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Honda EB5000X vs EG5000CL - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Honda EG5000CL and the Honda EB5000X.

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 EG5000CLHonda EB5000X
Honda EG5000CLHonda EB5000X
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Folding handle
  • Lift hook
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As the EG5000CL and the EB5000X are both Honda generators, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. The EG5000CL belongs to the Economy series (EG), a line of products perfectly suited for residential and DIY use. The EB5000X 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 EG5000CL compare to the Honda EB5000X.

  • Power: As both the Honda EG5000CL and the Honda EB5000X share the same running wattage of 4500W, they will both allow you to simultaneously power the same appliances. In addition, as the 2 generators have the same starting watts (5000 W), they will both give you the same boost needed to start the motor of your most demanding appliances.
  • Runtime: When running at a 50% load, the EB5000X enjoys a higher approximate runtime on a full tank than the EG5000CL. It can deliver power for around 11.2 hours, whereas the EG5000CL will be able to power your appliances for around 11 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 50% load of 0.57 GPH (gallon per hour), the Honda EG5000CL is less fuel efficient than the EB5000X with its 0.55 GPH. The latter will therefore be more economic to run than the former.
  • Noise: With a noise of 63 dBA, the EB5000X allows for a quieter operation than the 70 dBA of the EG5000CL. The former will therefore be the most suitable for you if you take noise emission seriously.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L26.8" x W22.8" x H22.6", the Honda EG5000CL offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Honda EB5000X and its L41.9" x W27.2" x H29.2".
  • Weight: The EG5000CL and its 173 lbs is somewhat lighter than the 214 lbs of the EB5000X.
  • Portability: As the EB5000X benefits from a wheel kit, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the EG5000CL, because the latter doesn't have one. To the contrary of the EG5000CL, the EB5000X benefits from a folding handle, to help you get a better grip anytime you wish to move your portable generator.
  • Lifting Hook: Thanks to a lifting hook on the top of its frame, the Honda EB5000X offers an easy way to safely load and unload it on the back of a pick-up truck.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can get running via a conventional pull-start mechanism.
  • Outlets: The EG5000CL and the EB5000X both offer 6 AC outlets. They also both feature GFCI outlets. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the EG5000CL's and the EB5000X's product pages.
  • Fuel Gauge: These 2 products are fitted with a fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance.

TL;DR

Honda EG5000CLHonda EB5000X
Honda EG5000CLHonda EB5000X
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Folding handle
  • Lift hook
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