WHAT IS IT? The Honda EU2000i generator can
power a television, refrigerator, drill, compressor or any
electrical appliance. And, it can do it anywhere—even in
a zombie apocalypse.
WHAT’S IT COST? $1149.95.
CONTACT? Your local Honda dealer or
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with the Honda EU2000i generator.
(1) Power. A generator is considered a luxury item
for the weekend warrior, but it’s a staple tool for serious
racers and RV owners. Honda’s EU2000i model is a
treasure. It can power anything—and is perfect in box
vans, RVs, trailers or the pits.
( 2) Transport. At under 55 pounds fully loaded (oil
and gas), it’s light enough for most people to carry.
( 3) Output. With two AC plugs and one DC outlet,
the EU2000i can produce up to 120 volts, 2000 watts
maximum (AC output) and 12 volts, 96 watts (DC
output). It will not power a massive 220-volt item, but
that’s not its intent. The EU2000i is the grocery-getter
of generators, not a Ferrari. Thanks to Honda’s inverter
technology, the electrical current has a consistent and
stable sine wave. This is imperative for powering
computers and sensitive electronic equipment.
( 4) Features. The EU2000i is chock-full of features. It
has an Eco-Throttle switch that automatically reduces
engine speed to minimize fuel consumption. It has AC
and DC circuit protectors to avoid surge overload. The
built-in output indicator has an hour meter. It also has
overload and oil-alert indicators, as well as a fuel-tank
cap vent lock.
( 5) Performance. Very impressive. The 98.5cc engine
in our EU2000i ran for nine hours on less than a gallon of
gas. Furthermore, the unit ran very quietly, which wasn’t
a big deal during the day, but made a big difference at
night while sleeping. Starting the EU2000i was simple;
we rarely had to use the choke. Best yet, it provided our
significant others the comforts of home, which reduced
nagging on race days. Job well done.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? The Honda EU2000i is a
valuable tool, not just at the racetrack, but also at home
in case of a storm, earthquake or tornado. This isn’t a
luxury item; it’s a must-have.
If you don’t camp at the track, have a Sprinter
or box van, and don’t need power, this might
seem like a three- or four-star product, but the
MXA wrecking crew sees the bigger picture
and gives the Honda EU2000i five stars.
HONDA EU2000I GENERATOR
MXA TEAM TESTED