Got the right fit after researching generators
EU 30is, electric start, with pull start as well.
I run off grid, work away 3 weeks, home 1 week.
This generator is my power supply.
Runs inverter 2.5kva split system aircon in sea container, in tropical hot climate, 24/7 for my week home.
Average 13lts for 20 hrs running, a bit of cloud cover I'll get 21/22 hrs running for same fuel.
Average 9/10 lts for 20 hrs running as weather cools to dry season.
I can run extra electric devices as I need.
Pressure washer, electric frypan, battery charger, 3kg washing machine, also use 12 amp charging for battery/solar set up on overcast days.
All whilst on eco mode.
Well worth the money....
Purchased for $4,500.00.
Still going 15 years later!
We bought this generator in 2005, within the first 2 years there was an issue and we took it to our local Honda dealer and as it was under warranty we were given a completely new machine. It’s still going strong all these years later.
Purchased in July 2005 for $4,000.00.
Does what it should
We purchased this generator as a back up for our house during grid power failure, back in February 2013. It has been in actual emergency service, probably eight times during this period. The rest of its use has been to keep it charged and maintained for when it is needed. (we probably should run it more often, as I have had to pull start it a couple of times due to the battery discharging, but it has recharged). Having said this, it has never failed to start under pull start or battery and continues to do what it is s'posed to do. I, personally...can not fault it at all (other than, as every one else says, it is on the heavy side( not that that is a fault, better heavy than too light)). As I write this review, the battery has finally failed to recharge so I will replace it and look forward to the same reliable service it has provided. I must reiterate, we purchased it in 2013. I notice a few negative reviews of recently purchased units. This is my experience.
My eu30is pull cord wears through approximately 200mm from the T handle. This is where is goes through a guide. Honda dealers say this is normal. I disagree as the unit is only 12 months old with limited use. Dealer said this is from vibrations not covered by warranty. I believe its a design fault and should be covered.
Very very dissapointed. In less than one year this product was back at the dealers 6 times for the same problem: plug oiling up in a matter of days, or 12 hours running time. One week ago it was in for a decoke, being the technician's diagnosis and two days later the same problem. I have to clean the plug once or twice a week and am only running it for a couple of hours a day. I am complying with all recommendations, fuel is fresh, lots of ventilation, mixing between eco and standard mode etc, but it is still an extremely unreliable and frustrating machine. I live remotely and use it as back up for my solar system. Honda quality has gone down hill since I bought my first generator in the 80s
Honda warranty support is questionable
I own and have owned many Honda items. For the most part I have been very satisfied. I presently own two large Brushcutters, two EU10s, one EU20 & a very broken EU30si (2 years old)
I own a Private Conservation Park. We do & have done much conservation work in what is known as a High Value Conservation Area.
I have used & have been very pleased with all my Honda products in the past. I’m happy to pay extra for the value as I know that they put a lot of thought in creating a product that is very reliable even though the price is a premium.
...Over two years ago I purchased a Honda EU30SI for 3.5k Up until two months ago it has worked fine. (2 years & 3 months) The electric starter failed at that time & did not think much of it. I thought that the warranty would cover it. It did still work by pull starting so I thought it a minor thing and all would be fine. I brought it into the Honda approved service centre who then informed me that the Honda generator required a new head as the decompression mechanism was faulty. I did think it rather strange as it was going fine. *Please note that there was compression and it did work!*
Purchased at Generator Store for $3,500.00.
Hefty weight- hefty price tag - poor performance.
Have this generator in my motorhome and it's terrible. Since new, it has a problem of stopping for no reason. May go for 5 min then stop, may go for 2 hours then stop. A couple of dealers say 'nothing wrong'. Honda Australia are no help, if they ever answer it takes weeks.this generator is not worthy of hefty price tag. 1. Unreliable. 2. Extremely heavy. 3. Limited accessories available. 4 poor customer service.. Buy something else.
Has been to two Honda dealers. Both said 'can't find anything wrong with it. It's obviously a fuel problem but H...
Excellent option for Solar Battery backup charger.
I have acquired the generator second-hand with a recently purchased property and been been using it for over 6 months now and is has performed flawlessly. It is very easy to start, relatively quiet and economical on fuel. Just recently added and auto-start kit linked to my Selectronic SP-Pro Inverter which works exactly as configured.
Easy to start, quiet and economical.
Would be great if it was a few kilos lighter so one person could pick it up!
Honda EUis 30
Best generator i ever had, excellent fuel economy especially with the 17l tank,
Wireless remote control system can be purchased so you can start the gene while your in the warmth of your caravan, super quite & came with 4 year warranty, very easy to maintain, changing the oil only takes 5 minutes, this gene can handle running the air conditioner yet the eu20 struggles & chews the juice.
Good fuel economy, very quite, well designed
Little bit heavy to lift for 1 person
The best thing I could have bought for my business. It's quiet powerful and reliable. Really easy to use, my wife can start it with no trouble and she is pretty useless for most things. I use it commercially and have given it a good thrashing. Still better that three versions of eBay junk. Power rating by Honda is grossly under rated and can put out more than what they state and doesn't get simpler to use.
Reliable clean power when you need it and easy to start and use
Hefty price but still worth it and more
Questions & Answers
Hi, I’ve recently bought a brand new EU30IS and have just changed the oil, not It will start and run for a short time then cut off.
Also, the key jammed on once and flattened the battery, will the battery charge when the genny is running?
Ours is not a key start it’s a pull cord so I have no battery issues sorry I can’t be of more help. You should take it back to where you bought it from whilst it’s under warranty. That’s what we did shortly after purchase and then just get it serviced regularly, still going since 2005.
What’s the price please
It runs fine than after maybe 1 hr or all different time lengths it drops reeves and sometimes stops, it starts back up fine than who knows when it stops again. New plug and air filter but where is the fuel filter? Changed fuel and types many times.
I want to buy an ultra quiet 3kva unit. Pls explain the eu30i vers eu30is etc. also the images look very different. Some is 35kg - others twice that?
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