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Honda EU3200i - 2600/3200W Inverter Generator

The Honda EU3200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 2,600 W and a starting wattage of 3,200 W.

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Description

Zoom on the Honda EU3200i

In a nutshell, the Honda EU3200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle

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 EU3200i in use

The Honda EU3200i

The Honda EU3200i is powered by a 130 cc Honda GX130 OHC 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 2,600W as well as a peak wattage of 3,200W. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.

With a noise rating of 54 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a refrigerator), the inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system enhances the engine's reliability, lowers fuel consumption, improves startup, reduces servicing, boosts stale fuel resistance, and offers better altitude adaptability.

The fuel capacity of 1.2 gallon allows the EU3200i to operate for up to 8.6 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.14 GPH).

The EU3200i 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 includes the following 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle

This Honda generator features an L5-30R receptacle, enabling an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. However, it is still not quite RV ready.

Portability

The Honda EU3200i is an inverter generator and has an encased design of the following dimensions: L22.5 x W12 x H17.8 in. Thus, it is more aesthetical than conventional, open frame products. The featured design follows the latest trends and is ideal for easy and recreational use.

With a dry weight of 59.1 lbs, the EU3200i can easily follow you wherever your power needs are. In addition, its nifty handle (molded in the case) improves your grip, allowing for an easy transport of the EU3200i from place to place.

Features

Panel of the Honda EU3200i

The EU3200i's control panel

To help you monitor the EU3200i's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the fuel level.

In addition to this info, several light indicators serve to show you when the generator is ready, the generator is on overload and the oil level is too low.

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

Regarding its accessories, besides the aforementioned features, the Honda EU3200i's box includes the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start it right off the bat.

CO Minder

CO Minder of the Honda EU3200i

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 EU3200i 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 EU3200i does not have an electric start and requires a manual start-up, you’ll be able to remotely stop it.

Emissions

The Honda EU3200i 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, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

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

Product Videos

The Honda EU3200i versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Honda EU3200i compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • As for its weight, the Honda EU3200i weighs only 59.1 pounds, making it one of the lighter inverter generators in the 2500-3500 rated wattage category. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Pulsar PGD40iSCO, with a dry weight of only 46 lbs.
  • Since this inverter generator is rated for a lowest possible noise of 54 dBA, it can be considered as one of the more quiet of the products generating similar power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU3000iS. With just 50 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • As far as autonomy is concerned, providing up to 8.6 hours of runtime with a full tank at a 25% load, the EU3200i falls into the low end in comparison with other inverters of a comparable power output. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Champion 200914, reaching up to 22 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. This inverter generator can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.14 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.13 GPH, the Energizer eZV3500P is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 2500-3500W inverter generators, the Honda EU3200i 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
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • CO Minder
  • Mobile app
  • Lightweight (59.1 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (54 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
  • Made in Japan
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the Honda EU3200i 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
Engine130 cc Honda GX130 OHC 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts2,600 W
Starting watts3,200 W
Running amps21.7 amps
Peak amps26.7 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load8.6 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerMy Generator App
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankMetal, 1.2 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight59.1 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)22.5 x 12 x 17.8 in
Noise (lower limit)54 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedNo
Country of originJapan
SeriesSuper Quiet
Other model numbersEU3200iAN, EU3200iAC
UPC786102009362

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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 EU3200i 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Hair dryer18001900
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Cell phone charger2020
Total2067 W3067 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Blender400850
Game console150150
Pair of small speakers4545
Total2075 W2525 W
For workGrinder14002500
Drill600900
Total2000 W3100 W
What is the difference between the EU3200i, the EU3200iAN and the EU3200iAC?

The "C" in "EU3200iAC" indicates that the unit is CARB-compliant. The "N" in "EU3200iAN" 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.

Where is model number on eu3200i ? (Asked April 08, 2023)

The serial number is located on the right hand side of the unit, on the lower part of the casing.

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  1. 1.4
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    Quality
    60
    Performance
    20

    It’s not really quiet. It has a very low frequency output that vibrates a lot. And that only at 1200 watt draw. I have a 14 year old Yamaha eu 2400 that remember me quieter at 1200 watts

    + PROS:
    • Light.
    - CONS:
    • Noisy. Low frequency noise. At 70% output it’s really loude.
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  2. 3.65
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    90
    Performance
    80

    I previously purchased two EU220i generators to run my travel trailer while dry camping. The two were a lot to lug around, plus gas/propane etc. I expected the EU3200i would be able to handle the load by itself, allowing me to cut my weight by 40%+ and have more space in my tow rig. Unfortunately the EU3200i is not able to start a 12,000BTU AC unit at higher elevations, where the two EU2200i don’t even struggle. So I was faced with a dilemma; I have to install a soft start on my AC unit, to start it with the 3200, but at that point one 2200 would be capable of running the AC by itself, with longer runtime, at 10lbs lighter. Suffice it to say, I was disappointed, not so much with the generator, more so myself for not doing more research into the generator, to understand if it would meet my specific demands.

    That was a $3000 mistake. For the same price you can have two dual fuel EU2200i generators making 25% more power, but you sacrifice weight and space.

    Now to review the generator. It’s surprising light weight for its output. As advertised, it is quiet, and due to the EFI, has less odor emissions than similar carbureted generators. Started first pull almost every try. Ran for 15 hrs on 1.5 gal of fuel at fluctuating loads. The bluetooth is gimmicky and very onerous to setup. While its nice when “FINALLY” paired with the app, (quick acccess to service/maintenance intervals, runtime, oil life, fuel remaining and remote shutoff), this model is not equipped with a battery/electric start. I understand why, it would add significant weight… the lack of which though, makes the bluetooth enabled feature a hassle I am not sure is worth the few conveniences.

    If I am being honest and I had to title this review, it would be “3200 reasons this is a $3000 mistake”. Do better than me.

    + PROS:
    • EFI means first pull starts (almost) everytime.
    • Decent runtime.
    • Lightweight for its output.
    • Bluetooth+App makes maintenance reminders easy.
    - CONS:
    • Expensive.
    • Unable to start 12,000BTU AC at higher elevations.
    • Bluetooth pairing is clunky and onerous.
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