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    Owner’s Manual GENERATOR EU2000i See page 57 for Initial Use Instructions o2001-2006 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved...

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    The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatever.

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    INTRODUCTION Congratulations on your selection of a Honda generator. We are certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the finest generators on the market. We want to help you get the best results from your new generator and to operate it safely.

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    A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. And using this generator safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS GENERATOR SAFETY ................Safety Label Locations ............... Important Safety Information ............COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION .............. CONTROLS ....................11 Engine Switch ..................11 Starter Grip ..................11 Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever ..............12 Choke Lever ..................

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    MAINTENANCE ..................36 The Importance of Maintenance ............36 Maintenance Safety ................37 Emission Control System Information ..........38 Air Index ....................40 Maintenance Schedule ..............41 Engine Oil Change ................42 Air Cleaner Service ................

  • Page 7: Generator Safety, Safety Label Locations

    GENERATOR SAFETY SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS These labels warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury. Read them carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda generator dealer for a replacement.

  • Page 9: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Honda generators are designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions. Read and understand this owner’s manual before operating your generator. You can help prevent accidents by being familiar with your generator’s controls, and by observing safe operating procedures.

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    Do not connect to a building electrical system unless an isolation switch has been installed by a qualified electrician. Use only a Honda approved parallel operation kit (optional equipment) when connecting two EU2000i generators for parallel operation.

  • Page 11: Component Identification

    COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION PARALLEL OPERATION OUTLETS ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH AC RECEPTACLES OIL ALERT INDICATOR LIGHT OVERLOAD INDICATOR LIGHT DC RECEPTACLE OUTPUT INDICATOR LIGHT DC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR AC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR GROUND TERMINAL FUEL TANK CAP VENT LEVER CHOKE LEVER FUEL TANK CAP MAINTENANCE COVER STARTER GRIP ENGINE SWITCH...

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    SPARK PLUG MAINTENANCE COVER SPARK PLUG MUFFLER FRAME SERIAL NUMBER AIR CLEANER Record the frame serial number for your future reference. Refer to this serial number when ordering parts, and when making technical or warranty inquiries (see page Frame serial number: Date purchased:...

  • Page 13: Controls, Engine Switch, Starter Grip

    CONTROLS ENGINE SWITCH To start and stop the engine. Switch position: OFF: To stop the engine. To start and run the engine. ENGINE SWITCH STARTER GRIP To start the engine, pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance, then pull briskly in the direction of the arrow as shown below. Do not allow the starter grip to snap back against the engine.

  • Page 14: Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever, Choke Lever

    FUEL TANK CAP VENT LEVER The fuel tank cap is provided with a vent lever to seal the fuel tank. The vent lever must be in the ON position for the engine to run. When the engine is not in use, leave the vent lever in the OFF position to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage.

  • Page 15: Output Indicator Light, Overload Indicator Light

    OUTPUT INDICATOR LIGHT The output indicator light (green) is illuminated when the generator is operating normally. It indicates that the generator is producing electrical power at the receptacles. OUTPUT INDICATOR LIGHT (GREEN) OVERLOAD INDICATOR LIGHT If the generator is overloaded (in excess of 2,000 VA), or if there is a short circuit in a connected appliance, the overload indicator light (red) will go ON.

  • Page 16: Oil Alert System, Ground Terminal

    OIL ALERT SYSTEM The Oil Alert system is designed to prevent engine damage caused by an insufficient amount of oil in the crankcase. Before the oil level in the crankcase can fall below a safe limit, the Oil Alert indicator light comes on and the Oil Alert system automatically will stop the engine (the engine switch will remain in the ON position).

  • Page 17: Parallel Operation Outlets

    These outlets are used for connecting two EU2000i generators for parallel operation (see page ). A Honda approved parallel operation kit (optional equipment) is required for parallel operation. This kit can be purchased from an authorized Honda generator dealer. PARALLEL OPERATION OUTLETS...

  • Page 18: Ac Circuit Protector, Dc Receptacle, Dc Circuit Protector

    AC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR The AC circuit protector will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at the AC receptacles. If the circuit protector switches OFF automatically, check that the appliance is working properly and does not exceed the rated load capacity of the circuit before resetting the circuit protector ON.

  • Page 19: Generator Use, Connections To A Building Electrical System, Ground System

    GROUND SYSTEM Honda portable generators have a system ground that connects generator frame components to the ground terminals in the AC output receptacles. The system ground is not connected to the AC neutral wire.

  • Page 20: Special Requirements

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Keep all cooling holes open and clear of debris, mud, water, etc. Cooling holes are located on the side panel, the control panel, and the bottom of the generator. If the cooling holes are blocked, the generator may overheat and damage the engine, inverter, or windings. Do not lay the generator on its side when moving, storing, or operating it.

  • Page 21: Ac Applications

    AC APPLICATIONS Before connecting an appliance or power cord to the generator: Make sure that it is in good working order. Faulty appliances or power cords can create a potential for electrical shock. If an appliance begins to operate abnormally, becomes sluggish or stops suddenly, turn it off immediately.

  • Page 22: Ac Operation

    When an electric motor is started, the overload indicator light (red) may come on. This is normal if the overload indicator light (red) goes off after about four (4) seconds. If the overload indicator light (red) stays on, consult your Honda generator dealer.

  • Page 23: Ac Parallel Operation Applications

    Power levels between rated and maximum may be used for no more than 30 minutes. Never connect different generator models and types. Use only a Honda approved parallel operation kit (optional equipment) when connecting two EU2000i generators for parallel operation.

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    Limit operation requiring maximum power to 30 minutes. Maximum power in parallel operation is: 4.0 kVA For continuous operation, do not exceed the rated power. Rated power in parallel operation is: 3.2 kVA The total power requirements (VA) of all appliances connected must be considered.

  • Page 25: Ac Parallel Operation

    AC PARALLEL OPERATION Connect the parallel operation kit between the two EU2000i generators following the instructions supplied with the kit. PARALLEL OPERATION KIT (optional equipment) Start the generators and make sure the output indicator lights (green) come on (see page Plug in the appliance following the instructions provided with the parallel operation kit.

  • Page 26: Dc Operation

    DC OPERATION The DC receptacle should ONLY be used for charging 12-volt automotive type batteries. The DC charging output is not regulated. When using the DC output, turn the Eco-Throttle switch to the OFF position. Connecting the battery charging cable (optional equipment): Before connecting the battery charging cable to a battery that is installed in a vehicle, disconnect the vehicle battery ground cable from the negative ( ) battery terminal.

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    If this happens, wait a few minutes before pushing in the circuit protector to resume operation. If the DC circuit protector continues to go OFF, discontinue charging and see your authorized Honda generator dealer. Disconnecting the battery charging cable: Stop the engine.

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    ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM With the switch in the ON position, engine speed is automatically lowered when loads are reduced, turned OFF or disconnected. When appliances are turned ON or reconnected, the engine returns to the proper speed to power the electrical load. In the OFF position, the Eco- Throttle system does not operate.

  • Page 29: High Altitude Operation

    HIGH ALTITUDE OPERATION At high altitude, the standard carburetor air/fuel mixture will be too rich. Performance will decrease, and fuel consumption will increase. A very rich mixture will also foul the spark plug and cause hard starting. Operation at an altitude that differs from that at which this engine was certified, for extended periods of time, may increase emissions.

  • Page 30: Pre-operation Check, Engine Oil

    PRE-OPERATION CHECK ENGINE OIL Check the oil level BEFORE EACH SAE VISCOSITY GRADES USE with the generator on a level surface and the engine stopped. Use 4-stroke motor oil that meets or exceeds the requirements for API service classification SJ or later (or equivalent).

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    Remove the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick clean. Check the oil level by inserting the dipstick into the filler neck without screwing it in. If the level is low, fill to the upper limit of the oil filler neck with the recommended oil.

  • Page 32: Refueling

    REFUELING With the engine stopped, remove the fuel tank cap and check the fuel level. Refill the fuel tank if the fuel level is low. Refuel carefully to avoid spilling fuel. Do not fill above the upper limit mark. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel.

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    CALIFORNIA TYPE FUEL TANK CAP UPPER LIMIT MARK TETHER After refueling, tighten the fuel cap until it clicks.

  • Page 34: Fuel Recommendations

    FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS This engine is certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture. Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank. You may use regular unleaded gasoline containing no more than 10% Ethanol (E10) or 5% Methanol by volume.

  • Page 35: Starting The Engine

    STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE For your safety, avoid starting or operating the generator in an enclosed area such as a garage. Your generator’s exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that can collect rapidly in an enclosed area and cause illness or death. Carbon monoxide gas is toxic.

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    If the choke lever was moved to the CLOSED position to start the engine, gradually move it to the OPEN position as the engine warms If you wish to use the Eco-Throttle system, turn the Eco-Throttle switch to the ON position after the engine has warmed up for 2 or 3 minutes.

  • Page 37: Stopping The Engine

    STOPPING THE ENGINE STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop the engine in an emergency, simply turn the engine switch to the OFF position. Under normal conditions, use the following procedure. Unplug appliances from the generator receptacles. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position. The fuel valve will automatically close.

