Hondanews Online Newsroom http://hondanews.com en-US dev@wieck.com (Wieck Media) Copyright 2014 40 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:50:24 -0700 Power Equipment: Honda Power Equipment Sponsors Quarter Midgets of America Youth Racing <ul> <li><strong><em>Honda Generators, Honda Engines and Honda Performance Development involved in several program aspects</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>Honda Power Equipment has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Quarter Midgets of America (QMA) to support fun and exciting racing for children between five and 17 years of age. Honda Generators, Honda Engines and Honda Performance Development (HPD) are working together to assist QMA in its efforts to make racing a reality for young racers, and have been doing so since 1995.</p> <p>During this season of QMA racing, Honda Engines will be the Title Engine of the QMA Eastern Grand Nationals, Honda Performance Development will be the title sponsor of the QMA Western Grand Nationals, and Honda Generators will be the Title Generator of the QMA Dirt Nationals. At the Grand Nationals, Honda Generators will be the exclusive generator of the race, providing power to meet the needs of the QMA.</p> <p>As an official sponsor, Honda Engines and Honda Generators will host an interactive exhibit at each QMA Grand event, with company representatives available to answer questions and provide support to race participants, their families and fans.</p> <p>The upcoming racing season is especially meaningful for the Honda relationship with QMA on two fronts: Honda GX120 and GX160 engines are used in quarter midget racers, and this year marks introduction of the new Honda sponsored "Speed King" Trophy in victory circle. This special trophy has been created to honor Dave King, a Honda Engines associate who dedicated almost 20 years of his career to support QMA activities until his passing in 2012. It will be awarded to every Grands A main class winner.</p> <p>"Providing support to the QMA allows Honda Power Equipment and our associates to be a part of the youthful spirit of racing," said Alex Torre, marketing manager, Honda Power Equipment. "Honda understands the value of racing at all levels, and the impact of events that develop enthusiasts for a lifetime."</p> <p>Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of generators for commercial and consumer applications. Lightweight, compact Honda generators produce between 1,000 and 10,000 watts of power, providing smooth, dependable power for recreation, construction, rental, and emergency use.</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of engines, producing and marketing more engines globally than any other company through a diverse array of automotive, motorcycle, marine, and power equipment products. Honda Engines offers a complete line of small, general purpose engines for commercial, rental industry, and consumer applications. Honda engines supply smooth and dependable power for more than 3,000 different product applications including pressure washers, lawnmowers, rammers, and rescue and construction equipment.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong>About Honda Performance Development<br> </strong>HPD was founded in 1993 as the performance arm of American Honda Motor Company. Today, HPD offers a line of race engines and other motorsports products for track applications from karting and Quarter Midgets to Indy cars and prototype sports cars, showcasing "fun to drive" products for professional, amateur and entry-level efforts.</p> <p>No other manufacturer has matched Honda's success in IndyCar open-wheel racing, which includes 210 race victories, 15 drivers' championships, six manufacturers' championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories from 2004-2014.</p> <p>HPD's Le Mans prototype sports car racing efforts have resulted in more than 70 victories and multiple American Le Mans Series engine, chassis, team, and drivers' championships. HPD won the LMP2 title in the inaugural 2012 World Endurance Championship, and has twice won the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.</p> <p>For more information about HPD and the company's racing and street performance product lines, please visit <a href="http://hpd.honda.com/">http://hpd.honda.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Editor's Note</strong><br> Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</p> <p>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases">www.hondanews.com</a>.</p> <p>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com/">www.honda.com</a>.</p> <p>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting <a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators">http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</a>.</p> Power Equipment Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/251dc5f7-cdad-40d4-9445-2d85afbd0998 http://hondanews.com/releases/251dc5f7-cdad-40d4-9445-2d85afbd0998 Honda Power Equipment Sponsors Quarter Midgets of America Youth Racing <ul> <li><strong><em>Honda Generators, Honda Engines and Honda Performance Development involved in several program aspects</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>Honda Power Equipment has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Quarter Midgets of America (QMA) to support fun and exciting racing for children between five and 17 years of age. Honda Generators, Honda Engines and Honda Performance Development (HPD) are working together to assist QMA in its efforts to make racing a reality for young racers, and have been doing so since 1995.</p> <p>During this season of QMA racing, Honda Engines will be the Title Engine of the QMA Eastern Grand Nationals, Honda Performance Development will be the title sponsor of the QMA Western Grand Nationals, and Honda Generators will be the Title Generator of the QMA Dirt Nationals. At the Grand Nationals, Honda Generators will be the exclusive generator of the race, providing power to meet the needs of the QMA.</p> <p>As an official sponsor, Honda Engines and Honda Generators will host an interactive exhibit at each QMA Grand event, with company representatives available to answer questions and provide support to race participants, their families and fans.</p> <p>The upcoming racing season is especially meaningful for the Honda relationship with QMA on two fronts: Honda GX120 and GX160 engines are used in quarter midget racers, and this year marks introduction of the new Honda sponsored "Speed King" Trophy in victory circle. This special trophy has been created to honor Dave King, a Honda Engines associate who dedicated almost 20 years of his career to support QMA activities until his passing in 2012. It will be awarded to every Grands A main class winner.</p> <p>"Providing support to the QMA allows Honda Power Equipment and our associates to be a part of the youthful spirit of racing," said Alex Torre, marketing manager, Honda Power Equipment. "Honda understands the value of racing at all levels, and the impact of events that develop enthusiasts for a lifetime."</p> <p>Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of generators for commercial and consumer applications. Lightweight, compact Honda generators produce between 1,000 and 10,000 watts of power, providing smooth, dependable power for recreation, construction, rental, and emergency use.</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of engines, producing and marketing more engines globally than any other company through a diverse array of automotive, motorcycle, marine, and power equipment products. Honda Engines offers a complete line of small, general purpose engines for commercial, rental industry, and consumer applications. Honda engines supply smooth and dependable power for more than 3,000 different product applications including pressure washers, lawnmowers, rammers, and rescue and construction equipment.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong>About Honda Performance Development<br> </strong>HPD was founded in 1993 as the performance arm of American Honda Motor Company. Today, HPD offers a line of race engines and other motorsports products for track applications from karting and Quarter Midgets to Indy cars and prototype sports cars, showcasing "fun to drive" products for professional, amateur and entry-level efforts.</p> <p>No other manufacturer has matched Honda's success in IndyCar open-wheel racing, which includes 210 race victories, 15 drivers' championships, six manufacturers' championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories from 2004-2014.</p> <p>HPD's Le Mans prototype sports car racing efforts have resulted in more than 70 victories and multiple American Le Mans Series engine, chassis, team, and drivers' championships. HPD won the LMP2 title in the inaugural 2012 World Endurance Championship, and has twice won the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.</p> <p>For more information about HPD and the company's racing and street performance product lines, please visit <a href="http://hpd.honda.com/">http://hpd.honda.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Editor's Note</strong><br> Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</p> <p>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases">www.hondanews.com</a>.</p> <p>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com/">www.honda.com</a>.</p> <p>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting <a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators">http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</a>.</p> Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4df4/afcd/4df4afcd-3cc7-40e3-99be-50cb4770ad9a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-3 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-3 Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4df4/afcd/4df4afcd-3cc7-40e3-99be-50cb4770ad9a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/ae4b/7aad/ae4b7aad-25c2-4ae4-86ee-1f9828a2b306-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-2 Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/ae4b/7aad/ae4b7aad-25c2-4ae4-86ee-1f9828a2b306-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/ee61/fcf1/ee61fcf1-c0ce-4cdd-bd6a-45782cc5b520-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-1 Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/ee61/fcf1/ee61fcf1-c0ce-4cdd-bd6a-45782cc5b520-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment: Honda Announces Next Generation of Portable Power in All-New EU7000is Generator <p>Honda Power Equipment is debuting the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s portable generator at this year's World of Concrete trade show venue – adding greater power performance to its popular Super Quiet Series. This new generator delivers more of what Honda generator customers have come to expect from Honda: fuel efficiency, clean power output, quiet operation and longer running times in a portable package.</p> <p>Ideal for a host of commercial and residential applications, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s is the company's first application of electronic fuel injection to a generator, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the model it replaces. Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage than a carbureted model.   What's more, the all-new generator incorporates a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch.</p> <p>"The EU7000<em>i</em>s marks the further evolution of the Honda Super Quiet Series of generators through its continued development in the areas of output, noise, size and fuel consumption. Producing 7,000 volt amperes (VA) ― or watts ― of power, this all-new generator is the perfect solution to a variety of power needs," said Scott Conner, senior vice president at Honda Power Equipment. "The EU7000<em>i</em>s is equally applicable for home backup use, on a commercial worksite, campsite or for RV camping and tailgating due to its excellent portability, quiet power output, and compact design." </p> <p><strong>A Closer Look at the Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s has a dry weight of 262 pounds – only two pounds heavier than the Honda EU6500<em>i</em>s generator. The new model also is equipped with a new 5.1 gallon gas tank and can operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load or an estimated 18 hours at ¼ load. This allows the generator to achieve a 25 percent increase in run time and a 20 percent increase in fuel economy over the EU6500<em>i</em>s model. By utilizing a separate triple chamber construction comprised of an exhaust [muffler] chamber, an engine chamber, and an intake chamber and the Eco-Throttle<sup>TM</sup> design, the EU7000<em>i</em>s achieves a noise level of approximately 60 dB at rated load – resulting in super quiet operation.</p> <p>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 EU7000<em>i</em>s offers a maximum 7000 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 usable power available for a wide range of commercial and residential applications.</p> <p>In addition, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates the Honda inverter technology, designed to power computers and sensitive electronic equipment that demand consistent electrical current with a stable sine wave or signal. A computer or equipment operating on fluctuating power could possibly freeze, shut down, or be interrupted. To overcome this problem, Honda engineers developed a form of inverter technology, which allows generators with this technology to provide cleaner current to power electronic equipment in remote locations. In addition, inverter technology substantially reduces weight and noise.</p> <p>Maneuverability and ease of use are key for any portable generator, and the EU7000<em>is</em> is no exception. It includes a wheel kit with large semi-pneumatic tires and folding handles as standard equipment, making the generator exceptionally versatile and manageable for whatever power supply situation is at hand. Additionally, an <em>i</em>Monitor digital display provides helpful operational information such as hours of use, performance data, battery charging status and other on-board diagnostics.</p> <p>The power behind the innovative EU7000<em>is</em> is the Honda fuel injected OHV GX390 engine. As is the case with all Honda engines, the GX390 provides low-emission, 4-cycle power to the unit. Honda's new fuel injection and engine management systems incorporate the latest, most advanced engine technologies in a small package. With the new fuel injected GX390, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s provides an economical, quiet and efficient power plant to compliment the generator's new technology and advanced design.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong><br> <em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda power products is available at </em><a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases"><em>www.hondanews.com</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a><em>.</em></p> Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/a089cfe1-3266-4449-a857-2e5c94b26047 http://hondanews.com/releases/a089cfe1-3266-4449-a857-2e5c94b26047 Honda Announces Next Generation of Portable Power in All-New EU7000is Generator <p>Honda Power Equipment is debuting the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s portable generator at this year's World of Concrete trade show venue – adding greater power performance to its popular Super Quiet Series. This new generator delivers more of what Honda generator customers have come to expect from Honda: fuel efficiency, clean power output, quiet operation and longer running times in a portable package.</p> <p>Ideal for a host of commercial and residential applications, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s is the company's first application of electronic fuel injection to a generator, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the model it replaces. Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage than a carbureted model.   What's more, the all-new generator incorporates a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch.</p> <p>"The EU7000<em>i</em>s marks the further evolution of the Honda Super Quiet Series of generators through its continued development in the areas of output, noise, size and fuel consumption. Producing 7,000 volt amperes (VA) ― or watts ― of power, this all-new generator is the perfect solution to a variety of power needs," said Scott Conner, senior vice president at Honda Power Equipment. "The EU7000<em>i</em>s is equally applicable for home backup use, on a commercial worksite, campsite or for RV camping and tailgating due to its excellent portability, quiet power output, and compact design." </p> <p><strong>A Closer Look at the Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s has a dry weight of 262 pounds – only two pounds heavier than the Honda EU6500<em>i</em>s generator. The new model also is equipped with a new 5.1 gallon gas tank and can operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load or an estimated 18 hours at ¼ load. This allows the generator to achieve a 25 percent increase in run time and a 20 percent increase in fuel economy over the EU6500<em>i</em>s model. By utilizing a separate triple chamber construction comprised of an exhaust [muffler] chamber, an engine chamber, and an intake chamber and the Eco-Throttle<sup>TM</sup> design, the EU7000<em>i</em>s achieves a noise level of approximately 60 dB at rated load – resulting in super quiet operation.</p> <p>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 EU7000<em>i</em>s offers a maximum 7000 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 usable power available for a wide range of commercial and residential applications.