The new open-frame inverter models (EG2800i and EB2800i) are shipping to dealers this week...Maybe they will have one in stock and can get a good look at one.thanks for the heads up
It's a similar engine/gen layout to the EU2000i...the GC160 engine used on the new generator models have a rotor that acts as the flywheel, which has the cooling fan and pull-starter all mounted on the same side.
looking at it does the inverter come off the Magneto side or PTO side. From what i can tell from the photos. it seems to be coming off the Mag side like the EU2000i. just looking thanks
The new EG2800i and EB2800i are just shipping this past week, so it will take a bit of time for dealers to get them and be up to speed.I was at my Local Mower shop the other day and he sells Honda Generators.
But what am waiting for is the trickle down of the fuel injection.
Agreed. There's no getting around that gasoline today with ethanol is a game changer for the worst for every gas engine. IMO Honda dropped the ball by discontinuing the EB12d. A 12,000 watt diesel generator today would sell very well for those of us with a home backup application who have central A/C. Also Diesel is much safer to store, and stores longer than today's gasoline. Soon E-85 will be jammed down our throats by our masters in Washington. Generator ownership has grown quiet a lot in the last few years.Ive seen stale fuel stop a EFI vehicle, so ime sure it will happen to EFI small engines. Its not a magic cure for stale fuel.
+1. By the way, 12KW won't run my house, but 24KW will do nicely. Add a parallel option, please....IMO Honda dropped the ball by discontinuing the EB12d. A 12,000 watt diesel generator today would sell very well for those of us with a home backup application who have central A/C....
That's a shame. The EB12d is a magnificent machine for its day. To see it rust away is a crime.+1. By the way, 12KW won't run my house, but 24KW will do nicely. Add a parallel option, please.
I know where there is an EB12D that has been sitting outdoors partially sheltered for at least 10 years, untouched. Belongs to a govt. agency that "can't" sell it, and will almost surely sit there until it turns to scrap (if not already).
Sounds about right. I recall about many years ago when Honda sold off the last few EB12D units to a dealer who had a contract with the DoD / Air Force.I know where there is an EB12D that has been sitting outdoors partially sheltered for at least 10 years, untouched. Belongs to a govt. agency that "can't" sell it
Robert-Can't share any specifics on future FI products, but surely it is the way of the future.
What really makes it 'work' with less-than-prefect gasoline is the 40 psi fuel pump; when it literally injects fuel into the cylinder at such a high pressure, there's no slime or gunk in the world to slow it down. Honda is so confident of this, products with FI don't have a fuel drain.
Sorry for any confusion, Fred, but I was responding to comments about the EU7000is, which is fuel-injected. The new EG2800i and EB2800i generators both have a carburetor.Robert-
Are you saying that the new generator is fuel injected?
Also, how does its noise rating compare with the other inverter generators. It appears to be 9 dB worse than my EU6500i.