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Honda EB10000 - 9000/10000W Portable Generator With Electric Start

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Description

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In short, the Honda EB10000 is a powerful portable generator adequately designed for:

  • Small homeowners in search of a full power backup solution
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed.

Power & Run Time

The Honda EB10000 in use

The Honda EB10000

Running on gasoline, the Honda EB10000 utilizes a 688 cc Honda GX630 OHV V-Twin engine to deliver 120/240V, offering a running wattage of 9,000W and a starting wattage of 10,000W.

The generator features a user-friendly and efficient electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 71 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner).

With a full tank, the EB10000 can operate for around 7.9 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption around 1.04 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 8.2 gallons.

Since the EB10000 has a somewhat high THD (<10%), it is advisable to not use it for the powering of sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The full GFCI control panel includes the following 7 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (SS2-50R) receptacle

This Honda generator isn't quite RV Ready, but it features an L5-30R receptacle, allowing a simple RV connection through an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the EB10000 is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

At L41 x W27.7 x H35.1 in, the standard open frame design of the Honda EB10000 delivers stability alongside easy maintenance access to components and good air cooling. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 403 lbs. However, its challenging mobility is solved by its wheel kit and its folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

In addition, the device is equipped with a lift hook on the top of its frame, which provides extra safety during the loading, unloading and transport of the generator.

Features

Panel of the Honda EB10000

The EB10000's control panel

Embedded in the control panel of the EB10000, a digital iMonitor™ data center serves as a vital feature, offering comprehensive information on the voltage, lifetime run hours and power output to aid in monitoring activity and status.

Benefiting from its built-in fuel gauge, the generator allows for easy and immediate gas level inspections.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off (Oil Alert®), allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

Besides the features previously mentioned, accessory-wise, the Honda EB10000 comes with the usual documentation and owner's manual (opens in a new tab) needed to get you promptly started. An official storage cover is available, as a separate purchase.

CO Minder

CO Minder of the Honda EB10000

CO Minder monitors the ambient CO concentration

Honda's CO Minder is a system that monitors the ambient carbon monoxide concentration, and automatically stops the engine if the sensor detects a CO level of or exceeding 800 parts per million (ppm) at a given time, or an average of 400 ppm for 10 minutes.

A CO alarm indicator will flash for about five minutes, during which it will be impossible to restart the engine.

DAVR Technology

Honda’s DAVR (opens in a new tab) technology (Digital Automatic Voltage Regulation) holds the voltage stability within a ±1% change during operation and thus, offers a more stable voltage than conventional generators. This results in better performance, and better protection of your tools.

The DAVR has a built-in, self-diagnosis function to prevent engine speed from exceeding 4,140 rpm for longer than three seconds and abnormal voltage. Additionally, a built-in temperature protection system protects the generator from overheating.

Product Videos

The Honda EB10000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Honda EB10000 compare to generators of similar power (between 8500 and 9500 W).

  • With a weight of 403 lbs, the Honda EB10000 is notably on the heaviest side among generators in the 8500-9500 rated wattage range. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc, with a dry weight of just 187.4 pounds.
  • With noise emissions reaching as low as 71 dBA, this generator has a noise level typical for devices of its power category. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the DuroMax XP11000iH with only 61 dBA.
  • Regarding its runtime, the EB10000 operates for around 7.9 hours at a 50% load, positioning it at the lower spectrum among comparable products. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc, with around 12 hours.
  • While run time is vital, it hinges on the fuel capacity. To grasp the full picture, we must also factor in fuel efficiency. This generator is rather wasteful, compared to other devices within the aforementioned output range, when it comes to gasoline consumption, as it reaches roughly 1.04 GPH at a 50% load. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.66 gallons per hour.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 8500-9500W generators, the Honda EB10000 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it would most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Full GFCI panel
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Electric start
  • CO Minder
  • DAVR technology
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (71 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No recoil back-up
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (403 lbs)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine688 cc Honda GX630 OHV V-Twin
Starting systemElectric
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts9,000 W
Starting watts10,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)75/37.5 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps
Run time @50% load7.9 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsFull panel
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationDAVR
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (SS2-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerPower output, lifetime run hours and voltage
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank8.2 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight403 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)41 x 27.7 x 35.1 in
Noise (lower limit)71 dBA
THD< 10%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedBattery and wheel kit
Country of originChina
SeriesIndustrial
Other model numbersEB10000AN, EB10000AG
UPC786102007382

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About Honda

Founded in 1948, the Japanese Honda Motor Company has gained notoriety for consistently producing top quality engines, motor-powered vehicles and devices. Over the years, the company has gained a strong reputation in the motorcycle, automobile, but also power tool industry. Honda’s power tool division has been producing power tools since 1953, including tillers, mowers, blowers, sprayers and of course, power generators. While the company has expanded globally and moved a majority of its production out of Japan into other Asian countries, Honda is to this day known as a legend among the generator manufacturers.

Warranty Information

The Honda EB10000 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Honda generators, please consult Honda's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-770-497-6400.

Questions & Answers

What can it power?
Examples of items that can be simultaneously powered.
The examples below are based on a maximum load of 80% and estimated wattages. For a more accurate estimation, use our wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Radio100100
Pair of small speakers4545
Total7195 W8695 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Drill600900
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W
What is the difference between the EB10000, the EB10000AN and the EB10000AG?

The final "G" in "EB10000AG" indicates that the unit is CARB-compliant. The final "N" in "EB10000AN" indicates that the unit cannot be sold in California. Regarding the rest of the model names, as a rule of thumb, they refer to the unit itself, but simply include more or less information regarding its specs, production batch, etc. Read how Honda name their generators.

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    My Honda EB10000 provides trouble free emergency power to my house. It was installed by a certified electrician without ANY modification to its existing GFCI factory wiring. The proper manual transfer box was installed. This is an excellent product.

    + PROS:
    • Digital display
    • Low oil protection
    • Good run time.
    • Ease of routine maintenance
    • Proven history of high engineering quality and long term reliability
    - CONS:
    • Very heavy
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