</p> <p>In addition, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates the Honda inverter technology, designed to power computers and sensitive electronic equipment that demand consistent electrical current with a stable sine wave or signal. A computer or equipment operating on fluctuating power could possibly freeze, shut down, or be interrupted. To overcome this problem, Honda engineers developed a form of inverter technology, which allows generators with this technology to provide cleaner current to power electronic equipment in remote locations. In addition, inverter technology substantially reduces weight and noise.</p> <p>Maneuverability and ease of use are key for any portable generator, and the EU7000<em>is</em> is no exception. It includes a wheel kit with large semi-pneumatic tires and folding handles as standard equipment, making the generator exceptionally versatile and manageable for whatever power supply situation is at hand. Additionally, an <em>i</em>Monitor digital display provides helpful operational information such as hours of use, performance data, battery charging status and other on-board diagnostics.</p> <p>The power behind the innovative EU7000<em>is</em> is the Honda fuel injected OHV GX390 engine. As is the case with all Honda engines, the GX390 provides low-emission, 4-cycle power to the unit. Honda's new fuel injection and engine management systems incorporate the latest, most advanced engine technologies in a small package. With the new fuel injected GX390, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s provides an economical, quiet and efficient power plant to compliment the generator's new technology and advanced design.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong><br> <em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda power products is available at </em><a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases"><em>www.hondanews.com</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a><em>.</em></p> Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/74f3/fcd0/74f3fcd0-e0d2-410d-935b-c0b4bef26f3c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-super-quiet-series-generator http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-super-quiet-series-generator Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/74f3/fcd0/74f3fcd0-e0d2-410d-935b-c0b4bef26f3c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e4d5/b1dc/e4d5b1dc-8050-412f-8528-6730147e956e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-efi-str-governor-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-efi-str-governor-1 Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e4d5/b1dc/e4d5b1dc-8050-412f-8528-6730147e956e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is General Overview <p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>Regardless of the scenario calling for backup power – a blackout in a residential neighborhood, a tailgating party on a college campus, a family gathering at a remote campsite, or powering tools and machinery at a commercial worksite – the demand for quiet, portable power is a part of everyday 21st century life around the globe.</p> American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is no stranger to this demand. More than 40 years ago, the company's Honda Power Equipment division began searching for ways to expand its lineup of generator products. <p>Four decades later, Honda Power Equipment continues to inject its technological innovation into the research and development of portable power to meet and exceed customer expectations with the introduction of its newest generator model, the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s. Honda's newest Super Quiet Series generator is a premium offering that speaks to the modern marketplace for an array of commercial and residential backup power needs. Addressing customer demand for an even more powerful model than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces — while still portable and exceptionally quiet — the all-new lightweight, low noise, compact and fuel efficient EU7000<em>i</em>s generator leads the Honda EU Super Quiet class in high quality, portable power technology. </p> <p><strong>The EU7000<em>i</em>s Features at a Glance: Creating the Next Generation for Portable Power</strong></p> <p> Adding greater power to the Super Quiet Series, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is a leader in the gasoline-powered generator market for light weight, compact design, fuel efficiency, and dramatically lower noise. The all-new model boasts the following performance enhancements: </p> <ul> <li><strong>Technological innovation:</strong> the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s generator incorporates the company's first application of electronic fuel injection into the design of a generator, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer running times than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces. </li><br> <li><strong>Lower fuel consumption</strong>: the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s, equipped with a new 5.1 gallon gas tank, can operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load or an estimated 18 hours at ¼ load. This allows the generator to realize a 25 percent increase in run time and a 20 percent increase in fuel economy over the outgoing EU6500<em>i</em>s model. </li> <br> <li><strong>High quality power output:</strong> output of the EU7000<em>i</em>s is enhanced commercial grade electricity with the wave form distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent; performance exceeds liquid cooled generator models known for quietness and reliability. </li><br> <li><strong>Noise reduction</strong>: super-quiet operation of the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is accomplished through a separate triple chamber construction, a centralized intake/exhaust system and the Eco-Throttle™ design; these features all contribute to an operating noise level of 60 dB at rated load.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>EU7000is Basic Specifications</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td>Model Name</td> <td>EU7000<em>i</em>s</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Dimensions</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Length (inches/mm)<br> Width (inches/mm)<br> Height (inches/mm)</td> <td>47.2/1198.88 (excluding the handle and wheels)<br> 27.6/701.04<br> 28.4/721.36</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Weight</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dry Weight (lbs/kg)</td> <td>262/119 (including the battery)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Engine Type</td> <td>GX390 (four-stroke engine technology)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Displacement (cm3)<br> Net Power Output <br> Starting Method <br> Ignition system<br> Fuel</td> <td>389<br> 11.7 HP (8.7 kW) @ 3,600 rpm <br> Recoil/Electric<br> Digital CDI with variable timing<br> Unleaded gasoline (86 octane or higher)</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Generator</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maximum Output (VA)<br> Rated Output (VA) <br> Output voltage (V) <br> DC output (VA) <br> Generation Method</td> <td>7,000<br> 5,500<br> 120/240V<br> Not equipped<br> Multipolar inverter system</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Machine</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Noise level [dB (A)/7 m]<br> Run Time per Tankful</td> <td>60<br> 6.0 hrs. @ rated load, 18 hrs. @ ¼ load</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Equipment specifications</td> </tr> <tr> <td>AC breaker<br> Oil Alert®<br> Load sensing revolution control<br> Governor system<br> Voltage selection switch</td> <td>Electronic protector built in the inverter<br> Equipped (LED display)<br> Equipped (Eco-Throttle™)<br> Electronic governor<br> Equipped</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/a6193613-f3f5-4889-99ae-7075a2cb4fd0 http://hondanews.com/releases/a6193613-f3f5-4889-99ae-7075a2cb4fd0 Honda EU7000is General Overview <p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>Regardless of the scenario calling for backup power – a blackout in a residential neighborhood, a tailgating party on a college campus, a family gathering at a remote campsite, or powering tools and machinery at a commercial worksite – the demand for quiet, portable power is a part of everyday 21st century life around the globe.</p> American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is no stranger to this demand. More than 40 years ago, the company's Honda Power Equipment division began searching for ways to expand its lineup of generator products. <p>Four decades later, Honda Power Equipment continues to inject its technological innovation into the research and development of portable power to meet and exceed customer expectations with the introduction of its newest generator model, the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s. Honda's newest Super Quiet Series generator is a premium offering that speaks to the modern marketplace for an array of commercial and residential backup power needs. Addressing customer demand for an even more powerful model than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces — while still portable and exceptionally quiet — the all-new lightweight, low noise, compact and fuel efficient EU7000<em>i</em>s generator leads the Honda EU Super Quiet class in high quality, portable power technology. </p> <p><strong>The EU7000<em>i</em>s Features at a Glance: Creating the Next Generation for Portable Power</strong></p> <p> Adding greater power to the Super Quiet Series, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is a leader in the gasoline-powered generator market for light weight, compact design, fuel efficiency, and dramatically lower noise. The all-new model boasts the following performance enhancements: </p> <ul> <li><strong>Technological innovation:</strong> the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s generator incorporates the company's first application of electronic fuel injection into the design of a generator, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer running times than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces. </li><br> <li><strong>Lower fuel consumption</strong>: the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s, equipped with a new 5.1 gallon gas tank, can operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load or an estimated 18 hours at ¼ load. This allows the generator to realize a 25 percent increase in run time and a 20 percent increase in fuel economy over the outgoing EU6500<em>i</em>s model. </li> <br> <li><strong>High quality power output:</strong> output of the EU7000<em>i</em>s is enhanced commercial grade electricity with the wave form distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent; performance exceeds liquid cooled generator models known for quietness and reliability. </li><br> <li><strong>Noise reduction</strong>: super-quiet operation of the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is accomplished through a separate triple chamber construction, a centralized intake/exhaust system and the Eco-Throttle™ design; these features all contribute to an operating noise level of 60 dB at rated load.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>EU7000is Basic Specifications</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td>Model Name</td> <td>EU7000<em>i</em>s</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Dimensions</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Length (inches/mm)<br> Width (inches/mm)<br> Height (inches/mm)</td> <td>47.2/1198.88 (excluding the handle and wheels)<br> 27.6/701.04<br> 28.4/721.36</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Weight</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dry Weight (lbs/kg)</td> <td>262/119 (including the battery)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Engine Type</td> <td>GX390 (four-stroke engine technology)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Displacement (cm3)<br> Net Power Output <br> Starting Method <br> Ignition system<br> Fuel</td> <td>389<br> 11.7 HP (8.7 kW) @ 3,600 rpm <br> Recoil/Electric<br> Digital CDI with variable timing<br> Unleaded gasoline (86 octane or higher)</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Generator</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maximum Output (VA)<br> Rated Output (VA) <br> Output voltage (V) <br> DC output (VA) <br> Generation Method</td> <td>7,000<br> 5,500<br> 120/240V<br> Not equipped<br> Multipolar inverter system</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Machine</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Noise level [dB (A)/7 m]<br> Run Time per Tankful</td> <td>60<br> 6.0 hrs. @ rated load, 18 hrs. @ ¼ load</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Equipment specifications</td> </tr> <tr> <td>AC breaker<br> Oil Alert®<br> Load sensing revolution control<br> Governor system<br> Voltage selection switch</td> <td>Electronic protector built in the inverter<br> Equipped (LED display)<br> Equipped (Eco-Throttle™)<br> Electronic governor<br> Equipped</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is Technical Highlights <p><strong>Technology Behind the Low Noise of the EU7000<em>i</em>s Generator</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates a number of unique design features and technological innovations that make its super low noise of 60 dB (A) ─ approximately equivalent to that of human speech ─ a possibility, even in a model capable of such wattage output.</p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates a separate, triple chamber construction<em> (comprised of an exhaust [muffler] chamber, an engine chamber, and an intake chamber)</em> to help reduce noise and vibration; likewise, a centralized intake and exhaust system helps to reduce mechanical noise.</p> <p>The intake system of the EU7000<em>i</em>s consists of an intake chamber with an intake nose added, while the cooling system incorporates an air guide that is installed between the muffler and the engine, resulting in less airflow resistance and noise.</p> <p>The <strong>engine chamber </strong>of the EU7000<em>i</em>s is composed of sound-dampening materials as well as fully sealed panels that contain acoustic energy.</p> <p>The <strong>exhaust system </strong>has a larger capacity muffler with a muffler protector secured to the frame ─ i.e., the muffler is enclosed in the body of the generator. The inside of the muffler protector is covered with sound absorbing glass-wool; an exhaust seal also helps heat and noise to route up and out to help dissipate sound.   </p> <p>The sealed frame structure of the EU7000<em>i</em>s contains a rubber seal that is attached around the fuel tank for sealing off the fuel and reducing the noise. Seals also are applied to various areas around the maintenance cover. This design results in a dramatically quieter operation and improved cooling performance.</p> <p><strong>Innovation Highlight: Electronic Fuel Injection</strong></p> <p>The all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is the first fuel-injected model in the Honda lineup. This design feature results in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the model it replaces (the EU6500<em>i</em>s). Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage without having to drain the carburetor or perform other related maintenance.</p> <p>Because the EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is designed with a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch, no choke is required.</p> <p>An <em>i</em>Monitor digital display provides the user operational performance monitoring, along with battery charge information and on-board diagnostics. In addition, no adjustment is needed for high altitude operation.</p> Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/d6eae95d-5e40-49b1-8142-c00546e89a35 http://hondanews.com/releases/d6eae95d-5e40-49b1-8142-c00546e89a35 Honda EU7000is Technical Highlights <p><strong>Technology Behind the Low Noise of the EU7000<em>i</em>s Generator</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates a number of unique design features and technological innovations that make its super low noise of 60 dB (A) ─ approximately equivalent to that of human speech ─ a possibility, even in a model capable of such wattage output.</p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates a separate, triple chamber construction<em> (comprised of an exhaust [muffler] chamber, an engine chamber, and an intake chamber)</em> to help reduce noise and vibration; likewise, a centralized intake and exhaust system helps to reduce mechanical noise.</p> <p>The intake system of the EU7000<em>i</em>s consists of an intake chamber with an intake nose added, while the cooling system incorporates an air guide that is installed between the muffler and the engine, resulting in less airflow resistance and noise.</p> <p>The <strong>engine chamber </strong>of the EU7000<em>i</em>s is composed of sound-dampening materials as well as fully sealed panels that contain acoustic energy.</p> <p>The <strong>exhaust system </strong>has a larger capacity muffler with a muffler protector secured to the frame ─ i.e., the muffler is enclosed in the body of the generator. The inside of the muffler protector is covered with sound absorbing glass-wool; an exhaust seal also helps heat and noise to route up and out to help dissipate sound.   </p> <p>The sealed frame structure of the EU7000<em>i</em>s contains a rubber seal that is attached around the fuel tank for sealing off the fuel and reducing the noise. Seals also are applied to various areas around the maintenance cover. This design results in a dramatically quieter operation and improved cooling performance.</p> <p><strong>Innovation Highlight: Electronic Fuel Injection</strong></p> <p>The all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is the first fuel-injected model in the Honda lineup. This design feature results in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the model it replaces (the EU6500<em>i</em>s). Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage without having to drain the carburetor or perform other related maintenance.</p> <p>Because the EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is designed with a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch, no choke is required.</p> <p>An <em>i</em>Monitor digital display provides the user operational performance monitoring, along with battery charge information and on-board diagnostics. In addition, no adjustment is needed for high altitude operation.</p> Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4f6c/e060/4f6ce060-cc18-4f82-8bad-f5bcbf693e9b-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-efi-str-governor http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-efi-str-governor Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4f6c/e060/4f6ce060-cc18-4f82-8bad-f5bcbf693e9b-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is Inverter Technology <p><strong>Inverter Technology and the EU7000<em>i</em>s</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s is not only portable at a dry weight of 262 lbs., but like other smaller EU models, the all-new model incorporates inverter technology that delivers clean, high quality electricity that is optimal for powering the ever-increasing number and types of sensitive electronics. For example, computers and power-sensitive testing equipment often operate best with "clean power" – consistent electrical current that has a stable sine wave or signal. A computer without clean power would likely either freeze, shut down, or be interrupted.</p> <p>The raw power produced by the generator flows through power semi-conductors, which are controlled by a microprocessor. This process provides ultra-clean power with a sine wave equal to or better than AC current from a standard household wall outlet.</p> <p>The development of inverter technology also has allowed Honda to substantially reduce weight and noise, even more important in larger, more powerful generator models. </p> <p>By eliminating the standard alternator, Honda's inverter generator models weigh 50 percent less and are 1/3 smaller in size than traditional generators. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows these generators to conserve fuel by varying engine RPM to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy up to 40 percent.</p> The inverter technology of the EU7000<em>i</em>s creates a waveform with a distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent. The newest addition to the Honda generator lineup is yet another solution to customers' demand for high quality portable power back-up for residential, recreational and many other related applications. <p><strong>The Power Behind the Innovation</strong></p> <p><strong>The EU7000<em>i</em>s and the GX390 Engine</strong></p> <p>In keeping with the Honda no-compromise philosophy, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator features an advanced 4-cycle power system, the Honda GX390, which provides a quiet, low-emission and reliable source to power a variety of different construction, maintenance and premium power equipment, including generators. The overhead valve (OHV) GX390, one of the most technologically advanced Honda engines, is the largest work-horse in the Honda industrial engine lineup. It incorporates the company's latest design and manufacturing features.</p> <p><strong>GX390 Specifications</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><strong>Model</strong></td> <td><strong>GX390</strong> (horizontal shaft)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Engine Type</strong></td> <td>Air-cooled 4-stroke OHV single cylinder</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Net Torque</strong></td> <td>19.5 ft.-lb. (26.4 Nm) @ 2,500 rpm</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Ignition System</strong></td> <td>Digital CDI with variable timing</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Starting System</strong></td> <td>Recoil/electric</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Air Cleaner</strong></td> <td>Dual element</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Oil Capacity</strong></td> <td>1.16 U.S. qts. (1.1 liters)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Lubrication System</strong></td> <td>Splash</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Fuel Tank Capacity</strong></td> <td>6.4 U.S. qts./6.1 liters </td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dimensions (LxWxH)</strong></td> <td>16 in. x 19.1 in. x 17.7 in. (407 x 485 x 449 mm)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dry Weight (dry)</strong></td> <td>69 lbs. (31.5 kg)</td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Environmental Leadership</strong></p> <p>The GX390 engine provides EU7000<em>i</em>s owners (and their friends and neighbors) with a quiet yet powerful and lightweight source of power for a variety of demanding back-up power applications. In particular, the quiet operation offered by the engine's timing gears results in greatly improved sound quality.  Honda engineering also has reduced valve train and gear noise for a better quality engine sound that is distinctly easier on the ears.</p> <p>Low emissions mean more than just preserving the environment in general. The GX390 incorporates an innovative combination of a compact combustion chamber and overhead valve configuration that significantly reduces fuel and oil consumption as compared to conventional side-valve engines. This configuration also reduces many potential maintenance needs, making the Honda GX390 one of the most efficient, cost-effective engines available. The result is a quieter, easier starting engine that delivers a more pleasant experience for consumers. </p> <p><strong>Other Consumer Benefits</strong></p> <p>One of the great frustrations of using a generator can come from simply trying to get the machine to start. The Honda GX390 minimizes this annoyance through high-quality manufacturing and by special features designed to improve starting reliability. The GX390 incorporates, for example, a horizontal cross-flow intake port that smoothes the flow of fuel into the combustion chamber. This feature, combined with Honda's automatic mechanical decompression, eliminates many of the causes of starting problems.</p> <p>Breakdowns provide another source of frustration and expense.  Honda minimizes the cost of owning a generator through advanced design technology and through the legendary quality of its manufacturing process. The GX390 has a unique configuration that creates a lighter and more compact package than anything else in its class. This engine design also minimizes the number of moving parts – sources of potential breakdowns – making the engine more reliable and easier to operate.</p> <p><strong>One Engine for All</strong></p> <p>Honda continuously works to meet future, lower EPA and CARB standards regarding the performance of its products. In January 2007, Honda Engines began certifying its models to the new, lower California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2007 standards, existing EPA Phase 2 emission requirements and offering 50 state compliant engines. Investing in meeting the strictest of environmental requirements in the development of one engine for use in all 50 states reflects Honda's forward thinking on emission regulations, air quality and the needs of its customers. Moreover, Honda engines meet the new CARB exhaust and evaporative emissions requirements without the use of a catalytic converter.</p> <p> As a result, the overall emission levels from Honda engines have been reduced by more than 32 percent as compared to 1995. Further, the EPA implemented a new emission control program to reduce hydrocarbon emissions from small spark-ignition engines by approximately 35 percent. Honda engines are in compliance with the current EPA Phase 3 standards (for both exhaust and evaporate emissions).</p> Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/5ce87e94-6167-44c6-a5ec-c18added15ed http://hondanews.com/releases/5ce87e94-6167-44c6-a5ec-c18added15ed Honda EU7000is Inverter Technology <p><strong>Inverter Technology and the EU7000<em>i</em>s</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s is not only portable at a dry weight of 262 lbs., but like other smaller EU models, the all-new model incorporates inverter technology that delivers clean, high quality electricity that is optimal for powering the ever-increasing number and types of sensitive electronics. For example, computers and power-sensitive testing equipment often operate best with "clean power" – consistent electrical current that has a stable sine wave or signal. A computer without clean power would likely either freeze, shut down, or be interrupted.</p> <p>The raw power produced by the generator flows through power semi-conductors, which are controlled by a microprocessor. This process provides ultra-clean power with a sine wave equal to or better than AC current from a standard household wall outlet.</p> <p>The development of inverter technology also has allowed Honda to substantially reduce weight and noise, even more important in larger, more powerful generator models. </p> <p>By eliminating the standard alternator, Honda's inverter generator models weigh 50 percent less and are 1/3 smaller in size than traditional generators. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows these generators to conserve fuel by varying engine RPM to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy up to 40 percent.</p> The inverter technology of the EU7000<em>i</em>s creates a waveform with a distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent. The newest addition to the Honda generator lineup is yet another solution to customers' demand for high quality portable power back-up for residential, recreational and many other related applications. <p><strong>The Power Behind the Innovation</strong></p> <p><strong>The EU7000<em>i</em>s and the GX390 Engine</strong></p> <p>In keeping with the Honda no-compromise philosophy, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator features an advanced 4-cycle power system, the Honda GX390, which provides a quiet, low-emission and reliable source to power a variety of different construction, maintenance and premium power equipment, including generators. The overhead valve (OHV) GX390, one of the most technologically advanced Honda engines, is the largest work-horse in the Honda industrial engine lineup. It incorporates the company's latest design and manufacturing features.</p> <p><strong>GX390 Specifications</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><strong>Model</strong></td> <td><strong>GX390</strong> (horizontal shaft)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Engine Type</strong></td> <td>Air-cooled 4-stroke OHV single cylinder</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Net Torque</strong></td> <td>19.5 ft.-lb. (26.4 Nm) @ 2,500 rpm</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Ignition System</strong></td> <td>Digital CDI with variable timing</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Starting System</strong></td> <td>Recoil/electric</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Air Cleaner</strong></td> <td>Dual element</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Oil Capacity</strong></td> <td>1.16 U.S. qts. (1.1 liters)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Lubrication System</strong></td> <td>Splash</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Fuel Tank Capacity</strong></td> <td>6.4 U.S. qts./6.1 liters </td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dimensions (LxWxH)</strong></td> <td>16 in. x 19.1 in. x 17.7 in. (407 x 485 x 449 mm)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dry Weight (dry)</strong></td> <td>69 lbs. (31.5 kg)</td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Environmental Leadership</strong></p> <p>The GX390 engine provides EU7000<em>i</em>s owners (and their friends and neighbors) with a quiet yet powerful and lightweight source of power for a variety of demanding back-up power applications. In particular, the quiet operation offered by the engine's timing gears results in greatly improved sound quality.  Honda engineering also has reduced valve train and gear noise for a better quality engine sound that is distinctly easier on the ears.</p> <p>Low emissions mean more than just preserving the environment in general. The GX390 incorporates an innovative combination of a compact combustion chamber and overhead valve configuration that significantly reduces fuel and oil consumption as compared to conventional side-valve engines. This configuration also reduces many potential maintenance needs, making the Honda GX390 one of the most efficient, cost-effective engines available. The result is a quieter, easier starting engine that delivers a more pleasant experience for consumers. </p> <p><strong>Other Consumer Benefits</strong></p> <p>One of the great frustrations of using a generator can come from simply trying to get the machine to start. The Honda GX390 minimizes this annoyance through high-quality manufacturing and by special features designed to improve starting reliability. The GX390 incorporates, for example, a horizontal cross-flow intake port that smoothes the flow of fuel into the combustion chamber. This feature, combined with Honda's automatic mechanical decompression, eliminates many of the causes of starting problems.</p> <p>Breakdowns provide another source of frustration and expense.  Honda minimizes the cost of owning a generator through advanced design technology and through the legendary quality of its manufacturing process. The GX390 has a unique configuration that creates a lighter and more compact package than anything else in its class. This engine design also minimizes the number of moving parts – sources of potential breakdowns – making the engine more reliable and easier to operate.</p> <p><strong>One Engine for All</strong></p> <p>Honda continuously works to meet future, lower EPA and CARB standards regarding the performance of its products. In January 2007, Honda Engines began certifying its models to the new, lower California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2007 standards, existing EPA Phase 2 emission requirements and offering 50 state compliant engines. Investing in meeting the strictest of environmental requirements in the development of one engine for use in all 50 states reflects Honda's forward thinking on emission regulations, air quality and the needs of its customers. Moreover, Honda engines meet the new CARB exhaust and evaporative emissions requirements without the use of a catalytic converter.</p> <p> As a result, the overall emission levels from Honda engines have been reduced by more than 32 percent as compared to 1995. Further, the EPA implemented a new emission control program to reduce hydrocarbon emissions from small spark-ignition engines by approximately 35 percent. Honda engines are in compliance with the current EPA Phase 3 standards (for both exhaust and evaporate emissions).</p> Power Equipment: Honda Generators Background Information <p>Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of generators for commercial and consumer applications. Lightweight, compact Honda generators produce between 1,000 and 10,000 watts of power, providing smooth, dependable power for recreation, construction, rental, and emergency use. </p> <p>All Honda generators are powered by advanced Honda four-stroke engines that make Honda generators among the world's quietest. Honda generators for typical residential use average 64-68 decibels (human speech is approximately 60 decibels) with the Super Quiet Series operating at noise levels as low as 49 decibels – roughly the noise level in a private office.</p> <p><strong>Product Line</strong></p> <p>Honda produces 18 models in four generator lines: </p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <td>Series</td> <td><p align="center">Primary Uses</p></td> <td><p align="center">Power Range</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Economy</p></td> <td><p align="center">EP and EG Models/Residential and Commercial Use</p></td> <td><p align="center">4000W – 6500W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Deluxe</p></td> <td><p align="center">EM Models/Home Backup and General Purpose Applications</p></td> <td><p align="center">4000W – 6500W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Industrial</p></td> <td><p align="center">EB Models/Construction and Rental Applications</p></td> <td><p align="center">2000W – 10000W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Super Quiet</p></td> <td><p align="center">EU Models/Portable Power Technology, Recreational and Home Backup </p></td> <td><p align="center">1000W – 7000W</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Inverter Technology<br /> </strong>Computers and sensitive electronic equipment require consistent electrical current that has a stable sine wave or signal. A computer not receiving this type of power could possibly freeze, shut down, or be interrupted.</p> <p>To overcome this problem, Honda engineers developed a form of inverter technology, which also has allowed Honda to substantially reduce weight and noise. Using inverter technology, Honda engineers have integrated parts from the engine and generator set, such as the combination flywheel/alternator. This results in a more compact, lighter product that is purpose-built to produce reliable power. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to the optimum level (given usage load), improving fuel economy up to 40 percent.