EU3000iS

EU3000IS1A

3000 watt 120V inverter generator

  • Power for furnace, fridge, most 13,500 BTU RV AC units, & more
  • Super quiet
  • Electric start
  • Fuel efficient - up to 20 hrs on 3.4 gal of gas
  • Inverter - stable power for computers & more

MSRP

$2309*

Features

Excellent source of power for RVs, including 13,500 BTU AC units, and basic home backup power
Excellent source of power for RVs, including 13,500 BTU AC units, and basic home backup power

This popular model can operate a wide variety of appliances, including a furnace, fridge, microwave, most 13,500 BTU RV AC units, and much more. Take a look at the applications tab for more examples.

Super quiet - less noise than normal conversation
Super quiet - less noise than normal conversation

So quiet, your neighbors will thank you. The EU3000iS operates at 50 to 57 dB(A), which is less noise than a normal conversation. This makes it ideal for camping, RV power and any other activity that requires quiet operation.

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Convenient electric starting

Easy recoil starting is also available as a back up.

Fuel efficient - Runs up to 20 hours on 3.4 gal of fuel
Fuel efficient - Runs up to 20 hours on 3.4 gal of fuel

Thanks to our exclusive Eco Throttle System, the EU3000iS offers great fuel efficiency. Runs from 7.2 to 20 hours on a single tank, depending on the load. This makes it great for overnight power.

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Advanced inverter technology  - reliable power for computers and other sensitive equipment
Advanced inverter technology - reliable power for computers and other sensitive equipment

Honda's inverter technology means stable, clean power in a smaller, lighter package. The precision of Honda's inverter technology ensures our inverter generators produce power that is as reliable as the power you get from your outlets at home.

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Add more power with parallel capability
Add more power with parallel capability

Need more power? Add a second EU3000iS for additional power. Two identical models can be paralleled with an optional cable.

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12V - 12.0A DC output
12V - 12.0A DC output

The EU3000iS has a DC outlet for use when charging 12-volt automotive type batteries. (Requires an optional charging cord.)

3 year residential and commercial warranty
3 year residential and commercial warranty

You can rest easy, knowing your generator is covered from top to bottom for 3 full years.

Protected by Oil Alert®

Protects the generator by shutting the engine off when low oil is detected.

USDA-qualified spark arrestor/muffler

Circuit protected

Protects the generator from being overloaded.

Specifications

Engine

Honda GX200


Displacement

196cc


AC Output

120V 3000W max.(25A) 2800W rated (23.3A)


Receptacles

20A 125V Duplex, 30A 125V Locking Plug


DC Output

12V, 144W (12A)


Starting System

Recoil, electric


Fuel Tank Capacity

3.4 gal.


Run Time per Tankful

7.1 hrs. @ rated load, 20 hrs. @ 1/4 load


Dimensions (L x W x H)

25.9" x 17.6" x 22.0"


Noise Level

57 dB(A) @ rated load, 50 dB(A) @ 1/4 load


Dry Weight

131 lbs.


Residential Warranty

3 Years


Commercial Warranty

3 Years


Accessories

Storage Cover
2 or 4 Wheel Kit
DC Charging Cord
Parallel Cables
Transfer Switch

Applications

This generator can power the following common applications. Please note: not all applications can be powered simultaneously. For more help, see our power needs page.

  • RV Air Conditioner (up to 13500 BTU)
  • Refrigerator or Freezer (Energy Star)
  • Microwave Oven
  • Incandescent Lights
  • Portable fan
  • Furnace Fan, gas or fuel oil
  • TV / DVD
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Computer
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Blender

How to Videos

EU3000is Set Up
EU3000is Operation
EU3000is Maintenance
EU3000is Storage
Parallel Operation

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Best Generator Ever

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, February 23, 2020
Captain RahRah
Dawsonville, GA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating
This is my second Honda EU3000iS Generator.  (My first one was stolen, unfortunately.)  This is the quietest, easy-to-use generator I have ever owned, and I recommend it without qualification to anyone who needs a reliable, precision built 3000 watt generator.  You may find cheaper generators this size, but you will never find a better one!

Honda Eu300is Geni

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, January 3, 2020
Shorty
Medford, OR
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing

Nice Generator.

Pros: 2 nice carry handles. Nice access panels. Much quieter then I expected for 3000 Amp even when not using ECO mode. Was able to power 3 travel trailers housing 7 guys for 7 days at camp with no problems.

Fuel tank is a little smaller then the Yamaha 3500 but will still run 24 hrs on 1 tank using ECO 50% of the time. Would defiantly buy again.

Cons: No wheels, aftermarket kits avail. The next model with wheels was actually a smaller unit and was $250 more for 4 - $10 wheels. I'll buy 4 $10 wheels and bolts myself. 

Great Little Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Ponymom
Sunol, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
We purchased the generator after the power outages PG&E subjected us to last Fall.  Just put the wheel kit on and fired it up yesterday for the first time.  It is very easy to use, with good clear directions.  We are amazed at how quiet it is.  We purchased the heavy duty power cord (recommended) and we are feeling confident that we have one of the best generators on the market.  (We haven't had to use the generator for a power outage at this time).

Emergency Power

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, November 28, 2019
Henry
American Canyon, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating

Recently we have experienced  power outage issues due to wind events. 
our local power utility company shut down our power for a total of 4 days. 
the generator was super quiet, it allowed us to power 2 full size refrigerators for the entire time..

we also shut down one refrigirator and were able to use our laundry machines one at a time.

during the entire event, we used the following items

floor lights

laundry machine

coffee maker

computers and laptops

charged cell phines and rechargable batteries.

the fuel run time was amazing and we consider the generator as a essential piece to our disaster readyness kit.

i would buy another one to run them in pair or even upgrade to the 7k unit. 

EXCELLENT GENERATOR

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, November 17, 2019
CARL
FAIRFIELD, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
This generator is excellent.  Does all I expected of it and then some.  Ran 2 freezers, 2 refrigerators, couple of lights and was still able to make coffee with no overload indication at any point. Very quiet and in economy mode it lasts 20 hours before need to refuel.  i would recommend in to all as backup power incase of home power failures.

It"s A Honda

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, November 8, 2019
Butch
Ukiah, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
It is what I expected from Honda.  I had ordered a wheel kit at the same time as the generator so I installed the wheels first then proceeded to add oil (which I had to go into town to get) and then connected the battery.  The battery connecting process was probably more difficult than the rest of the entire set-up process.  I have a problem with this type of battery terminals which are very difficult to get every thing aligned and started after which I dropped the nut for the negative terminal and of course it found its way down into the battery compartment.  So I disconnected the red wire and removed the battery (not easy to do with arthritic hands) so I could retrieve the nut and start over (3 times).  Once connected I needed to slip the boot over the positive terminal.  This is not possible to do so I did the best I could.  I then put some gasoline into it and started it.  It started easily.  It ran.  I connected a 1500 watt heater to it and let it run approximately an hour.  No problem.  Maybe nit-picky but there must be a better way to connect these batteries.  Otherwise, star-star-star-star-star for Honda.

Almost Perfect

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, October 31, 2019
Martin
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Start up is easy, power level great. But to use the key start, you have to take the generator apart to make the battery connection. Then if not going to use it for a while, you have to take it apart again to disconnect it. The pull start is so easy it is really not worth the hassle. Also, the unit does not come with wheels, so you have to purchase a cart. I found a hand truck that works like a cart for a lot less.  At this price level  (2,000 and tax), these things should be included!

Very nice generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, October 19, 2019
JWM
Macomb, MI
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Living in Michigan with winter right around the corner, we needed a back up generator in the event our power goes out during the cold winter weather.  After reviewing many different models we settled on the Honda 3000is.  With the Honda offering a super quiet 3000 watt generator it helped make up our mind.  Also the generator will run for 20 hours on a tank of gas.  That and the super quiet feature sold me on this generator.

So much better

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, October 9, 2019
WCR
Amelia Island, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Construction/Industrial, Boating

Purchased this as a storm backup (I live in Florida) and man what a difference between it and my Generac.  Well designed, built, and packaged - it seems to be built to last - much like my ten year old Honda lawn mower.  It started on the first crank as well - just like my 10 year old lawn mower still does.

Only issue I have is with the initial setup instructions.  Don't forget to hook up the battery!  There should be a tag on the battery door that reminds you or a highlight in the setup instructions.  Didn't take me long to figure it out but some knuckleheads may assume there is something wrong with the unit and drag it back to the store.  

The one four start - Seems to me they could put some simple set of wheels on this thing that don't cost a hundred bucks.  I slide mine around on a plastic lid from an old Tupperware garage container but some inset crib wheels would do the same thing.  Come on engineers, you can do better than that.

Once set up it's easy to use!

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, October 5, 2019
Kev
Seattle, WA
Type of use:  Other [In case of emergency]
I received the new EU3000IS generator on Thursday and decided to set it up today (Saturday). Setup was a bit difficult. I purchased the wheel set and those attached pretty easily, although the generator is quite heavy to move around to attach the wheels. Adding oil to the engine requires a funnel that has a flexible drain tube attached. Pouring directly from the bottle will get more all over the generator and ground than in the case. So, make sure to buy a funnel with a flexible tube, and make sure the tube will fit into the inlet of the case. The fuel inlet is right smack in the middle of the top of the generator. So if you use a leaky gas can you'll need to clean that up as well. Attaching the battery requires removing the front panel, attaching the terminal wires and reattaching. The instructions indicated that the cover cap nuts are 6mm when in fact they are 10mm. As I removed the cap nuts, one of them actually removed the rod that attaches the cover to the generator. The rod nut is also 10mm. I read a number of negative reviews that the battery came disconnected. I don't understand why this would generate poor reviews, it makes complete sense that it ships disconnected. It just take a little effort to connect it up. Once all of this was done, using the generator was a piece of cake. Since the battery wasn't charged up I used the manual starter, which was quite easy to pull and get the generator going. I haven't connected anything to the generator yet, but so far, so good.

As Advertised

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, September 4, 2019
hasomf
Wilmington, NC
Type of use:  Home Back Up
This has all of the features I need. It is very easy to operate and hook up. My son is an electrician and hooked it to my electric panel so we would have basic hookups during the hurricane. 

Honda 3000 watt generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, September 3, 2019
SailorRet
San Diego, CA
Type of use:  Other [Emergency power]

My brand-new  Honda, EU3000is generator started on the first pull.  I ran it for two hours to charge the starter battery.  It is quite and vibration free. 

The optional wheels were easy to install.  I recommend buying wheels since the generator is 150 pounds (68 kilograms).

Before I bought this Honda generator, I spent over a year learning, reviewing and evaluating inverter generators.  Of all the inverter generators I considered, this is clearly the best for my budget.  Honda makes even better inverter generators but they cost $4,000.00.  In the $2,000 price range this is the best.

For Home Emergency

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, August 26, 2019
Brian
IRVINE, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up

I read different reviews of what the best Inverter Generators are to be considered for purchase. All of them did not include this Honda genertor. So I purchased a unknown brand with exceptionally high reviews. After reading the Owner's Manual, I discovered that it was not recommended to be subjected to damp, wet conditions. I went back onto to the internet to re-read the product descriptions, and no-where did it reveal this. After all, the chances of damp, wet conditions during an emergency is very high. I asked a worker at Home Depot, and he had experience with the Honda 3000i generator, and high recommended its reliability and power.

I won't depend on product reviews in the future.

I would highly recommend this generator.  

Bought this for my camper

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, August 22, 2019
Ole Boy
Mauldin, SC
Type of use:  RV Power
Bought the EU3000is online on Amazon.  Box was pretty tore up.  Looks like maybe it was dropped.  Took it out of the box to find one of the front legs were caved in so it would not sit level.  Air fins for exhaust were bent to hell.  Key was in the on position so I thought the battery was dead. Read through directions, added gas and oil and used the pull start to start.  Ran it for awhile in hopes of charging the battery.  Tried electric start and still wouldnt start.  Took cover off to find that the battery was not hooked up.  There wasnt even any screws to screw the  positive and negetive cables to the battery.  Have tho go the the hardware to buy screws and nuts for battery.  I hope it works. 

Making off-grid look luxurious

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, August 18, 2019
Robinson
Kailua-Kona, HI
Type of use:  

We power our off grid home using one. Truly a trooper and reliable generator. We hooked It uo to a remote  starter inside the house. I hear it 20 paces away but just enough to  listen for problems. The cold starts in the morning can take a min only about three cranks to turn over. Playing with the choke is also a convent feature. We leave the choke pulled out a small amount and it helps turn over, i dont think its a best practis but works anyway everytime.

Honda EU 3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, August 15, 2019
Timmy J
San Jose, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Super Quiet. Electric start required you to hook up the battery before it works.

