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Honda EB6500X vs EG6500CL - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Honda EG6500CL 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 EG6500CLHonda EB6500X
Honda EG6500CLHonda EB6500X
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Folding handle
  • Lift hook
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As the EG6500CL and the EB6500X are both Honda generators, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. The EG6500CL belongs to the Economy series (EG), a line of products perfectly suited for residential and DIY use. 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 EG6500CL compare to the Honda EB6500X.

  • Power: As both the Honda EG6500CL and the Honda EB6500X share the same running wattage of 5500W, they will both allow you to simultaneously power the same appliances. In addition, as the 2 generators have the same starting watts (6500 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 EB6500X enjoys a higher approximate runtime on a full tank than the EG6500CL. It can deliver power for around 10.4 hours, whereas the EG6500CL will be able to power your appliances for around 10 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 50% load of 0.63 GPH (gallon per hour), the Honda EG6500CL is less fuel efficient than the EB6500X with its 0.6 GPH. The latter will therefore be more economic to run than the former.
  • Noise: With a noise of 64 dBA, the EB6500X allows for a quieter operation than the 70 dBA of the EG6500CL. 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 W20.9" x H22.5", the Honda EG6500CL 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 EG6500CL and its 179 lbs is somewhat lighter than the 220 lbs of the EB6500X.
  • Portability: As the EB6500X benefits from a wheel kit, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the EG6500CL, because the latter doesn't have one. To the contrary of the EG6500CL, the EB6500X 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 EB6500X 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 EG6500CL 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 EG6500CL's and the EB6500X'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 EG6500CLHonda EB6500X
Honda EG6500CLHonda EB6500X
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Folding handle
  • Lift hook
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