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Predator 3500 vs Honda EB2800i - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Honda EB2800i 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 EB2800iPredator 3500
Honda EB2800iPredator 3500
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
  • CO Minder technology
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Quieter
  • On wheels
  • Double handle
  • Electric start
  • More outlet types
  • DC outlet(s)
  • Data center & fuel gauge
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As the Predator 3500 and the Honda EB2800i 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 EB2800i 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 EB2800i. Moreover, compared to the 2800 starting watts of the Honda EB2800i, 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 EB2800i offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the Predator 3500: it can operate for up to 11.9 hours, whereas the Predator 3500 offers a maximum runtime of 11 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.18 GPH (gallon per hour), the Honda EB2800i is more fuel efficient than the Predator 3500 and its 0.22 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 EB2800i 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 EB2800i. 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 EB2800i offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Predator 3500 and its L22.8" x W17.3" x H20".
  • Weight: Weighing 67.7 lbs, the EB2800i is much lighter than the 99.2 lbs of the 3500.
  • Portability: As the Predator 3500 benefits from a built-in set of wheels, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the Honda EB2800i, because the latter doesn't have one. To the contrary of the Honda EB2800i, 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 EB2800i offers a higher amount of AC receptacles than the Predator 3500: the former benefits from 4 AC outlets, whereas the latter has 3 AC outlets. Moreover, the Honda EB2800i has the advantage of featuring GFCI outlets. The latter also offers a DC output. In addition, it is worth noting that they both only produce 120V. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the Honda EB2800i'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 EB2800i. Besides that, thanks to a fitted fuel gauge, the Predator 3500 provides instant visibility of the fuel level.
  • Technology: The Honda EB2800i benefits from a welcomed additional security feature: its CO Minder technology monitors carbon monoxide and automatically shuts off the generator if the ambient levels become unsafe.

TL;DR

Honda EB2800iPredator 3500
Honda EB2800iPredator 3500
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • More AC outlets
  • GFCI outlets
  • CO Minder technology
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Quieter
  • On wheels
  • Double handle
  • Electric start
  • More outlet types
  • DC outlet(s)
  • Data center & fuel gauge
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