I will be buying another one to augment my 1st one. Always starts on second pull if not on first pull. I added a pigtail to allow external battery charging. Ethanol free fuel is being used as this  Generator is for back up power. I do take it out to run it to ensure things are good.

RODENT INFESTATION

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Mark Hartman
Scottsbluff, NE
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Construction/Industrial, Hunting/Fishing
Ok, there are 4 holes on the bottom of my 3000is Inv/Gen.  This is basically an inviting on-ramp for mice that make their way to my garage.  A big design flaw/engineering oversight(IMO). O/W I really like the unit.  How do I rectify this problem?

Great Generator though a bit dated in terms of features

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, July 20, 2019
Rick
Colorado Springs, CO
Type of use:  RV Power

I purchased this generator new to use for an off grid cabin and for boondocking with a travel trailer.  I expect that it will serve those purposes very well.

Pro:
Build quality is excellent.  The attention to detail in building a well designed, well integrated inverter generator is evident.  There is much attention paid to sound mitigation and in eco mode, this generator appears to be one of the quietest ones around.  Within the casing there are a number of instances where the use of sound deadening material is included.  This may add somewhat to the bulk of the generator but is quite effective in keeping the noise of its operation to a minimal.  As load increases, even in eco mode, the generator responds accordingly and there is an increase in the sound that it generates as it works to create more power.

Con:
I did a test of it's current carrying capacity and utilized a number of different loads including a battery charger, a toaster, and a heat gun.  When the 4-piece toaster was plugged into the 20A socket along with the heat gun it generated a substantial load with the generator responding appropriately; however, when I removed those loads and attached a 15A Craftsman air compressor, the current demanded by the compressor could not be accommodated by the generator and the compressor would not start and an error light illuminated on the generator.  I do note that this was using the 20A circuit but the compressor is only rate at 15A.  I will try it again on the L5 30P connector later to repeat the experiment.

Over the years I've noted that this generator has not changed much and lacks some new features that are being touted by competitors in the RV application market such as Champion and Westinghouse.  Of note is a substantial improvement in power sourced (3200W continuous vs 2800W a 12.5% difference for the Champion).  The Champion and the Westinghouse unit both offer dual fuel options.  The Westinghouse unit also supports remote start.

It would be good if Honda would update the generator with improvements such as:
   -3700 Watts continuous power rating
   - Bluetooth remote connectivity for remote start
   - Dual fuel support (gasoline and propane)
   - Option for auxiliary fuel tank
   - Option for wired remote start to enable use as a backup power source for PV system
   - Include an adapter or model specifically configured with an RV 30A connector natively.

For what this generator does, it does it very very well and I would recommend it as long as you understand its limitations and that it may not have as much power as you might need in all circumstances.  A big plus for this generator is that since it has been around a while, it has a large support system.  In fact, for addition money most of the limitations (save for power) can be solved with 3rd party solutions.  The popularity of this generator has enabled a large aftermarket industry which many of the other, newer chinese generators do not benefit from as yet (though Champion is becoming very popular with RVers since it has excellent price performance).

The Honda EU3000is is a bit heavy for its power level at around 140lbs.  Also, the wheel kits range from about $90 to $200 which seems to me a bit pricey given where the competition is.

Great product.

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, July 16, 2019
JAY
Panama City, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
This has been a great home backup unit for 12 years.  I purchased mine when they first came out, and have never been sorry.  After Hurricane Michael, I used it to power 2 refrigerators, a freezer, 17 LED bulbs and 2 fans, and it still ran for about 11 hours without needing fuel, great for a night's sleep.  I only wish it came with the new wheel kit and handles.  It is a little heavy for me to move by myself, and the wheel kit will be a blessing.

camping

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, July 9, 2019
deerhunter
Gregory, TX
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing
Bought this for a family camping trip to my hunting lease. Powered everything that I needed to use, was super quiet, and was amazed at how long it ran. Over 20 hours on a tank of gas.

owner

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, July 9, 2019
mel
campbellsville, KY
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating, Construction/Industrial, Boating, Hunting/Fishing, Other [karaoke]
this is a great piece of equipment

Honda

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, July 4, 2019
Marty
Payson, AZ
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Other [backup]
Once again Honda makes the best generators! Not much to say except I've never been disappointed with Honda products! I have this one, a 2000 watt portable and a Honda motorcycle! Love them all! Marty

Last a long time

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, June 24, 2019
Renee
Momence, IL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
I just purchased another eu3000is only because my old eu3300is ( 18yrs old plus many many hours)finally stopped generating.  I'm taking it in to get it fixed to have spare.  My son tried to talk me into purchasing a Yamaha but, I couldn't bring myself to do it.  I have had such good luck with Honda equipment (outboard motor / car) I don't want to change.  

Poor rotor design

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, April 25, 2019
Dustin
Covington, LA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating
Initial quality and use was excellent. Rotor design is unacceptable. The glue holding the magnets in place on the rotor failed, leading to broken and cracked magnets. This ultimately caused the machine to be inoperable.  

4th Honda in this stable

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, April 1, 2019
Lance
Phoenix, AZ
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Tailgating, Hunting/Fishing
We have always had excellent luck with the Honda generators. Not a single failure in 30+ years. This one purchased to power a new 17 foot travel trailer. I like the electric start, but it would be nice if they provided external terminals to make keeping the battery charged during off seasons.

Honda EU3000is- Repeat Owner

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, April 1, 2019
Jerry W Richardson
Pittsboro, NC
Type of use:  Other [Food Truck]
Great generators and super quiet. Great on gas as well. This is my 4th Honda Generator that I use in my ice cream food truck business. They are the best by far. 

The Perfect Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, March 30, 2019
D
Bonsall, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Construction/Industrial
While the EU3000IS has the wattage to handle more than just campground tasks, it is absolutely terrific in a peaceful outdoor setting because of how quiet and unobtrusive it is.  I purchased it with the intention of powering a small modern travel trailer while parked for a season or two; electric heaters, A/C unit, fridge, some lighting, etc. With it's extended run time per tank of fuel, its ultra low noise level, battery operated electric starter (pull rope backup of course) its everything we need ............. except for one thing; the big two wheeled telescoping handled cart and that's on its way as I write this.  Since the generator is 131 lbs. dry weight, I just couldn't resist adding a cart.  Now we have the perfect generator.

key start did not work

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, March 24, 2019
tony
KATY, TX
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Tailgating, Hunting/Fishing
I purchased the generator, EU3000is, on March 14, 2019. It came in a box from Amazon. I followed all the steps to set up the start of the generator. The key start did not work. I tried a couple of times, following the steps of course. But the engine did not start. So, I went for the pull start, which starts the engine on the second pull. I ran the engine for 10 minutes and redo the key start. I figure that it might no have enough juice. But still, the key start did not start the generator. I was hoping I don't pull start every single time. I hope Honda representative with help me with the issue. I give a 4 star because I did not a chance to use it, yet. So far the noise is at a very minimum. I will change the rating, once the issue of key start is resolved.

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, March 23, 2019
T
Cooper City, FL
Type of use:  RV Power
 We bought this generator for our RV travels and are very pleased with its function, it’s fuel-efficient, very easy to use and quiet!

wonderful machine

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, March 2, 2019
Poweruss
Cottage Grove, OR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Using this generator to power critical functions in my house like freezer and refrigerator. I does that with ease as well as computer and a few lights and TV. Usability is incredibly easy and fuel consumption used 2 1/2 gallons of gas in 14 hours. Very quiet operation you can stand next to it and have a conversation. It just makes a comfortable hum while running. Love it! The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars on features is I wish it had a load meter built into it. I'll add one to the outlet later. 

My Sweet Honda Generator!!

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Chief
Glenburn, ME
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
OMG!!  Perfect to run my whole 36 foot motor home while dry camping including one of the air conditioners!!  So easy to use.  Love it.  Great for the house in the event of electricity interruption too.  Very quiet as well.

So very quiet

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, December 31, 2018
Mark
Hernando, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
I have a EU7000IS and just bought this EU3000IS.  Quiet, dependable, easy starting, convenient to use.  Quite simply the very best you can buy for portable power needs.  I don't know if I love my Honda Lawnmower, my Honda Accord, or my generators the best.

Honda EU3000iS

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, December 30, 2018
JB
La Mesa, CA
Type of use:  RV Power
Extremely quite and very easy to set up out of the box in new condition.  Started right up and runs very smooth.  I purchase an hour meter to keep track of hours for oil changes. 

5 star prodect

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, December 7, 2018
R.D.
Flowery Branch, GA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power
i do small engine repair as a hobby and i rarely ever work on honda generators unless they have not been used for a long period of time. Most of the time the problem occur when the owner has been using ethanol fuel. Most other brands especially chinese clones nave a multitude of problems. I have honda products to be high quality,easy to use,very low noise and very low maintenance.

Everything you could want from a generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, November 16, 2018
Dude
curlew, WA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Tailgating, Construction/Industrial, Hunting/Fishing, Other [plug in glow plugs on diesel pick up and connect b]

I keep this generator in the back of my truck as a mobile power source. It's mainly used to power an off grid cabin, lights, coffee maker, microwave, Tv & Dvd player toaster oven, battery chargers.

It starts easily and on Eco is very quite and fuel efficient.  Besides running all devices listed above it lasts long enough to watch 6-7 Dvd's on one tank off fuel.

Its heavy but stable. The rubber feet that it comes with work great at keeping it from moving around. It comes with two lift handle and needs two people to load or move for most people. If stored in a garage where it will be moved from spot to spot, wheel kit are available to purchase separately.

hurricane Michael Tallahassee

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, November 8, 2018
Terry
Tallahassee, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
had to purchase a generator in a hurry,it was easy to operate and ran great would highly recommend this Honda generator to everyone. Can not say enough good things about our experience.

Honda EU3000is Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, November 8, 2018
wagaz
pearl city, HI
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Tailgating
very good product,I love it,good quality.Awesome features.

Nice unit

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, October 20, 2018
Phil
Pope Valley, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
As all Honda equipment, it starts and runs beautifully. I wish the unit had been available with a 220V outlet but otherwise I'm happy.

Hurricane Florence

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Skip
Wilmington, NC
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Performed wonderfully.  Very quiet, started with no issues.  Sat out on our deck running through the rain and wind.  Two extension cords connected to the two 20Amp outlets, coming in through the window (towel wrapped in a garbage bag acting as seal for the window).  Turn on in the morning to run refrigerator, electric skillet, microwave, power strip for mobile phones, two table lamps, TV and DVD.  Ran in the morning for about 4 hours to bring fridge temperature back down, then turn off for most of the day.  Turn on again in the evening about 6:30 pm until 11:30 pm.  Did not run through the night.  Tank level never dropped below mid-tank.  Refill only in the morning.

So, we were very pleased with its performance.  I was wanting the EU7000iS, but this proved sufficient, and if I need more power, I can get a second EU3000iS.

Beware of flooding.  The unit as-is sits low on the floor.  Normal place is outside of garage where the circuit breakers are (with a 240V connector used for the previous generator, not a Honda).  But that area can flood during a hurricane, so I'd need a platform to keep out of the deep and nasty.  Exhaust is upward and away from the electric outlets (far side), so just point this away from any windows.  Don't want electric outlets or air intake below water level.

I expect to purchase the heavy duty storage cover and perhaps a wheel base.  I can lift and carry, but most people would find it very heavy (130 pounds).  Small matter to me, but a very nice looking generator as well.

have not ues it yet thought the power was going to go off but did not.

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Buck
Elberton, GA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
the power did not go out doing the storm

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, September 2, 2018
Ken
Brownstown, MI
Type of use:  
Very quiet and plenty of power.  Would be a good idea to have the wheel kit as standard and not an option.

The best!

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, August 31, 2018
Smack
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up

We have owned an EU3000is since 2005.  Here in South Florida they are a life-saver after a hurricane.  We run our refrigerator, a few lights and a portable AC unit.  

But they can sit for years if we have quiet storm seasons.  Ours has only needed to have a new battery installed since we bought it.  I always turn off the fuel supply and let the machine run itself out of gas, so that the carburetors don't get gummed up.  I try to remember to run it about once a month, but every two or three months is what actually happens.  I also use fuel stabilizer to avoid problems.

We recently ordered the same model, with a wheel kit, for my mother in law, who lives 75 miles away in a rural area.  I installed the wheels, connected the battery and added 18 ozs of oil.  With that it started right up with the first turn of the key.  This is a perfect model for her.  With electric start, very quiet operations, and long run time, we can be confident she will be ok.

Quiet

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, August 30, 2018
Kenny
Granada, MN
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
This was the 3rd generator we have bought. The others were so noise we could hardly hear with them on, but this Honda eu3000is is so quiet you don't even know it's running. We returned the other 2 generators and are definitely keeping the Honda. Love the electric start and the ease of using it.

