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Honda EM6500SX vs EM5000SX - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Honda EM5000SX and the Honda EM6500SX.

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 EM5000SXHonda EM6500SX
Honda EM5000SXHonda EM6500SX
  • iAVR technology
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Lighter
  • Higher running & starting watts
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As the EM5000SX and the EM6500SX are both Honda generators, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. They are both part of Honda's Deluxe series (EM), which is suitable for home backup and general purpose situations.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Honda EM5000SX compare to the Honda EM6500SX.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 5500 W, the Honda EM6500SX will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 4500 running watts of the Honda EM5000SX. Moreover, compared to the 5000 starting watts of the EM5000SX, the EM6500SX and its starting wattage of 6500 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running. The EM5000SX benefits from Honda's iAVR technology, which allows it to go over its peak wattage for up to 10 seconds.
  • Runtime: When running at a 50% load, the EM5000SX enjoys a higher approximate runtime on a full tank than the EM6500SX. It can deliver power for around 10.5 hours, whereas the EM6500SX will be able to power your appliances for around 9.8 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 50% load of 0.63 GPH (gallon per hour), the EM6500SX is less fuel efficient than the Honda EM5000SX with its 0.59 GPH. The latter will therefore be more economic to run than the former.
  • THD: Neither the Honda EM5000SX nor the Honda EM6500SX has a THD low enough to allow you to safely power your sensitive electronic devices (respectively <10% and <10%).
  • Noise: With 63 dBA, the noise emitted by the EM5000SX is slightly lower than the 64 dBA of the EM6500SX. While this difference could seem insignificant, the former should still be easier on your ears.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: As these two products share the same overall bulk, neither of them will really take up less storage space.
  • Weight: With a weight of 226.4 lbs, the EM5000SX is slightly less heavy than the EM6500SX (which weighs 231.7 lbs).
  • Portability: Both products benefit from a wheel kit, which greatly enhances their maneuverability. Both offer a folding handle, which improves your grip when you wish to move them around.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can be started either via a pull-start mechanism or an electric starter. Both have the additional ability to be handily remotely started.
  • Outlets: The EM5000SX and the EM6500SX both offer 6 AC outlets. They also both feature GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. In addition, it is worth noting that they can both produce either 120 or 240V. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the EM5000SX's and the EM6500SX's product pages.
  • Data Center & Fuel Gauge: Each of these 2 portable generators is equipped with a data center allowing you to conveniently monitor some aspects of the power output. Besides that, these 2 products are fitted with a fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance.
  • Technology: Both units benefit from Honda's CO Minder carbon monoxide monitoring technology. Besides that, both devices offer you the convenience of Honda's My Generator mobile app, which allows you to easily keep an eye on your generator's stats.

TL;DR

Honda EM5000SXHonda EM6500SX
Honda EM5000SXHonda EM6500SX
  • iAVR technology
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Lighter
  • Higher running & starting watts
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