Powers fridge, furnace, well pump, and much more
The EM5000S can power a wide variety of appliances in your home. Check the applications tab for more examples.
(EM5000SXK3AT1, EM5000SX31 )
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The EM5000S can power a wide variety of appliances in your home. Check the applications tab for more examples.
Honda's exclusive iAVR technology ensures a consistent flow of power regardless of the load. This translates into stable power for sensitive equipment and a more reliable power source for you.Learn More
Honda exclusive iAVR technology lets the generator operate well above its maximum rating for up to 10 seconds to start high initial amp draw equipment.Learn More
Honda’s innovative iGX series engines deliver exactly what you’ve always wanted: reliable, optimal performance. These intelligent computer-controlled engines operate automatically with much better, simpler, and faster controls.Learn More
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.Learn More
Wide, positive lock folding handles offer convenient transport and storage and a more compact unit.
You can rest easy, knowing your generator is covered from top to bottom for 3 full years.
Runs approximately 11.2 hours at half load and 8.1 hours at full load. This makes the EM5000S great for overnight power.
Recoil back-up is also included.
The EM5000S is easy to maneuver and transport.
Use when charging 12-volt automotive type batteries. (Requires an optional charging cord.)
Protects the generator by shutting the engine off when low oil is detected.
The EM5000 offers 2 duplex outlets with GFCI protection.
Allows for convenient starting of your generator from a remote location.
Protects the generator from being overloaded.
|AC Output||120/240V 5000W max. (41.2/20.8A) / 4500W rated (37.5/18.6A)|
|iAVR Output||7000W (58.3/29.2A) for 10 sec.|
|Receptacles||20A 125V GFCI Duplex (2), 30A 125V Locking Plug, 30A 125/250V Locking Plug|
|DC Output||12V, 100W (8.3A)|
|Starting System||Electric & Recoil|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||6.2 Gallons|
|Run Time per Tankful||8.1 hrs.@ rated load, 11.2 hrs. @ 1/2 load|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||41.1" x 27.8" x 28.3"|
|Noise Level||66 dB(A) @ rated load; 63 db(A) @ 50% load specLink.Display|
|Dry Weight||232 lbs.|
|Residential Warranty||3 Years|
|Commercial Warranty||3 Years|
|WARNING: California Prop 65 Information|
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.
|EA7-1000001 through 1099999|
|EA7-1100001 through 1103037|
|EA7-1103038 through 1193357|
|EA7-1193358 through 9999999|
|EANC-1000001 through 1024620|
|EANC-1024621 through 1029941|
|EANC-1029942 through 9999999|
|EBMC-1000001 through 1023524|
|EBMC-1023525 through 9999999|
|AC Receptacle Selection EA7-1000001 through 9999999|
|AC Receptacle Selection EANC-1000001 through 9999999|
|Breather Heater Kit EANC-1000001 through 9999999|
|Common replacement parts guide EANC-1000001 through 9999999|
|Handle and Wheel Kit Installation EANC-1000001 through 9999999|
|Common replacement parts guide EBMC-1000001 through 9999999|
|Handle and Wheel Kit Installation EBMC-1000001 through 9999999|
Houston, AK Type of use: Other [Off grid full home usage]
Upton, ME Type of use: Home Back Up
This is the model I needed to power my deep well water pump and electricity to my camp. I am on the grid but am in a remote area and we loose power quit often.
This generator is very quiet and efficient!
Boonton, NJ Type of use: Home Back Up
Deltona, FL Type of use: Home Back Up
I have owned this generator for some 13 years. Purchased after Hurricane Charley. It's wired to the main disconnect of the house thru a transfer switch. Awsum unit. I power the (4550 watt hot water heater only), for a 20 min reclaim. Then the Fridge, Window A/C, TV and lights. 5 gallons of gas lasts around 12 hours. I shut it down at night to give it a rest as we do not require it to be run while we sleep. I change the oil every 4 tanks, (48hrs run time) and every July, if not used during the year. Drain the gas and run it with 10oz of WD 40 till it stops. The next time it's needed, fill the tank and 1 pull, it starts. The Air filter did need to be replaced due to age, just reg maintenance. Still looks new.
Thanks Honda for an excellent machine.