Excellent generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Mobile Dog Groomer
Houston, TX
Type of use:  Other [Grooming trailer]
I have used this generator every day, 5 days a week for 4 years in my mobile dog grooming business.  It starts multiple times each day and runs for hours at each stop. It is just now in the shop for a minor repair but I couldn't be happier with this generator.

EU 3000IS Genny

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, August 4, 2018
MrC
Helena, MT
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping
We've used the Honda 3000is generator several times since we purchased it. Relatively quiet and very easy to use but too heavy for for one person to move around or lift to the back of my truck. It handles the load from our small 5th wheel with ease, provide we don't use the AC and microwave at the same time.  Would be too costly to add a second unit to fully power the RV. 

Love my Honda

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Laura
Ukiah, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Had two power outages on two different days for many hours. Decided it's worth the $ to invest to save even more $ of food in my freezers. A++++

Not A Single Problem

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, July 26, 2018
Bradski
Leicester, MA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
Read the directions, twice. Did all the things required of me before even inserting the key. Turned it on and it runs like a charm. During use, had one issue of it shutting down immediately when too much draw on it. Set the quiet switch off and it worked fine. Love the ease of access to the carb and the oil. Tubes to drain the gas and change the oil are mess free. Real thought put into the product. Quiet as can be. Discussions over how quiet it is while standing over it. 

2 months & Stopped Running

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, July 16, 2018
Den
Oak Ridge, TN
Type of use:  
The Generator is used to run small A/C unit (5000 BTU).  Have used twice on very hot days. Today I started the generator and it ran fine for about 5 min. and then stopped running and will not restart.. I have used a total of 3 gallons of gas since purchased.  Finding a cause for generator failure has not been easy, there does not seem to be any trouble shooting information any where. I have solar power for most electric needs and only use generator when a/c is needed.

Honda 3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, July 13, 2018
Rchad
Medford, OR
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Boating, Hunting/Fishing
Very easy to use, very easy to start even with the pull handle. Hudbard's was very helpful in showing how this works before it left their facility

Amazing

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, July 3, 2018
cwteates
Leesburg, VA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power, Construction/Industrial, Boating, Other [off grid boathouse]

This is the 3rd season I've used my EU3000iS to power my off grid boathouse at the lake. The noise level is so low that the stereo masks it. I can run everything we need including refrigerator, ceiling fans,hot plate coffee maker,etc. The only thing that challenges it is the boat lift which I have to turn off economy mode to run.                         One week ago the lake flooded and rose 27 inches into the boathouse completely submerging the generator(at which time, thankfully, was not running ) for at least 6 hours until I could get there. After draining the water from the oil sump and pumping water out of the cylinder,changing the oil several times and siphoning the gas tank I put fresh oil,gas,spark plug and air filter in it and turned the key hoping for the best. It fired up,spit and sputtered for a little while and then resumed running as always. I used it all day the next day to run an electric pressure washer with no problems. I'm thoroughly impressed with and highly recommend  this product! Thanks Honda! 

Saved our bacon after the earthquake and fires in Napa

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, June 28, 2018
Krumbs
Napa, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up

We purchased our unit the day after the Napa earthquake of 2014, from southern California, and had it driven up to us due to the run on emergency supplies in the entire Bay Area.

We ran 2 households on it for about a day. It saved our food and gave us lighting; that helped the kids cope with the disaster we had to clean up.

During the 2018 Wine Country firestorm, we ran the unit for 3 days straight without a hiccup and powered 2 households, again. We never thought a brush/forest fire could become such a horrendous problem, but it burned every incoming power pole in most areas around Napa.

It easy to start, its efficient, but its a bit heavy. I have our chained to the patio both for security and to prevent it from hopping across the yard during another quake. We only have 20 gallons of emergency-treated fuel, but it was enough and we are very thankful that we had this thing ready to dire up and help ourselves and our neighbors... who bought a EU2200i after the firestorm. Nuf said.

honda generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, June 12, 2018
dennis
mount dora, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
From the very first crank it started without any problems. I plugged into my transfer switch and it provided the watts I expected.  I'm ready for next storm. 

Iits a honda

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Tim
Lake city, FL
Type of use:  RV Power

i have always used a honda

they are the best out there

Pretty darn quiet

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, June 9, 2018
happy camper
Newport , NC
Type of use:  Camping

Only used for one camping trip so far. It was Super easy to start, ran great.  Given other units ive heard, id say this one is quiet so that was nice, in fact if you run it from the bed of your truck with the tailgate up you can barely hear it. But its pretty darn heavy, we starpped ours to a furniture dolly, which was cheap and worked great. 

The Only reason i’m giving 4 stars and not 5 is because i’ve only used it once and its the only generator i’ve ever owned, so lack of experience on my part.

Very pleased with EU3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, June 9, 2018
ron
Cicero, IN
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power
Very quiet, easy to operate, fuel efficient.

Very quiet. Starts easy

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, May 27, 2018
Bob Hatcher
Spotsylvania, VA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
I ordered the 2 wheel kit. Weather has been terrible. Right after I bought it we lost power. I only had some extension cords rated 12 gauge. We ran the frig, several lights and a computer and it produced nice clean power.  I kept it running for 36 hours overall. Outstanding. I will be ordering a transfer package with the 6 breakers along with a through the wall L5-30 outlet.

setting up foruse

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, May 17, 2018
mama
East Brady, PA
Type of use:  RV Power
There was nothing in the booklet that stated the battery was Not connected! this so far was the only negative. My son has this generator and it is quieter than the 2- 2000s I own so upgraded.

Dealer service

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, May 6, 2018
*****
Pacifica, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Did not use it yet except to run it 15 minutes a month to keep the battery charged. 

I am surprised at the comments regarding service at the time of sale. Didn't the dealer set it up for you? Mine was delivered ready to go, with a full tank, the oil checked; it had run for a while to make sure everything was OK. Can't ask for more.

Poor Product and Worst Costumer Support

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, May 4, 2018
Jason
Hayes, VA
Type of use:  Other [Food Truck]
Left a my first review last year ago and still no follow up from Honda!!! After several visits to the local shop (Honda Dealer) the management team told me since I did not purchase from them I should seek service elsewhere. Generator runs and randomly shuts completely off. Call Honda was told a "Case Manager" would contact me about the situation. Eight months later NO CONTACT from Honda. DO NOT BUY !! If you receive a lemon its yours end of story. Better luck of hitting the lotto than having Honda or in my case the local dealer being of any use.

Awesome Honda Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, April 22, 2018
MsPatricia
Wiergate , TX
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Hunting/Fishing
This product is ALL it is advertised to be!!!!!

Honda is the BEST

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, April 20, 2018
Duffy
Boqueron, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
During hurricane "Maria" we survived with a 20 year old Honda gen. for almost 90 days.  She was old but still had lots of spunk.  We were determined to get another Honda as backup and this 3000 is sweet.  It is easy to start with the key start and most of all it is "quiet" and that makes a difference when you are running 24/7.  We do have a larger generator as well but it is difficult for me to move and pull the cord when my husband is not home.  All I can say is I love this product and I have such peace of mind knowing I can handle it on my own.  Thank you.

Dissapointed

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, March 25, 2018
Michael
Chino Valley, AZ
Type of use:  RV Power
Brand new, runs fine a while then surges, stumbles and stalls for no apparent reason.  Start it up and then at some random time, same thing on a routine basis.  Eco mode or regular mode, same thing.

I'm Impressed

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, March 22, 2018
Tom
Wantagh, NY
Type of use:  Home Back Up
I purchased this generator in 2001. I used it once per year, maybe. Usually for bad weather and loss of power in the house. Yesterday I went to start it and the battery was dead. I pulled only two times on the recoil starter and the machine kicked over and purred like a kitten. I was blown away. This generator is one of the best investments I've ever made.

Its a Honda

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, March 13, 2018
SG
Riverhead, NY
Type of use:  Home Back Up
During our third Noreaster the new generator supplied power for the whole house. My last Honda has lasted me over 30 yrs.( and still works great Just a little small) So my new generator had to be a Honda.

Helped ease the pain of a power outage

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, March 11, 2018
NJHomeowner
Whippany, NJ
Type of use:  Home Back Up
We lost power after the second nor'easter of spring 2018. We had bought this generator after Sandy but fortunately had not needed to use it until now. We had also thought to have an electrician set up a subpanel so we could conveniently tap into the generator for power. It worked like a charm! The generator easily powered 2 refrigerators, sump pump, the furnace, most downstairs and basement lights, 2 TVs. One tank of gas lasted about 12 hours, so we could fill it in the evening and have it run until we woke up in the morning. It was pretty quiet. We could not use the ecoboost feature - seemed to kick the generator off when the fridge compressors kicked in. But overall very happy with the performance.

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, March 3, 2018
Randy A
lake mary, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up

This seems to be a great generator.  I've only owned this for 6 months with a few hours on it, but I know others that have thousands of hours on theirs.

It is expensive, but you get what you pay for.  For this price, it should come with wheels and oil(I know oil is cheap, but the wheel kit is too expensive for what it is).  I just simply do like others have done, made a small dolly for next to nothing.

I use ethanol free gasoline, since it's available in my state. 

Saved

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Saved
San Juan, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up

After hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, my brother sent us a Honda generator from Florida.  In Puerto Rico Honda Dealer was out of stock.

We were saved by this little wonder!!!

nice generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, January 15, 2018
dj
erie, PA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
the salesman at forest park honda was excellent , explained everything about buying the correct size generator i needed , then spent another 1/2 hour showing me hands on the correct operation, nice machine , thank you all !

Señora

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Linda
Bayamón, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Please rate overall

generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, December 28, 2017
Dominick
New Port Richey, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Tailgating, Hunting/Fishing
The generator is easy to store. it is very quiet and most economical to use.

Honda EU3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, December 18, 2017
Eric
HUMACAO, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Excellent performance and super quiet.  This is a very small frame and very good stability and fuel economy.

RV use

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, December 12, 2017
RU2FAT2
mount gilead, NC
Type of use:  RV Power
Quietest generator I have ever owned .Use it to power our R V . Handles 13,500 AC  and other electrical needs with ease. I really like the really long run time on a tank of fuel . The last generator I owned I had to fill the tank late at night and again early in the morning. Well worth the price I paid.

Solid Value

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Dick
Plymouth, NH
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Bought this primarily to provide use during residential outages, especially for our sump pump! We rarely were out of power more than a few hours a couple times a year here in central NH, but the frequency and intensity of nasty storms is increasing and we wanted the piece of mind of our own generator. Bought this unit online, was delivered by UPS in one week and in great shape. Had to buy the oil at the closest Honda dealer 22 miles away.  But instructions were straight forward and after connecting up the battery and adding a little gas, the unit fired up (using the choke) right away. Unbelievably quiet, especially in Eco-Throttle mode. I built my own platform on a wheeled base for portability (not having wheels was the only feature flaw I see). Should meet my needs for a number of years!

Causes generator envy

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Rusty Rock
Carthage, TX
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power, Tailgating, Construction/Industrial, Boating

In June of 2015, I bought a small toy hauler/camper and planned to boon-dock some when traveling and/or hunting. I started looking at generator options. I’d never owned a generator, so as I began researching, a list of desired features began to form.
I wanted a generator that's user friendly, quiet, fuel efficient, durable, easily maintained and with access to maintenance, repair and replacement parts. I wanted clean, stable power for my computer and other electronics, so I looked only at inverter generators. I read and watched countless reviews on sites and message boards and talked to others who owned generators. I settled on Honda as a brand and was considering one of two options: a pair EU2000i's with a parallel kit or a single EU3000is. The money is about the same with either choice. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but I won't get into those details here.?
In short, I settled on the EU3000is.?
Pros:
-It cranks up quickly and easily with electric start. (It also has a manual pull-start and after 2-1/2 years, still cranks easily on the first pull.)
-It powers my 30amp camper as long as I don’t simultaneously fire up the AC and microwave.
-It puts out enough amps to simultaneously power the essential 120V circuits in my home. (Aka, lights, refrigerator, freezer, TV, Satellite, fan, portable AC for the bedroom.) I used it during a Spring power outage and it performed flawlessly for 3 days.
-It’s quiet and fuel efficient. I can stand next to it while carrying on a comfortable conversation, even with eco mode turned off and while powering the 13,500 BTU rooftop AC unit on my camper. (With eco mode turned on and with a light load, I'd characterize the sound level as similar to that of a car at idle.) When boon-dock camping at our hunting club, my Honda is by-far the quietest generator there, and by-far the most fuel efficient.
-Fuel efficiency: I had some concerns about getting through a summer night on one tank of gas since specs say that it’ll run for only 7 hours at full rated capacity.  (20 hr run time at 1/4 rated capacity) On a trip to Kentucky in August of 2017 for the solar eclipse, daytime temps were in the 90’s with plenty of humidity. I knew that my AC would be running hard, so I topped off the fuel tank at bedtime, set the thermostat on 68 and hit the sack. I don’t recall the exact length of time it ran before I shut it down in the late morning, but I’d guess well over 10 consecutive hours. It needed under 3 gallons to refill the 3-1/2 gallon tank.

