This review is coming from someone who has many Honda Products .. Such as a Honda Track snowblower , a single stage snowblower , Honda lawnmower , a Eu7000 Generator , a new Eu2200 Companion unit , and a 2019 Honda Ridgeline . I picked up this unit on 10/30/2020 and was shocked when I saw the outlet is rated for only 15 Amps , not the 20 Amps as Advertised on H/depots Website .. I haven't opened the Box , due to I'll be returning it .. Don't get me wrong about Honda Gens .. They are simply the Best
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Response from American Honda TeamNovember 3, 2020
We’re sorry for any confusion on this model. To clarify, the EU2200i does have a 20 Amp outlet, which is the standard for this kind of duplex outlet. However, the generator itself produces a max of 18.3 Amps (2200 Watts), or 15 Amps continuously. Home Depot is probably describing it this way to differentiate it from the EU2200i Companion, which has a 30 Amp outlet to enable it to get the full power when paralleling with another EU2200i.
I purchased this model after Hurricane Laura devastated our town of Lake Charles. We were expected to not have power for 6-8 weeks, so I paid the premium for the Honda and I'm so glad I did. I wanted whatever generator I bought to be high quality and reliable and this model definitely is! Its very quiet and super fuel efficient compared to traditional generators that my co workers bought. It ran all the lights in our home, a small window unit A/C, and our refrigerator with no problem. The app is incredible for reminding you of preventive maintenance and reporting your wattage output in real time and I slept well knowing that CO Minder system would shut down the unit if CO levels got too high outside, even though it was well ventilated. Now that we have mains power back, it will be great for tailgates and camping. Very happy with my little Honda Inverter for sustaining our lives during hurricane clean up.
I bought it about 2 months ago and just yesterday finally got to set it up and run it. I purchased it based on specific details I have on the fridge and freezer I wanted to run using this generator. However, for some reason only the freezer runs and the power is not enough to kick start the compressor for the fridge.
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Response from Honda Power EquipmentSeptember 15, 2020
We are sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with your generator. We have asked our Customer Relations team to reach out to help you with your power usage concerns.
The unit works perfectly, you do need to order oil...
August 25, 2020
The unit works perfectly, you do need to order oil because it comes dry and with out any oil. Cheaper to buy and SEA sp or better oil by the quart. It's suggested to change the oil after 5 hours. I modified mine to run on both gas or propane.Filled with oil about 14 OZ and it started on the second pull right out of the box. I ran it on propane by installing the Hutch mountain conversion kit and worked flawlessly and the carb will not gum up. I highly recommend this unit if you want the best unit with no start up problems.
Honda makes a great generator, but I had to return the first one I bought. It would not start easy or run smooth. Idle was rough and running very rich. You could smell the exhaust, almost like the choke was on. Went to Home Depot to exchange the generator. They were very courteous and accommodating. Home Depot did not have a generator in stock so they shipped one to my house. The new generator runs excellent ( just like a Honda should). I am very pleased with the way Home Depot handled everything and my new generator.