  • Page 38: Maintenance, The Importance Of Maintenance

    Other service tasks that are more difficult, or require special tools, are best handled by professionals and are normally performed by a Honda technician or other qualified mechanic. The maintenance schedule applies to normal operating conditions. If...

  • Page 39: Maintenance Safety

    MAINTENANCE SAFETY Some of the most important safety precautions follow. However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task. Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.

  • Page 40: Emission Control System Information

    The following instructions and procedures must be followed in order to keep the emissions from your Honda engine within the emission standards. Tampering and Altering Tampering with or altering the emission control system may increase emissions beyond the legal limit.

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    EPA and California emission regulations (models certified for sale in California). We recommend the use of genuine Honda parts whenever you have maintenance done. These original-design replacement parts are manufactured to the same standards as the original parts, so you can be confident of their performance.

  • Page 42: Air Index

    AIR INDEX (Models certified for sale in California) An Air Index Information hang tag/label is applied to engines certified to an emission durability time period in accordance with the requirements of the California Air Resources Board. The bar graph is intended to provide you, our customer, the ability to compare the emissions performance of available engines.

  • Page 43: Maintenance Schedule

    Every 2 years (Replace if necessary) (2) Service more frequently when used in dusty areas. These items should be serviced by an authorized Honda generator dealer, unless the owner has the proper tools and is mechanically proficient. See the Honda Shop Manual.

  • Page 44: Engine Oil Change

    ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the used oil while the engine is warm. Warm oil drains quickly and completely. Turn the engine switch and vent lever to the OFF position to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage. Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover (see page 28 ).

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    Wash your hands with soap and water after handling used oil. Improper disposal of engine oil can be harmful to the environment. If you change your own oil, please dispose of it properly. Put it in a sealed container, and take it to a recycling center. Do not discard it in a trash bin, dump it on the ground, or pour it down a drain.

  • Page 46: Air Cleaner Service

    AIR CLEANER SERVICE A dirty air cleaner will restrict air flow to the carburetor. To prevent carburetor malfunction, service the air cleaner regularly. Service more frequently when operating the generator in extremely dusty areas. Using gasoline or flammable solvent to clean the air filter can cause a fire or explosion.

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    Reinstall the air filters. Make sure that the rubber seal is set in the groove of the air cleaner cover. Reinstall the air cleaner cover, and tighten the air cleaner cover screw. RUBBER SEAL Reinstall the maintenance cover, and tighten the cover screw securely.

  • Page 48: Spark Plug Service

    SPARK PLUG SERVICE In order to service the spark plug, you will need a spark plug wrench (commercially available). Recommended spark plug: CR5HSB (NGK) To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. An incorrect spark plug can cause engine damage.

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    Visually inspect the spark plug. Replace it if the electrodes are worn or if the insulator is cracked, chipped, or fouled. Measure the spark plug electrode gap with a wire-type feeler gauge. Correct the gap, if necessary, by carefully bending the side electrode. The gap should be: 0.024 0.028 in (0.60 0.70 mm) 0.024 0.028 in...

  • Page 50: Spark Arrester Maintenance

    SPARK ARRESTER MAINTENANCE If the generator has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Allow it to cool before proceeding. The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to maintain its efficiency. Clean the spark arrester as follows: Remove the four 6 mm screws, and remove the muffler protector.

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    Use a brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen. Inspect the screen for breaks or tears and replace it if necessary. Check the muffler gasket; replace if damaged. Reinstall the muffler gasket, the spark arrester, the muffler, and the muffler protector in the reverse order of removal.

  • Page 52: Transporting/storage, Transporting

    TRANSPORTING/STORAGE TRANSPORTING Do not lay the generator on its side when moving, storing, or operating it. Oil may leak and damage the engine or your property. If the generator has been used, allow it cool for at least 15 minutes before loading the generator on the transport vehicle.

  • Page 53: Storage

    Change the engine oil (page 42 ). After removal from storage, fill with fresh gasoline before starting. Use gasoline stabilizers that are formulated to extend storage life. Follow the instructions included with the gasoline stabilizer. Contact your authorized Honda generator dealer for gasoline stabilizer recommendations.

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    Storage Procedure Drain the gasoline. Unscrew the fuel tank cap, remove the debris screen, and empty the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container using a commercially available hand siphon. Reinstall the debris screen and the fuel tank cap. Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. Loosen the carburetor drain screw.

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    Change the engine oil (see page 42). Remove the spark plug, and pour about a tablespoon of clean engine oil into the cylinder. Crank the engine several revolutions to distribute the oil, then reinstall the spark plug. Reinstall the spark plug cap on the spark plug securely. Reinstall the spark plug maintenance cover.

  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    Replace it if n e c e s s a r y ( s e e page 46). If the engine still does not start, take the generator to an authorized Honda generator dealer.

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    Is the output indicator light ON? (see page 13) I s t h e o v e r l o a d Take the generator to an indicator light ON? authorized Honda generator (see page 13) dealer. NO DEFECTS Check the electrical ap-...

  • Page 58: Wiring Diagram

    WIRING DIAGRAM...

  • Page 59: Initial Use Instructions, Adding Engine Oil

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ADDING ENGINE OIL The generator is shipped WITHOUT OIL in the engine. Place the generator on a level surface. Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. COVER SCREW MAINTENANCE COVER With the generator in a level position, remove the oil filler cap/ dipstick.

  • Page 60: Adding Fuel

    ADDING FUEL This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture. Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank. If the fuel level is low, refuel in a well-ventilated area with the engine stopped.

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    Remove the fuel tank cap. NON-CALIFORNIA TYPE CALIFORNIA TYPE FUEL TANK CAP FUEL TANK CAP Fuel carefully to avoid spilling fuel. Do not fill the fuel tank above the upper limit mark on the fuel strainer. NON-CALIFORNIA TYPE CALIFORNIA TYPE UPPER LIMIT MARK UPPER LIMIT MARK TETHER...

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    After refueling, tighten the fuel cap securely (Non-California type). After refueling, tighten the fuel cap until it clicks (California type). Keep the vent OFF for storage or transport, and ON to run the generator. NON-CALIFORNIA TYPE CALIFORNIA TYPE VENT LEVER VENT LEVER Move the generator at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from the fueling source and site before starting the engine.

  • Page 63: Specifications

    0.024 0.028 i n Refer to page 46 (0.60 0.70 mm) Valve clearance (cold) IN: 0.15 0.04 mm See your authorized EX: 0.20 0.04 mm Honda dealer. Other specifications No other adjustments needed. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 64: Technical & Consumer Information, Customer Service Information

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION Dealer Locator Information To find an authorized Honda Servicing Dealer anywhere in the United States: Visit our website: www.hondapowerequipment.com Customer Service Information Servicing dealership personnel are trained professionals. They should be able to answer most questions you may have. If you encounter a problem that your dealer does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealership’s management.

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    Shop Manual This manual covers complete maintenance and overhaul procedures. It is intended to be used by a skilled technician. Available through your Honda dealer or through Helm Inc. at 1 888- 292-5395 or visit www.hondapowerequipment.com Parts Catalog This manual provides complete, illustrated parts lists. Available through your Honda dealer.

  • Page 66: Distributor's Limited Warranty

    What American Honda will Repair or Replace Under Warranty: American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any part that is proven to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable warranty time period. Warranty repairs and replacements will be made without charge for parts or labor.

  • Page 67: Emission Control System Warranty

    Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties: American Honda disclaims any responsibility for loss of time or use of the product, transportation, commercial loss, or any other incidental or consequential damage. Any implied warranties are limited to the duration of this written limited warranty.

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    You are responsible for presenting your power equipment engine to a Honda Power Equipment dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.

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    Honda is also liable for damages to other engine components caused by a failure of any warranted part during the warranty period.

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    You must take your Honda Power Equipment engine or the product on which it is installed, along with your sales registration card or other proof of original purchase date, at your expense, to any Honda Power Equipment dealer who is authorized by Honda to sell and service that Honda product during his normal business hours.

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    Tubing, fittings, seals, gaskets, and clamps associated with these listed systems. Note: This list applies to parts supplied by Honda and does not cover parts supplied by the equipment manufacturer. Please see the original equipment manufacturer’s emissions warranty for non-Honda parts.

  • Page 72: Index

    INDEX COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION .............. CONTENTS ....................CONTROLS ....................11 AC Circuit Protector ................16 Choke Lever ..................12 DC Circuit Protector ................16 DC Receptacle ..................16 Eco-Throttle System ................15 Engine Switch ..................

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    MAINTENANCE ..................36 Air Cleaner Service ................44 Air Index ....................40 Emission Control System Information ..........38 Engine Oil Change ................42 Importance of Maintenance ............. . 36 Maintenance Safety ................37 Maintenance Schedule ..............

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    HONDA EU2000I COMPANION OWNER'S MANUAL Pdf Download.

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    Owner’s Manual GENERATOR EU2000i See page 78 for Initial Use Instructions o2008 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved...

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    The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatever.

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    When your generator needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind that your Honda servicing dealer is specially trained in servicing Honda generators and is supported by the parts and service divisions of American Honda. Your Honda servicing dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer your questions and concerns.