Cons:
At north of $2000, it’s expensive and there are some basic necessities/accessories that should have been included. I had to purchase those separately and they were not inexpensive. A couple of them annoyed me and one completely defies any logic.

From the category, “Face-palm”:
The maintenance schedule is in hours of run-time, but for some highly illogical reason, the EU3000is doesn’t come with a factory installed hour meter. I’m diligent about maintenance, so I purchased an aftermarket hour meter and figured out how to wire and install it. Oil capacity is 18 oz of 10W-30. That’s not a lot of oil, so I change it regularly and keep the generator level when it’s running.

There’s no external connection for an external battery maintainer. I purchased an aftermarket battery tender/float charger and installed the included leads with generic 2-wire plug. I keep it plugged into the battery tender when stored so that the onboard battery stays charged and in good shape.

The Honda doesn’t come with a dust cover or 12v charger cable (for charging external batteries). Honda gets a premium for those two items and they should be included at the price point of a premium gen-set.

No in-line fuel filter. There is a fuel strainer under the fuel cap, but I’m all about redundancy when it comes to filtering fuel. There’s a good chance that you’ll be filling your generator from a portable can and those are notorious for collecting debris and contaminants. An inline filter simply makes good sense on a device that needs to work every time you need it.

In my opinion, Honda shows very poor form for not including all or most of the above items and features.


The EU3000is has a manual choke. This one cuts two ways. On one hand, it’s straight-forward and easy to use, plus a manual choke is unlikely to malfunction and you have complete control over the choke setting.
On the other hand, an auto choke is transparent to the user, so you never have wonder whether or not to choke during starting. In addition, if you’re looking to add an aftermarket remote start, you’ll need to install an auto-choke.

The 30 amp power outlet on the Honda comes with an L5-30 locking receptacle. My RV has a 30 amp TT30 (or RV30) plug, so I had to purchase an adapter.
(I’m ok with this one as the L5-30 twist lock is actually a more secure connection and not everyone is going to use it to power an RV.)

For my use, I added a wheels kit. It’s not really a necessity, but the EU3000is is pretty heavy and can be a chunk to move around without help. The wheels make that much easier.

Even though I had to spend some extra money to correct some omissions by Honda and to set it up like I wanted, I’m 2-1/2 years in and very happy with my EU3000is. It’s quiet, economical, easy to operate and has proved to be reliable and simple to maintain. You can buy generators that are much less expensive per KW, but I wouldn’t trade mine for any that I’ve seen.

EU3000is Inverter Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, December 4, 2017
Edgar
Gurabo, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
This machine is ideal a residential area, super silent and just enough to move your ref, washing machine, both portable and roof fans, tv and luminaries at home. Compact and with the wheels attachment make it easy to move around. I would still recommend to have the hour meter and make the cover little bigger to work with the spark, just an 1" bigger you can use a straight extension to replace the spark.

EU300IS

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Jorge
Vega Alta, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Un buen equipo

Very Good Product

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, November 26, 2017
Enrique
Gurabo, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up

I bought a EU3000is in Pompano Beach, FL and it is very easy to use, very, very, minimum noise..

Minimum use of gas.  I use it for 12hrs it used 1.5 gallons.

Simple, and easy access to change the oil.. 

I love my generator..!

Excellent Generator!!!

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, November 20, 2017
Pepe
Bayamón, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
It does everything I expected and is very easy to use. It should come with wheels already attached because it is very heavy, 136 lbs, and I have to buy them apart.

Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, November 17, 2017
ray
Lubbock, TX
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing
Excellent Product

generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, November 9, 2017
angel suarez
Guaynabo, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
item arrived damaged on bolt back cover  on 4 collar and cap nuts broken. 

Honda EU3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Raul
Guaynabo, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Is my first Honda generator, I am very satisficed, it really is very quite, economic.

Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, November 7, 2017
carmen
Palo Alto, CA
Type of use:  Other [Hurricane Maria power generation]
Sent this generator to Puerto Rico and it was full of oil and had to be taken into Bella International in Puerto Rico for repair. Apparently is one of many because today is Tuesday and since end of last week the product is still not ready. 

Excelent

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, November 3, 2017
Angel
Yabucoa, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Excellent product

Excellent Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Skid
Paulden, AZ
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Other [electrical hand tools - air compressor]

When I purchased an older Toy Hauler a few years ago, the previous owner included an old EU3000iS generator.  I kept the generator when I sold the Toy Hauler and have used it a lot with the new travel trailer we purchased over a year ago. It performed excellently until last weekend when carburetor problems started. We were camping at 7500 feet, where we have been before without issues with the generator. It has to be 10 to 12 years old and has seen some use. I did what I could to keep it running to charge the batteries on the coach during the day.

So, I purchased a new EU300iS and it performs excellently.  We haven't been back at elevation to check it out as of yet, but will soon and I don't expect any problems.

I really is a great, quiet generator that performs !!

My EU3000IS

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, October 30, 2017
RENE
HUMACAO, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Excellent equipment. Super quiet, easy to handle, great option!

Hurricane Reliable

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, October 29, 2017
Irma Survivor
Alva, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Construction/Industrial
We purchased this generator as a result of Hurricane Irma.  We were able to run the refrigerator, portable AC unit and fans all at once without having to choose which we needed.  After the hurricane we were in southwest Florida with no electric in days of 100 degree and had to have ac & food while we completed some repairs.  Without a reliable generator to handle the load we would have been lost. With a 96 year old person in the household we had to rely on our very reliable Honda generator.  We will look into adding another Honda in future.  Thank You!

EU3000

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, October 29, 2017
Rey
Humacao, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping
Excellent equipment. Very quiet and low gas consumption. I'm from Puerto Rico and we're hit by a hurricane. This is my best buy.

Durable and dependable

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, October 28, 2017
Rafi
Bayamon, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
The aftermath of hurricane Maria has left us in Puerto Rico without power.  This morning counts as the 36th continuous day using this generator an average of 15 - 18 hours daily. In addition of my home I have been assisting 2 other neighbors with power, via electrical cords. Altogether we run 2 TV's, 1 small and 1 medium size freezer, a 25-cubic-feet refrigerator and about 8 fans, lap top and desk top computer. I am sure we are using this generator to its capacity.  Noise levels are superb.  In my room my fan is noisier than the generator, which is placed about 20 feet from my window. It handles power steadily, the voltage does no vary for more than 1 volt, generally at a constant 124 - 125 volts.  I get about 15 hours of use in one tankful (about 3.5 gallos). Maintenance is a must. Follow the manual instructions. Spark plug needs to be changed every 100 hours. There is scarcity here in PR of these spark plugs I tried meticulously cleaning one and using it beyond the recommended time, but it failed, the generator stopped after a few hours. Though mine has a starter, it is easy to start it manually.  I am happy I purchased this generator, allowing me to keep my fridge running and having fans for the hot tropical nights here.

Durable and dependable

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, October 28, 2017
Rafi
Bayamon, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
The aftermath of hurricane Maria has left us in Puerto Rico without power.  This morning counts as the 36th continuous day using this generator an average of 15 - 18 hours daily. In addition of my home I have been assisting 2 other neighbors with power, via electrical cords. Altogether we run 2 TV's, 1 small and 1 medium size freezer, a 25-cubic-feet refrigerator and about 8 fans, lap top and desk top computer. I am sure we are using this generator to its capacity.  Noise levels are superb.  In my room my fan is noisier than the generator, which is placed about 20 feet from my window. It handles power steadily, the voltage does no vary for more than 1 volt, generally at a constant 124 - 125 volts.  I get about 15 hours of use in one tankful (about 3.5 gallos). Maintenance is a must. Follow the manual instructions. Spark plug needs to be changed every 100 hours. There is scarcity here in PR of these spark plugs I tried meticulously cleaning one and using it beyond the recommended time, but it failed, the generator stopped after a few hours. Though mine has a starter, it is easy to start it manually.  I am happy I purchased this generator, allowing me to keep my fridge running and having fans for the hot tropical nights here.

Wonderful Product!

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, October 22, 2017
Rick
Terra Ceia Island, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
This machine is wonderful in all aspects! It does and is everything that it states it does with elegance and precision. I have been designing complex machines for the last 35 years and it might be said that I am able to see excellence of design. You will not be disappointed with this unit!  In South Florida, where the power is very often flaky, this unit will become a trusted friend.  I would highly recommend using ONLY Marine, "Recreation" Gasoline in this unit.  You will be glad you did! Happy Inverting to You!

Great Back up Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, October 20, 2017
Hector
Caguas, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Is a great Generator for Home Back Up

Faulty generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, October 16, 2017
Cheo
Bayamon, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
The generator was faulty upon arrival. When I turned it on, it started releasing a black cloud of smoke and had to be shut off to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Furthermore, I observed the motor wasn't running well and upon closer inspection saw that the spark plugs were burnt. Because of the recent hurricane in Puerto Rico it has been difficult to reach a Honda service center, but hopefully shall be able to go to one soon. 

Amazing generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, October 15, 2017
C
Barn, MN
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating, Hunting/Fishing
I purchased this generator to help power my outdoor wedding. We ran it for 6hours and it only used a half tank of gas. Also ran this generator only 50 feet from the reception and it was never heard. I am overall very impressed with this product. It was really easy to set up and start. I will in the future use it on camping trips and in the case of a black out to power the important appliances in my house.

EU3000is Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, October 13, 2017
Gerry
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Type of use:  Other [Power Outages]
Why do I buy necessities after Hurricanes?  I bought a Honda,  for I know that Honda will give me years of trouble free power.  After Hurricane Irma,  and not being able to keep my refrigerator cold because electricity was lost for 4 days.  $400 worth of food to throw out.  This will be used for the Fridge,  Wine Cooler and a few fans.  I started it up yesterday.  Added oil,  gas and hooked up the battery,  in addition to adding the optional wheels dolly.  Started on the second pull.  Then I tried the key start using the battery.  Worked perfectly.  What amazed me the most  was how quiet this generator is.  My neighbors have larger portable generators that you can hear from blocks away.  Honda did an excellent job designing this generator to make it as quiet as can be.  Thanks Honda.  I wish I had it before Hurricane Irma,  but I didn't think we would be without electric for as long as we were.  Great Generator.

Just bought

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Jim
Land O Lakes, FL
Type of use:  

Sounds like a kitten starts on first try.

When you want quality buy a real Honda!

Best in class

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, October 10, 2017
pop-pop
DAVENPORT, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power, Other [Church special events]
Hands down the best for its size. I bought this after my 20+ old 3500w Honda finally died. I didn't run it for several years or it may have still been going. This is the quietest of this size and the inverter power stability is a real plus. This runs my small camper trailer a/c just fine. Be careful adding oil, manual said it was shipped dry and holds 18oz., but it ran over after 12oz. The only feature that could be added to make better might be a voltmeter, but with inverter its probably not needed.

EU3000IS

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, October 6, 2017
DAC
Hollis, NH
Type of use:  Home Back Up

We use this on an Island in Maine, so we had to transport it by boat  to our camp.  It ran for 3 hours and black smoke poured out the exhaust port and it stopped running.   It is now in the shop and we are hoping Honda will stand behind it.   This is our 2nd Honda generator.   The first one lasted for many years.  Depending  on how this  goes will affect my recommendation

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, October 6, 2017
Mustang GT
Odessa, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
I've always admired the quietness and quality of Honda Generators.  I now have mine and love it.  I'm impressed. The electric start feature is awesome! Very pleased with my purchase from Electric Generator Direct /Imperial Industrial Supply. Also purchased the roll around wheel kit and Honda No Spill gas containers.

Town House solution

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, October 5, 2017
Bill
Hudson Valley, NY
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Living in a Town Home community but concerned about the weather predictions, we decided to get the EU3000IS from a local dealer, Pomona Power Equipment, based on their years in business and good reputation.

We discussed the needs and decided to go with this unit because it is QUIET. Don't want to upset neighbors but as we grow older it's good to know that we'll have this unit to run the essentials.

Kudos to Pomona Power as they spent time and showed me everything about operation including a reminder never to use indoors ( some people don't understand that surprisingly). They also educated me on why it's best to use ethanol free gas in this unit. Having cut many lawns over my lifetime I never knew about this but will faithfully follow this advice as this was a big purchase and needs to be treated accordingly.

