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Honda EM6500SXK2
 
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
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
5.0
Buy for less
8/6/2014
Pros
Sam's Sells These Cheaply
Cons
none
Best Uses
Emergency use
Comment:
Bought our 7500 at Sam's club for $830 two years ago. They often sell Honda's for way less than other places. Has run like a champ through many snow storms and way too many power outages. We live on an island in Maine so a generator is essential. Never fails to start right up. Keep it in a Sundeck plastic box outside so all we do is unwrap and plug in the cord to the external house box(let an electrician set this up). Good to go. Keep one of the doors to the box open for ventilation.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(14 of 14 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
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
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 Claimed output (watts), Fuel gauge, Electric start, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Fuel type, Low-oil shutoff. In our lab tests, Generators models like the Honda EM6500SXK2 are reviewed on Power delivery, Run time range (hrs.), Power quality, Noise, Overall score, Ease of use. 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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