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Honda EB2800i vs EG2800i - The Differences

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

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As the EG2800i and the EB2800i are both Honda generators, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. The EG2800i belongs to the Economy series (EG), a line of products perfectly suited for residential and DIY use. 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 EG2800i compare to the Honda EB2800i.

  • Power: As both the Honda EG2800i and the Honda EB2800i share the same running wattage of 2500W, they will both allow you to simultaneously power the same appliances. In addition, as the 2 generators have the same starting watts (2800 W), they will both give you the same boost needed to start the motor of your most demanding appliances.
  • Runtime: At a 25% load, these 2 portable generators offer the same runtime on a full tank. Each of them will be able to deliver power for up to 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 EG2800i and <3% for the Honda EB2800i) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: Both devices have a noise rating (lower limit) of 62 dBA. If noise is important to you, neither of them will 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 66.6 lbs, the EG2800i is slightly less heavy than the EB2800i (which weighs 66.8 lbs).

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can get running via a conventional pull-start mechanism.
  • Outlets: With a total of 4 AC outlets, the EB2800i offers more AC receptacles than the EG2800i, which has 3 AC outlets. Moroever, the EB2800i has the advantage of featuring GFCI outlets. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the EG2800i's and the EB2800i's product pages.
  • Fuel Gauge: Thanks to a fitted fuel gauge, the Honda EG2800i provides instant visibility of the fuel level.

TL;DR

Honda EG2800iHonda EB2800i
Honda EG2800iHonda EB2800i
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  • More outlet types
  • Fuel gauge
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
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