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Honda EU2200i - 1800/2200W Inverter Generator

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Description

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In summary, the Honda EU2200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

The Honda EU2200i in use

The Honda EU2200i

The Honda EU2200i's design includes a gasoline-fueled 121 cc Honda GXR120 OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 1,800W and also a peak wattage of 2,200W. Furthermore, its parallel capability (Honda parallel cables (opens in a new tab) not included) allows power output to double when connected to another similar or compatible unit, ensuring expanded energy capacity and reliability for various applications.

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 simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a full tank, the EU2200i can operate for up to 8.1 hours (fuel consumption around 0.12 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 0.95 gallon.

The EU2200i generates a clean sine wave: providing <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel is equipped with the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Portability

As the Honda EU2200i is an inverter generator, its encased design (L20 x W11.4 x H16.7 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

The EU2200i is a lightweight, portable generator, as it only weighs 47.4 lbs. A single person should have no trouble moving it around, ensuring power availability on the go. In addition, a handle (molded in the case) lets you carry it easily and further increases its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Honda EU2200i

The EU2200i's control panel

When the generator is ready, the generator is overloaded and its oil levels are insufficient, you will be informed by the featured light indicators.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off (Oil Alert®), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

Besides the features previously mentioned, accessory-wise, the Honda EU2200i 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 EU2200i

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.

Honda My Generator App

Honda My Generator App

Honda My Generator helps you monitor your unit

The Honda My Generator App (available on iOS and Android) makes owning the EU2200i even more flexible and convenient, whether you are depending on it at home during a power outage, or enjoying an adventure at a remote campsite.

The app connects your unit and your phone via Bluetooth, across a 75-foot line of sight, giving you valuable information about your generator's operation and many additional features in the palm of your hands.

With it, you can easily monitor a range of information such as output power, lifetime run hours, oil life, or estimated remaining runtime. You’ll also receive warnings and notifications to remind you of routine maintenance.

But there’s more! The app allows you to control multiple, compatible Honda generators from a single mobile device and, even though the EU2200i does not have an electric start and requires a manual start-up, you’ll be able to remotely stop it.

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The Honda EU2200i versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Honda EU2200i compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 47.4 lbs, the Honda EU2200i falls within the expected weight range for inverter generators in the 1500 to 2500 rated wattage. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Genmax GM2000i with only 34.2 pounds.
  • This inverter generator offers a rated noise level of 48 dBA, placing it among the most quiet alternatives in its type and power category.
  • In terms of its autonomy, the EU2200i can operate for up to 8.1 hours at a 25% load, placing it within the lower bracket among generators of similar type and power range. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the DuroMax XP2300iH, reaching up to 13 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary to get the full picture. When operating at 25% load, the inverter generator's fuel consumption is estimated at 0.12 GPH, placing it within the average range of gasoline usage among similarly powerful devices. 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.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Honda EU2200i 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:
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • CO Minder
  • Mobile app
  • Quiet for its power (48 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (47.4 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the Honda EU2200i and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine121 cc Honda GXR120 OHV 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% load4 h
Run time @25% load8.1 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerMy Generator App
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
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedNo
Country of originThailand
SeriesSuper Quiet
Other model numbersEU2200iTAN
UPC786102007290

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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 EU2200i 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 EU2200i and the EU2200iTAN?

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.

How can you tell from model number alone whether it is Bluetooth enabled? I have seen EU2200i’s without Bluetooth I believe. Tganks (Asked May 07, 2021)

If the full model number ends with G (50-states) or N (49-states), the unit features both CO Minder and Bluetooth connectivity. These 2 final letters were introduced with the new generation of Honda units.

Can I buy one if I live in california (Asked February 01, 2022)

The unit exists in 2 versions, a 50-states and a 49-states. For California, ensure that you are buying the EU2200iTAG model.

If you own a Honda EU2200i and the EU2200i companion .. can you power them Both Off from your iPhone .. and if Yes .. is it done off one app or two apps (Asked April 03, 2022)

The Honda My Generator app allows you to control multiple generators from a single phone, and a single app. Note that none of the two units you mentioned can be remotely started through the app, since they do not have an electric start mechanism.

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  1. 4.9
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    In my opinion the best you can buy, lightweight easy to move around. I have two to power my Montana High country. They run everything I need. You pay a bit more, but you get what you pay for. Do regular maintenance and they won’t let you down!

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    I bought this generator when it first came out as the 2200i. I race dirtbikes, so I bring this with me to every event and connect it to my trailer, typically runs for 2-3 days at a time 2-3 days a month spring/summer/fall. It’s never used 5 gallons during its 2-3 day runtime at a time. I use it to power battery chargers, my father’s CPAP machine, fans, lights, powered coolers/small fridge. Take it camping to power my coolers, lights, and coffee pot. Extremely quiet and pretty light. Typically 2 pulls to start, if it sits all winter without being started, 5 pulls or so it starts. I also use it to power only my pellet stove during a winter power outage, which has a 300watt max draw, and the generator will run it for 10hrs on a tank (definitely overnight) and it’s almost empty. I change the oil once a year, takes longer to warm up the oil so it drains faster than it does to change it. used to use a predator, but it seemed extremely sensitive to fuel if it sat for a month between uses so I went with this Honda and it’s never let me down. People may complain about the price, compared to the predator, you definitely get what you pay for. Never had an issue with it. Great little generator, zero regrets, highly recommend.

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