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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.

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  • $4,699.00 - January 6, 2022
  • $4,599.00 - January 4, 2022
  • $4,699.00 - December 10, 2021
  • $4,599.00 - October 29, 2021
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Since: October 29, 2021
  • Highest Price: $4,699.00 - December 10, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $4,599.00 - October 29, 2021

Description

Zoom on the Honda EU7000iS

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

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • 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 be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Honda EU7000iS in use

The Honda EU7000iS

The Honda EU7000iS houses a 389 cc Honda GX390 EFI OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 5500W along with 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 quiet suburb). For additional convenience, the EU7000iS may also 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 full tank, the EU7000iS can operate for up to 16 hours (fuel consumption around 0.32 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 5.1 gallons.

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 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. Besides, because the EU7000iS is equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it can power your home during a power outage, as it can be easily connected to your breaker box to power your household.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L33.4 x W27.6 x H28.4 in), the Honda EU7000iS, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

Since the generator weighs 263.2 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). Nevertheless, thanks to its set of wheels and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed 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, some light indicators allow you to instantly see if the oil level is too low, the generator is overloaded and the generator is ready.

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 automatic low oil shut-off (Oil Alert®) and an overload protection (circuit breaker), 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 and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, so it is adequate for use 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).

  • 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 WEN GN6000, with a dry weight of just 119 pounds.
  • With a lowest possible noise of 52 dBA, this inverter generator places itself amongst the most quiet of the products delivering similar power.
  • The EU7000iS, offering a run time of up to 16 hours with a full tank at a 25% load, falls within the average autonomy range when compared to its peers. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Westinghouse WGen5500, with up to 20 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This inverter generator, with an estimated fuel consumption of just 0.32 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, is one of the more fuel efficient generators, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Champion 100519, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.31 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • 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 watts5500 W
Starting watts7000 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
  • 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 numbersEU7000iSNAN, 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.

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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, the EU7000iSNAN and the EU7000iSNAG?

The final "G" in "EU7000iSNAG" indicates that the unit is CARB-compliant. The final "N" in "EU7000iSNAN" 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.

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. 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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  2. 3.75
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    70
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    Quality
    70
    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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  3. 4.25
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    80
    Value
    80
    Quality
    90
    Performance
    90

    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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  4. 2.5
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    Value
    100
    Quality
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    Performance
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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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