Honda Introduces Next Generation of Portable Power in All-New EU6500is Generator

3/8/2007 4:59:00 PM

Honda Power Equipment is introducing the all-new EU6500is portable generator, adding greater power performance to its popular EU family of portable generators. The EU6500is delivers more of what Honda generator customers have come to expect from Honda's EU series: fuel efficiency, clean power output and super quiet operation in a portable package.

"With its superior design, technology and packaging, the all-new EU6500is offers all the best for portable home, work or play power applications," said Honda Power Equipment vice president, Steve Bailey. "In today's marketplace, consumers are demanding the most durable and reliable generators to help them in a variety of emergency, industrial or recreational situations, and we are ready to meet that demand with our new EU6500is."

The EU6500is marks the further evolution of the EU generator model series through its continued development in the areas of output, noise, size and fuel consumption. Producing 6,500 volt amperes (VA) ― or watts ― of power, the EU6500is is the perfect solution to a variety of power needs. Due to its large power output, exceptional fuel efficiency and super quiet operation, it is perfectly suited to provide crucial home back-up power during a blackout or other power emergency. The EU6500is is equally at home on a worksite, campsite or for RV camping and tailgating due to its excellent portability and compact design.

Compared to the earlier Honda EX5500 generator, the EU6500is is more than 33 percent smaller with a dry weight of only 253 pounds. This is a significant reduction in footprint for a unit producing such a high power output. In relation to noise reduction, the EU6500is also remarkably quieter than its predecessor. By utilizing a separate triple chamber construction, a centralized intake/exhaust system and the Eco-ThrottleTM design, the EU6500is achieves a reduction of 5 dB (A) at rated load, ultimately creating super quiet operation.

Perhaps the most basic, yet important features of interest to consumers who are purchasing a generator are the amount and the quality of power produced by the unit. The EU6500is offers 6500 VA of enhanced commercial grade electricity with a wave form distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent. This translates into a generous amount of clean, usable power available for home back-up in an emergency ― safe for even the most sophisticated electronic equipment such as a home computer.

When it comes to the expense of operating the EU6500is, Honda engineers have employed the latest in Eco-ThrottleTM technology and a high efficiency inverter design to allow for the lowest fuel consumption of any generator in its class. In fact, the EU6500is reduces fuel consumption by 30 percent at 1/4 load in comparison to the EX5500.

The power behind the innovative EU6500is is the Honda GX390 engine. As is the case with all Honda engines, the GX390 provides low-emission, 4-cycle power to the unit. An overhead valve (OHV) system in the GX390 incorporates the latest, most advanced engine technologies in a small package. With the GX390, the Honda EU6500is provides an economical, quiet and efficient powerplant to compliment the generator's new technology and advanced design.

Honda is the world's largest engine manufacturer, having sold nearly 21 million models in 2006 across all of its global product lines. Its generators are characterized by the same clean, fuel-efficient technology that is behind the company's reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.

Editor's Note:

Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., manufactures and markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawnmowers, pumps, snowblowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by environmentally advanced 4-stroke engines.

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