</p> <p>The Honda innovative inverter technology is available on a number of models. Honda <strong>Super Quiet</strong> <strong>Series</strong> generators — the <strong>EU1000<em>i, </em>EU2000<em>i</em></strong>, <strong>EU3000<em>i</em>s and the EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> — are inverter-equipped, lightweight models that feature a totally enclosed body resulting in noticeably quieter performance. Designed for the ultimate in quality, portability and convenience, these models are ideal for any trip to the great outdoors. All of the Honda Super Quiet generators have ultra low noise, making any of the models, depending on power requirements, the ideal choices for home backup, public events, or any situation where quiet, reliable operation is critical.</p> <p>The 1000 and 2000 watt models (at 28.6 pounds and 46.3 pounds respectively) can easily be carried and conveniently stored in small recreational vehicle compartments. The 1000 wattmodel is the perfect solution for scenarios where less power is required. The 2000watt model can power a computer, TV, coffee pot, or refrigerator. These units both feature a two-tiered noise dampening system that reduces noise to 59 dB (quieter than normal speech) at their rated loads. In 2013, Honda launched the new <strong>Camo EU2000<em>i</em></strong>model which boasts a unique Realtree® Camo exterior created especially to blend in with natural surroundings. The lightweight EU2000<em>i</em> Camo generator is both rugged and reliable and features a totally enclosed body that results in noticeably quieter performance to enhance the outdoor experience.</p> <p>For a bit more power, the compact 3000 watt model provides the smallest, quietest generator capable of starting and running most modern 13,500 BTU recreational vehicle (RV) air conditioners as well as powering additional appliances in an RV. This model also doubles as a home back-up unit to selectively power a furnace, refrigerator, microwave, TV, hair dryer, and several lights.</p> <p>The <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi </strong>model adds increased portability to the fuel efficiency and reliability of Honda's existing EU3000<em>i</em>s generator. The lightweight and extremely user-friendly <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> provides customers with dependable, portable power for use at home or at remote recreational sites.</p> <p>The <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> also increases the breadth of the Honda EU generator Super Quiet Series lineup through enhancements in the areas of noise, size, usability and fuel consumption. Producing 3,000 volt amperes (VA) ― or watts ― of power, the EU3000<em>i</em> Handi meets a variety of power needs. The model's ample power output, exceptional fuel efficiency and super quiet operation make it well suited to provide limited home backup power during a blackout or other power emergency, while its easy operation and extreme portability suit it equally well for a campsite, RV camping and tailgating activities.</p> <p>For the ultimate in quiet, Honda offers the <strong>all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s</strong> in its Super Quiet line. Addressing customer demand for an even more powerful model — while still portable and exceptionally quiet — the lightweight, low noise, compact and fuel efficient EU7000<em>i</em>s generator leads the Honda EU Super Quiet class in high quality, portable power technology. At a total dry weight of 262 pounds, the EU7000<em>i</em>s model produces 7,000 watts of continuous power at a quiet 60 dB, roughly the same as normal speech. Ideal for a host of commercial and residential applications, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s also incorporates the company's first application of electronic fuel injection into its design, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces. Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage without having to drain the carburetor or perform other related maintenance. What's more, the all-new generator incorporates a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch.</p> <p>Honda also incorporates inverter technology into its <strong>EM5000<em>is</em>AB</strong> Deluxe Series generator. Featuring the <em>i</em>-Monitor™ that provides information on hours of operation, wattage, battery voltage and engine speed as well as diagnostics for convenient dealer servicing, the EM5000<em>i</em>s model offers the advantage of quieter operation while providing reliable, stable power.</p> <p>The all-new Honda<strong> EB2000<em>i </em></strong>Industrial Series generatorisa2000 watt portable model also equipped with inverter technology. Based on the extremely popular consumer EU2000<em>i</em> generator model, the new EB2000<em>i</em> maintains key attributes of the EU series unit while adding new design enhancements, such as a 120V/20A GFCI receptacle, providing greater flexibility for use at work sites.</p> <p><strong>Honda CycloConverter™ Technology</strong><br /> Honda CycloConverter™ generator models offer power that is equal in quality to automatic voltage regulator (AVR) generators but dramatically lighter in weight than other units producing the same amount of power. This lighter weight is achieved by reducing the number of traditional parts with a central processing unit (CPU) that conditions the raw power produced by the generator and eliminates the need for a bulky alternator. Honda CycloConverter™ technology offers the best pound-per-watt ratio available anywhere.</p> <p>This technology is used on <strong>Honda's EB3000c Industrial Series </strong>model, which is intended for commercial and home uses and for residential standby power.</p> <p><strong>Advanced Power Solutions for Commercial and Rental Applications</strong><br /> The<strong> </strong>Honda<strong> EB2000<em>i</em></strong>generator, an all-new 2000 watt portable generator equipped with features vital to the industrial and construction generator market, offers inverter power with a rated maximum output of 1,600/2,000 watts with the Honda fuel-efficient Eco-Throttle™. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy up to 40 percent. The EB2000<em>i</em> can operate from four to nine hours without the need for refueling, allowing the potential for working all day without interruption.</p> <p>The <strong>EB3000c</strong>, which features CycloConverter™ technology, is typical of Honda's offerings for this market. Weighing only 71 lbs., it produces 2,600 watts of continuous power (rated)/3,000 watts (maximum) and will run for 9.39 hours at half load on a single tank of fuel. In addition to AC power from the CycloConverter™, this unit offers 12V DC at 12 amperes (A) (or 144 watts) for automotive-type battery charging.</p> <p>The <strong>EB3000c</strong>, like all Honda generators, is powered by an advanced four-stroke engine — in this case the Honda GX200 overhead valve (OHV) commercial grade unit — that produces quiet power. Many Honda industrial generators are housed in tubular steel frames to minimize damage from transport or use.</p> <p>Within the Honda Industrial Series generators category are four other EB models: the <strong>EB4000, EB5000, EB6500, and the all-new EB10000</strong>. <strong> </strong>Powered by Honda GX Series commercial grade OHV engines, and available in 4,000, 5,000, and 6,500 wattage output, the <strong>EB4000, EB5000, and EB6500 </strong>generators offer premium features and benefits at outstanding value.</p> <p>The<strong> EB10000 model</strong> is the most powerful Honda generator and the company's flagship model. With a maximum output of 10,000 watts, the rugged Honda EB10000 generator is compact, lightweight and features a narrow-shaped design; a centralized exhaust mechanism; a newly developed alternator; and the best fuel efficiency and lowest noise in its class. The Industrial Series model is well suited for industrial and commercial applications, including construction-related job site work. The <strong>EB10000</strong> also is an ideal fit for the rental market, where users demand the most reliable power for a variety of applications. The <strong>EB10000</strong> is powered by the Honda GX630 V-Twin Engine, one that offers customers more power, adaptability, greater fuel economy and reduced emissions in a more compact package.</p> <p>The entire Industrial Series incorporates a number of advanced design features, including Digital Automatic Voltage Regulator (DAVR) technology for increased performance. The DAVR holds the voltage stable within one percent over time during standard operation and has a built-in self-diagnosis function to prevent engine speed from exceeding 4,140 rpm for longer than three seconds and abnormal voltage. In addition, the DAVR adjustments are driven off the main winding, as compared to a sensor winding in conventional AVR systems.</p> <p><strong>Other Residential and Commercial Lines</strong><br /> In addition to its Industrial and Super Quiet models, Honda also manufactures four models in its <strong>Economy Series</strong> and four units in its <strong>Deluxe Series</strong>.</p> <p><strong><em>The Economy Series: A Closer Look</em></strong><br /> The Economy Series includes the <strong>EG4000, EG5000</strong>, and <strong>EG6500</strong> models – all reliable sources of no-frills power for home backup.</p> <p>The <strong>Economy Series </strong>models incorporate a number of advanced design features, including Digital Automatic Voltage Regulator (DAVR) technology for increased performance (see above explanation).</p> <p>The <strong>EG4000</strong> features the GX270 engine for increased power and versatility with greater fuel economy in the same envelope. It boasts a run time up to 9.4 hours at the rated load and a dB rating of 72. The <strong>EG5000</strong>, powered by the GX390 engine, has a run time of 7.5 hours under a rated load, and a dB rating of 73. The <strong>EG6500</strong>, equipped with the GX390 engine, boasts a run time of 7.1 hours and has a dB rating of 74. These models also are ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)-protected to meet OSHA jobsite regulations and offer longer run times, additional outlets for convenient use, and stronger, more durable frames. And, like all Honda generators, these models are equipped with circuit breakers for operator and equipment protection and USDA-qualified spark arrestor/mufflers for fire prevention.</p> <p><strong><em>The Deluxe Series: A Closer Look<br /> </em></strong>Designed to enhance Honda's already strong value proposition is the Deluxe Series – ideal for convenient, reliable backup power during outages and brownouts. The <strong>EM4000, EM5000, and EM6500 </strong>generator models are available in 4,000, 5,000, and 6,500-watt sizes. These models feature electric start, remote start capability and exceptionally long run times on one tank of fuel. Also of important note is the <em>i</em>-Deluxe® inverter model – the <strong>EM5000<em>i</em>s </strong>– an existing model that features inverter technology and electric start capability.</p> <p>The EM models include the exclusive <em>i</em>AVR Power feature that enhances generator performance and power output. <em>i</em>AVR is a Honda Generator exclusive system that realizes a 50 percent reduction in voltage fluctuation over current AVR systems. For up to 10 seconds, the <em>i</em>AVR allows for increased wattage above the maximum rating to start high-amp load applications. Each model provides a different level of additional power output: the EM4000 will produce an additional 1000 watts for up to 10 seconds, the EM5000 will produce an additional 2000 watts for as much as 10 seconds and the EM6500 will produce an additional 500 watts for as long as 10 seconds.</p> <p>A combination of factors creates the additional <em>i</em>AVR power in the EM generator line. They include the <em>i</em>GX Honda engine with Digital Capacitive Discharge Ignition (DCDI), Self-Tuning Regulator (STR) governor, and Current Transformer (CT) sensor coupled with the Digital Auto Voltage Regulator (DAVR) alternator.</p> <p>Each EM unit is powered by a Honda <em>i</em>GX engine. The engine idle speed of each model is set to 2,300 rpm in the auto throttle on position with a maximum idle speed of 3,600 rpm.</p> <p>To meet the evaporative regulations, all of the models have a fluorine fuel tube and canister system along with a tethered chain-type gas cap. The models carry the Honda industry-competitive three year warranty.</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at </em><a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases"><em>www.hondanews.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Updated January 2014</em></p> Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:20:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/35688910-c79d-5536-aa8b-1b004c34c2d0 http://hondanews.com/releases/35688910-c79d-5536-aa8b-1b004c34c2d0 Honda Generators Background Information <p>Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of generators for commercial and consumer applications. Lightweight, compact Honda generators produce between 1,000 and 10,000 watts of power, providing smooth, dependable power for recreation, construction, rental, and emergency use. </p> <p>All Honda generators are powered by advanced Honda four-stroke engines that make Honda generators among the world's quietest. Honda generators for typical residential use average 64-68 decibels (human speech is approximately 60 decibels) with the Super Quiet Series operating at noise levels as low as 49 decibels – roughly the noise level in a private office.</p> <p><strong>Product Line</strong></p> <p>Honda produces 18 models in four generator lines: </p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <td>Series</td> <td><p align="center">Primary Uses</p></td> <td><p align="center">Power Range</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Economy</p></td> <td><p align="center">EP and EG Models/Residential and Commercial Use</p></td> <td><p align="center">4000W – 6500W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Deluxe</p></td> <td><p align="center">EM Models/Home Backup and General Purpose Applications</p></td> <td><p align="center">4000W – 6500W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Industrial</p></td> <td><p align="center">EB Models/Construction and Rental Applications</p></td> <td><p align="center">2000W – 10000W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Super Quiet</p></td> <td><p align="center">EU Models/Portable Power Technology, Recreational and Home Backup </p></td> <td><p align="center">1000W – 7000W</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Inverter Technology<br /> </strong>Computers and sensitive electronic equipment require consistent electrical current that has a stable sine wave or signal. A computer not receiving this type of power could possibly freeze, shut down, or be interrupted.</p> <p>To overcome this problem, Honda engineers developed a form of inverter technology, which also has allowed Honda to substantially reduce weight and noise. Using inverter technology, Honda engineers have integrated parts from the engine and generator set, such as the combination flywheel/alternator. This results in a more compact, lighter product that is purpose-built to produce reliable power. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to the optimum level (given usage load), improving fuel economy up to 40 percent.</p> <p>The Honda innovative inverter technology is available on a number of models. Honda <strong>Super Quiet</strong> <strong>Series</strong> generators — the <strong>EU1000<em>i, </em>EU2000<em>i</em></strong>, <strong>EU3000<em>i</em>s and the EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> — are inverter-equipped, lightweight models that feature a totally enclosed body resulting in noticeably quieter performance. Designed for the ultimate in quality, portability and convenience, these models are ideal for any trip to the great outdoors. All of the Honda Super Quiet generators have ultra low noise, making any of the models, depending on power requirements, the ideal choices for home backup, public events, or any situation where quiet, reliable operation is critical.</p> <p>The 1000 and 2000 watt models (at 28.6 pounds and 46.3 pounds respectively) can easily be carried and conveniently stored in small recreational vehicle compartments. The 1000 wattmodel is the perfect solution for scenarios where less power is required. The 2000watt model can power a computer, TV, coffee pot, or refrigerator. These units both feature a two-tiered noise dampening system that reduces noise to 59 dB (quieter than normal speech) at their rated loads. In 2013, Honda launched the new <strong>Camo EU2000<em>i</em></strong>model which boasts a unique Realtree® Camo exterior created especially to blend in with natural surroundings. The lightweight EU2000<em>i</em> Camo generator is both rugged and reliable and features a totally enclosed body that results in noticeably quieter performance to enhance the outdoor experience.</p> <p>For a bit more power, the compact 3000 watt model provides the smallest, quietest generator capable of starting and running most modern 13,500 BTU recreational vehicle (RV) air conditioners as well as powering additional appliances in an RV. This model also doubles as a home back-up unit to selectively power a furnace, refrigerator, microwave, TV, hair dryer, and several lights.</p> <p>The <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi </strong>model adds increased portability to the fuel efficiency and reliability of Honda's existing EU3000<em>i</em>s generator. The lightweight and extremely user-friendly <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> provides customers with dependable, portable power for use at home or at remote recreational sites.</p> <p>The <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> also increases the breadth of the Honda EU generator Super Quiet Series lineup through enhancements in the areas of noise, size, usability and fuel consumption. Producing 3,000 volt amperes (VA) ― or watts ― of power, the EU3000<em>i</em> Handi meets a variety of power needs. The model's ample power output, exceptional fuel efficiency and super quiet operation make it well suited to provide limited home backup power during a blackout or other power emergency, while its easy operation and extreme portability suit it equally well for a campsite, RV camping and tailgating activities.