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Predator 3500 vs Honda EG2800i - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Honda EG2800i and the Predator 3500.

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 EG2800iPredator 3500
Honda EG2800iPredator 3500
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Fuel gauge
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Double handle
  • Electric start
  • DC outlet(s)
  • Data center
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As the Predator 3500 and the Honda EG2800i do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Honda EG2800i compare to the Predator 3500.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 3000 W, the Predator 3500 will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 2500 running watts of the Honda EG2800i. Moreover, compared to the 2800 starting watts of the Honda EG2800i, the Predator 3500 and its starting wattage of 3500 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 Honda EG2800i offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the Predator 3500: it can operate for up to 12.1 hours, whereas the Predator 3500 offers a maximum runtime of 11 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.17 GPH (gallon per hour), the Honda EG2800i is more fuel efficient than the Predator 3500 and its 0.24 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 EG2800i and <5% for the Predator 3500) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: With a noise of 57 dBA, the Predator 3500 allows for a quieter operation than the 62 dBA of the Honda EG2800i. The former will therefore be the most suitable for you if you take noise emission seriously.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L16.9" x W17.6" x H18.9", the Honda EG2800i offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Predator 3500 and its L22.8" x W17.3" x H20".
  • Weight: Weighing 66.6 lbs, the EG2800i is much lighter than the 99.2 lbs of the 3500.
  • Portability: As the Predator 3500 benefits from a wheel kit, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the Honda EG2800i, because the latter doesn't have one. To the contrary of the Honda EG2800i, the Predator 3500 benefits from a double handle, to help you get a better grip anytime you wish to move your portable generator.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: While these two devices can both start thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism, the Predator 3500 has the advantage of also being able to get running via a convenient electric starter.
  • Outlets: The Honda EG2800i and the Predator 3500 both offer 3 AC outlets. None of them feature GFCI outlets. The latter also offers a DC output. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the Honda EG2800i's and the Predator 3500's product pages.
  • Data Center & Fuel Gauge: Being equipped with a data center, the Predator 3500 allows for a better monitoring of its power generation than the Honda EG2800i. Besides that, thanks to a fitted fuel gauge, the Honda EG2800i provides instant visibility of the fuel level.

TL;DR

Honda EG2800iPredator 3500
Honda EG2800iPredator 3500
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Fuel gauge
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Double handle
  • Electric start
  • DC outlet(s)
  • Data center
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