Honda EM6500SXK2 generator

 
Approximate retail price:
$2800
Summary: This Honda portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 5,500 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 6 power outlets
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Community icon13 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Portable generators
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User Reviews

 
5.0
I am buying 2; I have 3 that are already 12 years old!
9/21/2015
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Comment:
I will only buy Honda generators. Tried other national brands that were cheaper and they didn't last as long as a Honda. Yes, Hondas are expensive but they last longer and overall a better machine. I am going to buy 2 of these and I won't hesitate on the price. Take care of them, change the oil, have them professionally serviced and they will last forever. Hondas are cheaper in the long run.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Pro's choice
11/2/2013
Pros
Cons
none
Best Uses
Everywhere
Comment:
As a professional, who repairs portable generators, Honda, hands down is the winner. Like all honda products,it has intelligent design and safety features,no other product has. If you want a throwaway unit,then buy the others.But if you buy something for the long haul its an easy choice. Every honda generator that i've repaired has outperformed their ratings on a load bank test. The 5.500 watt can easily put out 6,500 watts consistently and 7.000 watts peak without degrading the back end. Honda's are also very forgiving if you have bad fuel. Drain the carb and refill wit fresh gas.Try doing that with the others. Honda is also the only manufacturer to have entire unit protected ,230 volts included. If you're running a well pump,this is important. Honda is also the only one to have Clean power,to protect computers,refrigerators,t.v.'s and all other power sensitive appliances in your home or office. Last but not least,replacement parts and service. Try and find a dealers for support when you buy the others ,probably one or two in every state. Once you leave the big box stores, good luck,you're on your own.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Good
6/13/2013
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Comment:
Runs good, no problems runs entire house of just the cabin. Is to heavy for one person to lift.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Honda EM6500SXK2 is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. The Honda EM6500SXK2 Generators features and specs include Fuel shutoff, Fuel type, Low-oil shutoff, Weight (lbs.), Fuel gauge, Electric start, Claimed output (watts). In our lab tests, Generators models like the Honda EM6500SXK2 are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Ease of use, Power delivery, Run time range (hrs.), Power quality. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Honda EM6500SXK2 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Honda EM6500SXK2 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Honda EM6500SXK2.
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