</p> <p>For the ultimate in quiet, Honda offers the <strong>all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s</strong> in its Super Quiet line. Addressing customer demand for an even more powerful model — while still portable and exceptionally quiet — the lightweight, low noise, compact and fuel efficient EU7000<em>i</em>s generator leads the Honda EU Super Quiet class in high quality, portable power technology. At a total dry weight of 262 pounds, the EU7000<em>i</em>s model produces 7,000 watts of continuous power at a quiet 60 dB, roughly the same as normal speech. Ideal for a host of commercial and residential applications, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s also incorporates the company's first application of electronic fuel injection into its design, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces. Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage without having to drain the carburetor or perform other related maintenance. What's more, the all-new generator incorporates a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch.</p> <p>Honda also incorporates inverter technology into its <strong>EM5000<em>is</em>AB</strong> Deluxe Series generator. Featuring the <em>i</em>-Monitor™ that provides information on hours of operation, wattage, battery voltage and engine speed as well as diagnostics for convenient dealer servicing, the EM5000<em>i</em>s model offers the advantage of quieter operation while providing reliable, stable power.</p> <p>The all-new Honda<strong> EB2000<em>i </em></strong>Industrial Series generatorisa2000 watt portable model also equipped with inverter technology. Based on the extremely popular consumer EU2000<em>i</em> generator model, the new EB2000<em>i</em> maintains key attributes of the EU series unit while adding new design enhancements, such as a 120V/20A GFCI receptacle, providing greater flexibility for use at work sites.</p> <p><strong>Honda CycloConverter™ Technology</strong><br /> Honda CycloConverter™ generator models offer power that is equal in quality to automatic voltage regulator (AVR) generators but dramatically lighter in weight than other units producing the same amount of power. This lighter weight is achieved by reducing the number of traditional parts with a central processing unit (CPU) that conditions the raw power produced by the generator and eliminates the need for a bulky alternator. Honda CycloConverter™ technology offers the best pound-per-watt ratio available anywhere.</p> <p>This technology is used on <strong>Honda's EB3000c Industrial Series </strong>model, which is intended for commercial and home uses and for residential standby power.</p> <p><strong>Advanced Power Solutions for Commercial and Rental Applications</strong><br /> The<strong> </strong>Honda<strong> EB2000<em>i</em></strong>generator, an all-new 2000 watt portable generator equipped with features vital to the industrial and construction generator market, offers inverter power with a rated maximum output of 1,600/2,000 watts with the Honda fuel-efficient Eco-Throttle™. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy up to 40 percent. The EB2000<em>i</em> can operate from four to nine hours without the need for refueling, allowing the potential for working all day without interruption.</p> <p>The <strong>EB3000c</strong>, which features CycloConverter™ technology, is typical of Honda's offerings for this market. Weighing only 71 lbs., it produces 2,600 watts of continuous power (rated)/3,000 watts (maximum) and will run for 9.39 hours at half load on a single tank of fuel. In addition to AC power from the CycloConverter™, this unit offers 12V DC at 12 amperes (A) (or 144 watts) for automotive-type battery charging.</p> <p>The <strong>EB3000c</strong>, like all Honda generators, is powered by an advanced four-stroke engine — in this case the Honda GX200 overhead valve (OHV) commercial grade unit — that produces quiet power. Many Honda industrial generators are housed in tubular steel frames to minimize damage from transport or use.</p> <p>Within the Honda Industrial Series generators category are four other EB models: the <strong>EB4000, EB5000, EB6500, and the all-new EB10000</strong>. <strong> </strong>Powered by Honda GX Series commercial grade OHV engines, and available in 4,000, 5,000, and 6,500 wattage output, the <strong>EB4000, EB5000, and EB6500 </strong>generators offer premium features and benefits at outstanding value.</p> <p>The<strong> EB10000 model</strong> is the most powerful Honda generator and the company's flagship model. With a maximum output of 10,000 watts, the rugged Honda EB10000 generator is compact, lightweight and features a narrow-shaped design; a centralized exhaust mechanism; a newly developed alternator; and the best fuel efficiency and lowest noise in its class. The Industrial Series model is well suited for industrial and commercial applications, including construction-related job site work. The <strong>EB10000</strong> also is an ideal fit for the rental market, where users demand the most reliable power for a variety of applications. The <strong>EB10000</strong> is powered by the Honda GX630 V-Twin Engine, one that offers customers more power, adaptability, greater fuel economy and reduced emissions in a more compact package.</p> <p>The entire Industrial Series incorporates a number of advanced design features, including Digital Automatic Voltage Regulator (DAVR) technology for increased performance. The DAVR holds the voltage stable within one percent over time during standard operation and has a built-in self-diagnosis function to prevent engine speed from exceeding 4,140 rpm for longer than three seconds and abnormal voltage. In addition, the DAVR adjustments are driven off the main winding, as compared to a sensor winding in conventional AVR systems.</p> <p><strong>Other Residential and Commercial Lines</strong><br /> In addition to its Industrial and Super Quiet models, Honda also manufactures four models in its <strong>Economy Series</strong> and four units in its <strong>Deluxe Series</strong>.</p> <p><strong><em>The Economy Series: A Closer Look</em></strong><br /> The Economy Series includes the <strong>EG4000, EG5000</strong>, and <strong>EG6500</strong> models – all reliable sources of no-frills power for home backup.</p> <p>The <strong>Economy Series </strong>models incorporate a number of advanced design features, including Digital Automatic Voltage Regulator (DAVR) technology for increased performance (see above explanation).</p> <p>The <strong>EG4000</strong> features the GX270 engine for increased power and versatility with greater fuel economy in the same envelope. It boasts a run time up to 9.4 hours at the rated load and a dB rating of 72. The <strong>EG5000</strong>, powered by the GX390 engine, has a run time of 7.5 hours under a rated load, and a dB rating of 73. The <strong>EG6500</strong>, equipped with the GX390 engine, boasts a run time of 7.1 hours and has a dB rating of 74. These models also are ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)-protected to meet OSHA jobsite regulations and offer longer run times, additional outlets for convenient use, and stronger, more durable frames. And, like all Honda generators, these models are equipped with circuit breakers for operator and equipment protection and USDA-qualified spark arrestor/mufflers for fire prevention.</p> <p><strong><em>The Deluxe Series: A Closer Look<br /> </em></strong>Designed to enhance Honda's already strong value proposition is the Deluxe Series – ideal for convenient, reliable backup power during outages and brownouts. The <strong>EM4000, EM5000, and EM6500 </strong>generator models are available in 4,000, 5,000, and 6,500-watt sizes. These models feature electric start, remote start capability and exceptionally long run times on one tank of fuel. Also of important note is the <em>i</em>-Deluxe® inverter model – the <strong>EM5000<em>i</em>s </strong>– an existing model that features inverter technology and electric start capability.</p> <p>The EM models include the exclusive <em>i</em>AVR Power feature that enhances generator performance and power output. <em>i</em>AVR is a Honda Generator exclusive system that realizes a 50 percent reduction in voltage fluctuation over current AVR systems. For up to 10 seconds, the <em>i</em>AVR allows for increased wattage above the maximum rating to start high-amp load applications. Each model provides a different level of additional power output: the EM4000 will produce an additional 1000 watts for up to 10 seconds, the EM5000 will produce an additional 2000 watts for as much as 10 seconds and the EM6500 will produce an additional 500 watts for as long as 10 seconds.</p> <p>A combination of factors creates the additional <em>i</em>AVR power in the EM generator line. They include the <em>i</em>GX Honda engine with Digital Capacitive Discharge Ignition (DCDI), Self-Tuning Regulator (STR) governor, and Current Transformer (CT) sensor coupled with the Digital Auto Voltage Regulator (DAVR) alternator.</p> <p>Each EM unit is powered by a Honda <em>i</em>GX engine. The engine idle speed of each model is set to 2,300 rpm in the auto throttle on position with a maximum idle speed of 3,600 rpm.</p> <p>To meet the evaporative regulations, all of the models have a fluorine fuel tube and canister system along with a tethered chain-type gas cap. The models carry the Honda industry-competitive three year warranty.</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at </em><a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases"><em>www.hondanews.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Updated January 2014</em></p> Power Equipment: Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/9f7f/285d/9f7f285d-0601-4017-8700-db75b3390bf3-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:35:00 -0800 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http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-11 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-11 Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/96ec/dc04/96ecdc04-a2cf-4885-bc0d-c7362b308e1c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment: Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/3398/7cfc/33987cfc-f077-40c0-8309-710bb692e867-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:35:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-4 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-4 Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/3398/7cfc/33987cfc-f077-40c0-8309-710bb692e867-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment: Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4e7d/7d75/4e7d7d75-5e8e-4c4b-b5ce-56b0e4100d4e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:35:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-10 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-10 Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4e7d/7d75/4e7d7d75-5e8e-4c4b-b5ce-56b0e4100d4e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment: Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/5f75/91b8/5f7591b8-c19a-4755-a524-bee8e6178ca0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:35:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/5f75/91b8/5f7591b8-c19a-4755-a524-bee8e6178ca0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment: Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/636e/d498/636ed498-2c48-43ca-858e-00c7d758922a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:35:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-3 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-3 Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/636e/d498/636ed498-2c48-43ca-858e-00c7d758922a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment: Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/37a9/48f4/37a948f4-475b-4be6-8703-ad466cd0f167-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:35:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-1 Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/37a9/48f4/37a948f4-475b-4be6-8703-ad466cd0f167-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment: Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/702a/31f0/702a31f0-e0dd-4747-a8d8-fea8942397c9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:35:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-2 Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/702a/31f0/702a31f0-e0dd-4747-a8d8-fea8942397c9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment: Honda Introduces the All-New EB2000i Generator at 2013 GIE+EXPO <p>At the 2013 GIE+EXPO trade show, Honda Power Equipment today introduced the EB2000<em>i,</em> an all-new 2000 watt portable generator equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to meet the Electrical Test Lab requirements for the City of Los Angeles. Based on the extremely popular consumer EU2000<em>i</em> generator model, the new EB2000<em>i</em> maintains key performance attributes of the EU series unit while adding a 120V/20A GFCI receptacle, which provides greater flexibility for most work site applications.</p> <p>Similar to the EU2000<em>i</em>, the new EB2000<em>i</em> offers inverter power with a maximum output of 2,000 watts with Honda’s fuel-efficient Eco-Throttle™.  The Eco Throttle™ feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy.  Additionally, the EB2000<em>i</em> can operate from four to nine hours without the need for refueling, allowing the potential for working all day without interruption.</p> <p>Also like the EU2000<em>i</em>, the new EB2000<em>i</em> incorporates Honda inverter technology, designed to power computers and sensitive electronic equipment that demand consistent electrical current with a stable sine wave or signal. This feature could drastically reduce or eliminate costly work site down time by averting interruptions and damage to sensitive equipment.</p> <p>In addition, inverter technology substantially reduces weight and noise. By eliminating the standard alternator, the Honda inverter models weigh 50 percent less and are one-third smaller in size than traditional generators.  The EB2000<em>i</em> is extremely portable and lightweight – able to be hand carried by construction and other industrial users within a variety of job sites while providing easy storage.</p> <p>“The new GFCI feature of the EB2000<em>i</em> generator provides excellent versatility for the product to be used within a wide variety of industrial and construction applications,” said Mike Rudolph, assistant vice president, Honda Power Equipment.  “As is the case with our award winning EU2000<em>i</em>, this new generator is a perfect solution for running and recharging work site tools and electronics that are essential to any job wherever AC power is not available.  Further, the new generator illustrates how Honda is incorporating new technology into existing products to enhance the user experience.”  Super quiet operation, within the 53dB to 59dB range, makes the sound level of the EB2000<em>i</em> about the same as a normal conversation.</p> <p>The EB2000<em>i</em> generator will be available nationally through Honda Power Equipment dealers in December in all 50 states and carries the industry-competitive Honda three-year warranty. Honda generators are characterized by the same clean, fuel-efficient technology that is behind the company's reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong> <em><br> Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases/www.hondanews.com">www.hondanews.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com/">www.honda.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting <a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators">http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</a>.</em></p> Power Equipment Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/47c9da19-7e34-4fb6-a7f8-2abbd2531422 http://hondanews.com/releases/47c9da19-7e34-4fb6-a7f8-2abbd2531422 Honda Introduces the All-New EB2000i Generator at 2013 GIE+EXPO <p>At the 2013 GIE+EXPO trade show, Honda Power Equipment today introduced the EB2000<em>i,</em> an all-new 2000 watt portable generator equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to meet the Electrical Test Lab requirements for the City of Los Angeles. Based on the extremely popular consumer EU2000<em>i</em> generator model, the new EB2000<em>i</em> maintains key performance attributes of the EU series unit while adding a 120V/20A GFCI receptacle, which provides greater flexibility for most work site applications.</p> <p>Similar to the EU2000<em>i</em>, the new EB2000<em>i</em> offers inverter power with a maximum output of 2,000 watts with Honda’s fuel-efficient Eco-Throttle™.  The Eco Throttle™ feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy.  Additionally, the EB2000<em>i</em> can operate from four to nine hours without the need for refueling, allowing the potential for working all day without interruption.</p> <p>Also like the EU2000<em>i</em>, the new EB2000<em>i</em> incorporates Honda inverter technology, designed to power computers and sensitive electronic equipment that demand consistent electrical current with a stable sine wave or signal. This feature could drastically reduce or eliminate costly work site down time by averting interruptions and damage to sensitive equipment.</p> <p>In addition, inverter technology substantially reduces weight and noise. By eliminating the standard alternator, the Honda inverter models weigh 50 percent less and are one-third smaller in size than traditional generators.  The EB2000<em>i</em> is extremely portable and lightweight – able to be hand carried by construction and other industrial users within a variety of job sites while providing easy storage.