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    A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. And using this generator safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS GENERATOR SAFETY ................IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ..........Operator Responsibility ..............Carbon Monoxide Hazards ..............Electric Shock Hazards ............... Fire and Burn Hazards ................ Refuel With Care ................. SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS ..............CONTROLS & FEATURES ................ COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS ...........

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    CONTENTS OPERATION ....................SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS ............. STARTING THE ENGINE ..............STOPPING THE ENGINE ..............AC OPERATION ..................AC Applications ................. AC PARALLEL OPERATION ..............AC Parallel Operation Applications ..........ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM ..............STANDBY POWER ................Connections to a Building’s Electrical System .......

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    Emission Control System Information ..........Air Index ..................... Specifications ..................Wiring Diagram ................. CONSUMER INFORMATION ............... Dealer Locator Information .............. Honda Publications ................Customer Service Information ............Distributor’s Limited Warranty ............Emission Control System Warranty ..........INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ..............ENGINE OIL ...................

  • Page 8: Generator Safety, Important Safety Information, Operator Responsibility, Carbon Monoxide Hazards

    GENERATOR SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Honda generators are designed for use with electrical equipment that has suitable power requirements. Other uses can result in injury to the operator or damage to the generator and other property. Most injuries or property damage can be prevented if you follow all instructions in this manual and on the generator.

  • Page 9: Electric Shock Hazards, Fire And Burn Hazards

    Do not connect to a building’s electrical system unless an isolation switch has been installed by a qualified electrician. For parallel operation, use only a Honda approved parallel operation cable kit (optional equipment) when connecting one EU2000i Companion to either an EU2000i or another EU2000i Companion generator.

  • Page 10: Refuel With Care

    GENERATOR SAFETY Refuel With Care Gasoline is extremely flammable, and gasoline vapor can explode. Allow the engine to cool if the generator has been in operation. Refuel only outdoors in a well-ventilated area with the engine OFF. Do not overfill the fuel tank. Never smoke near gasoline, and keep other flames and sparks away.

  • Page 11: Safety Label Locations

    GENERATOR SAFETY SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS These labels warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury. Read them carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda servicing dealer for a replacement.

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    GENERATOR SAFETY...

  • Page 13: Controls & Features, Component & Control Locations

    CONTROLS & FEATURES COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS Use the two illustrations on these pages to locate and identify the most frequently used controls. PARALLEL OPERATION OUTLETS ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH 20A RECEPTACLE 30A twist lock receptacle OIL ALERT INDICATOR OVERLOAD INDICATOR AC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR OUTPUT INDICATOR GROUND TERMINAL FUEL TANK CAP VENT LEVER...

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    CONTROLS & FEATURES SPARK PLUG MAINTENANCE COVER SPARK PLUG MUFFLER AIR CLEANER...

  • Page 15: Controls, Engine Switch, Starter Grip

    CONTROLS & FEATURES CONTROLS Engine Switch ENGINE SWITCH The engine switch controls the ignition system and the fuel valve. Stops the engine and closes the fuel valve. Running position; opens the fuel valve and allows the engine to be started. Starter Grip Pulling the starter grip operates the recoil starter to crank the...

  • Page 16: Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever, Choke Lever

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever The fuel tank cap is provided with a vent lever to seal the fuel tank. The vent lever must be in the ON position for the engine to run. When the engine is not in use, leave the vent lever in the OFF position to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage.

  • Page 17: Parallel Operation Outlets

    EU2000i or another EU2000i Companion generator for parallel operation (see page ). A Honda approved parallel operation cable kit (optional equipment) is required for parallel operation. This kit can be purchased from an authorized Honda generator dealer. PARALLEL OPERATION OUTLETS...

  • Page 18: Ac Circuit Protector

    CONTROLS & FEATURES AC Circuit Protector The AC circuit protector will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at the 20A receptacle. If the circuit protector switches OFF automatically, check that the appliance is working properly and does not exceed the rated load capacity of the circuit before resetting the circuit protector ON.

  • Page 19: Features, Ground Terminal

    CONTROLS & FEATURES FEATURES Ground Terminal The generator ground terminal is connected to the frame of the generator, the metal non-current-carrying parts of the generator, and the ground terminals of each receptacle. Before using the ground terminal, consult a qualified electrician, electrical inspector, or local agency having jurisdiction for local codes or ordinances that apply to the intended use of the generator.

  • Page 20: Output Indicator, Overload Indicator

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Output Indicator The output indicator (green) is illuminated when the generator is operating normally. It indicates that the generator is producing electrical power at the receptacles. OUTPUT INDICATOR (GREEN) Overload Indicator If the generator is overloaded (in excess of 2.0 kVA), or if there is a short circuit in a connected appliance, the overload indicator (red) will come ON.

  • Page 21: Oil Alert Indicator

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Oil Alert Indicator The Oil Alert system is designed to prevent engine damage caused by an insufficient amount of oil in the crankcase. Before the oil level in the crankcase can fall below a safe limit, the Oil Alert indicator (red) comes on and the Oil Alert system automatically will stop the engine (the engine switch will remain in the ON position).

  • Page 22: Before Operation, Are You Ready To Get Started, Knowledge, Is Your Generator Ready To Go

    BEFORE OPERATION ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? Your safety is your responsibility. A little time spent in preparation will significantly reduce your risk of injury. Knowledge Read and understand this manual. Know what the controls do and how to operate them. Familiarize yourself with the generator and its operation before you begin using it.

  • Page 23: Check The Engine

    BEFORE OPERATION To prevent a possible fire, keep the generator at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from building walls and other equipment during operation. Do not place flammable objects close to the engine. Before beginning your pre-operation checks, be sure the generator is on a level surface and the engine switch is in the OFF position.

  • Page 24: Operation, Safe Operating Precautions

    OPERATION SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS Before operating the generator for the first time, review chapters GENERATOR SAFETY (see page ) and BEFORE OPERATION (see page For your safety, do not operate the generator in an enclosed area such as a garage. Your generator’s exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that can collect rapidly in an enclosed area and cause illness or death.

  • Page 25: Starting The Engine

    OPERATION STARTING THE ENGINE To prevent a possible fire, keep the generator at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from building walls and other equipment during operation. Do not place flammable objects close to the engine. Operating this generator less than 3 feet (1 meter) from a building or other obstruction can cause overheating and damage the generator.

  • Page 26

    OPERATION Make sure the Eco-Throttle ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH switch is in the OFF position, or more time will be required for warm-up. To start a cold engine, move the CHOKE LEVER choke lever to the CLOSED position. To restart a warm engine, leave the choke lever in the OPEN position.

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    OPERATION Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance, then pull briskly in the direction of the arrow as shown. Do not allow the starter grip to snap back against the generator. Return it gently to prevent damage to the starter. STARTER GRIP If the choke lever was moved to CHOKE LEVER...

  • Page 28: Stopping The Engine

    OPERATION STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop the engine in an emergency, simply turn the engine switch to the OFF position. Under normal conditions, use the following procedure. Turn off or disconnect all appliances connected to the generator. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position. ENGINE SWITCH Allow the engine to cool, and then turn the fuel tank cap vent lever to the OFF position.

  • Page 29

    OPERATION If two generators were connected for parallel operation, disconnect the parallel operation cable after stopping the engines if you do not wish to resume parallel operation. PARALLEL OPERATION CABLE (optional equipment)

  • Page 30: Ac Operation

    OPERATION AC OPERATION Before connecting an appliance to either generator, make sure that it is in good working order and that its electrical rating does not exceed that of the receptacle. Most motorized appliances require more than their electrical rating for startup.

  • Page 31: Ac Applications

    OPERATION AC Applications Before connecting an appliance or power cord to the generator: Make sure that it is in good working order. A faulty appliance or power cord can create a potential for electrical shock. If an appliance begins to operate abnormally, becomes sluggish, or stops suddenly, turn it off immediately.

  • Page 32: Ac Parallel Operation

    OPERATION AC PARALLEL OPERATION Before connecting an appliance to either generator, make sure that it is in good working order and that its electrical rating does not exceed that of the receptacle. Most motorized appliances require more than their electrical rating for startup.

  • Page 33

    OPERATION Plug an appliance into the 30A twist lock receptacle. L5-30P PLUG Turn on the appliance. If the generators are overloaded (see page ), or if there is a short circuit in a connected appliance, the overload indicator (red) will go ON.

  • Page 34: Ac Parallel Operation Applications

    Power levels between rated and maximum may be used for no more than 30 minutes. Never connect different generator models. For parallel operation, use only a Honda approved parallel operation cable kit (optional equipment, see page ) when connecting one EU2000i Companion to either an EU2000i or another EU2000i Companion generator.

  • Page 35

    OPERATION Limit operation requiring maximum power to 30 minutes. Maximum power in parallel operation is: 4.0 kVA For continuous operation, do not exceed the rated power. Rated power in parallel operation is: 3.2 kVA The total power requirements (VA) of all appliances connected must be considered.

  • Page 36

    OPERATION ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM With the switch in the ON position, engine speed is automatically lowered when loads are reduced, turned OFF, or disconnected. When appliances are turned ON or reconnected, the engine returns to the proper speed to power the electrical load. In the OFF position, the Eco-Throttle system does not operate.

