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Honda EU7000is Running Time


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Old 10-10-2017, 10:15:25 AM
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Hello,

How much is the longest time some one have been running the Honda EU7000is without stop it.

The maximum time I have been running mine is 14 hours.

The manual said it can run up to 18 hours with a full tank, but it don't said for how long can it be running without stopping it.

Do I have to stop it for some time each couple of hours?
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:26:53 PM
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Default Re: Honda EU7000is running time

My understanding is to check the oil every time you shutdown to refuel, or once every 24 hrs.

---------- Post added at 02:26:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:23:20 PM ----------

You bought a great generator. How much load are you running?
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:48:47 PM
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Hello,

Like 2k at most.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:50:06 AM
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Default Re: Honda EU7000is Running Time

I see you are in Puerto Rico. Our condolences, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Can you tell us how things are really going there? It seems very hard to get clear, honest reporting on just how bad, or good, the situaton is. What is working, what is not, and what do you need?

Thank you and good luck.
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Hi,

I’m at San Juan and here we can find water, food and gas, but in the center of the island is very hard, there are places that only can be access by air.

The electricity is at 16% percent of the island and they expect to be at 25% at the end of the month, they said that could take up to 4 months to complete the whole island.

The water is like a 58% percent but even that they said that is potable it is not recommend to drink it. A lot of hospital are working on generators, some of them had close because the generator fails, FEMA is providing backup generator for some hospitals. The USNS Comfort came the last week and it’s helping with patients.
The water plants that treats used waters are failing and contaminating the rivers, because of this lot of people that do not have water are using the rivers to wash the clothes and to drink are getting leptospirosis. The government don't confirm it officially but at least we had 2 dead by leptospirosis, it’s know that some people died because they did not have oxygen and dialysis patients did not receive the treatment on time. A patient that need 5 hours of dialysis are receiving only 2 hours of treatment and that’s not enough.

The communications still very bad outside of San Juan. The cells company are working very hard to at least provide calls and text message in the island but not data, Google is launching some globes to provide data and communications.

There are a lot of people that lost everything, even in places that are close to San Juan. The government is trying but it’s really hard for them, Fema also is helping but there a are a lot of complains that they are too slow and the people of the center of the island are not getting help fast enough.

The live in San Juan is kind of normal, but with very heavy traffic, no light and poor communications, but Outside it really different and hard, there are people that need a lot of help, especially in the center of the island.

It’s going to take months for the live to be as it was in the metro area, but in the rest of the island is going to take years.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:46:50 AM
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Glad to see youíre doing okay. I hope the rst of the island improves fast. Iím sure that expensive generator you bought seems pretty valuable now.

To your original question, I think it would be fine to run for as long as the tank will last; no need to shut down to rest. But be sure to keep up with the oil change intervals - I think itís every 35 hours? Running around the clock, that means you have to change the oil every other day.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:37:18 AM
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Default Re: Honda EU7000is Running Time

Of course the engine will not care if you run it 24 hours a day, only stopping to check the oil and fill with gas.

But my advice is to consider how much the generator is actually needed. Can you leave it off 8 hours a night? Or even 4 hours a night and still get your work and refrigeration done?

These types of units seem to run about 4000 hours, maybe a little more, before the engine (cylinder walls mostly, and rings) are worn out.

There may be other problems that also come sooner than you would expect due to high run hours. Also you should probably come up with a plan to do valve adjustment when it is time.

My advice is to keep the run hours as low as possible to save on breakdowns and just save the whole engine because who knows when you will get power back, or be able to get repair parts in case of breakdowns.

Take gentle care of it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:41:37 PM
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Default Re: Honda EU7000is Running Time

Your 2k load is almost nothing for that unit.
4000 hours is 167 days but I'm assuming that's at least half load and maybe full load.

I just consulted the recommended oil change schedules for my Honda eu2000i

First oil change at 20 hours.
After that 100 hours.

Best wishes to everyone there.

Joe
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:39:15 AM
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Thanks to all.

I,m running it like 12 hours a day, just during the night, also I,m changing the oil each 100 Hrs. It have like 284 hours on it. For the next oil change I also will be changing the spark plug and the air filter.

I,m thinking on getting some battery systems to run the house for like 2 days and then run the generator for around 8 hours each 2 days just to charge the battery.

The 4000 hours is a standard for all generators, all just for the Hondas?
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:46:09 AM
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Iím pretty sure heís referring to Hondas. Other high quality generators will last that long. Many, if not most, generators sold these days are not high quality ,and will not last nearly that long.
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