I've rated as a 4 because I haven't had time to run it again. But I give the dealer, a local family run operation a 5.

Super Quiet

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Grif
Morgantown, WV
Type of use:  Construction/Industrial
Can't begin to say how quiet this thing is. I was blown away.

Wow. What a tool

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Dude
Birmingham, AL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
So.  I get the ratings, rules and "supposed to use" documentation.  All I'll say is I have a medium sized home (1,700 sq. ft.).  I tethered my EU3000iS to my breaker box.  When the power goes out, I hook it up, start it up and the entire house is like normal.  I just don't run things that generate heat or spin (i.e. dryers, electric oven, etc.).  I also turn one breaker on at a time so not to turn on critical items at the same time (i.e. two refrigerators at once).  It is quiet and runs all day and half the night on one tank of gas.  We watch TV, run the central AC, gas central heater (cuz it just needs to turn the fan), use computers......everything.  It's very cool.  Sure, they ain't cheap but they pay for themselves the first time you lose power for 2 days straight.  I love it.  I don't like when the power goes out.  But then again, I kinda do.  Whoot Whoot.  Always by Honda.  Tried and true.

Great almost really quiet

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Cyd
Port Wentworth, GA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
great generator. least noise more so when you need calm during a storm. got another brand during Matthew and the noise was more than the hurricane. we learned from that experience and decided Honda is the way to go for less aggravation.

Blown Away

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, September 4, 2017
Andy Gump
Pine Level, NC
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
After exhaustive research of similar sized generators decided on the Honda for our needs which include travel trailer camping and emergency outages for our home.  Anxious to hurry and see how it ran, we connected battery, filled with Honda oil, and some gas.  Fired right up first time in our small 8x10 barn and wife and I looked at each other in amazement.  We could talk normal as it ran quietly in our little enclosure (very brief exposure).  Everyone is splitting hairs on their web videos of their "noise tests" and hard to compare decibel ratings.  All we know is this generator is super quiet!  Excited now to carry camping and will not have to worry about disturbing neighbors.  Feel confident we made the right decision to 'go red'.

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, August 28, 2017
Lewis
Owenton, KY
Type of use:  Other [Racing]

Everything was great but you figured for 2400.00 it would include the Oil to tun in it.

Regards

Lewis Cleaver 1-859-576-7380

Nice Generator unbelievably quiet

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, August 6, 2017
John Leidorf
Victor, ID
Type of use:  RV Power
Have about a year now. Using with a 5th wheel provides plenty of power to run roof top AC. So quiet people at an event come up and are amazed after having to listen to the contractor models blasting the neighborhood. Honda makes great stuff.  

Great

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, July 29, 2017
Jerry
Polk City, FL
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power
had it running in a hr. After getting it home. 

Piece of Junk!

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, July 28, 2017
Consumer
Hayes, VA
Type of use:  Other [Food Service]
Purchased this new and right out of the box first time running had issues. It would randomly cut off. Oil level was fine and fresh gas. After several uses I took this unit to my local service dealer (Land and Coates) and after the shop having this for a month on and off, still not working properly. Randomly shuts down completely under load. No reason or explanation and our local service team is baffled. I asked them to swap it out for a new one due to the ongoing issue and since it was under warranty since  they told me they couldn't figure it out. Basically said no way. So I have a $2100 piece of red shiny junk for a generator. Not sure the purpose of a warranty if you don't stand behind your product. Very disappointed and would recommend ALL considering these to beware if you receive a lemon basically you are screwed!!

great generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, July 20, 2017
ron
Omer, MI
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power
very nice and quiet easy to operate

EU3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, July 18, 2017
N
Piggott, AR
Type of use:  Camping
Works awesome easy to start runs everything we need in our horse trailer and super quiet

Best Generator Ever

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, June 20, 2017
brian
Clear Lake, MN
Type of use:  Camping, Other [Drag Racing]
I have been using my brothers Honda 3000IS generator. This unit is very easy to use and can run a 1500 watt heater, interior trailer lights, and a microwave oven with no problems! I finally got my own! 

great product

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, June 19, 2017
geo
solon, ME
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power

This inverter is what I thought it would be.

ease of operation

quite

and stingy on gas.

Awesome Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, May 28, 2017
Michrobe
Valdosta, GA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating, Hunting/Fishing, Other [Drag Racing]

I connected the battery, put oil and gas in, and it started and has run flawlessly since!

Awesome Generator!

New unit DEAD BATTERY

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, March 16, 2017
Rich
Fontana, CA
Type of use:  Camping
So far the only complaint I have is that the unit came with a dead battery.  I'm guessing that is due to the fact that the key was in the ON position, not OFF.  So I have had to use the pull start so far the first few times using it.  Hoping next use the battery has charge.

best generator around

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, March 15, 2017
hman1957
FOUNTAIN, CO
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing
the folks at big r were very helpful and knowledgeable. this  was the best purchase I have made for a generator. followed instructions and started immediately. worked with my compressor just fine. cant wait to go camping.

AWSOME UNIT

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Christy
Amarillo, TX
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating, Hunting/Fishing
After using my 10 year old 2000 watt generator the last time I went camping and could not sleep due to the very loud noise that the generator was putting out (95 dB).  I decided to spend the money and get this unit just based on the decibel rating of the unit.  I am very happy with the decibel output of the unit.  The ease of the electric start on the unit is amazing.  I should have done this years ago.

Excellent

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, January 19, 2017
Buck
Homedale, ID
Type of use:  Other [off-grid power]
I've owned the electric start Honda generator before. It's top of the line. But I would like to see a notice for the battery hook-up. There is a tag to add oil, but nothing about hooking up the battery upon arrival in the box. It's easy to do but an online video link for this would improve the install process. Thanks

HONDA GENERATOR

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, January 13, 2017
JIM W.
NAPA, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Very easy to start. Runs extremely quiet on eco and full load.I have other Honda equipment from lawnmowers to water pumps.so I know the quality is very good.Ido wish they would have sent 10 mm wrench to remove front panel to hook up battery. otherwise 5 stars. 

Awesome Product

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, January 10, 2017
mah
Phoenix, AZ
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing, Other [Property maintenance]
This generator will do everything we need it to.  Run everything on the travel trailer, emergency backup at home, and portable power away from home.  Honda makes the best, longest lasting products.  There is no substitute. 

Eu3000is Review

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, January 2, 2017
Bill
Du bois, PA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power, Tailgating

Received unit in great condition. The generator was will packed and easy to unbox. I had already downloaded  the owner's manual, and was ready to place into service. Everything was as the manual had shown. Added oil and gasoline and the unit started as easy as my 10 year old Honda mower.

Connected the EU3000is to my Reliance ProTran-2 manual transfer switch with 10 circuits. Started transferring power from house to generator, one circuit at a time. The EU300is handler all the circuits and was still below 2000 w and then it was able to run in eco-mode.

The EU3000is  is expensive, but a Honda is by far the best equipment on the market. I'm looking for many years of service on this generator.

William Ruffner

Dubois, PA

 

Rough Start then Smooth Sailing

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, December 29, 2016
Charlie
Eugene, OR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
This model's weight and size make it awkward to move with a hand truck -- it really needs the optional wheels.  The oil-filler opening is low and at a shallow angle; so I filled it with a bulb syringe (ear drops).  Those two things were the only problems that we had.  The battery was low, but it started right up with my first pull on the recoil cord.  It ran great and gave us steady power.

Cheap Greed - Dont Buy a Honda

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sam
Orange, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
It is absolutely ridiculous and inexcusable that  Honda doesn't include the wheel kit as part of the original package, as they call them (the wheels) an "accessory". This is a very heavy and an already extremely expensive generator, and to have Honda nickle and dime us like that to make few extra bucks at our expense is revolting and disgusting. good thing they included the gas cap with it at no extra charge. No matter how good the generator might be, I am giving it the lowest rating and will not recommend it to anybody, just so Honda wakes up and fixes this atrocity.

Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, December 24, 2016
Tim
Menifee, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
opened up Christmas package and was stoked a new 3000is,   took it out of box, and realized that somewhere between the north pole and my house, it had been dropped from the sleigh. bummer, I took off the bottom front leg assembly  and pounded it straight, put it back, worked fine, only too look farther, and notice that the door to the air cleaner will not open, due to being pushed in. like the gen. like Honda, any suggestions to get door open?   thank you  tim leech

Great generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, December 4, 2016
Fred
Ft Wayne, IN
Type of use:  Home Back Up
After connecting the battery, it started right up. Quiet, easy to use, added wheels and it moves around garage with ease. Great generator.

Great piece of equipment to have on hand. Used my new purchase (6) days straight to minimize my inconvenience in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Wish I had two of them.

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, November 21, 2016
Derwood
Walterboro, SC
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Hunting/Fishing, Other [Power my shed]
Great piece of equipment to have on hand. Glad I had it. I used my new purchase for (6) days straight to minimize the inconvenience of not having power in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Wish I had two of them.

The most reliable generator on the market

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, November 14, 2016
DJ
Newburgh, IN
Type of use:  Camping, Tailgating

My wife and I just got back into camping, so this is the second EU3000, that we have purchased in the last 6 years.

Sold the first to a buddy, when we sold our camping trailer.

There is no other generator made as quiet or reliable as the Honda generators.

I grew up riding Honda motorcycles, and still own one today.

Honda has never let me down. 

 

Great gen set.

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, November 14, 2016
moose
HELENA, MT
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
I love my Honda EU3000is. The electric start is fantastic. It starts very quick and is really quite. Best I have ever owned.

Quiet as a church mouse

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, November 13, 2016
John
Medford, OR
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power

My wife and I got tired of irritated glares from campers when we ran our Chinese generator on our toy hauler. It was way too noisey so we decided to buy a Honda EU3000is and it is the quietest generator we have ever listened to, especially on the Eco-Boost feature. If this machine proves to be as reliable as the other Honda power equipment we have owned, including numerous Honda motorcycles, we will know we made a good decision.

Awesome

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Jethro Spencer
Washington, UT
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Other

I waited a long time to choose the right generator, enough wattage for some home use and to run my camper air conditioning, and small enough to take camping, quiet enough not to bother the camping neighbors, and it just looks great.

It handle my 110 V MIG Welder no problem.

I have only used it for about 6 hrs wear-in, but only had to add oil and gasoline, set the choke, and it was off and running, more like purring though.  It handled my camper (23 foot long, not sure the power rating) air conditioning unit on ECO no problem.

I recommend purchasing the two wheel kit, pricy, but well worth the cost if you plan on hauling it around.

So far it is all that I wanted it to be.  I look forward to many years of quality use.

Simply the best

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, October 17, 2016
rdsar2k
Charleston , AR
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power

It doesn't get any better. I use this to dry camp with other campers. I recently went to a concert where only RV generators were allowed at night and there were people playing cards next to my truck with the generator running. They were as far away from their own Onan built in, as possible! With all the generators running in this crowded venue the spot next to my truck was the quietest.

With the ability to put an RV extension cord on this and move this to the "best place" to keep noise down I never hear it and forget it is on.  I do not normally write reviews but this thing is awesome.

Happy Camping World Camper

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Happy Camper
Palm Coast, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Hurricane Matthew was coming and it looked wicked. Having never experienced a hurricane, decided to play safe and purchase a generator. Started researching. Tried to get a census of all the reviews and one thing stood out. All the Honda reviews were golden. If there were any knocks it was just little stuff, while other brands leaned to the dissatisfied side.  Pulled the trigger and  found the eu3000is at a nearby store.  Six generators sold while I was in the store.  The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. It is as advertised. A wonderful machine. A neighbor had to come over to watch his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes ( we're WI Badger fans) after his competitive brand generator would not start. If you have the means buy the best.  Over the last 50 years I've owned many other generators. None compare. Ran the Tv and computers, fridge, several fans and 1/2 doz lights. Never blinked, and ran on Eco for 40 hours right out of the box. Set up was a snap. And yes it is quiet.

shipping and unpacking review

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Jim
Corona, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Its a heavy generator.  Built-in wheels would of been a nice improvement.

The box was pretty beat up but the generator had no damage.

Taking the four 10mm cap nuts off of the front cover to get to the battery was not an easy operation.  The operator's manual states the four nuts are 6mm.  Sorry, they are 10mm.  The right side treaded extensions came out instead of just the cap nuts.  It was just difficult to get the nuts off of the extensions. 

The battery was tilted 45 degrees.  The shipping box must of been in several different positions to get this battery tilted.  The battery was not connected but the key was in the "on" position which the operator's manual says will drain the battery.   Battery is being charged now with a Battery Tender Plus charger. 