  • Page 37: Standby Power, Connections To A Building's Electrical System, System Ground

    Check local regulations for proper registration and use procedures. System Ground Honda portable generators have a system ground that connects the generator frame components to the ground terminals in the AC output receptacles. The system ground is not connected to the AC neutral wire.

  • Page 38: Special Requirements

    OPERATION Special Requirements Keep all cooling holes open and clear of debris, mud, water, etc. Cooling holes are located on the side panel, the control panel, and the bottom of the generator. If the cooling holes are blocked, the generator may overheat and damage the engine, inverter, or windings. Do not lay the generator on its side when moving, storing, or operating it.

  • Page 39: Servicing Your Generator, The Importance Of Maintenance

    Other service tasks that are more difficult or require special tools are best handled by professionals and are normally performed by a Honda technician or other qualified mechanic. The maintenance schedule applies to normal operating conditions. If...

  • Page 40: Maintenance Safety, Safety Precautions

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR MAINTENANCE SAFETY Some of the most important safety precautions follow. However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task. Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and precautions can cause you to be...

  • Page 41: Maintenance Schedule

    Every 2 years (Replace if necessary) (2) Service more frequently when used in dusty areas. These items should be serviced by your Honda servicing dealer, unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient. Refer to the Honda shop manual for service procedures.

  • Page 42: Refueling

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR REFUELING With the engine stopped, remove the fuel tank cap and check the fuel level. Refill the fuel tank if the fuel level is low. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel.

  • Page 43

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR NON-CALIFORNIA TYPE FUEL TANK CAP UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) After refueling, reinstall the fuel tank cap securely. CALIFORNIA TYPE FUEL TANK CAP UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) TETHER After refueling, tighten the fuel tank cap until it clicks.

  • Page 44: Fuel Recommendations

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS This engine is certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture. Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank. You may use regular unleaded gasoline containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10) or 5% methanol by volume.

  • Page 45: Engine Oil Level Check

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK Check the engine oil level with the generator on a level surface and the engine stopped. Place the generator on a level surface. Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. COVER SCREW MAINTENANCE COVER...

  • Page 46

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Remove the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick clean. Check the oil level by inserting the dipstick into the oil filler neck without screwing it in. If the level is low, fill to the upper limit of the oil filler neck with the recommended oil.

  • Page 47: Engine Oil Change

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining. Turn the engine switch and fuel tank cap vent lever to the OFF position (see page ) to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage. Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover (see page 43 ).

  • Page 48: Engine Oil Recommendations

    AMBIENT TEMPERATURE The SAE oil viscosity and service category are in the API label on the oil container. Honda recommends that you use API service category SJ or later (or equivalent) oil.

  • Page 49: Air Cleaner Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR AIR CLEANER SERVICE COVER SCREW Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. MAINTENANCE COVER Loosen the air cleaner cover screw, and remove the air MAIN FILTER cleaner cover. AIR CLEANER COVER SCREW OUTER FILTER Remove the main and outer AIR CLEANER COVER filters from the air cleaner cover.

  • Page 50

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Reinstall the air filters. AIR CLEANER COVER Make sure that the rubber seal is set in the groove of the air cleaner cover. Reinstall the air cleaner cover, and tighten the air cleaner cover screw. RUBBER SEAL Reinstall the maintenance cover, and tighten the cover screw securely.

  • Page 51: Main And Outer Filter Cleaning

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR MAIN AND OUTER FILTER CLEANING A dirty main and outer filters will restrict air flow to the carburetor, reducing engine performance. If you operate the generator in very dusty areas, clean the main and outer filters more frequently than specified in the Maintenance Schedule.

  • Page 52: Spark Plug Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR SPARK PLUG SERVICE In order to service the spark plug, you will need a spark plug wrench (commercially available). Recommended spark plug: CR5HSB (NGK) To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. An incorrect spark plug can cause engine damage.

  • Page 53

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Inspect the spark plug. Replace it if the electrodes are worn or if the insulator is cracked, SEALING WASHER chipped, or fouled. 0.024 0.028 in (0.6 0.7 mm) Measure the spark plug electrode gap with a wire-type feeler gauge.

  • Page 54: Spark Arrester Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it functioning as designed. If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Allow the muffler to cool before servicing the spark arrester. Clean the spark arrester as follows: Remove the four 6 mm screws, and remove the muffler protector.

  • Page 55

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Use a brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen. Be careful to avoid damaging the screen. The spark arrester must be free of breaks and tears. Replace the spark arrester if it is damaged. Check the muffler gasket;...

  • Page 56: Storage, Storage Preparation, Cleaning, Fuel

    STORAGE STORAGE PREPARATION Proper storage preparation is essential for keeping your generator trouble-free and looking good. The following steps will help to keep rust and corrosion from impairing your generator’s function and appearance, and will make the engine easier to start when you use the generator again.

  • Page 57

    STORAGE Adding a Gasoline Stabilizer to Extend Fuel Storage Life When adding a gasoline stabilizer, fill the fuel tank with fresh gasoline. If only partially filled, air in the tank will promote fuel deterioration during storage. If you keep a container of gasoline for refueling, be sure that it contains only fresh gasoline.

  • Page 58

    STORAGE Draining the Fuel Tank and Carburetor Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks, and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. Unscrew the fuel tank cap (see page 41), remove the debris screen, and empty the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container.

  • Page 59: Engine Oil

    STORAGE Engine Oil Change the engine oil (see page 45). Remove the spark plug (see page 50), and pour approximately one teaspoon (5-10 cc) of clean engine oil into the cylinder. Crank the engine several revolutions to distribute the oil, then reinstall the spark plug.

  • Page 60: Storage Precautions, Removal From Storage

    STORAGE STORAGE PRECAUTIONS If your generator will be stored with gasoline in the fuel tank and carburetor, it is important to reduce the hazard of gasoline vapor ignition. Select a well ventilated storage area away from any appliance that operates with a flame, such as a furnace, water heater, or clothes dryer. Also avoid any area with a spark-producing electric motor, or where power tools are operated.

  • Page 61: Transporting

    TRANSPORTING Do not lay the generator on its side when moving, storing, or operating it. Oil may leak and damage the engine or your property. If the generator has been used, allow it cool for at least 15 minutes before loading the generator on the transport vehicle. A hot engine and exhaust system can burn you and can ignite some material.

  • Page 62: Taking Care Of Unexpected Problems, Engine Will Not Start

    (p. 50). Spark plug wet with fuel Dry and reinstall spark plug. (flooded engine). Fuel filter restricted, Take the generator to an carburetor malfunction, authorized Honda servicing ignition malfunction, valves dealer, or refer to the shop stuck, etc. manual.

  • Page 63: Engine Lacks Power

    (p. 56). gasoline, or refueled with bad Refuel with fresh gasoline gasoline. (p. 40). Fuel filter restricted, Take the generator to an carburetor malfunction, authorized Honda servicing ignition malfunction, valves dealer, or refer to the shop stuck, etc. manual.

  • Page 64: No Power At The Receptacles

    Check AC load and reset circuit protector (p. 16). Faulty power tool or Replace or repair power tool or appliance. appliance. Stop and restart the engine. Faulty generator. Take the generator to an authorized Honda servicing dealer, or refer to the shop manual.

  • Page 65: Technical & Consumer Information, Technical Information, Serial Number Location

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION TECHNICAL INFORMATION Serial Number Location FRAME SERIAL NUMBER Record the frame serial number and date purchased in the spaces below. You will need this information when ordering parts, and when making technical or warranty inquiries. Frame serial number: Date purchased:...

  • Page 66: Carburetor Modification For High Altitude Operation

    High altitude performance can be improved by specific modifications to the carburetor. If you always operate your generator at altitudes above 5,000 feet (1,500 meters), have your authorized Honda servicing dealer perform this carburetor modification. This engine, when operated at high altitude with the carburetor modifications for high altitude use, will meet each emission standard throughout its useful life.

  • Page 67: Emission Control System Information

    The following instructions and procedures must be followed in order to keep the Honda engine emissions within the emission standards. Tampering and Altering Tampering with or altering the emission control system may increase emissions beyond the legal limit.

  • Page 68

    Afterburning (backfiring). Black exhaust smoke or high fuel consumption. Replacement Parts The emission control systems on your new Honda engine were designed, built, and certified to conform with applicable emission regulations. We recommend the use of Honda Genuine parts whenever you have maintenance done. These original-design replacement parts are manufactured to the same standards as the original parts, so you can be confident of their performance.

  • Page 69: Air Index

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION Air Index (Models certified for sale in California) An Air Index Information label is applied to engines certified to an emission durability time period in accordance with the requirements of the California Air Resources Board. The bar graph is intended to provide you, our customer, the ability to compare the emissions performance of available engines.

  • Page 70: Specifications

    Refer to page 50 (0.6 0.7 mm) Valve clearance (cold) IN: 0.15 0.04 mm See your authorized EX: 0.20 0.04 mm Honda dealer. Other specifications No other adjustments needed. Specifications may vary according to the types, and are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 71: Wiring Diagram

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION Wiring Diagram...

