's product pages.
  • Data Center & Fuel Gauge: The Honda EU7000iS offers a better insight into its power production than the Honda EB6500X, 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 EB6500X
Honda EU7000iSHonda EB6500X
  • Higher starting watts
  • Inverter
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Electric start
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Data center
  • Lighter
  • Lift hook
Show all offers
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