Honda Announces Next Generation of Portable Power in All-New EU7000is Generator
1/21/2014 8:30:00 PM
Honda Power Equipment is debuting the all-new EU7000is portable generator at this year's World of Concrete trade show venue adding greater power performance to its popular Super Quiet Series. This new generator delivers more of what Honda generator customers have come to expect from Honda: fuel efficiency, clean power output, quiet operation and longer running times in a portable package.
Ideal for a host of commercial and residential applications, the Honda EU7000is is the company's first application of electronic fuel injection to a generator, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the model it replaces. Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage than a carbureted model. What's more, the all-new generator incorporates a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch.
"The EU7000is marks the further evolution of the Honda Super Quiet Series of generators through its continued development in the areas of output, noise, size and fuel consumption. Producing 7,000 volt amperes (VA) ― or watts ― of power, this all-new generator is the perfect solution to a variety of power needs," said Scott Conner, senior vice president at Honda Power Equipment. "The EU7000is is equally applicable for home backup use, on a commercial worksite, campsite or for RV camping and tailgating due to its excellent portability, quiet power output, and compact design."
A Closer Look at the Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator
The EU7000is has a dry weight of 262 pounds only two pounds heavier than the Honda EU6500is generator. The new model also is equipped with a new 5.1 gallon gas tank and can operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load or an estimated 18 hours at ¼ load. This allows the generator to achieve a 25 percent increase in run time and a 20 percent increase in fuel economy over the EU6500is model. By utilizing a separate triple chamber construction comprised of an exhaust [muffler] chamber, an engine chamber, and an intake chamber and the Eco-ThrottleTM design, the EU7000is achieves a noise level of approximately 60 dB at rated load resulting in super quiet operation.
Perhaps the most basic, yet important features of interest to consumers who are purchasing a generator are the amount and the quality of power produced by the unit. The EU7000is offers a maximum 7000 VA of enhanced commercial grade electricity with a wave form distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent. This translates into a generous amount of usable power available for a wide range of commercial and residential applications.
In addition, the new EU7000is incorporates the Honda inverter technology, designed to power computers and sensitive electronic equipment that demand consistent electrical current with a stable sine wave or signal. A computer or equipment operating on fluctuating power could possibly freeze, shut down, or be interrupted. To overcome this problem, Honda engineers developed a form of inverter technology, which allows generators with this technology to provide cleaner current to power electronic equipment in remote locations. In addition, inverter technology substantially reduces weight and noise.
Maneuverability and ease of use are key for any portable generator, and the EU7000is is no exception. It includes a wheel kit with large semi-pneumatic tires and folding handles as standard equipment, making the generator exceptionally versatile and manageable for whatever power supply situation is at hand. Additionally, an iMonitor digital display provides helpful operational information such as hours of use, performance data, battery charging status and other on-board diagnostics.
The power behind the innovative EU7000is is the Honda fuel injected OHV GX390 engine. As is the case with all Honda engines, the GX390 provides low-emission, 4-cycle power to the unit. Honda's new fuel injection and engine management systems incorporate the latest, most advanced engine technologies in a small package. With the new fuel injected GX390, the Honda EU7000is provides an economical, quiet and efficient power plant to compliment the generator's new technology and advanced design.
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