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Honda EU7000iS - 5500/7000W Inverter Generator

The Honda EU7000iS is a quiet inverter generator with a rated wattage of 5,500 W and a starting wattage of 7,000 W.

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  • $4,300.00 - December 19, 2022
  • $4,800.00 - November 19, 2022
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Since: November 19, 2022
  • Highest Price: $4,800.00 - November 19, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $4,300.00 - December 19, 2022

Description

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In summary, the Honda EU7000iS is a quiet portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The Honda EU7000iS in use

The Honda EU7000iS

The Honda EU7000iS is powered by a 389 cc Honda GX390 EFI OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120/240V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 5,500W as well as a peak wattage of 7,000W. In addition, as it is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), this power can be increased when linked to another similar or compatible unit.

Enjoying a low noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a refrigerator) which earned this unit its place in our list of the 10 quietest portable generators, it can be started thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also to a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). To add further convenience, the EU7000iS can be remotely started (via the My Generator App).

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.

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 5.1 gallons, the EU7000iS can operate for up to 16 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.32 GPH).

As the EU7000iS produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle

Even if this Honda generator isn't quite RV Ready, it still allows for an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor, thanks to its L5-30R receptacle. Besides, since the EU7000iS bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of a power outage.

Portability

The Honda EU7000iS's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L33.4 x W27.6 x H28.4 in), provides an esthetical advantage over any ordinary, open frame product. The featured design follows the latest trends and is ideal for easy and recreational use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 263.2 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its set of wheels and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Honda EU7000iS

The EU7000iS's control panel

Monitoring of the EU7000iS's status and activity is made possible by a digital iMonitor™ data center, which provides information on the voltage, power output and lifetime run hours and is one of the features of its control panel.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if the generator is ready, the generator is on overload and its oil levels are insufficient.

Thanks to a built-in fuel gauge, the inverter generator allows you to quickly, conveniently and easily check the gas level at a glance.

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

Besides the features previously mentioned, accessory-wise, the Honda EU7000iS 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 EU7000iS

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).

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 EU7000iS 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, fuel level, or estimated remaining runtime. You’ll also receive warnings and notifications to remind you of routine maintenance.

Even better, the app allows you to control multiple, compatible Honda generators from a single mobile device, and to remotely start and stop the EU7000iS without a key fob.

Emissions

The Honda EU7000iS is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

However, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

In addition, the unit meets the ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 safety and performance requirements.

Product Videos

The Honda EU7000iS versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Honda EU7000iS compare to generators of similar power (between 5000 and 6000 W).

  • As its dry weight is 263.2 pounds, the Honda EU7000iS is one of the heavier of the products which can generate 5000 to 6000 running watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Genmax GM6000XiE, with a dry weight of just 106.9 pounds.
  • As its lowest possible noise is rated at 52 dBA, this inverter generator qualifies as one of the most quiet of the products of similar power.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of up to 16 hours at 25% load, the EU7000iS benefits from a higher run time than many generators of a similar output. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Westinghouse WGen6000, as it provides up to 18 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. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.32 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this inverter generator is among the more fuel efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Genmax GM5500i, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.27 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 5000-6000W generators, the Honda EU7000iS 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:
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • CO Minder
  • Mobile app
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • On the heavy side (263.2 lbs)

Do you own the Honda EU7000iS and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine389 cc Honda GX390 EFI OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts5,500 W
Starting watts7,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)45.8/22.9 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)58.3/29.2 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load16 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerMy Generator App
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank5.1 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight263.2 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)33.4 x 27.6 x 28.4 in
Noise (lower limit)52 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceEPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedBattery
Warranty3 years
SeriesSuper Quiet
Other model numbersEU7000iSNAN
UPC786102007337

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 EU7000iS 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 homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Security system180180
Total4397 W5872 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Radio100100
Total4390 W4980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Concrete vibrator (1 hp)10801080
Total4280 W6980 W
What is the difference between the EU7000iS and the EU7000iSNAN?

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.

Can the eu7000 be connected to a home breaker box to run outlets in the home, if normal power is out? (Asked November 30, 2020)

The EU7000 can absolutely be connected to your breaker box via a transfer switch. Note that such connection should be made by a licensed electrician.

Horsepower of engine? (Asked March 02, 2021)

The GX390 engine has a net power output of 11.7 HP.

Where is the Honda EU7000 generator manufactured? (Asked December 07, 2021)

The EU7000iS is made in Honda’s factory located in India.

Does the Honda EU700iS generator re-charge the starting battery while the generator is running? (Asked December 10, 2021)

The unit's engine charging system charges the battery while the engine is running. If the generator is only used periodically, the battery must be charged monthly to maintain its service life.

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Honda EU7000iS
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  1. 2.5
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    Quality
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    i have a honda eu7000is 2020 and the 15 amp fuse blows in cold weather to around -15c and below. Really disapointing for the best portable genarator on the market !

    + PROS:
    • quiet
    • reliable in warm or hot weather
    • good reputation so good re-sale value
    - CONS:
    • wont start in winter
    • no 50 amp outlet youre maxed out at 30 amp per circuit
    • expensive
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  2. 4.25
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    I have a 2018 model and a 2020 model and they both blow the 15amp fuse when trying to start when -28C or so and below but have not had any issues when warmer than that. I have removed the original batteries and wired car batteries with battery tenders due to the cold climate of Northern Ontario. The original batteries wouldn’t cut it.
    Temped to try a 20 amp fuse but concerned with the possible consequences.

    Other than this issue they are excellent generators.

    + PROS:
    • Quiet. Smooth running. Long running on a tank.
    - CONS:
    • Cold start issue.
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  3. 3.75
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    Value
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    Quality
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    Performance
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    Just finished reading your review of the Honda 7000 generator and agree with you that it is a great generator and it should be for price.

    I was hoping the article would address a major flaw in the design of the electric start system on 2020 model. From my and my neighbours experiences this winter we quickly discovered the electric starting is not designed to function at temperatures below -15C (+5F). Below this temperature the 15 amp fuse blows.

    So those in climates that experience cold temperatures or colder be aware the “Cold Climate Technology” label is very misleading. If this was an automobile it would be considered unacceptable but Honda is aware of the fault and do not have solution they are willing to implement.

    Making this fault know to potential buyers will help the issue be addressed.

    Thanks for your article

    + PROS:
    • Great quiet power
    - CONS:
    • At temperatures below -15C (+5F) the electric start blows the 15 amp fuse on the 2020 model. Not sure if the same is true for 2021.
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  4. 4.65
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    70
    Value
    100
    Quality
    100
    Performance
    100

    I can’t wait to use it on our BBQ food trailer!

    + PROS:
    • Quiet, long-running, fuel efficient.
    - CONS:
    • A little heavy, rather expensive.
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