  • Page 72: Consumer Information, Dealer Locator Information, Honda Publications

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION CONSUMER INFORMATION Dealer Locator Information To find an authorized Honda Servicing Dealer anywhere in the United States: Visit our website: www.hondapowerequipment.com Honda Publications Shop Manual This manual covers complete maintenance and overhaul procedures. It is intended to be used by a skilled technician.

  • Page 73: Customer Service Information

    TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION Customer Service Information Honda Power Equipment dealership personnel are trained professionals. They should be able to answer any question you may have. If you encounter a problem that your dealer does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealership’s management.

  • Page 74: Distributor's Limited Warranty

    What American Honda will Repair or Replace Under Warranty: American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any part that is proven to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable warranty time period. Warranty repairs and replacements will be made without charge for parts or labor.

  • Page 75: Emission Control System Warranty

    Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties: American Honda disclaims any responsibility for loss of time or use of the product, transportation, commercial loss, or any other incidental or consequential damage. Any implied warranties are limited to the duration of this written limited warranty.

  • Page 76

    U.S. EPA and Environment Canada emission standards for spark-ignited engines at or below 19 kilowatts. Specific Honda products that do not meet the California emissions regulations can be identified by a ‘‘Not for Sale in California’’...

  • Page 77

    United States, and Canadian certified engines manufactured on or after January 1, 2005 are covered by this warranty for a period of two years or the length of the Honda Distributor’s Limited Warranty , whichever is longer from the date of delivery to the original retail purchaser.

  • Page 78

    You must take your Honda Power Equipment engine or the product on which it is installed, along with your sales registration card or other proof of original purchase date, at your expense, to any Honda Power Equipment dealer who is authorized by Honda to sell and service that Honda product during his normal business hours.

  • Page 79

    Tubing, fittings, seals, gaskets, and clamps associated with these listed systems. Note: This list applies to parts supplied by Honda and does not cover parts supplied by the equipment manufacturer. Please see the original equipment manufacturer’s emissions warranty for non-Honda parts.

  • Page 80: Initial Use Instructions, Engine Oil

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ENGINE OIL The generator is shipped WITHOUT OIL in the engine. Place the generator on a level surface. Loosen the cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. COVER SCREW MAINTENANCE COVER With the generator in a level position, remove the oil filler cap/ dipstick.

  • Page 81: Fuel

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS FUEL Add fuel to the generator in a well-ventilated area. Never refuel the engine inside a building where gasoline fumes may reach flames or sparks. Keep gasoline away from appliance pilot lights, barbecues, electric appliances, power tools, etc. Spilled fuel is not only a fire hazard, it causes environmental damage.

  • Page 82

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS Fuel carefully to avoid spilling fuel. Do not fill the fuel tank above the upper level mark (red) on the fuel strainer. NON-CALIFORNIA TYPE CALIFORNIA TYPE UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) TETHER Fuel can damage paint and plastic. Be careful not to spill fuel when filling your fuel tank.

  • Page 83

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS After refueling, tighten the fuel tank cap securely (for Non-California types) or until it clicks (for California types). Keep the fuel tank cap vent lever OFF for storage or transport, and ON to run the generator. NON-CALIFORNIA TYPE CALIFORNIA TYPE FUEL TANK CAP VENT LEVER Move the generator at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from the fueling...

  • Page 84: Registration, Before Operation

    Please Register Your Generator If your dealer did not collect registration information from you, please take a few minutes and register your purchase with Honda. This allows us to contact you with any important updates regarding your generator. Please note registration is not required to obtain warranty service.

  • Page 85: Index

    INDEX AC Applications ..................29 AC Circuit Protector ................16 AC OPERATION ..................28 AC PARALLEL OPERATION ..............30 AC Parallel Operation Applications ........... . 32 AIR CLEANER SERVICE ............... 47 Air Index ....................67 ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? ..........

  • Page 86

    . 42 Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever ..............14 GENERATOR SAFETY ................Ground Terminal ................. . 17 Honda Publications ................70 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ..........INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ............. 78 IS YOUR GENERATOR READY TO GO? ..........

  • Page 87

    INDEX MAIN AND OUTER FILTER CLEANING ..........49 MAINTENANCE SAFETY ..............38 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .............. . 39 NO POWER AT THE RECEPTACLES ........... 62 Oil Alert Indicator ................19 OPERATION ..................22 Operator Responsibility ............... Output Indicator ..................

  • Page 88

    INDEX SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS ........... . 22 SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS ..............Safety Precautions ................38 Serial Number Location ..............63 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ............37 SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE .............. . 52 SPARK PLUG SERVICE ............... . 50 Special Requirements ................

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  • Page 91

    QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION Fuel Type Regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher Engine Oil Type SAE 10W-30, API SJ or later (or equivalent), for general use (page 46) Spark Plug Type NGK: CR5HSB Electrode Gap 0.024 0.028 in (0.6 0.7 mm) Maintenance Before each use...

  • Page 92

    2eY16000.2008.07 31Z07700 00X31-Z07-7000 Printed in Japan...

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    Owner’s Manual GENERATOR EU2000i Click to Save As See page 86 for o2013 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved Initial Use Instructions...

  • Page 2

    The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatever.

  • Page 3

    INTRODUCTION Congratulations on your selection of a Honda generator. We are certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the finest generators on the market. We want to help you get the best results from your new generator and to operate it safely.

  • Page 4

    A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. And using this generator safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS GENERATOR SAFETY ..............6 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ........6 Operator Responsibility ............6 Carbon Monoxide Hazards ............. 6 Electric Shock Hazards............7 Fire and Burn Hazards ............7 Refuel With Care ..............8 SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS ............. 9 CONTROLS & FEATURES ............11 COMPONENT &...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS OPERATION ................22 SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS ........... 22 STARTING THE ENGINE ............23 STOPPING THE ENGINE ............26 AC OPERATION ..............28 AC Applications ..............30 AC PARALLEL OPERATION ............ 31 AC Parallel Operation Applications........32 DC OPERATION ..............34 ECO-THROTTLE SYSTEM ............

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Specifications ..............72 Wiring Diagram ..............73 CONSUMER INFORMATION ............74 Dealer Locator Information ..........74 Honda Publications ............. 74 Customer Service Information ..........75 Distributor’s Limited Warranty ..........76 Emission Control System Warranty ........81 INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ............. 86 ENGINE OIL ................

  • Page 8: Generator Safety, Important Safety Information, Operator Responsibility, Carbon Monoxide Hazards

    GENERATOR SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Honda generators are designed for use with electrical equipment that has suitable power requirements. Other uses can result in injury to the operator or damage to the generator and other property. Most injuries or property damage can be prevented if you follow all instructions in this manual and on the generator.

  • Page 9: Electric Shock Hazards, Fire And Burn Hazards

    • Do not connect to a building’s electrical system unless an isolation switch has been installed by a qualified electrician. • For parallel operation, use only a Honda approved parallel operation cable kit (optional equipment) when connecting one EU2000i to either an EU2000i Companion or another EU2000i generator.

  • Page 10: Refuel With Care

    GENERATOR SAFETY Refuel With Care Gasoline is extremely flammable, and gasoline vapor can explode. Allow the engine to cool if the generator has been in operation. Refuel only outdoors in a well-ventilated area with the engine off. Do not refuel during operation. Do not overfill the fuel tank....

  • Page 11: Safety Label Locations

    GENERATOR SAFETY SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS These labels warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury. Read them carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda servicing dealer for a replacement.

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    GENERATOR SAFETY...

  • Page 13: Component & Control Locations

    CONTROLS & FEATURES COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS Use the illustrations on these pages to locate and identify the most frequently used controls. PARALLEL OPERATION OUTLETS AC RECEPTACLES ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH OIL ALERT INDICATOR OVERLOAD INDICATOR DC RECEPTACLE OUTPUT INDICATOR DC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR AC CIRCUIT PROTECTOR GROUND TERMINAL FUEL TANK CAP VENT LEVER...

  • Page 14: Controls & Features

    CONTROLS & FEATURES SPARK PLUG MAINTENANCE COVER SPARK PLUG MUFFLER FRAME SERIAL NUMBER AIR CLEANER...

  • Page 15: Controls, Engine Switch, Starter Grip

    CONTROLS & FEATURES CONTROLS Engine Switch ENGINE SWITCH The engine switch controls the ignition system and the fuel valve. OFF – Stops the engine and closes the fuel valve. ON – Running position; opens the fuel valve and allows the engine to be started.

  • Page 16: Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever, Choke Lever

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever The fuel tank cap is provided with a vent lever to seal the fuel tank. The vent lever must be in the ON position for the engine to run. When the engine is not in use, leave the vent lever in the OFF position to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage.

  • Page 17: Eco-throttle Switch, Parallel Operation Outlets

    OFF: The Eco-Throttle system does not operate. ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH Parallel Operation Outlets These outlets are used for connecting the EU2000i to either an EU2000i Companion or another EU2000i generator for parallel operation (see page 31). A Honda approved parallel operation cable kit (optional equipment) is required for parallel operation.

  • Page 18: Ac Circuit Protector, Dc Receptacle

    CONTROLS & FEATURES AC Circuit Protector The AC circuit protector will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at the AC receptacles. If the circuit protector switches OFF automatically, check that the appliance is working properly and does not exceed the rated load capacity of the circuit before resetting the circuit protector ON.

