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Honda EB2200i - 1800/2200W Inverter Generator

The Honda EB2200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,800 W and a starting wattage of 2,200 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $1,299.00 - April 11, 2024
  • $1,399.00 - February 22, 2024
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Since: February 22, 2024
  • Highest Price: $1,399.00 - February 22, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $1,299.00 - April 11, 2024

Description

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In summary, the Honda EB2200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

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 EB2200i in use

The Honda EB2200i

Running on gasoline, the Honda EB2200i operates with a 121 cc Honda GXR120 4-stroke engine, delivering 120V, with a running wattage of 1,800W and a peak wattage of 2,200W.

Enjoying a low noise rating of 48 dBA (less noisy than a library) which earned this unit its place in our list of the 10 quietest portable generators, it gets running thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism.

The fuel capacity of 0.95 gallon allows the EB2200i to operate for up to 8.1 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.12 GPH).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the EB2200i produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The full GFCI control panel features 2 AC outlets as follows:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Portability

With an inverter generator design, the Honda EB2200i features a closed construction (L20 x W11.4 x H16.7 in), enhancing aesthetics and ensuring reduced noise levels, offering a distinct advantage over standard, open frame generators. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

At just 47.4 lbs, the EB2200i is notably lightweight, making it an excellent choice for portable power. Moving it around should pose no challenge for a single person, allowing for power availability wherever you go. Further convenience is provided by its handle (molded in the case), as it allows you to carry it with great ease.

Features

Panel of the Honda EB2200i

The EB2200i's control panel

The light indicators show you if the generator is overloaded, the oil level is too low and the generator is ready.

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off (Oil Alert®) and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

Besides the features previously mentioned, accessory-wise, the Honda EB2200i comes with the usual documentation and owner's manual (opens in a new tab) needed to get you promptly started.

CO Minder

CO Minder of the Honda EB2200i

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.

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The Honda EB2200i versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Honda EB2200i compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • At 47.4 lbs in dry weight, the Honda EB2200i fits well within the typical weight bracket for inverter generators producing 1500 to 2500 rated watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Genmax GM2000i, weighing just 34.2 pounds.
  • With a noise rating as low as 48 dBA, this inverter generator is among the quietest options available in its type and power range.
  • Regarding its runtime, the EB2200i operates for up to 8.1 hours at a 25% load, positioning it at the lower spectrum among comparable inverters. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the DuroMax XP2300iH, which is able to run for up to 13 hours.
  • Though run time is a significant parameter, it's closely tied to the generator's fuel tank size. To get a comprehensive understanding, fuel efficiency must also be taken into account. This inverter generator has an estimated fuel consumption of roughly 0.12 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load, rendering it somewhat average compared to devices of a similar output. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the DuroMax XP2300iH, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.08 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Honda EB2200i vs Honda EU2200i.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Honda EB2200i 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
  • Inverter
  • CO Minder
  • Quiet for its power (48 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (47.4 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No data center
  • No parallel ports
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine121 cc Honda GXR120 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts1,800 W
Starting watts2,200 W
Running amps15 amps
Peak amps18.3 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load8.1 h
Features
GFCI outletsFull panel
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank0.95 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight47.4 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)20 x 11.4 x 16.7 in
Noise (lower limit)48 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceEPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedNo
Country of originThailand
SeriesIndustrial
Other model numbersEB2200iTAN
UPC786102007344

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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 EB2200i 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 homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Washing machine9001650
Radio100100
Total1192 W2192 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Mixer200200
Pair of small speakers4545
Total1435 W2025 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W
What is the difference between the EB2200i and the EB2200iTAN?

These model numbers refer to the same unit, but simply include more or less information regarding its specs, production batch, etc. Read how Honda name their generators.

Is this safe to use with 10 percent Ethanol fuel? (Asked November 12, 2021)

You may use regular unleaded gasoline containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10). Fuels with greater content of ethanol may cause starting and/or performance problems, and may also damage metal, rubber and plastic parts of the fuel system.

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