WE ARE PROUD TO BE INDEPENDENT AND IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH MANUFACTURERS. TO STAY UNBIASED, WE DO NOT ACCEPT FREE PRODUCTS. WE EARN FROM ADVERTISING FEES PAID BY RETAILERS ON QUALIFYING PURCHASES.

Honda EU7000iS Spec Review

The Honda EU7000iS is a quiet inverter generator with a rated wattage of 5500 W and a starting wattage of 7000 W.

CompareShortlistShortlistedRemoved from shortlist 85

Honda EU7000iSHonda EU7000iSHonda EU7000iSHonda EU7000iS
Set Price Alert
×
Notify me when the price drops
Set an alert for the Honda EU7000iS - Current lowest price: $4,599.00
Show all +

Description

Zoom on the Honda EU7000iS

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

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • 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 ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

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's design includes a gasoline-fueled 389 cc Honda GX390 EFI OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120/240V output, it gives a running wattage of 5500W and also a peak wattage of 7000W. In addition, the device is parallel capable (parallel kit not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

The inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a conversation at home). 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.

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

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the EU7000iS produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 6 AC outlets:

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

This Honda generator isn't quite RV Ready, but it features an L5-30R receptacle, allowing a simple RV connection through an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, as the EU7000iS holds a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: you'll easily be able to connect it to your breaker box to power your home during a power outage.

Portability

The Honda EU7000iS is an inverter generator and has an encased design of the following dimensions: L33.4 x W27.6 x H28.4 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.

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. However, this lack of maneuverability is compensated by its wheel kit and its folding handle, with which you can conveniently shift it, once it's on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Honda EU7000iS

The EU7000iS's control panel

A digital iMonitor™ data center, one of the features of the EU7000iS's control panel, gives you information on the lifetime run hours, power output and voltage, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is on overload and the generator is ready.

The inverter generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

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

As for its accessories, apart from the previously mentioned features, the Honda EU7000iS 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.

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 and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

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

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).

  • A weight of 263.2 lbs makes the Honda EU7000iS one of the heavier devices in the 5000-6000 rated wattage range. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above mentioned power range is the WEN GN6000, with a dry weight of just 119 pounds.
  • With a lowest noise rating of 52 dBA, the inverter generator is one of the most quiet of the generators of similar power.
  • As for its autonomy, the EU7000iS, with an autonomy of up to 16 hours at a 25% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Westinghouse WGen5300s, as it provides up to 20 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. This inverter generator is one of the more fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.32 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Westinghouse WGen5300v. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.24 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

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)
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • On the heavy side (263.2 lbs)
  • Relatively low run time

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 watts5500 W
Starting watts7000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)45.8/22.9 amps
Peaks 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
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 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%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedBattery
Warranty3 years
SeriesSuper Quiet
Other model numbersEU7000iSAT1, EU7000iSNAG

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.

×

This form does not send us any personal data (not even your IP address)

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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeElectric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
LED TV150150
Total4392 W5492 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Radiant heater13001300
Radio100100
Total4390 W4980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Concrete vibrator (1 hp)10801080
Total4280 W6980 W
What is the difference between the EU7000iS, the EU7000iSAT1 and the EU7000iSNAG?

The final "G" in "EU7000iSNAG" indicates that the unit includes the CO Minder technology. 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.

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.

Couldn't find the right answer for you? Ask your own question.

Your name and email address will not be publicly published. We only need them to be able to answer you directly

Honda EU7000iS
8.4 Total Score
2 reviews
Add your review
Price
7
Value
9.5
Quality
8.5
Performance
8.5
2 Reviews
Show all Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating Add your review
  1. 4.65
    Price
    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.
    Helpful(1) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  2. 3.75
    Price
    70
    Value
    90
    Quality
    70
    Performance
    70

    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.
    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this

Leave a review

Your total score

Generator Bible
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare

You can compare as many generators as you wish. However, for the best results, we recommend you to compare only 2 generators at a time.

0