  • Page 19: Dc Circuit Protector, Features, Ground Terminal

    CONTROLS & FEATURES DC Circuit Protector The DC circuit protector automatically shuts off the DC battery charging circuit when the DC charging circuit is overloaded, when there is a problem with the battery, or when the connections between the battery and the generator are improper. However, the DC circuit protector does not prevent overcharging.

  • Page 20: Output Indicator

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Output Indicator The output indicator (green) is illuminated when the generator is operating normally. It indicates that the generator is producing electrical power at the receptacles. In addition, the output indicator has a simplified hour meter function. When you start the engine, the indicator blinks according to the generator’s cumulative operating hours as follows: •...

  • Page 21: Overload Indicator, Oil Alert Indicator

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Overload Indicator If the generator is overloaded (in excess of 2.0 kVA), or if there is a short circuit in a connected appliance, the overload indicator (red) will come ON. The overload indicator (red) will stay ON, and after about four seconds, current to the connected appliance(s) will shut off, and the output indicator (green) will go OFF.

  • Page 22: Before Operation, Are You Ready To Get Started, Knowledge, Is Your Generator Ready To Go

    BEFORE OPERATION ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? Your safety is your responsibility. A little time spent in preparation will significantly reduce your risk of injury. Knowledge Read and understand this manual. Know what the controls do and how to operate them. Familiarize yourself with the generator and its operation before you begin using it.

  • Page 23: Check The Engine

    BEFORE OPERATION To prevent a possible fire, keep the generator at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from building walls and other equipment during operation. Do not place flammable objects close to the engine. Before beginning your pre-operation checks, be sure the generator is on a level surface and the engine switch is in the OFF position.

  • Page 24: Operation, Safe Operating Precautions

    OPERATION SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS Before operating the generator for the first time, review chapters GENERATOR SAFETY (see page 6) and BEFORE OPERATION (see page 20). For your safety, do not operate the generator in an enclosed area such as a garage. Your generator’s exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that can collect rapidly in an enclosed area and cause illness or death.

  • Page 25: Starting The Engine

    OPERATION STARTING THE ENGINE To prevent a possible fire, keep the generator at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from building walls and other equipment during operation. Do not place flammable objects close to the engine. • Operating this generator less than 3 feet (1 meter) from a building or other obstruction can cause overheating and damage the generator.

  • Page 26

    OPERATION 3.Make sure the Eco-Throttle ECO-THROTTLE SWITCH switch is in the OFF position, or more time will be required for warm-up.        4.To start a cold engine, move the CHOKE LEVER choke lever to the CLOSED position.

  • Page 27

    OPERATION 6.Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance; then pull briskly in the direction of the arrow as shown. Direction to pull Do not allow the starter grip to snap back against the generator. Return it gently to prevent damage to the starter.

  • Page 28: Stopping The Engine

    OPERATION STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop the engine in an emergency, simply turn the engine switch to the OFF position. Under normal conditions, use the following procedure. 1.Turn off or disconnect all appliances that are connected to the  generator. 2.Turn the engine switch to the OFF position.

  • Page 29

    OPERATION 4.If two generators were connected for parallel operation, disconnect the parallel operation cable after stopping the engines if you do not wish to resume parallel operation. PARALLEL OPERATION KIT (optional equipment)

  • Page 30: Ac Operation

    OPERATION AC OPERATION Before connecting an appliance to the generator, make sure that it is in good working order and that its electrical rating does not exceed that of the generator. Most motorized appliances require more than their electrical rating for startup.

  • Page 31

    OPERATION 2.Plug in the appliance into the receptacle.        3.Turn on the appliance. If the generator is overloaded (see page 30), or if there is a short circuit in a connected appliance, the overload indicator (red) will go ON. The overload indicator (red) will stay ON, and after about four seconds, current to the connected appliance(s) will shut off, and the output indicator (green) will go OFF.

  • Page 32: Ac Applications

    OPERATION AC Applications Before connecting an appliance or power cord to the generator: • Make sure that it is in good working order. A faulty appliance or power cord can create a potential for electrical shock. • If an appliance begins to operate abnormally, becomes sluggish, or stops suddenly, turn it off immediately.

  • Page 33: Ac Parallel Operation

    During parallel operation, the Eco-Throttle switch should be in the same position on both generators. 1.Connect the parallel operation cable between the EU2000i to either an EU2000i Companion or another EU2000i generator following the instructions supplied with the cable kit.

  • Page 34: Ac Parallel Operation Applications

    OPERATION AC Parallel Operation Applications Both types of EU2000i generators (Standard and Companion) can be connected to each other to increase the available power using a parallel cable kit (optional equipment, see page 74). Follow the instructions included with the parallel operation cable kit....

  • Page 35

    OPERATION Most appliance motors require more than their rated wattage for startup. Make sure the electrical rating of the tool or appliance does not exceed the maximum power rating of the generator. Maximum power in parallel operation is: 4.0 kVA For continuous operation, do not exceed the rated power....

  • Page 36: Dc Operation

    OPERATION DC OPERATION The DC receptacle should ONLY be used for charging 12-volt automotive type batteries. The DC charging output is not regulated. This means that the charging output is constant; it does not decrease as the battery reaches full charge. Check the battery voltage frequently while charging to prevent overcharging the battery.

  • Page 37

    If this happens, wait a few minutes before pushing in the circuit protector to resume operation. If the DC circuit protector continues to go OFF, discontinue charging and see your authorized Honda generator dealer. The circuit protector does not prevent overcharging the battery.

  • Page 38

    OPERATION Disconnecting the battery charging cable: 1.Stop the engine. 2.Disconnect the black lead of the battery charging cable from the  negative (–) battery terminal. 3.Disconnect the red lead of the battery charging cable from the  positive (+) battery terminal. 4.Disconnect the battery charging cable from the DC receptacle of the generator.

  • Page 39: Eco-throttle System

    OPERATION ECO-THROTTLE™ SYSTEM With the switch in the ON position, engine speed is automatically lowered when loads are reduced, turned off, or disconnected. When appliances are turned on or reconnected, the engine returns to the proper speed to power the electrical load. In the OFF position, the  Eco-Throttle system does not operate.

  • Page 40: Standby Power, Connections To A Building's Electrical System, System Ground

    Check local regulations for proper registration and use procedures. System Ground Honda portable generators have a system ground that connects the generator frame components to the ground terminals in the AC output receptacles. The system ground is not connected to the AC neutral wire.

  • Page 41: Special Requirements

    OPERATION Special Requirements Do not lay the generator on its side when moving, storing, or operating it. Oil may leak and damage the engine or your property. There may be Federal or State Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, local codes, or ordinances that apply to the intended use of the generator.

  • Page 42: Servicing Your Generator, The Importance Of Maintenance

    Remember that an authorized Honda servicing dealer knows your generator best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new, Honda Genuine parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement.

  • Page 43: Maintenance Safety, Safety Precautions

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR MAINTENANCE SAFETY Some of the most important safety precautions follow. However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task. Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.

  • Page 44: Maintenance Schedule

    (1) Service more frequently when used in dusty areas. (2) These items should be serviced by your servicing dealer, unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient. Refer to the Honda shop manual for service procedures. See ‘‘Honda Publications’’ on page 74 for ordering information.

  • Page 45: Refueling

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR REFUELING With the engine stopped, remove the fuel tank cap and check the fuel level. Refill the fuel tank if the fuel level is low. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel.

  • Page 46

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR FUEL TANK CAP UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) TETHER FUEL STRAINER After refueling, tighten the fuel tank cap until it clicks.

  • Page 47: Fuel Recommendations

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS This engine is certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture. Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank. You may use regular unleaded gasoline containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10) or 5% methanol by volume.

  • Page 48: Engine Oil Level Check

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK Check the engine oil level with the generator on a level surface and the engine stopped. 1.Loosen the maintenance cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. MAINTENANCE COVER SCREW MAINTENANCE COVER...

  • Page 49

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 2.Remove the oil filler cap. 3.Check the oil level. If it is below the upper limit, fill with the recommended oil to the upper limit of the oil filler neck (see page 49). 4.Reinstall the oil filler cap securely. 5.Reinstall the maintenance cover and tighten the maintenance cover screw securely.

  • Page 50: Engine Oil Change

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining. 1.Turn the engine switch and fuel tank cap vent lever to the OFF  position (see page 26) to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage. 2.Loosen the maintenance cover screw and remove the maintenance cover (see page 46).

  • Page 51: Engine Oil Recommendations

    AMBIENT TEMPERATURE The SAE oil viscosity and service category are in the API label on the oil container. Honda recommends that you use API service category SJ or later (or equivalent) oil.

  • Page 52: Air Cleaner Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR AIR CLEANER SERVICE MAINTENANCE COVER SCREW 1.Loosen the maintenance cover screw and remove the maintenance cover.        MAINTENANCE COVER 2.Loosen the air cleaner cover MAIN FILTER MAIN FILTER screw, and remove the air cleaner cover....