</p> <p>“The new GFCI feature of the EB2000<em>i</em> generator provides excellent versatility for the product to be used within a wide variety of industrial and construction applications,” said Mike Rudolph, assistant vice president, Honda Power Equipment.  “As is the case with our award winning EU2000<em>i</em>, this new generator is a perfect solution for running and recharging work site tools and electronics that are essential to any job wherever AC power is not available.  Further, the new generator illustrates how Honda is incorporating new technology into existing products to enhance the user experience.”  Super quiet operation, within the 53dB to 59dB range, makes the sound level of the EB2000<em>i</em> about the same as a normal conversation.</p> <p>The EB2000<em>i</em> generator will be available nationally through Honda Power Equipment dealers in December in all 50 states and carries the industry-competitive Honda three-year warranty. Honda generators are characterized by the same clean, fuel-efficient technology that is behind the company's reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong> <em><br> Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases/www.hondanews.com">www.hondanews.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com/">www.honda.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting <a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators">http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</a>.</em></p> Power Equipment: Honda Introduces New Realtree® EU2000i Camo Portable Generator at 2013 GIE+EXPO <p>At the 2013 GIE+EXPO trade show, Honda Power Equipment today introduced a new EU2000<em>i</em> Camo, a portable generator with innovative inverter technology and a unique Realtree® high definition All Purpose Green camouflage exterior.  Created especially to blend in with natural surroundings, the Super Quiet Series EU2000<em>i</em> Camo provides portable power on the go for whatever adventure the great outdoors presents.</p> <p>The lightweight EU2000<em>i</em> Camo generator is both rugged and reliable and features a totally enclosed body that results in noticeably quieter performance to enhance the outdoor experience. Its two-tiered noise dampening system reduces noise to 59 decibels (db) at rated load and 53 db (quieter than normal speech) at one-quarter load. What’s more, this 2000<em>-</em>watt model can simultaneously power a computer, TV, coffee pot, and portable refrigerator.</p> <p>“Not only is the new Honda EU2000<em>i</em> Camo generator engineered for the ultimate in quality, portability and convenience, its new Realtree® high definition All Purpose Green camouflage exterior pattern design allows for seamless blending with just about any landscape,” said Mike Rudolph, assistant vice president, Honda Power Equipment. “No matter where you enjoy the great outdoors, the new Honda EU2000<em>i</em> Camo is at the ready to provide quiet, dependable power.”</p> <p>Thanks to the use of inherently quiet four-stroke engines and superior technology, all Honda generatorsboast ultra-low noise levels.  The combination of advanced technology makes any of the generators* ideal choices for home backup, camping and recreation, public events, or any situation where quiet, reliable operation is critical.</p> <p>The Honda Realtree® EU2000<em>i</em> Camo generator will be available nationally through Honda Power Equipment dealers this fall.  Honda generators are characterized by the same clean, fuel-efficient technology that is behind the company's reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><em>* depending on power requirements</em></p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong> <em><br> Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases/www.hondanews.com">www.hondanews.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com/">www.honda.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting <a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators">http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</a>.</em></p> Power Equipment Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/4b20e6c9-3197-48a1-b757-98605edbd102 http://hondanews.com/releases/4b20e6c9-3197-48a1-b757-98605edbd102 Honda Introduces New Realtree® EU2000i Camo Portable Generator at 2013 GIE+EXPO <p>At the 2013 GIE+EXPO trade show, Honda Power Equipment today introduced a new EU2000<em>i</em> Camo, a portable generator with innovative inverter technology and a unique Realtree® high definition All Purpose Green camouflage exterior.  Created especially to blend in with natural surroundings, the Super Quiet Series EU2000<em>i</em> Camo provides portable power on the go for whatever adventure the great outdoors presents.</p> <p>The lightweight EU2000<em>i</em> Camo generator is both rugged and reliable and features a totally enclosed body that results in noticeably quieter performance to enhance the outdoor experience. Its two-tiered noise dampening system reduces noise to 59 decibels (db) at rated load and 53 db (quieter than normal speech) at one-quarter load. What’s more, this 2000<em>-</em>watt model can simultaneously power a computer, TV, coffee pot, and portable refrigerator.</p> <p>“Not only is the new Honda EU2000<em>i</em> Camo generator engineered for the ultimate in quality, portability and convenience, its new Realtree® high definition All Purpose Green camouflage exterior pattern design allows for seamless blending with just about any landscape,” said Mike Rudolph, assistant vice president, Honda Power Equipment. “No matter where you enjoy the great outdoors, the new Honda EU2000<em>i</em> Camo is at the ready to provide quiet, dependable power.”</p> <p>Thanks to the use of inherently quiet four-stroke engines and superior technology, all Honda generatorsboast ultra-low noise levels.  The combination of advanced technology makes any of the generators* ideal choices for home backup, camping and recreation, public events, or any situation where quiet, reliable operation is critical.</p> <p>The Honda Realtree® EU2000<em>i</em> Camo generator will be available nationally through Honda Power Equipment dealers this fall.  Honda generators are characterized by the same clean, fuel-efficient technology that is behind the company's reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><em>* depending on power requirements</em></p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong> <em><br> Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases/www.hondanews.com">www.hondanews.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com/">www.honda.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting <a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators">http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</a>.</em></p> Power Equipment: Honda EB2000i Generator <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a126/254e/a126254e-eadd-4f2f-b046-3504147461e2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EB2000i Generator Power Equipment Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eb2000i-generator http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eb2000i-generator Honda EB2000i Generator <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a126/254e/a126254e-eadd-4f2f-b046-3504147461e2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EB2000i Generator Power Equipment: Honda EU2000i Camo Generator <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/8d6a/d953/8d6ad953-b9a4-4212-8124-1c58347faa14-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU2000i Camo Generator Power Equipment Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu2000i-camo-generator http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu2000i-camo-generator Honda EU2000i Camo Generator <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/8d6a/d953/8d6ad953-b9a4-4212-8124-1c58347faa14-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU2000i Camo Generator Power Equipment: Honda GXR120 General Purpose Rammer Engine <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/8c71/bcb5/8c71bcb5-1c7a-4476-8d3e-fc41b0dda558-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda GXR120 General Purpose Rammer Engine Power Equipment Tue, 18 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-gxr120-general-purpose-rammer-engine http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-gxr120-general-purpose-rammer-engine Honda GXR120 General Purpose Rammer Engine <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/8c71/bcb5/8c71bcb5-1c7a-4476-8d3e-fc41b0dda558-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda GXR120 General Purpose Rammer Engine Power Equipment: Honda Introduces All-New Rammer Engine <p>Honda has introduced an all-new, GXR120 general purpose engine, a model uniquely developed as an ideal source of power for rammers – equipment used to compact soil or other granular material. Offered as a second power option to the reliable GX100 engine, the new GXR120 engine has been designed to provide superb durability and reliability for heavy-duty applications.</p> <p>The Honda GXR120 is capable of meeting the high demands that rammers require of the engine, frame and operator. With a displacement of 121 cc, the engine can appropriately power 110-lb. to 175-lb. rammers at multiple altitudes with ease. Additionally, a new, special cast-iron cylinder sleeve and a high carbon-steel, dual-ball bearing crankshaft provide improved engine strength for rammer applications. To further enhance engine durability, the recoil starter and fan cover of the new GXR120 now are even more robust through the incorporation of steel in the design.</p> <p> "Our new GXR120 engine has been developed to specifically provide the kind of power, fuel efficiency and easy operation that rammer products require," said Michael Rickey, senior manager, Honda Engines. "The addition of the GXR120 to the Honda GX Series engines lineup delivers more value, versatility and performance to both our OEM customers and end users."</p> <p>When developing the GXR120 for the rammer marketplace, Honda engineers identified the need for a more compact and lightweight engine footprint to allow for more versatility in frame mounting. Using an Overhead Camshaft (OHC) orientation similar to the Honda GX100, Honda designers incorporated a maintenance-free, low-noise timing belt to create a smaller, lighter and quieter engine.</p> <p>With the rammer machine operator in mind, Honda integrated several features into the design of the GXR120 that make it easy and comfortable to control. Since quiet operation and low noise are critical for these end users, the GXR120 includes a newly designed and very compact muffler, which is 22 mm (.87 inches) narrower than the muffler used as standard on the Honda GX100 engine.   This smaller muffler, combined with the OHC engine layout, reduces operation noise by 1dB over the current GX100 engine. In addition, a heavy-duty recoil starter, together with an automatic decompression system, allow for easy engine starting, while an Oil Alert feature prevents the engine from starting if the oil level is too low. Also, a simple but innovative lubrication system with a dual-breather chamber optimizes engine lubricating performance in most rammer operating conditions.</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of engines, producing and marketing more engines globally than any other company through a diverse array of automotive, motorcycle, marine, and power equipment products. Honda Engines offers a complete line of small, general purpose engines for commercial, rental industry, and consumer applications. Honda engines supply smooth and dependable power for more than 3,000 different product applications including pressure washers, lawnmowers, rammers, and rescue and construction equipment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 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 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at </em><a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases/www.hondanews.com"><em>www.hondanews.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com">www.honda.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>For product inquiries and dealer/distributor locations, please visit <a href="http://www.engines.honda.com">www.engines.honda.com</a>.</em></p> Power Equipment Tue, 18 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/1664c622-8255-440c-b359-a0fd1323f6d1 http://hondanews.com/releases/1664c622-8255-440c-b359-a0fd1323f6d1 Honda Introduces All-New Rammer Engine <p>Honda has introduced an all-new, GXR120 general purpose engine, a model uniquely developed as an ideal source of power for rammers – equipment used to compact soil or other granular material. Offered as a second power option to the reliable GX100 engine, the new GXR120 engine has been designed to provide superb durability and reliability for heavy-duty applications.</p> <p>The Honda GXR120 is capable of meeting the high demands that rammers require of the engine, frame and operator. With a displacement of 121 cc, the engine can appropriately power 110-lb. to 175-lb. rammers at multiple altitudes with ease. Additionally, a new, special cast-iron cylinder sleeve and a high carbon-steel, dual-ball bearing crankshaft provide improved engine strength for rammer applications. To further enhance engine durability, the recoil starter and fan cover of the new GXR120 now are even more robust through the incorporation of steel in the design.</p> <p> "Our new GXR120 engine has been developed to specifically provide the kind of power, fuel efficiency and easy operation that rammer products require," said Michael Rickey, senior manager, Honda Engines. "The addition of the GXR120 to the Honda GX Series engines lineup delivers more value, versatility and performance to both our OEM customers and end users."</p> <p>When developing the GXR120 for the rammer marketplace, Honda engineers identified the need for a more compact and lightweight engine footprint to allow for more versatility in frame mounting. Using an Overhead Camshaft (OHC) orientation similar to the Honda GX100, Honda designers incorporated a maintenance-free, low-noise timing belt to create a smaller, lighter and quieter engine.</p> <p>With the rammer machine operator in mind, Honda integrated several features into the design of the GXR120 that make it easy and comfortable to control. Since quiet operation and low noise are critical for these end users, the GXR120 includes a newly designed and very compact muffler, which is 22 mm (.87 inches) narrower than the muffler used as standard on the Honda GX100 engine.   This smaller muffler, combined with the OHC engine layout, reduces operation noise by 1dB over the current GX100 engine. In addition, a heavy-duty recoil starter, together with an automatic decompression system, allow for easy engine starting, while an Oil Alert feature prevents the engine from starting if the oil level is too low. Also, a simple but innovative lubrication system with a dual-breather chamber optimizes engine lubricating performance in most rammer operating conditions.</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of engines, producing and marketing more engines globally than any other company through a diverse array of automotive, motorcycle, marine, and power equipment products. Honda Engines offers a complete line of small, general purpose engines for commercial, rental industry, and consumer applications. Honda engines supply smooth and dependable power for more than 3,000 different product applications including pressure washers, lawnmowers, rammers, and rescue and construction equipment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 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 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at </em><a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases/www.hondanews.com"><em>www.hondanews.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com">www.honda.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>For product inquiries and dealer/distributor locations, please visit <a href="http://www.engines.honda.com">www.engines.honda.com</a>.</em></p> Power Equipment: Honda Power Equipment Announces Relationship with Operation BBQ Relief <p>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and marketer of a complete range of outdoor power equipment, today announced a new relationship with the Operation BBQ Relief (<u><a href="http://www.operationbbqrelief.org">www.operationbbqrelief.org</a></u>).  The mission of Operation BBQ Relief is to provide compassion and offer hope and friendship to people whose lives have been affected by natural disasters across the United States through its expertise in cooking and catering barbecue meals and its ability to quickly mobilize teams into any area where nature disrupts and tears apart the lives of Americans.  </p> <p>Honda is providing Operation BBQ Relief with two of its Super Quiet Series portable generator models - the EU6500iSand EU3000iS - both models offering durable, dependable power.  The Honda EU6500iS, providing 6500 watts of backup power, is well suited to RVs, outdoor events, home back-up, and more.  It can provide up to 14 hours of power on 4.5 gallons of fuel. This generator features a convenient electric start and an inverter to provide clean, stable power for computers and sensitive electronic equipment.  The compact, 3000 watt Honda EU3000<em>i</em>S, is the smallest and quietest generator capable of starting and running most modern 13,500 BTU recreational vehicle (RV) air conditioners as well as powering additional appliances in an RV. This model also doubles as a home back-up unit to selectively power a furnace, refrigerator, microwave, TV, hair dryer, and several lights. The Honda generators will power two disaster deployment trailers and one barbecue trailer used by Operation BBQ Relief to prepare and serve meals as well as provide comfort stations for volunteers and those displaced in disaster zones. Operation BBQ Relief will operate the generators on trailers, allowing them to be deployed rapidly to disaster areas anywhere in the country.  