Advanced technology for consistent power and performance
Advanced technology for consistent power and performance

The EG5000 uses Honda's exclusive DAVR (Digital Automatic Voltage Regulator). The DAVR is designed to hold the voltage stability within a +/- 1% range during operation. This provides more consistent power.

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Powerful Honda commercial OHV engine
Powerful Honda commercial OHV engine

Legendary Honda commercial-grade OHV engines are reliable, easy-to-start and incredibly rugged.

120/240V Selector switch - More usable power, more flexibility
120/240V Selector switch - More usable power, more flexibility

Choose between using both 120 and 240 Volts, or 120 Volts only. This allows for the total generator output to be available through any of the 120 volt outlets, limited only by the capacity of the individual outlet. This enables you to power units with larger wattage requirements.

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Runs 11 hours @ 50% load (6.3 gal.)
Runs 11 hours @ 50% load (6.3 gal.)

Keeps you working, all day long.

3 year commercial/residential warranty
3 year commercial/residential warranty

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

Protected by Honda Oil Alert®

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

Tough one-piece welded frame

Helps protect the generator.

GFCI protection

The EG5000 offers 2 duplex outlets with GFCI protection.

Electronic ignition

USDA-qualified spark arrestor/muffler

Electronic circuit breakers

Protects the generator from being overloaded.


Engine Honda GX390
Displacement 389 cc
AC Output 120/240V 5000W max. (41.2/20.8A) / 4500W rated (37.5/18.6A)
Receptacles 20A 125V GFCI Duplex (2), 30A 125V Locking Plug, 30A 125/250V Locking Plug
DC Output NA
Starting System Recoil Only
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.3 Gallons
Run Time per Tankful 7.5 hrs. @ rated, 11.0hrs. @ 1/2 load
Dimensions (L x W x H) 26.8" x 22.8" x 22.6"
Noise Level 73 dB(A) @ rated load; 70 dB(A) @ 50% load
Dry Weight 173 lbs.
Residential Warranty 3 Years
Commercial Warranty 3 Years


Storage Cover
Transfer Switch
2 Wheel Kit


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.

  • Refrigerator or Freezer (Energy Star)
  • Microwave Oven
  • TV / DVD
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Incandescent Lights
  • Air Compressor
  • Bench Grinder (8 in.)
  • Circular Saw (Heavy Duty, 7 1/4 in.)
  • Concrete Vibrator
  • Drills
  • High-pressure Washer (1 hp)
  • Table Saw (10 in.)


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Starts Easily, Purrs All Day

Model Reviewed: EG5000 Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Garden Valley, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Construction/Industrial
Bought a used one and I couldn't be happier.  Runs smooth and starts easily every time.  

Great generator for home backup

Model Reviewed: EG5000 Tuesday, November 29, 2016
DeLand, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
I purchased this generator last minute before Hurricane Matthew made landfall.  I decided on a Honda for their reputation of quality and reliability.  After the hurricane hit, we were out of power for four days. The EG5000 powered everything in our house besides the AC (we have a 4 ton unit which would take almost 15,000 watts).  We kept two refrigerators running, a freezer, 8k BTU window A/C unit, various lights throughout the house and the well pump.  The generator ran without a hitch!  It would burn through a tank in about 14-15 hours on a decent load.  Even though it isn't one of the EU models, I still find it to be relatively quiet. I'm so glad I have a good, reliable generator to use for future storms. 
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