  • Page 53

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 5.Reinstall the air filters. AIR CLEANER COVER 6.Make sure that the rubber seal is set in the groove of the air cleaner cover. 7.Reinstall the air cleaner cover, and tighten the air cleaner cover screw. RUBBER SEAL 8.Reinstall the maintenance cover, and tighten the maintenance AIR FILTERS...

  • Page 54: Main And Outer Filter Cleaning

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR MAIN AND OUTER FILTER CLEANING Dirty air filters will restrict air flow to the carburetor, reducing engine performance. If you operate the generator in very dusty areas, clean the main and outer filters more frequently than specified in the Maintenance Schedule.

  • Page 55: Spark Plug Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR SPARK PLUG SERVICE In order to service the spark plug, you will need a spark plug wrench (commercially available). Recommended spark plug: CR5HSB (NGK) To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. An incorrect spark plug can cause engine damage.

  • Page 56

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 5.Inspect the spark plug. Replace it SIDE ELECTRODE if the electrodes are worn or if SEALING WASHER the insulator is cracked, chipped, 0.024–0.028 in or fouled. (0.6–0.7 mm) 6.Measure the spark plug electrode gap with a wire-type feeler gauge.

  • Page 57: Spark Arrester Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it functioning as designed. If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Allow the muffler to cool before servicing the spark arrester. Clean the spark arrester as follows: 1.Remove the four 6 mm screws, and remove the muffler protector.

  • Page 58

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR 3.Use a brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen. Be careful to avoid damaging the screen. The spark arrester must be free of breaks and tears. Replace the spark arrester if it is damaged. 4.Check the muffler gasket;...

  • Page 59: Storage, Storage Preparation, Cleaning, Fuel

    STORAGE STORAGE PREPARATION Proper storage preparation is essential for keeping your generator trouble-free and looking good. The following steps will help to keep rust and corrosion from impairing your generator’s function and appearance, and will make the engine easier to start when you use the generator again.

  • Page 60

    Drain the fuel tank and carburetor (see page 60). Change the engine oil and lubricate the  cylinder (see page 61). *Use gasoline stabilizers that are formulated to extend storage life. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Contact your authorized Honda generator dealer for stabilizer  recommendations.

  • Page 61

    STORAGE Draining the Carburetor Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. • Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks, and flame away. • Handle fuel only outdoors. • Wipe up spills immediately. 1.Loosen the maintenance cover screw and remove the maintenance cover (see page 46).

  • Page 62

    STORAGE Draining the Fuel Tank and Carburetor Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. • Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks, and flame away. • Handle fuel only outdoors. • Wipe up spills immediately. 1.Unscrew the fuel tank cap (see page 44), remove the fuel filter, and empty the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container.

  • Page 63: Engine Oil

    STORAGE Engine Oil 1.Change the engine oil (see page 48). 2.Remove the spark plug (see page 53), and pour approximately one teaspoon (5 cc) of clean engine oil into the cylinder. Crank the engine several revolutions to distribute the oil, then reinstall the spark plug. 3.Reinstall the spark plug cap on the spark plug securely.

  • Page 64: Storage Precautions, Removal From Storage

    STORAGE STORAGE PRECAUTIONS If your generator will be stored with gasoline in the fuel tank and carburetor, it is important to reduce the hazard of gasoline vapor ignition. Select a well ventilated storage area away from any appliance that operates with a flame, such as a furnace, water heater, or clothes dryer....

  • Page 65: Transporting

    TRANSPORTING Do not lay the generator on its side when moving, storing, or operating it. Oil may leak and damage the engine or your property. If the generator has been used, allow it cool for at least 15 minutes before loading the generator on the transport vehicle. A hot engine and exhaust system can burn you and can ignite some material....

  • Page 66: Taking Care Of Unexpected Problems, Engine Will Not Start

    (see page 53). Spark plug wet with fuel  Dry and reinstall spark plug. (flooded engine). Take the generator to an  Fuel filter restricted, carburetor malfunction, ignition malfunction, authorized Honda servicing dealer, valves stuck, etc. or refer to the shop manual.

  • Page 67: Engine Lacks Power

    (see page 60). refueled with bad gasoline. Refuel with fresh gasoline (see page 43). Take the generator to an  Fuel filter restricted, carburetor malfunction, ignition malfunction, authorized Honda servicing dealer, valves stuck, etc. or refer to the shop manual.

  • Page 68: No Power At The Ac Receptacles, No Power At The Dc Receptacles

    Replace or repair power tool or appliance. Stop and restart the engine. Take the generator to an  Faulty generator. authorized Honda servicing dealer, or refer to the shop manual. NO POWER AT THE DC RECEPTACLES Possible Cause Correction DC circuit protector OFF.

  • Page 69: Technical Information, Serial Number Location

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Serial Number Location FRAME SERIAL NUMBER Record the frame serial number and date purchased in the spaces below. You will need this information when ordering parts and when making technical or warranty inquiries. Frame serial number: Date purchased:...

  • Page 70: Carburetor Modification For High Altitude Operation

    High altitude performance can be improved by specific modifications to the carburetor. If you always operate your generator at altitudes above 5,000 feet (1,500 meters), have your authorized Honda servicing dealer perform this carburetor modification. This engine, when operated at high altitude with the carburetor modifications for high altitude use, will meet each emission standard throughout its useful life.

  • Page 71: Emission Control System Information

    Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic. Honda utilizes appropriate air/fuel ratios and other emissions control systems to reduce the emissions of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, and hydrocarbons....

  • Page 72

    • Afterburning (backfiring). • Black exhaust smoke or high fuel consumption. Replacement Parts The emission control systems on your new Honda engine were designed, built, and certified to conform with applicable emission regulations. We recommend the use of Honda Genuine parts whenever you have maintenance done.

  • Page 73: Air Index

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Air Index (Models certified for sale in California) An Air Index Information label is applied to engines certified to an emission durability time period in accordance with the requirements of the California Air Resources Board. The bar graph is intended to provide you, our customer, the ability to compare the emissions performance of available engines.

  • Page 74: Specifications

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Specifications Dimensions Model EU2000i Description code EACT Length 20.2 in (512 mm) Width 11.4 in (290 mm) Height 16.7 in (425 mm) Dry mass [weight] 45.6 lbs (20.7 kg) Engine Model GX100 Engine type 4-stroke, overhead camshaft, single cylinder Displacement 6.01 cu-in (98.5 cm...

  • Page 75: Wiring Diagram

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Wiring Diagram Bl/R...

  • Page 76: Dealer Locator Information, Honda Publications

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Dealer Locator Information To find an authorized Honda Servicing Dealer anywhere in the United States: Visit our website: http://powerequipment.honda.com/dealer-locator Honda Publications Shop Manual This manual covers complete maintenance and overhaul procedures. It is intended to be used by a skilled technician....

  • Page 77: Consumer Information, Customer Service Information

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Customer Service Information Honda Power Equipment dealership personnel are trained professionals. They should be able to answer any question you may have. If you encounter a problem that your dealer does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealership’s management....

  • Page 78: Distributor's Limited Warranty

    What American Honda will Repair or Replace Under Warranty: American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any part that is proven to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable warranty time period. Warranty repairs and replacements will be made without charge for parts or labor.

  • Page 79

    CONSUMER INFORMATION To Obtain Warranty Service: You must, at your expense, take the Honda Power Equipment product, accessory, replacement part, apparel, or the power equipment on which the accessory or replacement part is installed, and proof of purchase to any Honda Power Equipment dealer in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S.

  • Page 80

    Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties: American Honda disclaims any responsibility for loss of time or use of the product, transportation, commercial loss, or any other incidental or consequential damage. Any implied warranties are limited to the duration of this written limited warranty.

  • Page 81

    What American Honda Will Repair or Replace Under Warranty: American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any Honda Power Equipment accessories, replacement parts, or apparel that are proven to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable warranty time period.

  • Page 82

    Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties: American Honda disclaims any responsibility for loss of time or use of the product, or the power equipment on which the product is installed, transportation, commercial loss, or any other incidental or consequential damage.

  • Page 83: Emission Control System Warranty

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Emission Control System Warranty Your new Honda Power Equipment engine complies with the U.S. EPA, Environment Canada, and State of California emission regulations (models certified for sale in California only). American Honda Motor Co., Inc. provides the emission warranty coverage for engines in the United States and its territories.

  • Page 84

    You are responsible for presenting your power equipment engine to a Honda Power Equipment dealer as soon as a problem exists. The emission related warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.

  • Page 85

    Honda without charge for diagnosis, parts, or labor. All defective parts replaced under this warranty become the property of Honda. A list of warranted parts is on page 85. Normal maintenance items, such as spark plugs and filters, that are on the warranted parts list are warranted up to their required replacement interval only.

  • Page 86

    You must, at your own expense, take your Honda Power Equipment engine or the product on which it is installed, along with your sales registration card or other proof of original purchase date, to any Honda Power Equipment dealer who is authorized by Honda to sell and service that Honda product during his normal business hours.

  • Page 87

    Tubing, fittings, seals, gaskets, and clamps associated with these listed systems. Note: This list applies to parts supplied by Honda and does not cover parts supplied by the equipment manufacturer. Please see the original equipment manufacturer’s emissions warranty for non-Honda parts.