Honda Power Equipment service representatives also will advise Operation BBQ Relief on proper installation and use of the generators.</p> <p>"Our new relationship with Operation BBQ Relief is powerful on a number of levels. First and foremost, this relationship provides Honda Power Equipment an opportunity help support those in their time of need.   It also supports our fundamental strategy of assisting people who have a demand for portable power in a wide range of emergency, professional and recreational situations," said Scott Conner, senior vice president, Honda Power Equipment.  "Honda Power Equipment welcomes the opportunity to work with such a dynamic and compassionate organization."</p> <p>Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of portable generators for commercial and consumer applications.  Lightweight, compact Honda generators produce between 1,000 and 10,000 watts of power, providing smooth, dependable power for recreation, construction, rental, and emergency use. Honda's Super Quiet Series generators are inverter-equipped, lightweight models with ultra low noise.  Any of these models, depending on power requirements, are good choices for home backup or public events.   </p> <p>"We are excited to partner with Honda for our power needs," said Stan Hays, co-founder and executive director, Operation BBQ Relief.  "This partnership allows us to mobilize our trailers knowing that we will have the power required to help those in need of warm meals when disaster strikes."        </p> <p align="center"> # # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Notes:</em></strong></p> <p><strong>About Honda Power Equipment</strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 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 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/">www.hondanews.com</a>.</em><br> <em>Consumer information regarding Honda products is available at </em><em><a href="http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/">www.hondapowerequipment.com</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>About Operation BBQ Relief</strong><br> <em>Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in May, 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri. On May 22, a massive multi-vortex EF5 tornado plowed through the southwest Missouri community of about 50,000 residents, killing over 140 people and injuring more than 1,000. Working from the middle of an empty parking lot, OBR volunteers cooked and served 120,000 meals to tornado survivors and rescue workers for 11 days. The Joplin operation became a model for how the organization would work during other disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes and floods.  Since May 23, 2011, Operation BBQ Relief has served over 311,000 meals.</em></p> <p><em>More information is available at <a href="http://www.operationbbqrelief.org">www.operationbbqrelief.org</a>.</em></p> Power Equipment Thu, 18 Apr 2013 08:05:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/56974bd1-75fd-48e7-8e24-ebf3b865576b http://hondanews.com/releases/56974bd1-75fd-48e7-8e24-ebf3b865576b Honda Power Equipment Announces Relationship with Operation BBQ Relief <p>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and marketer of a complete range of outdoor power equipment, today announced a new relationship with the Operation BBQ Relief (<u><a href="http://www.operationbbqrelief.org">www.operationbbqrelief.org</a></u>).  The mission of Operation BBQ Relief is to provide compassion and offer hope and friendship to people whose lives have been affected by natural disasters across the United States through its expertise in cooking and catering barbecue meals and its ability to quickly mobilize teams into any area where nature disrupts and tears apart the lives of Americans.  </p> <p>Honda is providing Operation BBQ Relief with two of its Super Quiet Series portable generator models - the EU6500iSand EU3000iS - both models offering durable, dependable power.  The Honda EU6500iS, providing 6500 watts of backup power, is well suited to RVs, outdoor events, home back-up, and more.  It can provide up to 14 hours of power on 4.5 gallons of fuel. This generator features a convenient electric start and an inverter to provide clean, stable power for computers and sensitive electronic equipment.  The compact, 3000 watt Honda EU3000<em>i</em>S, is the smallest and quietest generator capable of starting and running most modern 13,500 BTU recreational vehicle (RV) air conditioners as well as powering additional appliances in an RV. This model also doubles as a home back-up unit to selectively power a furnace, refrigerator, microwave, TV, hair dryer, and several lights. The Honda generators will power two disaster deployment trailers and one barbecue trailer used by Operation BBQ Relief to prepare and serve meals as well as provide comfort stations for volunteers and those displaced in disaster zones. Operation BBQ Relief will operate the generators on trailers, allowing them to be deployed rapidly to disaster areas anywhere in the country.  Honda Power Equipment service representatives also will advise Operation BBQ Relief on proper installation and use of the generators.</p> <p>"Our new relationship with Operation BBQ Relief is powerful on a number of levels. First and foremost, this relationship provides Honda Power Equipment an opportunity help support those in their time of need.   It also supports our fundamental strategy of assisting people who have a demand for portable power in a wide range of emergency, professional and recreational situations," said Scott Conner, senior vice president, Honda Power Equipment.  "Honda Power Equipment welcomes the opportunity to work with such a dynamic and compassionate organization."</p> <p>Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of portable generators for commercial and consumer applications.  Lightweight, compact Honda generators produce between 1,000 and 10,000 watts of power, providing smooth, dependable power for recreation, construction, rental, and emergency use. Honda's Super Quiet Series generators are inverter-equipped, lightweight models with ultra low noise.  Any of these models, depending on power requirements, are good choices for home backup or public events.   </p> <p>"We are excited to partner with Honda for our power needs," said Stan Hays, co-founder and executive director, Operation BBQ Relief.  "This partnership allows us to mobilize our trailers knowing that we will have the power required to help those in need of warm meals when disaster strikes."        </p> <p align="center"> # # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Notes:</em></strong></p> <p><strong>About Honda Power Equipment</strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 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 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/">www.hondanews.com</a>.</em><br> <em>Consumer information regarding Honda products is available at </em><em><a href="http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/">www.hondapowerequipment.com</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>About Operation BBQ Relief</strong><br> <em>Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in May, 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri. On May 22, a massive multi-vortex EF5 tornado plowed through the southwest Missouri community of about 50,000 residents, killing over 140 people and injuring more than 1,000. Working from the middle of an empty parking lot, OBR volunteers cooked and served 120,000 meals to tornado survivors and rescue workers for 11 days. The Joplin operation became a model for how the organization would work during other disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes and floods.  Since May 23, 2011, Operation BBQ Relief has served over 311,000 meals.</em></p> <p><em>More information is available at <a href="http://www.operationbbqrelief.org">www.operationbbqrelief.org</a>.</em></p> Power Equipment: Honda Power Equipment Earns Two 2012 MarCom Awards <p>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., has received two new MarCom Awards for two of its computer-based dealer and distributor service training modules. The Honda Engines and Honda Marine training courses were recognized by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals for their comprehensive training programs and individual instructional sections.</p> <p>Honda Engines earned an overall Platinum MarCom Award for the Honda Engines Maintenance digital training course. Honda Marine was awarded a Gold MarCom Award for its propeller basics curriculum offered to dealer technicians via the Honda Marine online technical training program.</p> <p>Honda produced its unique online service training solution with Irvine, California-based Pacific Technology Solutions (PTS). The training is used in Honda Engines and Honda Marine dealerships and distributor facilities nationwide.</p> <p>Administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the MarCom Awards program recognizes outstanding creative achievement by industry professionals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence, and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. Winners are selected from an average of more than 6,000 entries within 200 categories, covering seven forms of media and communication efforts, including: marketing; publications; promotions; public service/pro bono; creativity; and electronic/interactive.</p> <p>"Receiving MarCom awards for two of our key training modules is extremely gratifying and recognizes our company's work in perfecting our online training resources," said Scott Conner, senior vice president, Honda Power Equipment. "We continually work to design training programs that best suit the unique needs of our dealers and distributors, in order to ensure that our retail customers receive a quality service or warranty experience with the Honda powered products."</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest engine manufacturer, having sold more units than any other manufacturer in 2012 across all of its global product lines. The company's marine outboard and general purpose engine products are characterized by the same technology that is behind the Honda reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 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 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Marine and Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases/www.hondanews.com">www.hondanews.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com/">www.honda.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>For Honda Engines product inquiries and dealer locations, please visit <a href="http://www.engines.honda.com">www.engines.honda.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>For Honda Marine product inquiries and dealer locations, please visit <a href="http://www.hondamarine.com/"><em>www.hondamarine.com</em></a>.</em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Marine on Facebook by visiting <a href="http://facebook.com/hondamarine">http://facebook.com/hondamarine</a></em>.</p> Power Equipment Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/2ff84ad8-73d3-4a4d-aa69-eab1d38981fd http://hondanews.com/releases/2ff84ad8-73d3-4a4d-aa69-eab1d38981fd Honda Power Equipment Earns Two 2012 MarCom Awards <p>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., has received two new MarCom Awards for two of its computer-based dealer and distributor service training modules. The Honda Engines and Honda Marine training courses were recognized by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals for their comprehensive training programs and individual instructional sections.</p> <p>Honda Engines earned an overall Platinum MarCom Award for the Honda Engines Maintenance digital training course. Honda Marine was awarded a Gold MarCom Award for its propeller basics curriculum offered to dealer technicians via the Honda Marine online technical training program.</p> <p>Honda produced its unique online service training solution with Irvine, California-based Pacific Technology Solutions (PTS). The training is used in Honda Engines and Honda Marine dealerships and distributor facilities nationwide.</p> <p>Administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the MarCom Awards program recognizes outstanding creative achievement by industry professionals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence, and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. Winners are selected from an average of more than 6,000 entries within 200 categories, covering seven forms of media and communication efforts, including: marketing; publications; promotions; public service/pro bono; creativity; and electronic/interactive.</p> <p>"Receiving MarCom awards for two of our key training modules is extremely gratifying and recognizes our company's work in perfecting our online training resources," said Scott Conner, senior vice president, Honda Power Equipment. "We continually work to design training programs that best suit the unique needs of our dealers and distributors, in order to ensure that our retail customers receive a quality service or warranty experience with the Honda powered products."</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest engine manufacturer, having sold more units than any other manufacturer in 2012 across all of its global product lines. The company's marine outboard and general purpose engine products are characterized by the same technology that is behind the Honda reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 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 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Marine and Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases/www.hondanews.com">www.hondanews.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com/">www.honda.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>For Honda Engines product inquiries and dealer locations, please visit <a href="http://www.engines.honda.com">www.engines.honda.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>For Honda Marine product inquiries and dealer locations, please visit <a href="http://www.hondamarine.com/"><em>www.hondamarine.com</em></a>.</em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Marine on Facebook by visiting <a href="http://facebook.com/hondamarine">http://facebook.com/hondamarine</a></em>.</p> Power Equipment: MarCom Awards Logo 2012 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/3ef4/00c1/3ef400c1-3f21-4336-af1d-7cba05027de5-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> MarCom Awards Logo 2012 Power Equipment Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/marcom-awards-logo-2012 http://hondanews.com/photos/marcom-awards-logo-2012 MarCom Awards Logo 2012 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/3ef4/00c1/3ef400c1-3f21-4336-af1d-7cba05027de5-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> MarCom Awards Logo 2012 Power Equipment: Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a081/329c/a081329c-4f7d-4324-bf40-5dc308d14017-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower Power Equipment Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:10:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-miimo-lawn-mower http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-miimo-lawn-mower Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a081/329c/a081329c-4f7d-4324-bf40-5dc308d14017-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower Power Equipment: Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a464/1bfa/a4641bfa-eda5-46a4-980b-e907bde1c4cc-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower Power Equipment Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:10:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-miimo-lawn-mower-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-miimo-lawn-mower-2 Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a464/1bfa/a4641bfa-eda5-46a4-980b-e907bde1c4cc-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower Power Equipment: Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/d1e4/8b4a/d1e48b4a-f10c-48c9-a8bc-ba549c56bf8c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower Power Equipment Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:10:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-miimo-lawn-mower-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-miimo-lawn-mower-1 Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/d1e4/8b4a/d1e48b4a-f10c-48c9-a8bc-ba549c56bf8c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda MIIMO Lawn Mower Power Equipment: The Honda Miimo robotic lawn mower <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0b3b/c09e/0b3bc09e-9d5a-4453-8cf5-a2249431a07c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The Honda Miimo robotic lawn mower Power Equipment Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:00:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/the-honda-miimo-robotic-lawn-mower http://hondanews.com/photos/the-honda-miimo-robotic-lawn-mower The Honda Miimo robotic lawn mower <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0b3b/c09e/0b3bc09e-9d5a-4453-8cf5-a2249431a07c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The Honda Miimo robotic lawn mower Power Equipment: Honda Miimo Robotic Lawn Mower Demonstrated at The Honda Classic Exclusive Product to Wow Fans at 2013 Golf Tournament <p>Honda begins demonstrations today of the Honda Miimo, a unique robotic lawn mower, at the 2013 Honda Classic – a  PGA TOUR event taking place February 25-March 3 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.   