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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 1800 W and a starting wattage of 2200 W.

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  • $1,399.00 - August 17, 2022
  • $1,426.29 - June 27, 2022
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Since: June 27, 2022
  • Highest Price: $1,426.29 - June 27, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $1,399.00 - August 17, 2022

Description

Zoom on the Honda EB2200i

In a nutshell, the Honda EB2200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

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

Power & Run Time

The Honda EB2200i in use

The Honda EB2200i

The Honda EB2200i houses a 121 cc Honda GXR120 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 1800W along with a peak wattage of 2200W.

Enjoying a really low noise rating of 48 dBA (less noisy than bird calls) which secured it a place in our list of the 10 quietest portable generators, the inverter generator is started via a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a fuel capacity of 0.95 gallon, the EB2200i may run for up to 8.1 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.12 GPH).

Delicate electronics can be plugged in an AC outlets safely, as the EB2200i generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD).

Outlets

The full GFCI control panel includes the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Portability

The Honda EB2200i's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L20 x W11.4 x H16.7 in), provides an esthetical advantage over any ordinary, open frame product. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

Labeled a lightweight portable generator, the EB2200i weighs just 47.4 lbs. The product’s power can be enjoyed on-the-go, as it can be moved by a single person without trouble. It can also be carried without effort with a featured handle (molded in the case), further improving its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Honda EB2200i

The EB2200i's control panel

The light indicators show you if the generator is on overload, the generator is ready and its oil levels are insufficient.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off (Oil Alert®).

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.

While it’s a welcomed additional security feature, remember to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

Emissions

The Honda EB2200i is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.

The unit also meets the ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 safety and performance requirements.

Product Video

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).

  • Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 47.4 lbs, the Honda EB2200i belongs in the expected weight range for inverters which can produce between 1500 and 2500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Genmax GM2000i, with a dry weight of just 34.2 pounds.
  • As its lowest possible noise is rated at 48 dBA, this inverter generator qualifies as one of the most quiet of the products of similar type and power.
  • As far as autonomy is concerned, providing up to 8.1 hours of runtime with a full tank at a 25% load, the EB2200i falls into the low end in comparison with other inverters of a comparable power output. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the DuroMax XP2300iH, as it provides up to 13 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. As this inverter generator uses an estimated 0.12 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the DuroMax XP2300iH. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.08 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Honda EB2200i vs Honda EU2200i.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, 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 electric start
  • No parallel ports
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the Honda EB2200i and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine121 cc Honda GXR120 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts1800 W
Starting watts2200 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%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedNo
Warranty3 years
SeriesIndustrial
Other model numbersEB2200iTAN, EB2200iTAG
UPC786102007344

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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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 generator size 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, the EB2200iTAN and the EB2200iTAG?

The final "G" in "EB2200iTAG" indicates that the unit is CARB-compliant. The final "N" in "EB2200iTAN" 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.

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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