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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
- Amateur DIY lovers
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 EU2200i's core is the 121 cc Honda GXR120 OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 1,800W and a peak wattage of 2,200W. In addition, the device is parallel capable (Honda parallel cables (opens in a new tab) not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.
Presented in our list of the 10 quietest portable generators for its low noise rating of 48 dBA (less noisy than bird calls), the inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.
Thanks to a fuel capacity of 0.95 gallon, the EU2200i can operate 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 EU2200i generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).
The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:
Since the Honda EU2200i is an inverter generator, its closed design (L20 x W11.4 x H16.7 in) has an esthetical advantage over conventional, open frame devices. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.
Labeled a lightweight portable generator, the EU2200i weighs just 47.4 lbs. The generator can be moved with ease by only one person and so it can be enjoyed on-the-go. Its handle (molded in the case) allows you to carry it easily, further enhancing its convenience.
Several light indicators serve to show you when the generator is ready, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is on overload.
As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off (Oil Alert®) and an overload protection (circuit breaker), letting you use it with a peace of mind.
As for its accessories, apart from the previously mentioned features, the Honda EU2200i also comes with the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), allowing you to start it right away. An official storage cover is available, as a separate purchase.
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
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.
The Honda EU2200i is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.
However, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used in forested areas.
In addition, the unit meets the ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 safety and performance requirements.
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).
- Having a dry weight of 47.4 lbs, the Honda EU2200i belongs in the expected weight range for inverter generators which produce 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.
- At a lowest noise rating of 48 dBA, this inverter generator is one of the most quiet devices of similar type and power.
- Regarding its autonomy, the autonomy of the EU2200i, reaching up to 8.1 hours at a 25% load, can be considered as low end, compared to other inverters of a roughly equal output. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the DuroMax XP2300iH, boasting with up to 13 hours.
- While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank’s capacity and thus, doesn’t say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. 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 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.
Here's a list of the most popular specific comparisons:
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- Honda EU2200i vs Generac iQ2000
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- Honda EU2200i vs Honda EB2200i
- Honda EU2200i vs Honda EB2800i
- Honda EU2200i vs Honda EG2800i
- Honda EU2200i vs Honda EU1000i
- Honda EU2200i vs Honda EU2200i Companion
- Honda EU2200i vs Honda EU3000iS
- Honda EU2200i vs Honda EU3200i
- Honda EU2200i vs Powerhorse 2500
- Honda EU2200i vs Predator 2000
- Honda EU2200i vs Predator 3500
- Honda EU2200i vs WEN 56200i
- Honda EU2200i vs WEN 56203i
- Honda EU2200i vs WEN 56225i
- Honda EU2200i vs WEN 56235i
- Honda EU2200i vs Westinghouse WH2200iXLT
- Honda EU2200i vs Westinghouse iGen2200
- Honda EU2200i vs Westinghouse iGen2500
- Honda EU2200i vs Yamaha EF2200iS
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Honda EU2200i is on the average side of the price range.
Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.
The bottom line
- In the expected price range
- Parallel capable
- CO Minder
- Mobile app
- Quiet for its power (48 dBA)
- Decent weight (47.4 lbs)
- Decent fuel efficiency
- No electric start
- Not CARB-compliant
- Relatively low run time
Features and Specifications
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||121 cc Honda GXR120 OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||1,800 W|
|Starting watts||2,200 W|
|Running amps||15 amps|
|Peak amps||18.3 amps|
|Run time @50% load||4 h|
|Run time @25% load||8.1 h|
|Automatic Voltage Regulation||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)|
|Data center||My Generator App|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||0.95 gal|
|Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)||20 x 11.4 x 16.7 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||48 dBA|
|Compliance||EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Country of origin||Thailand|
|Other model numbers||EU2200iTAN|
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.
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.
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?
|Item||Running Watts||Starting Watts|
|At home||Refrigerator (energy star)||192||1192|
|Total||1192 W||2192 W|
|For camping||RV AC (11,000 BTU)||1010||1600|
|Pair of small speakers||45||45|
|Total||1435 W||2025 W|
|For work||Demolition hammer||1260||1260|
|Total||1340 W||1340 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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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!
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.