Added oil and tomorrow gas.  I still have my 25 year old Honda 800EX  and it started up last week with no problems.  I am looking forward for this 3000 to give me the save good performance.

Best generator on the market

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, October 8, 2016
Twincam
Felton, PA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
I bought my eu300is from a dealer so there were no problems.It is super quit and starts right up I use fuel stabilizer and even after letting it sit for 22 months it started right up .I did have to pull start it battery was weak I threw on a trickle charger to the battery and it starts right up every time super quiet and smooth runnng engine .I also own a Honda lawn mower with the same size engine and it a  Beautiful machine also .I am sold for life on Honda.

Honda Eu3000IS

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Dudly
Chicago, IL
Type of use:  Home Back Up

I already have a Honda EU2000IS.  I do regular maintenance and it has always performed above my expectations.  i just purchased the Honda EU3000IS as I needed more power than the EU2000 was able to provide.  I almost bought another EU2000 and paralleled them, but decided to just use a single generator with battery start to make it easier on my wife if I was not home when it was needed.  With the two wheel kit installed, she can move the heavy generator anywhere she needs it.

I have several UPC's for my computers and entertainment system in case we lose power.  I called the mfg. of the units and they said that they would not run on generators.  I plugged in the EU3000 and they run perfectly with the clean power output of the Honda.

The only problem that I worry about is that because they are so good it makes them a target to be stolen.  I use the generators for home backup power when we lose Comed electricity which seems to happen 4 or 5 times a year in my area.  As I never take the generators anywhere, they should be safe at the house.  


Great Product that isn't silent, but getting as close as I think you can with a portable generator.

Great product

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, September 25, 2016
Dennis
Shawsville , VA
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power
Don't waste your money on cheaper products this is the best generator I have ever owned it is so quiet and easy on fuel must have for your camping trips. 

No oil ?????

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, September 19, 2016
Thomas Reid
Oak Creek, WI
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power
This is my second EU3000is first one was stolen so keep it locked up. I unpacked unit and was surprised that they did not include the oil to get started for $2000.00 giving you 18oz of Honda oil would would have been nice. 

missing parts

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, September 17, 2016
norm
corinna, ME
Type of use:  Camping
did not rec battery bolts

EU3000IS

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, September 16, 2016
Nanook
Flint, MI
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Tailgating
Had recently purchased a Travel Trailer and needed as alternate power source and this unit was recommended. Have had a chance to use it recently, and if it's as reliable and efficient in the future, it will become a great buy. I would suggest this generator to others in need of a power source. And, by the way, it is extremely quiet as generators go. And in Eco (economy mode) it's almost a whisper. And I think with a full tank you can run it 14-18 hrs. in Eco mode You can converse and understand one another without raising you voices. I will be giving Honda products a hard look in the future as the need arises. Big thumbs up!

EU3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Manny
Los molinos, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
This is one of the best generators on the maket, is very quiet, very easy to start, I would say easier than my weedeater, we try other generators and this one is the best. Little expensive but is worth every penny when it comes to the noise level. I will recomend this generator to anybody that is looking for one

Excellant so far

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, August 29, 2016
SierraZ71
Sharpsburg, GA
Type of use:  RV Power
Works great so far. Extremely quiet. Only issue was battery not charged.

EU3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, August 28, 2016
Big Red
Edgewood, TX
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power
Waiting until I could purchased engine oil (was very disappointed that it didn't come with a quart of oil and that the Honda dealer didn't carry the 10W30). Then the generator would not start after adding oil, fuel and connecting the battery. Had to troubleshoot the problem and found a broken spark plug boot. Now I've have to return to the Honda Dealer for warranty and have to have the generator for a long RV trip that we're leaving in 2 days. I purchased a Honda due to the reviews stated the best, would know for sure due to my wouldn't start right off the bat.

Wow

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, August 26, 2016
Captn Don
Mary Esther, FL
Type of use:  RV Power
Just got today,put in Oill,Gas,Hooked battery up turned Key and could not believe my ears. It started right away,and was so quite I had to show wifey. If you don't have one go get one. I am sold on it, will use it to power my Airstream.??????????

sorry i waited so long to buy

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tom
Hermiston, OR
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing
Starts easy, and very quiet, I had a hard time convincing my Wife to spend 2000.00 but after one weekend camping she said she was glad we purchased the Honda. The Honda EU3000is is a wonderful machine

Honda EU3000is -Outstanding Product Performance!!!

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, August 21, 2016
Mr. Fix-It
Hemet, CA
Type of use:  Camping, Construction/Industrial, Other [4 days a week, all day,for electric tools at job s]

My previous Generator was also a a Honda EU3000is.But, to my dismay was recently stolen off my work trailer. I had it for a number of years. VERY PLEASED WITH IS RELIABILITY. So without hesitation, i opted to purchase same.

This Honda model is Truly Quiet!!!! Did I Say HOW QUIET IT IS!!!!!!   So many times at work the site I've been asked about its performance and I tell them I could not be happier!!! It is RELIABLE! Maintenence is little and easy!

It is also perfect, for bringing to campsites on my trailer, it does not disturb the other campers around our site.

Thank You HONDA for producing a product that Lasts and is OUTSTANDING for its purpose.

Sincerely, Ricky Defosses   D.B.A. Ricky's "Mr.Fix-It"

great product

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, August 18, 2016
rob
maui, HI
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating
I opened my honda eu3000is put some oil connected the battery and it started right up.Super quiet. I love it.

Initial start

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, August 3, 2016
jlreaa
Omaha, NE
Type of use:  RV Power, Tailgating

Only started it up have not used it under power yet. Oil capacity say's 18 oz  would only take 16 oz

Battery was completely dead manual says that if left in the on position it will drain the battery. It was in the on position when I took it out of the sealed box.

Filled with oil and gas pulled the choke started 1st pull.

Will call tomorrow and see what they will do about the battery. I know it is not good for a battery to be stored completely dead. I did not run it long enough to charge it up. It was still dead after 1/2hr of run time.

Joe

Perfect for Events - New Starting Issues

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, August 1, 2016
EricInRuskin
Ruskin, FL
Type of use:  RV Power

First off, I've seen a couple of reviews saying that they've had problems starting the generator when it's new.  I had the same problem.  Turns out that the shipping company must have turned the generator on it's side and the remaining oil from the factory drained out and completely soaked the air filter to the point that it couldn't get enough air to fire.  Ordered a new air filter and it fired up on the first crank.

We use the 3000is to power our travel trailer camping and at events where a lot of campers are all parked near each other.  The other 'less expensive' inverter generators are quiet, but the Honda is so quiet that several people thought it was turned off.  Runs for 20 hours or better with the air conditioner off - powering TV's, the microwave, coffee pot, and lighting.  With the air conditioner on it has no problem running through the night.  I'm glad I purchased one of the best and not a cheaper Chinese brand - I can hear the difference.

Fantastic

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, July 31, 2016
Larry
Hampton, VA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power
My other generator bit the dust and I was caught without a generator for a month trip to the West. My grandkids had to have air conditioning and power for their computers. I at first thought that this generator might not handle all of my requirements but I was wrong. I started it in regular mode and turned it to Eco mode. This generator operated my 13,500 air conditioner, my RV fridge on electric power and all electronics being used and being charged. With 90+ degrees the air conditioner was going strong and the generator kept right up in the Eco mode. I used it for about 170 hours in 30 days and that is really saying something for a new generator. In Eco mode it ran for about 12 hours on 2.5 gallons of gas operating all of the above. Remember to change the oil on a regular basis and you should be good to go. 

repairs needed upon delivery

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, July 23, 2016
annoyed
detroit lakes, MN
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing
I ordered a 3000is with an auto start installed from EC Power systems in Colorado. After receiving the generator I filled it with gas and oil, then tried over and over and over to start it. After a half hour of troubleshooting I pulled off the spark plug cover to find that someone had pulled the cap off of the spark plug wire and just left it for the buyer to deal with. Thanks Honda for your quality control process; the first thing I have to do before even starting a $2695.00 generator is to take it to the repair shop. Any bets as to weather Honda would at least send a gift card to compensate for the time and mileage to have to bring a never yet used generator to the shop? I won't be holding my breath.

great machine

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, July 10, 2016
dave
north tonawanda, NY
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating
just used my generator EU3000 IS for camping trip 4 days straight worked great . didn't think would like electric start but was great not to pull my arm off. this machine is so quiet soo impressed.ran my camper air cond, no problem had to purcash twist lock adapter would recommend for everyone.go big or go home best money ever spent.

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, June 20, 2016
Larry
Hampton, VA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power
I had to replace my Yamaha EF3000isei and this was my first choice. Had the Yamaha for 11 years and had to many starting problems. The Honda EU3000IS works just as good if not better. It has the power to operate my air Conditioner on my RV even at 5000 feet above sea level. Looks good with nice clean lines. I bought mine at Northern Tool & Equipment and did a lot better than the list price. They even had it in stock.

Best unit out there for camping

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, June 12, 2016
Jeff
Atlanta, GA
Type of use:  Camping

Went tent camping with some buddies in the 90 degree heat.  I've never owned a generator and rented an eu3000is, to power a window a/c unit and a tv/dvd combo. My friend also brought a window unit but brought a "regular" generator. After we both powered our units and hooked up the a/c units, we both realized there was no way we could sleep with his unit running. I didn't know if it would work, but we powered both 5,000 btu units on my generator all night on right under a full tank of gas.  I was pretty amazed. We moved the unit about 10 feet away from where we slept and no one was bothered by the "noise".  The fact that all the units in the rental house were Honda made made a statement as well.

We let the kids play video games and we powered small fans for hours with the unit in eco mode. Couldn't believe how quiet it was.  No question, this is the unit I'm purchasing.  

3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, June 5, 2016
bob
pt charlotte, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing
As advertised, fired right up after filling oil & connecting battery & gas. A lot quieter than my previous generator.

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, June 1, 2016
George
Conroe, TX
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power
Had power go out for four days. rushed out to buy a generator and found this Honda. worked without a hitch for the four days. The only thing i think Honda could have put on the generator is a hour meter to keep track of the hours used for maintenance reasons. it would also be helpful if they put in there owners manual a list of items that the unit can power at the same time.

Home Backup

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, May 29, 2016
B Law
San Jose, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Boating
The best generator on the earth.  Super quiet.  I added a tri-fuel conversion kit to run it on propane.  One of those purchased that even the wife is happy and feels more secure.

eu3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, May 21, 2016
audie w solomon
MILAN, IL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
grate generator

2800 Watts????

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, May 19, 2016
BIlly
Occidental, CA
Type of use:  Construction/Industrial

I experienced the same issue as a previous one star reviewer did. I bought this for the turn key quite ease of use operation and because of Honda's reputation. I own six different generators. Let's get this out there first off, the EU2000 unit is best unit in its class ever built. The EU2000 gave me the incentive to buy the EU3000iS. I bought this unit for my personal service truck primarily to run my little Makita Air compressor. I experienced the same issue as the previous one Star reviewer: the overload light circuit trips every time the compressor tries to start; the circuit breaker never pops. I know circuit breakers are designed for short circuits but come on, 20 amp breaker for a 30amp plug 23.3 amp circuit and it doesn't trip. i've been running this compressor on my Generac 3000 for years and never experienced an issue. Plug the compressor in to any 15amp wall plug, runs without issue. I also run it on my Kawasaki 3200 which is rated for 2800 watts as well, and it's an old old generator. I don't understand!!! I contacted the dealer I bought it from and they said to bring it back and they'll sell me an EU7000.....that should do it. Seriously??? I'm beyond disappointed. The fact that I can run the compressor on my cheap old junk Generac and Kawasaki proves that Honda has missed the mark here severely. I saved for quite some time to buy the Honda!! Ugh..


please don't give bad reviews

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, May 1, 2016
bacon_burger
chicago, IL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
this product is perfectly fine, it's the user going DERP, it's a turn key product, you turn it with a key for 2 seconds, if it doesn't run there is something at your local gas station , it's at $2.10 per gallon, might want to look into it sometime, BTW giving out a bad review your not going to get paid for it all

2000 hrs and still going strong

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, April 26, 2016
H5Phil
Penryn, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power

We use our 3000is mostly for RVing (while boondocking).  It's also been used for the occasional power outages in our rural area.  
I follow the recommended maintenance fairly closely - especially keeping the oil changed every 100 hours (oil changes take only minutes).  Installing an aftermarket hour-meter is a must for maintenance reasons - I'm not sure why they don't come stock with one.
Much of our generator run-time is in eco-throttle mode; running our satellite system, TV, microwave, lights, fans, etc..  We NEVER run our AC and microwave at the same time.  In fact, if the AC is needed we don't run much of anything else.  The AC puts a huge load on the unit and we don't want to over 'stress' our wonderful generator.  I would say of all the hours we have on our unit 90% are in low to moderate load range.
As far as ease of moving the 3000is around, it takes a couple of guys.  For that reason, we have the generator mounted in the back of our F-350 most of the time.  A camper shell protects it from the weather and other elements.  When in use I open the tailgate and the back of the shell for ventilation.  I've used it in this configuration for more than a decade.  We've had a lot of complements from our neighbors about how quiet our generator is :).
We love our 3000is

Phil & Karen

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, March 1, 2016
MSU Tailgator
Lansing, MI
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Tailgating
This is a great generator.  We have used this generator for tailgating for the last eight years. Its quiet, dependable, and starts with the first turn of the key.  Before each season I send it to the dealer to ensure proper preventative maintenance is performed.  I also use premium gas.  The Christmas of 2013 we lost electricity for seven days due to a ice storm.  A electrician hooked up this generator to power furnace, sump pump, TV and lights on the 1st floor. I filled the tank up three times a day.  My family was comfortable as they could be due to the circumstances.

