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Honda EG2800i Generator
Recall notice

In December 2017 this portable generator was recalled because the carburetor can leak gasoline, posing fire and burn hazards. If you own this generator you should immediately stop using it and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. For more information go to the CPSC recall notice at www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/American-Honda-Recalls-Portable-Generators-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards

EG2800i

This open frame Honda medium sized Inverter generator is Gasoline-powered and is rated for 2500 watts/2800 watts surge load. Has a float style fuel gauge and a 30 amp RV/marine outlet. Manual start only and does not claim to be parallel capable.

Description

This open frame Honda medium sized Inverter generator is Gasoline-powered and is rated for 2500 watts/2800 watts surge load. Has a float style fuel gauge and a 30 amp RV/marine outlet. Manual start only and does not claim to be parallel capable.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Power delivery

Power delivery

How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

 /  5
Power quality

Power quality

A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Includes starting, transport (for portables), and helpful features such as fuel shutoff.

 /  5
CO safety technology

CO safety technology

The presence and responsiveness of built-in CO-sensing technology to automatically shut the generator off in an enclosed space before CO builds up to dangerous levels.

 /  5

About

The Honda EG2800i is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Inverter Generators models like the EG2800i are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Power delivery How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

Power quality A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.

Noise Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.

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