Inverter Generator Advantages
What are the benefits of an inverter generator?
High quality power output
The precision of Honda's inverter technology ensures its power is closer to "line power" more than any other generator design. Our inverter generators produce power that is as reliable as the power you get from your outlets at home.
Lighter, smaller size
Honda engineers use inverter technology to integrate parts from the engine and the generator. For example, the alternator on our EU1000i, EU2000i, and EU3000iS is combined with the engine flywheel.
This allows inverter generators to be smaller and lighter weight than traditional models.
Higher fuel efficiency
Eco-Throttle™ allows the generator's engine to automatically adjust the engine speed to produce only the power needed for the application in use.
Traditional generators have to run at 3600 RPM to produce 60 hertz (cycle) electricity. But generators with Eco-Throttle can run at much slower RPMs while maintaining frequency and power for the requested load.
Because the engine does not have to run at full speed constantly, Eco- Throttle reduces fuel consumption by up to 40%. It also helps to reduce exhaust emissions.
Honda's inverter generators are substantially quieter than traditional models. See our decibel chart to get a good idea of the difference.
Eco-Throttle also reduces the noise level on our inverter generators. Because the engine is not running at full speed constantly, it is much quieter.
Special sound dampening materials and quiet Honda engines also help to make our inverter generators incredibly quiet.
EU1000i, EU2000i, EU3000 Handi, and EU3000is generators can be paired with another identically sized unit to double your power capacity. Parallel capability allows you to use two smaller, lighter generators to do the work of a much larger generator - without sacrificing portability. More info on parallel capability
How does the inverter work?
Honda 's inverter technology takes the raw power produced by the generator and uses a special microprocessor to condition it through a multi-step process.
First, the generator's alternator produces high voltage multiphase AC power. The AC power is then converted to DC. Finally the DC power is converted back to AC by the inverter. The inverter also smoothes and cleans the power to make it high quality. A special microprocessor controls the entire process, as well as the speed of the engine.
Honda uses only high quality inverters in our generators, which produce stable, consistent power.
The end result? Clean enough power to run even the most sensitive electronic equipment.