Honda Performance

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Beast
North Vancouver, AK
Type of use:  Camping, Construction/Industrial, Other [Cabin]

I bought the EU3000IS as a power supply for a 1,200 sqft cabin that is "off grid". I have a small solar panel and two golf cart batteries for the odd light but when I want real power, I fire up the gennie. I used it to build the cabin and can run tools off of it, compound mitre, table saw, air compressor. It has plenty of juice for lights and the hot water on demand.

Very happy with it and highly recommend.

First outing 5 star, second outing not so good

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, September 6, 2015
Chris Graue
Lincoln, IL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Tailgating

I purchased 2 Honda EU3000is generators for backup power at home and power to run a BBQ cooking trailer. The first time I used it they worked flawlessly. Easy to start, fuel efficient, and quiet. Each used about 2.5 gallons of fuel to run 13 hours. I was impressed.

Unfortunately my second outing wasn't as good. We pulled our trailer 6 hours to the home opener for Iowa State Football to tailgate with family. Generator #1 work perfectly, but generator #2 was hard to start and would not stay running. Due to the size of our trailer and power needs, we need 2 generators to power the A/C, fridge, BBQ cooker. It was very hot and would have been nice to have everything working.

I had a 5 star opinion of the Honda line of generators... but unfortunately, my opinion has dropper to about a 2.5.

I'll seek warranty service from the dealer I purchased it from. I'm sure it will be repaired to my satisfaction.

Having reservations about recommending Honda at this point.

Air Filter

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Duane
Paonia, CO
Type of use:  RV Power
out of the box the generator would not start. Found the air paper filter soaked in oil and would not start. Took filter out and started right up. Purchased new filter and put in after sqweezing oil out of foam filter. It starts right up now. Foam filter must not have been squeezed out enough and soaked up paper filter.

Great for off-grid living, too!

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, July 30, 2015
Duff
West Lebanon, NH
Type of use:  Home Back Up

We selected the EU3000iS based on Honda's reputation for quality and personal experience - I also use an EU2000i at work on a professional search and rescue boat to provide nighttime lighting in emergencies. This spring when we purchased our summer home 9 miles off-grid in the wilds of northern New Hampshire it came with a good solar power system but an aging generator by another manufacturer that also wasn't stable enough to handle our satellite internet, phone and TV requirements. After analyzing our power requirements the EU3000iS was the logical choice and we couldn't be happier! It handles our refrigerator, electronics, well pump, microwave, washer and [gas] dryer without a hiccup - not all at once, mind you, but in enough combinations to even further reinforce our faith in the product. So far we've logged well over a hundred hours on the Honda during the all-too-frequent cloudy days when the solar array can't keep up. One nice feature of our system is that the inverter on the solar side has a built-in transfer switch and battery charger so when I kick on the Honda it switches the house load to the generator automatically and simultaneously charges the battery bank. The Honda's fuel consumption is excellent and the machine is oh, so-o-o-o quiet. If I could ask for any improvement it would be a remote starter system so I don't have to go out to the generator shed in bad weather. Still, a solid "five star" rating all around. I also have to give a huge shout-out to our dealer, Joe's Equipment in West Lebanon, NH - super nice folks, fair prices and terrific service!          

BEST IN CLASS

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, July 29, 2015
rear admiral
brooklyn, NY
Type of use:  Home Back Up
IT IS AMAZING HOW QUIET THIS GENERATOR IS, AND WHEN YOU SWITCH TO ECO MODE, CAN HARDLY TELL IT'S RUNNING. HOOKED UP TO A RELIANCE 6 CIRCUIT TRANSFER SWITCH, AND WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT WHAT IT CAN HANDLE. HAD A 25 CU.FT REFRIGERATOR, 7 CU.FT FREEZER, 1/2 HP PORTABLE SUMP PUMP, GAS BOILER, 9000 BTU.110 VOLT MINI SPLIT A/C, COMPUTER, 6 LIGHTS, CEILING FAN.SECURITY LIGHT. USED APPROX. 1800-2000 WATTS. WITH 800 TO A 1000 WATTS TO SPARE . TRANSFERED OVER FROM LINE POWER TO GENERATOR POWER, SEAMLESSLY WITH NO SURGING OR FLUCTUATION IN POWER. ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS GENERATOR, IT'S WELL WORTH THE COST. ONE THING,YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE OF IS,WHAT YOUR WATTAGE USE WILL BE. MINE IS BASED ON ALL NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES, SO YOUR USAGE WILL VARY. 

EU3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, July 20, 2015
Bill
Minden, NE
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power, Tailgating, Hunting/Fishing
Used generator for a week on our Camper at the lake an it worked excellently.  Had absolutely no trouble with it.  Very good on fuel and extremely quite compared to most all the other generators there.  Very happy with purchase. 

EU3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, July 19, 2015
Short
Decatur, IL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
Perfect for powering  my 5th wheel camper,also good as a backup for house outages,to power furnace,fridge,freezer,couple of lights. 

Total disappointment.

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, July 17, 2015
stormin
Star Valley Ranch, WY
Type of use:  RV Power
Didn't make it through the first tank of gas. Died, never to run again. Honda is not the answer.

Don't forget to buy an adaptor

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, July 16, 2015
Jimbo
Salem, OR
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping
Very quiet, starts easy, good buy. But don't forget to buy an adaptor to convert the 30 amp plug to the hook receptacle on the generator.

Purchased for home back-up and some please camping use

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, July 11, 2015
Bench Racer
Norwalk, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Tailgating
We needed to purchase a gen. For home back up, on the first try I ran one fridge and one freezer, while the power company was doing up grades in our neighborhood. For the first time use it ran for a total of 12.5 hrs it did a wonderful Job. I set the Eco setting and when I got home it was still running and still had around a 1/4 tank of gas left in it. Very impressive, I highly recommend this model and or any Honda generators, this is our first Honda and we love it all my other friends have Honda gens. And they love them that's why I decided to try it and I love it. 

The BEST Generator EVER

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, July 10, 2015
Lee
Largo, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up

In my 50+ years I have owned 3 generators, all bought at your local box stores..When hubby and I received this (had it delivered) we were excited. He had spent many hours watching videos on this product. We followed all the instructions, (he knew em by heart) and with one, yes one push of the button the generator started.

He hooked up a 6k household A\C unit, the fridge, 10 fishtanks, as well as our koi pond filters. Did not even phase it... This generator does it all...we are very impressed...Hubby says he can't wait for our first big storm (we live in Florida)  I say...... I can wait......  

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, July 6, 2015
smedium
Crystal, MN
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing
Absolutely amazing generator.  Starts right up, quiet and uses so little fuel!  I tell everyone that is looking to buy a generator to buy a Honda.  The cost is more upfront but you will be glad you spent the money in the long run. 

first pull

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, July 4, 2015
GO 88 GO
Pensacola, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
Service with gas and oil, pulled rope slow 3 times to get oil circulated, turned key on and started first pull. shut it down hocked battery up and it too started right away. Let it run for 1/2 hour with a fan on it as didn't have the right plug for the travel trailer(back ordered) for which is it's real intent, otherwise well satisfied right now.

Outstanding Product

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, July 2, 2015
Wild Boar Ranch
Prescott, AZ
Type of use:  Other [Cabin AC]

Just purchased an EU3000ISAC.  It went together very quickly i.e. adding oil, connecting battery, and started on first try.  Extremely quiet...I really very surprised give my full size regular generator (non inverter).

Of note...the unit does not ship with oil in a separate container, so you will have to purchase a quart.  Also, the unit is supposed to hold 1 full quart, however the unit I have would only except 3/4 quart out of the box...again, minor.

I've had looked at other brands for some time in comparison, and what sold me on the Honda were all of the 5 star reviews for this product.  Further, in visual inspection of the other comparable models prior to purchase, they were all significantly less robust in their build, cheap plastic parts, etc.  The Honda is very well made.

I'm looking forward to years of service with this unit.

3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, July 1, 2015
cazolker
Forest Grove, OR
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Other [miscellaneous projects]
Already off to a great start with this generator. System started on very first pull of cord after removed from cardboard box (added oil, added fuel, set controls, pulled cord once), and just ran so smoothly in ECO mode. The only downside for this generator I can come up with is the weight ....to safely move you really need two people. I am often working alone, so place the generator on a cart for moving it around as needed.

Honda Generators

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, June 14, 2015
Gary
Graham, WA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
I bought a Honda generator back in 2000 EM3500 for the house and camping. Great machine, no problems. Brother inlaw brother bought EU3000is in 2014 nice generator, electric start, very quiet. I just bought a EU3000is for camping, the AC can be ran in Eco Throttle, very quiet. I purchased the wheel kit, only weights 130 lbs. Great Machines

Cream of the crop in generators

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, June 12, 2015
Mike
Cypress, TX
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Tailgating, Boating, Hunting/Fishing

So I have had my eye on getting a Honda generator for years now as their reputation for quality is so high.  I decide to finally purchase a EU3000iS today at the beginning of hurricane season (living in Houston, TX).  So I get it home, follow the startup instructions (basically put oil & gas in it), and it starts instantly on the very first pull!  And not only that, this generator is UNBELIEVABLY QUIET!!!!!!!!!!! 

Very happy with this purchase!

worth the money

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Friday, May 29, 2015
ziggy
poulsbo, WA
Type of use:  RV Power, Hunting/Fishing

easy to set up and use. After seeing several of these in use by my hunting partners. The 1000is ,2000is and the 3000 handi I opted for the eu3000is to run my trailer. It does it all and very quietly. These units may cost more but you will still be enjoying them long after you forgot there price. enjoy

NO OIL

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, May 18, 2015
Big R
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Tailgating
I love this generator and I have owned quite a few different ones. 1st let me say that I read many reviews good and bad about this generator but I have figured out all the negative ones centered around the battery switch (ignition switch) being in the on position upon arrival. Honda being the great company they are didn't forget to turn the switch off they left it in this position so you would have to open up the batteries access door and hook the cables back up to the batteries. Now they didn't do this just to keep your batteries from going dead they also wanted to make sure you checked the oil (empty) before starting up. I would probably be one of those people that just wanted to start it as soon as I got it in excitement if it would not have been for the battery issue I probably would have. I filled the oil and placed a small amount of fuel in the generator, pulled out the choke lever a gave a tug on the rope starter... Walla 1st tug and that generator fired to life with a roar.... well not really that thing is so quiet I couldnt beleive what I was not hearing. I called my wife into the warehouse and made her listen to it while we carried on a normal conversation.. I then decided to turn off throttle control and let it run at speed and still we were able to carry on a normal conversation.  I havent had it out camping yet but I am looking forward to using it in our camp without everyone giving you the look for running the generator. I will never by another generator unless they come out with one that runs on water that does not have the name Honda on it.

Best in the Business! But...

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, May 17, 2015
mntnman22
Emerson, GA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating
This is, by far, the best quality generator on the market in its class.  But the price is extremely high - almost  beyond being justified by the outstanding quality.  The unit is heavy - could be much lighter.  For the price, would be much more of a value if it had more capacity (sustained wattage).  Overall, after considering other units with higher capacity and much lower cost, I yielded to the Honda based on my experience with other Honda power equipment and the overall expected reliability.  Honda could absolutely OWN this market if they would bring value (capability / features up) and price more into reality...

EXCELLENT

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, May 9, 2015
RH
irrigon, OR
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating, Construction/Industrial, Other [TRUCKING]

VERY QUITE ,I USE ON MY SEMI TRUCK 

FOR RUNNING STUFF IN MY SLEEPER,BEST MONEY

I EVER SPENT THIS IS MY SECOND ONE WOULDN'T PURCHASE 

ANY OTHER KIND HOLD UP WELLS,

EU3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, April 26, 2015
Kimber
Cedarcreek, MO
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping
Wow, is it quiet! Costs a lot, but like my Honda cars, it is better designed and better quality than anything else out there. And did I say it's QUIET!!!??