  • Page 88: Initial Use Instructions, Engine Oil

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ENGINE OIL The generator is shipped WITHOUT OIL in the engine. 1.Place the generator on a level surface. 2.Loosen the maintenance cover screw and remove the maintenance cover. MAINTENANCE COVER SCREW MAINTENANCE COVER 3.With the generator in a level position, remove the oil filler cap. 4.Add enough SAE 10W-30 API service category SJ or later (or ...

  • Page 89: Fuel

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS FUEL Add fuel to the generator in a well-ventilated area. Never refuel the engine inside a building where gasoline fumes may reach flames or sparks. Keep gasoline away from appliance pilot lights, barbecues, electric appliances, power tools, etc. Spilled fuel is not only a fire hazard, it causes environmental damage.

  • Page 90

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS 2.Fuel carefully to avoid spilling fuel. Do not fill the fuel tank above the upper level mark (red) on the fuel strainer. UPPER LEVEL MARK (RED) FUEL STRAINER TETHER Fuel can damage paint and plastic. Be careful not to spill fuel when filling your fuel tank.

  • Page 91

    INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS 3.After refueling, tighten the fuel tank cap until it clicks. Keep the fuel tank cap vent lever OFF for storage or transport, and ON to run the generator. FUEL TANK CAP FUEL TANK CAP VENT LEVER Move the generator at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from the fueling source and site before starting the engine.

  • Page 92: Registration, Before Operation

    Please Register Your Generator If your dealer did not collect registration information from you, please take a few minutes and register your purchase with Honda. This allows us to contact you with any important updates regarding your generator. Please note registration is not required to obtain warranty service.

  • Page 93: Index

    INDEX AC Applications ..............30 AC Circuit Protector .............. 16 AC OPERATION ..............28 AC PARALLEL OPERATION ............ 31 AC Parallel Operation Applications........... 32 AIR CLEANER SERVICE............50 Air Index ................71 ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?........20 BEFORE OPERATION ............20, 90 Carbon Monoxide Hazards ............

  • Page 94

    FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS............ 45 Fuel Tank Cap Vent Lever ............14 GENERATOR SAFETY .............. 6 Ground Terminal ..............17 Honda Publications ..............74 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ........6 INITIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS ..........86 IS YOUR GENERATOR READY TO GO? ........20...

  • Page 95

    INDEX MAIN AND OUTER FILTER CLEANING ........52 MAINTENANCE SAFETY ............41 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ............ 42 NO POWER AT THE AC RECEPTACLES ........66 NO POWER AT THE DC RECEPTACLES........66 Oil Alert Indicator ..............19 OPERATION................22 Operator Responsibility ............6 Output Indicator ..............

  • Page 96

    INDEX SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS ........... 22 SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS............. 9 Safety Precautions ..............41 Serial Number Location ............67 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ..........40 SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE ........... 55 SPARK PLUG SERVICE............53 Special Requirements............. 39 Specifications ............... 72 STANDBY POWER..............38 Starter Grip ................

  • Page 97

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  • Page 99

    QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION Fuel Type Regular unleaded gasoline with an ethanol content of no more than 10% and a pump octane rating of 86 or higher Engine Oil Type SAE 10W-30, API SJ or later (or equivalent), for general use (see page 49)...

  • Page 100

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    Really as Good as Advertised?

    Our Rating Summary
    • Reliability
    • Ease of Maintenance
    • Safety
    • Noise Level
    • Warranty
    • Price

    Summary

    The Honda EU2000i is a game changer in the portable generators space. It's light, durable and very user-friendly. It also runs very quietly thanks to the its superior industrial design, backed by an extensive manufacturer's warranty.

    Whether you need one for camping, excursions or simply as an additional backup in your garage, then this is definitely the portable generator we prefer.

    Pros:

    • Very good price - we got it for only $989 here
    • Very Quiet - only 59dB
    • High fuel efficiency - 1 gallon for 8 hours
    • Reliable brand backed by good warranty

    Cons:

    • A tad pricier than other models
    • 2000W might not be enough for some

    Full Review

    When buying an inverter generator, it is imperative that you get the best quality for your budget as the choice is very wide with all sorts of good and bad products. The Honda EU2000i is a highly performing and reliable portable generator with a compact size. This item is modeled for great functionality without compromising the comfort while in operation in virtually any circumstance.

    There are various features that make this portable generator very appropriate to have around the house or even carry it around to fulfill other powering needs. Whether it is a day out in the field or at a night camping trip, the Honda EU2000i will offer a smooth flow of power to keep the appliances running perfectly.

    Is the Honda EU2000i Easy to Operate?

    This inverter generator starts smoothly with the pull starter mechanism. It does not have any resistance issues that would cause discomfort when frequently used, and weighing only 46 pounds, this generator has true portability.

    In addition, the item has been compacted into a small package that is easy to maneuver, also thanks to an integrated ergonomic handle, as the user carries it around for different occasions and events. Its fuel tank capacity is 1.1 gallons (about 4.2 liters) which further limits the weight and enhances the ease of handling and use.One of the best features in the Honda EU2000i is the noise reduction. Often, people will shy away from portable generators due to the loud noise that is experienced during operation. This particular model is one of the quietest at about 59 decibels. This is very low and causes just a quiet hum in the background, comparable to the amount of noise produce by two people talking with a normal tone. It is ideal for camping grounds where noise levels have to be kept low to maintain the serenity.

    How is its Power Output?

    The Honda EU2000i is not the most powerful model in the portable generator market but it is capable for keeping the house running during emergencies and for small scale commercial operations. It has great power capability and stability for a generator of the size and specifications.

    Power outages come unexpectedly and it is necessary to have a backup source, especially for lighting. This Honda is capable of keeping the lights on, the Internet and the household appliances for quite a while, although the time is limited by the fuel tank’s capacity; however, this limit can be overcome with the addition of an external tank.

    In any case, it has a high rated load of 2000W and it can operate at this level for about four hours and at 1/4 load for more than nine hours. It also has two AC outlets and one DC outlets making it very flexible and reliable.

    Is it Easy to Maintain?

    It is easy to keep this product in good condition. Changing oil can be very troublesome on some generators, but this one is easy to deal with. It does not easily break down since any time it is low on oil, it automatically shuts itself down protecting engine and gears from increased friction.

    Moreover, servicing the filters, plugs and other parts is also quite easy, as the parts are easily accessible and can be cleaned or even replaced intuitively, without special tools or knowledge. Have a look at the owner’s manual here to see for yourself.

    Does it Come With a Good Warranty?

    Honda provides a 3-year warranty for residential and commercial use for generators purchased in the US from 2010 onward, as long as it is purchased from a Honda America Authorized dealer (like the one recommended by us). All details can be found here.

    Such a long warranty speaks volumes about the product’s long-term reliability and confirms the thousands of positive reviews and enthusiastic feedback we have come across during our analysis.

    Is it Expensive?

    Compared to other CARB-compliant portable generators in the same category, the Honda EU2000i is reasonably priced with the best offer at just $999. In addition, we have to keep in mind that the competitors might advertise the same headline wattage (2000 Watts) , but it’s worth repeating that what makes this model so reliable and popular are the more sophisticated features like the Eco-Throttle and the clean output signal suitable for all sorts of electric and sensitive electronic gear including laptops and smart phones.

    Conclusion

    We believe the Eu2000i is the best portable generator around, as its reliability has been thoroughly proven over and over again and its cost is fully justified. There are cheaper generators on the market, but in general they are either less powerful than advertised or their reputation isn’t as stellar as this one.

    Where to Buy the Honda EU2000i?

    Honda’s recommended retail price is $1,199.99, and most retailers are happy to quote that or a slightly reduced price. In our extensive research we identified several serious retailers, and decided to buy our generator for $899 (including shipping) at Camping World, since they are famous for their serious customer service (read the actual reviews here) and they are currently running the best promotion we could find . That’s a nice 16% discount to the regular price with good service and no strings attached.

    We reviewed many other online shops and only once found a lower price but the site was based in China, so we didn’t dare trying it…

    Main Features’ Summary

    • Eco Throttle™: this fuel-saving technology adjusts the engine’s speed to the optimum level depending on actual load, allowing the generator to run up to 9 and a half hours on just 1 gallon of fuel.
    • Honda Advanced Inverter Technology: the microprocessor controls the operations of all sensitive electronics. This results in stable, clean power in a smaller, lighter package.
    • Two-Tiered Noise Dampening System: very quiet operation at -53 to -59 dB(A) (see chart above), which makes it the ideal generator for camping and as auxiliary power for RVs.
    • Parallel Operation Capability: two EU series generators can be linked in parallel, doubling the load capacity to face increased demand (like microwave, lights and TV running together)
    • Oil Alert® Warning System: a safety system that shuts down the engine when oil reaches a critically low level that could damage the device.
    • Extra 12V DC Outlet: great for charging batteries (adapters need to be bought separately)
    • Light Weight Design: the operating device weighs just less than 47 lbs.
    • EPA and CARB Compliant: Meets US Federal and the stricter California emission regulations
    • USDA-Qualified Spark Arrester: it prevents starting fires by accident.

    Owner’s Manual

    Here you can download the official Honda eu2000i Owner’s Manual free of charge.

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