Currently sold only in Europe, the Honda Miimo is the company's first commercial robotic product for domestic use, offering customers the ultimate in lawn mowing ease.  </p> <p>Hard at work all weekend long between the 10th and 18th fairways, a Honda Miimo will be cutting grass for tournament spectators and also will be on display in the Honda product tent located by the main entrance to the course.  The Honda Miimo is the perfect solution for people who want the benefits of a beautiful lawn without having to physically mow grass.  The product requires minimal human interaction while in use, saves a great deal of time and labor, and produces a neat, manicured yard.</p> <p>The Honda Miimo operates a continuous cutting system, typically mowing just 2-3 mm (.08 in. –.11 in. ) of grass at a time, several times each week. It cuts in a random pattern, a technique that results in less stress on grass, more healthy growth, and reduced moss and weeds. Unlike a traditional lawn mower, it does not need to collect cuttings; the clippings it creates are miniscule and easily dispersed into the lawn root system – breaking down quickly to act as a natural fertilizer that improves the health and quality of the grass.</p> <p>The new robotic lawn mower navigates through an intelligent combination of controls, timers and real-time sensory feedback. It works within a boundary wire, installed under the ground or in the grass around the perimeter of the area to be mowed. The Honda Miimo detects the electronic signal in the wire and stays within the boundary.  Powered by a high performance lithium-ion battery, the product is self-charging, constantly monitoring its battery level and returning to its docking station when it needs to recharge.</p> <p>The Honda Miimo features three independent 360 degree sensors that detect solid contacts between the unit and any obstacles. If a sensor is activated, the lawn mower will stop, turn, and move in a different direction from the point of contact.<br> Both safety and security during use are assured by two additional sensors that are triggered to shut down the lawn mower in the event that the Honda Miimo leaves the ground. In addition, an alarm sounds, and the product cannot be used until the owner inputs a unique PIN. </p> <p>Honda Power Equipment also will be displaying and operating many of its other popular lawn mowers, pumps, generators and marine engines at The Honda Classic. Specifically, the extremely popular and quiet Honda EU2000<em>i</em>, EU3000<em>i</em> and EU6500<em>i</em> generators will be powering various concessions as well as the mobile device charging station.  Honda pumps, lawn mowers and generators will join the showcase of Honda automobiles, Acura automobiles, Honda motorcycles and Honda racing displays in the Honda product display tent.</p> <p> "Honda Power Equipment always has worked hard to produce products that help people get things done with maximum convenience and ease," said Scott Conner, vice president, Honda Power Equipment.  "The Miimo robotic lawn mower is the ultimate expression of those efforts, and the product demonstrates new and innovative thinking from Honda."</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest engine manufacturer, having sold more engines than any other manufacturer across all of its global product lines.  The company's power products, general purpose engines and marine engines are characterized by the same fuel-efficient technology that is behind the Honda reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 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 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases/www.hondanews.com">www.hondanews.com</a>.</em><br> <em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a><em><u>.</u></em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a><em>.</em></p> <em>Connect with Honda Marine on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://facebook.com/hondamarine"><em>http://facebook.com/hondamarine</em></a><em>.</em> Power Equipment Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:00:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/e050148c-690c-424d-b0ab-0eb92e618e7d http://hondanews.com/releases/e050148c-690c-424d-b0ab-0eb92e618e7d Honda Miimo Robotic Lawn Mower Demonstrated at The Honda Classic Exclusive Product to Wow Fans at 2013 Golf Tournament <p>Honda begins demonstrations today of the Honda Miimo, a unique robotic lawn mower, at the 2013 Honda Classic – a  PGA TOUR event taking place February 25-March 3 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.   Currently sold only in Europe, the Honda Miimo is the company's first commercial robotic product for domestic use, offering customers the ultimate in lawn mowing ease.  </p> <p>Hard at work all weekend long between the 10th and 18th fairways, a Honda Miimo will be cutting grass for tournament spectators and also will be on display in the Honda product tent located by the main entrance to the course.  The Honda Miimo is the perfect solution for people who want the benefits of a beautiful lawn without having to physically mow grass.  The product requires minimal human interaction while in use, saves a great deal of time and labor, and produces a neat, manicured yard.</p> <p>The Honda Miimo operates a continuous cutting system, typically mowing just 2-3 mm (.08 in. –.11 in. ) of grass at a time, several times each week. It cuts in a random pattern, a technique that results in less stress on grass, more healthy growth, and reduced moss and weeds. Unlike a traditional lawn mower, it does not need to collect cuttings; the clippings it creates are miniscule and easily dispersed into the lawn root system – breaking down quickly to act as a natural fertilizer that improves the health and quality of the grass.</p> <p>The new robotic lawn mower navigates through an intelligent combination of controls, timers and real-time sensory feedback. It works within a boundary wire, installed under the ground or in the grass around the perimeter of the area to be mowed. The Honda Miimo detects the electronic signal in the wire and stays within the boundary.  Powered by a high performance lithium-ion battery, the product is self-charging, constantly monitoring its battery level and returning to its docking station when it needs to recharge.</p> <p>The Honda Miimo features three independent 360 degree sensors that detect solid contacts between the unit and any obstacles. If a sensor is activated, the lawn mower will stop, turn, and move in a different direction from the point of contact.<br> Both safety and security during use are assured by two additional sensors that are triggered to shut down the lawn mower in the event that the Honda Miimo leaves the ground. In addition, an alarm sounds, and the product cannot be used until the owner inputs a unique PIN. </p> <p>Honda Power Equipment also will be displaying and operating many of its other popular lawn mowers, pumps, generators and marine engines at The Honda Classic. Specifically, the extremely popular and quiet Honda EU2000<em>i</em>, EU3000<em>i</em> and EU6500<em>i</em> generators will be powering various concessions as well as the mobile device charging station.  Honda pumps, lawn mowers and generators will join the showcase of Honda automobiles, Acura automobiles, Honda motorcycles and Honda racing displays in the Honda product display tent.</p> <p> "Honda Power Equipment always has worked hard to produce products that help people get things done with maximum convenience and ease," said Scott Conner, vice president, Honda Power Equipment.  "The Miimo robotic lawn mower is the ultimate expression of those efforts, and the product demonstrates new and innovative thinking from Honda."</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest engine manufacturer, having sold more engines than any other manufacturer across all of its global product lines.  The company's power products, general purpose engines and marine engines are characterized by the same fuel-efficient technology that is behind the Honda reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 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 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases/www.hondanews.com">www.hondanews.com</a>.</em><br> <em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a><em><u>.</u></em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a><em>.</em></p> <em>Connect with Honda Marine on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://facebook.com/hondamarine"><em>http://facebook.com/hondamarine</em></a><em>.</em> Power Equipment: Honda Power Equipment Earns Industry Award <p><em>Rental Equipment Register</em> (RER) magazine has named the Honda EB10000 Industrial Series portable generator as a recipient of the coveted <strong>2012 Innovative Product Award</strong>. The EB10000 model, selected by a panel of industry judges as displaying innovation in rental industry products, was named the winner in the magazine's generators and welders category.</p> <p>The <em>RER</em> Innovative Product Award was established in 2003 to honor excellence in new product development in the equipment rental industry. The 2012 awards showcased the most innovative products introduced to the marketplace between August 1, 2011 and July 31, 2012.</p> <p>Honda Industrial Series generators have earned a leading reputation in the construction and rental industries for their rugged reliability and outstanding performance. In 2012, the company launched the all-new EB10000: the most powerful Honda Industrial Series generator and the company's flagship model.</p> <p>The Honda EB10000 generator, with a maximum output of 10,000 watts, is compact, lightweight and features a range of design innovations that contribute to exceptional performance. These features include a narrow-shaped design; a centralized exhaust mechanism; a newly developed alternator; and the best fuel efficiency and lowest noise in its class. The EB10000 also is an ideal fit for the rental market, where users demand the most reliable power for a variety of applications.</p> <p>The Digital Auto Voltage Regulator (DAVR) – a Honda exclusive – is integrated into the design of the company's EB10000 generator. The DAVR functions to improve the output capability of the new model, holding the voltage stable within one percent over time during standard operation. The DAVR adjustments are driven off the main winding versus a sensor winding in conventional AVR systems, with a built-in temperature protection system. In addition, the DAVR configuration has a built-in self-diagnosis function to prevent abnormal voltage and engine speed from exceeding 4,140 rpm for longer than three seconds. A power coil, installed under the flywheel, provides a power supply for the DAVR.</p> <p>The technologically advanced design of the Honda EB10000 incorporates a<strong> </strong>patented frame design that clearly delineates its hot and cool operating parts. This configuration allows the generator's battery and control panel elements to be positioned in the model's cool zone.</p> <p>The generator includes the<em> i</em>-Monitor digital operation system (with lighting), that allows the operator to see, at a glance, the state of the conditions being monitored: total used hours, generating voltage (when error detected), battery condition, Oil Alert®, and an AVR (auto voltage regulator) error code, all of which improve understanding about service and maintenance activities. The generator also has a one-touch, removable plastic top cover allowing for easy battery access and maintenance.</p> <p>The Honda EB10000 operates at an extremely quiet noise level – at approximately 72 decibels at 23 feet (equivalent to the noise of a vacuum cleaner). This low noise level is achieved through a large muffler that includes a punching pipe, a perforated mechanism that allows for the smooth release of exhaust gas.</p> <p>"The Honda EB10000 is designed to meet the most demanding needs of rental customers" said Scott Conner, vice president, Honda Power Equipment. "Honda is honored that the RER judging panel recognized the multiple technologies incorporated into the EB10000 that satisfy a broad range of rental applications."</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest engine manufacturer, having sold more engines than any other manufacturer across all of its global product lines. The company's generators are characterized by the same fuel-efficient technology that is behind the Honda reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.</p> <p> </p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 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 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>For product inquiries and dealer locations, please visit </em><a href="http://www.hondamarine.com/"><em>www.hondapowerequipment.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a></p> Power Equipment Tue, 22 Jan 2013 06:00:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/6a795ea6-ae39-40c9-8e01-d7e476533185 http://hondanews.com/releases/6a795ea6-ae39-40c9-8e01-d7e476533185 Honda Power Equipment Earns Industry Award <p><em>Rental Equipment Register</em> (RER) magazine has named the Honda EB10000 Industrial Series portable generator as a recipient of the coveted <strong>2012 Innovative Product Award</strong>. The EB10000 model, selected by a panel of industry judges as displaying innovation in rental industry products, was named the winner in the magazine's generators and welders category.</p> <p>The <em>RER</em> Innovative Product Award was established in 2003 to honor excellence in new product development in the equipment rental industry. The 2012 awards showcased the most innovative products introduced to the marketplace between August 1, 2011 and July 31, 2012.</p> <p>Honda Industrial Series generators have earned a leading reputation in the construction and rental industries for their rugged reliability and outstanding performance. In 2012, the company launched the all-new EB10000: the most powerful Honda Industrial Series generator and the company's flagship model.</p> <p>The Honda EB10000 generator, with a maximum output of 10,000 watts, is compact, lightweight and features a range of design innovations that contribute to exceptional performance. These features include a narrow-shaped design; a centralized exhaust mechanism; a newly developed alternator; and the best fuel efficiency and lowest noise in its class. The EB10000 also is an ideal fit for the rental market, where users demand the most reliable power for a variety of applications.</p> <p>The Digital Auto Voltage Regulator (DAVR) – a Honda exclusive – is integrated into the design of the company's EB10000 generator. The DAVR functions to improve the output capability of the new model, holding the voltage stable within one percent over time during standard operation. The DAVR adjustments are driven off the main winding versus a sensor winding in conventional AVR systems, with a built-in temperature protection system. In addition, the DAVR configuration has a built-in self-diagnosis function to prevent abnormal voltage and engine speed from exceeding 4,140 rpm for longer than three seconds. A power coil, installed under the flywheel, provides a power supply for the DAVR.</p> <p>The technologically advanced design of the Honda EB10000 incorporates a<strong> </strong>patented frame design that clearly delineates its hot and cool operating parts. This configuration allows the generator's battery and control panel elements to be positioned in the model's cool zone.</p> <p>The generator includes the<em> i</em>-Monitor digital operation system (with lighting), that allows the operator to see, at a glance, the state of the conditions being monitored: total used hours, generating voltage (when error detected), battery condition, Oil Alert®, and an AVR (auto voltage regulator) error code, all of which improve understanding about service and maintenance activities. The generator also has a one-touch, removable plastic top cover allowing for easy battery access and maintenance.</p> <p>The Honda EB10000 operates at an extremely quiet noise level – at approximately 72 decibels at 23 feet (equivalent to the noise of a vacuum cleaner). This low noise level is achieved through a large muffler that includes a punching pipe, a perforated mechanism that allows for the smooth release of exhaust gas.</p> <p>"The Honda EB10000 is designed to meet the most demanding needs of rental customers" said Scott Conner, vice president, Honda Power Equipment. "Honda is honored that the RER judging panel recognized the multiple technologies incorporated into the EB10000 that satisfy a broad range of rental applications."</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest engine manufacturer, having sold more engines than any other manufacturer across all of its global product lines. The company's generators are characterized by the same fuel-efficient technology that is behind the Honda reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.</p> <p> </p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 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 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>For product inquiries and dealer locations, please visit </em><a href="http://www.hondamarine.com/"><em>www.hondapowerequipment.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a></p> Power Equipment: 2012 RER Innovative Product Award Logo <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e77c/62fb/e77c62fb-b415-4332-8a49-685183b78cc8-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2012 RER Innovative Product Award Logo Power Equipment Tue, 22 Jan 2013 06:00:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/2012-rer-innovative-product-award-logo http://hondanews.com/photos/2012-rer-innovative-product-award-logo 2012 RER Innovative Product Award Logo <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e77c/62fb/e77c62fb-b415-4332-8a49-685183b78cc8-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2012 RER Innovative Product Award Logo