Excellent product

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, April 18, 2015
Gpa Meathead
Smithfield, UT
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing
I have been wanting to get a Honda generator for a long time and i finally go my wish. bought it, took it home, gassed it up, filled the oil and took it to camp. Started right up like a charm and was so quiet that we could enjoy the peaceful night around the fire. I even went up and checked a couple times because i couldn't hear it running. It used barely a quarter of a tank of gas and it ran all night to to run some medical equipment. I can't believe how quiet it is and how easily it starts. My 12 yr old grand daughter pulled the rope the first start and only had to pull it twice. Awesome!!! We love it. I have other generators but none this nice and quiet and good on gas. Thank you for a great product.

Doesnt Run

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, April 18, 2015
Rick
Prescott, AZ
Type of use:  RV Power
Received the generator new yesterday and when I went to start it today it would not start.  Very disappointed, bought a Honda because of its reputation and reliability.  Now I guess I'll see how the warranty process goes.

Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, April 6, 2015
Terry
Cornell, WI
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
A friend has one and I was impressed with this generator.  Finally saved up for one and now we have it.  Great piece of equipment.

Customer Service

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, April 2, 2015
NA
San Gabriel , CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping
Just got my EU3000is.  I did my homework on generators for private residential use and after a couple of other brand purchases I realized the importance of low noise levels in residential neighborhoods.  They were great power sources but was always aware of the level of noise and the negative reaction from the neighbors even when just running a charge for 5-10 Minutes. The Honda is amazingly quiet and will have no problem running it continuously for hours if needed.  I purchased my unit from Kawagushi Honda in LA.  Owner Art Kawaguchi was the biggest reason I made the decision to buy it now. Art was extremely helpful and informative. A cross the street is a Hawaii style snow cone stand you just have to try.

Excellent RV Genset

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, March 28, 2015
Bronc
Zero Gulch, FL
Type of use:  RV Power
Strong and quiet, easy to use and easy on fuel. Can't really ask for more.

Excellent genorator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, October 29, 2014
WWC
Lacey, WA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Construction/Industrial, Other [Farm work in remote parts of property. ]
I've owned two of these genorator. Simple.  Simple to run and maintain.  Love it.  Even better, it's great to work with Honda dealers who know their product is the best.  Professional.  Highly recommended.

Honda 3000i and Honda 6500i oil dip sticks

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Tuesday, August 19, 2014
dumptrkdave
Willits, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
I have purchased several Honda generator's over the years, the oil  dip sticks seem to be come brittle after a short time of operation, I do not know if this is due to heat or the plastic which it is made from is not compatible for being in oil ? from the splash oil system the dip sticks come apart and are then in the crank case oil system. on a couple of my machines a small peace of plastic from the broken dip stick gets lodged in the gears and then when you use the electric starter the next time it puts it in a bind and wipes the starter motor out , and on another occasion a small particle of plastic was lodged in the taped it stopped rotating and wore a spot on the taped had to replace it and the starter motor . it seems to me there is no need for the stick even being there as per the Manuel the oil level is full  when it is up to the threads were the oil cap goes.  the local dealer says he has no records or complaints of this, would like a response if this has happened to any one else .to remedy this problem I have now cut the sticks off of the oil plugs. on rating Honda generators the quality and durability  is great there products are far better than the other machines on the market .     

Output does not meet advertised specs

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, July 31, 2014
Johnny
Omaha, NE
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Construction/Industrial, Other [mobile electronics]
I bought this generator from our local dealer due to its 23 amp rated power.  It is a very nice unit with electric start, and the fit & finish are excellent.  My joy quickly turned to sorrow when I tried to run a small air compressor.  My air compressor runs great on a regular 120v 15a wall socket.  However, the Honda EU3000iS will not run the same compressor, even though the advertised specs are well beyond what the compressor requires.  Much to my surprise, the Honda engine actually bogs down and goes into protection mode without ever tripping the 20 amp circuit breaker on the front of the unit.  In other words, the EU3000iS engine does not have enough power to trip its own circuit breaker.  Needless to say I took it back.  Came back home with TWO EU2000i running in parallel, and those two units together would still not start the air compressor.  I am very disappointed in the underpowered Honda engines.  It appears that the magnetos are sufficient but the gas engines are not up to the task.  Come on Honda, fix this!  And please offer a better wheel kit for offroad use.

Response from Honda

Hi Johnny, we're sorry you're disappointed.  We'd encourage you to take the air compressor into your dealer - they have the tools to find out exactly how much the power that it's pulling and what it takes to start it up.  The start up power requirements on air compressors can be pretty high, and it's possible that's the issue.  Your dealer can also run the generators on a load bank and show you what they are capable of producing.   This should help to solve the mystery!

Honda is the way to go

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, July 12, 2014
HayBail
Tightwad, MO
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power, Construction/Industrial

I have owned at least 6 generators over the years. We ran a concession business for 11 years & had to have a quiet generator. This was the only brand available 20 years ago that was quiet. They are tough, efficient & last a long time. A little pricey but as the old saying goes you get what you pay for. This EU3000  is perfect for RV or household backup. We had EU6500 & EU 4500  all were equally quiet & reliable.

 The only thing I don't like is the batteries don't last. 6-10 months if you are lucky.

Owned for 5 years

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, July 3, 2014
Mike
Richmond, VA
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Amazingly quiet, the Eco throttle stretches the gas mileage. The electric start only lasted six months but the pull start works every time. Well worth the money !

EU3000is-13yrs + use

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Ken
Woodland, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power

Bought my 3k Dec of 2000. Use it for RV power most of the time, but wired it into my house main during a storm outage. Ran an extension cord across the fence to my neighbor for his refrigerator and a tv. Note!! My job was with the local power company(40 years in the elect dept.). Disconnected & isolated incoming feed from power company. Made a 30 amp twistlock plug wired with 6 gauge wire to my service main at the hse, taking advantage of the 23 Amp output at the Gen. Took amp reads during the outage. Very impressive performance. Ran in ECO most of the time.          Has plenty of power for RV use. I always take it out of ECO when using AC.   The AC compressor requires the cleanest voltage at startup. In ECO mode the voltage drop could be critical, depending what else is on in the RV. One item not mentioned in "reviews" is the use of store extension cords "not" rated for good amperage load. Min wire gauge is 12AWG, better is 10AWG( 30 amp rating).  The bigger the wire gauge equals less resistance/load. Length of ext cord also factored in load increase at the Gen.   Bought the correct Twistlock plug (for Gen), 30A RV Receptacle, and 10 gauge b/w/g wire to make a pigtail that works to connect the RV 30A ext cord to the EU3000 23A Twistlock.

Have replaced the starting battery twice.  Use stabilizer in fuel. Plug changed twice. Oil changed 5 times. Very good value for my money.  This is a heavy unit. I carry my Gen in the back of my pickup locked with a heavy cable. I use a four part block&tackle to lift up, then back my pickup under to lower into the bed. Easy one man operation. no back injuries.        Cudo's  Honda         Quiet with good power output.

Apology from Dissapointed

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, May 1, 2014
Jake
Deland, FL
Type of use:  RV Power
I wrote the review Disappointed. The EU3000 would not run my 13500 AC. Went on a six day trip ran 15 to 30 minutes with nothing on but AC before shutting down. Called Honda and was told it would not run the AC in economy mode which I already knew. Mine would not last two minutes in economy mode and maybe fifteen minutes with it off. I bought it at Camper World . I called Honda and was told to take it to Umatilla Fl about 20 miles away to a authorized Honda Dealer. It did not seem right since I did not buy it there but called the dealer and he was super nice and said sure bring it on. We started it and ran about 20 minutes. When it choked down he said did that oil light blink when the discharge light blinked. I said it did. He checked the oil and it was low but had some on the stick. He said forget the dip stick and fill it until oil runs out.  Well guess what it will now run my AC two TV'S and all the lights on in the economy mode. How could that small amount of oil cause so much trouble? He tried to explain it to me. Camper World said they had it prepped with oil. They must not have had it full. I am now as they say a HAPPY CAMPER. Sorry Honda and THANKS SO MUCH to the Umatilla Fl dealer. A GREAT GUY. 

Great home Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Thursday, April 24, 2014
1GrifCa
San Gabriel, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Construction/Industrial

I bought this Honda 3000is with my next door neighbor in case we have a power outage.  This past March our power company shut off power to upgrade there system. The 6hr. power off lasted 11-1/2hrs.  I hooked up my house after 3hrs and with my neighbors power off and his 130 bottle wine cooler and no hot water I hooked up his house too.  The Honda3000is worked perfectly keeping 2 homes with power for our refrigerators, TVs, & his wine cooler going for 10 hours with no problem. Thanks Honda for a wonderful quite Generator.

Disappointed

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, April 14, 2014
Jake
Deland, FL
Type of use:  RV Power

Great features well built and easy to start.  I have a 2014 Toy Hauler with one  1500 AC. Will not run this AC unit in eco mode. Some post say it will. I called Honda and was told it would not. I was hopeful. Easy to trip even with eco mode off. Ac and TV is about it. I am shocked.  Super quite with nothing on but when air and tv are on it is quite loud. I would never have been satisfied if I had not tried this unit but would not recommend the extra bucks. I looked at a [...] for [...] . Should have bought it. Super quite with nothing on but when air and tv are on it is quite loud. I would never have been satisfied if I had not tried this unit but would not recommend the extra bucks. I looked at a [...] for [...] . Should have bought it.

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Monday, April 14, 2014
scj
Leroy, MI
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Tailgating, Construction/Industrial, Boating, Other [Remote out buildings]
Purchased this generator as the result of an extended power outage to run the furnace, refrigerator, and other appliances.  It so quite and so efficient on fuel consumption its impressive.  Have owned the generator for about 10 years and it has never failed me.  It has been used at camp sites, construction sited, and so much more.  Currently it is the sole power source for our pole barn as its normal duty. I love the small compact design and it light weight, it packs a punch in a small package.  Another awesome Honda product.

EU3000iS Plenty of power

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, March 2, 2014
majtommy
Media, PA
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Just installed my transfer switch yesterday. Really the way to go.

I do have new appliances due to a recent remodeling.

All lighting is either CFL or LED and house is about 1800 sq ft.

I am powering 2 refrigerators, 1 heater (gas forced hot air), 8 LED high hats and a 42" flat panel TV in the kitchen, 2 lights and exhaust fan in the master bath and a den light.

I have watts to spare. Think for now leave it at that so I can run the "eco throttle" for extended run time.

Pretty impressive..

Tom

Media, Pa.

EU3000is

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Saturday, February 1, 2014
DL
Shalimar, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up
We have have had our generator for 10 years.  I start it on the first of every month, change the oil, plug and battery every 2 to 3 years (depending on usage).  We did buy the wheel kit.  We got the generator for hurricanes.  I love this generator.  It is small, quiet, and runs a fridge, small chest freezer, small AC unit, our TV and cable box (if we still have cable) and my husbands O2 concentrator.  It is close to maxed out, but we have no problems with it.  It is very quiet.  We have our generator set up about 25 feet from our back door on a screened in porch.  I keep it covered (when not in use) with a small grill cover.  We get 22 to 24 hours of run time on 5 gallons of fuel at about 85 to 90 percent load.  I would highly recommend this generator to anyone needing temporary power for power outages.

Finest gasoline generator hands down!

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Wednesday, January 15, 2014
RMAK
Northampton, PA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Tailgating, Other [special event power]

I have collected generators for over 25 years and have units that range from less than 1000 watts to a diesel unit that is 70 kva.  I have 6 Honda generators in my collection, all 6 are top of the line units that have never let me down.  Having said that if I had to pick only one the EU3000is is in my opinion the best unit Honda has ever made. I often need very quiet power and this is quietest unit I have ever found. Long run time without refueling, has run refrigerator for 19 hours. Power is very clean good for electronic devices. electric start is nice for people unable to pull start but having back up pull start is a nice feature allowing easy starting if battery is dead.  With the reliability that I have had with my Honda products parts are not often needed however when I have, I have always had good luck with my local dealer. most common parts in stock. I only gave 4 stars in the features list because in my opinion this unit needs an hour meter. Most professional equipment comes with one to time service intervals. Give the quality of Honda products you can expect several years of service so hour meter would be nice.

OUTSTANDING AND SUPER QUITE

Model Reviewed: EU3000IS Sunday, December 29, 2013
JT
Yukon, OK
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Super quiet and all the power that we need to run our gas furnace and fridge and the tv.
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