Fort Myers, FL Type of use: Home Back Up
Easy to start with key or pull start, has wheel kit so it was easy to move around. run 17 plus amps and would last
nine to fifteen hours. ran for nine days almost steady.
AUGUSTA, GA Type of use: Home Back Up
boondocks, OR Type of use: Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Construction/Industrial, Hunting/Fishing
Leavenworth, KS Type of use: Home Back Up
Ely, MN Type of use: Home Back Up
Hinesville , GA Type of use: Home Back Up
Jacksonville, FL Type of use: Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing
I've lost track of how many hours and times my EM 5000S has provided trouble free home back up power during hurricanes, tropical storms and plain ole Noreasters over the last 12 or so years when the power goes out. (Not to even mention the countless uses powering my motocross trailer/camp trailer up and down the eastern seaboard). My long history and experience with this unit was completely different than the previous review so I thought it would be noteworthy to mention that I've had zero issues or glitches with it's operation over the past decade. Now I bought mine brand new and have been the only owner.
Most recently, during hurricane Matthew, the generator was used non stop for approx 26 hours supporting my immediate family and 6 St. Augustine evacuees to include one from an assisted living facility that was required to evacuate. During power outages, I power everything in a 3000 sq ft home except for the central HVAC, water heater and washer & dryer. The refrigerator, deep freeze, all lights, fans, TV, microwave, etc is used as if the normal power is operational. When applicable, I run a portable AC unit as well. When taking in evacuees that require the use of electrical medical devices, it's imperative to be able to depend on the generator and this bad boy has been flawless.
There's very little maintanence required on this unit but I keep the unit spotless, gas is always drained from the carburetor when not in use, and the oil is changed when necessary. If I've not had to use the generator for a period of time due to a specific outage, I'll start it up and run it for a few minutes once a year or so. I've seen friend's cheap generators advertising similar wattage come and go over time so I think it is important to remember that all generators are NOT created equally. Yes, it's way more expensive than one you might see at a big box retailer, but when the power is out during a CAT 3 blow and family & friends are scared and panicking in the dark, everyone is quickly relieved when all the modern conveniences become available again via generator. The downside of having a Honda generator is that friends and neighbors remember that you have one and they make your house their evacuation location. (I joke re: "downside").
Literally the only thing that prevents it from still being in showroom condition is a small plastic piece that cracked that goes on the DC negative terminal. This in no way effects the usability of the unit and is hardly worth mentioning so I only do so for 100% complete disclosure of my experience. I suspect that I could replace this small plastic piece for a couple bucks if I get around to it. In the end, I've been overly pleased with this model due to its ease of use and dependability.. If properly cared for, the superb fit and finish will present as if it's brand new for at least a decade in my case..
North Kingstown, RI Type of use: Home Back Up
Jacksonville, FL Type of use: Home Back Up
I bought this unit several years ago to run the necessities (refrigerator, freezer, etc.) during power outages. The first couple of times it ran good. The third time it ran for about 4 hours and ran out of gas. I let it cool off, refueled and started it back up. Before I could plug it in a thick cloud of smoke appeared so I immediately turned it off. I took it to the dealer and told him the unit had only ~16 HOURS on it. He said it looked brand new (garage kept with a cover). He worked on it and said it was either the windings had burned up or the exciter. He said it would cost ~ $1500- $1800. I asked if he could work with me because again it on had about 16 HOURS on it. He said he would talk to the Honda rep. The rep said it did look brand new but there was nothing he could do.
So I spent 2500 DOLLARS on a piece of junk that won't work. I don't have $2500 to throw away.
Just the repair cost is THREE times the cost of generators my neighbors have that are still working. They have used theirs in the same manner that I did.
I need to buy a new generator, a new lawn mower, a new outboard motor (115-150 HP), and a new SUV.
Do you think I will be looking at Hondas... NO WAY!!!
If Honda decides to work with me then I will update this review.
Glastonbury, CT Type of use: Home Back Up
We bought our generator in August 2011 for a hurricane that knocked out power to most of Connecticut. We used it for 7 or 8 days. Then at Haloween 2011 we had a major Nor'Easter and were without power for 9 days. Last night I got it out to make sure it would start okay for the Nor'easter coming tomorrow (1/27/15) and it fired right up. I hadn't started it since October 2014. The battery is amazing as it always is right up to power. We run everything in our house except the clothees dryer, the oven (we have a gas range and electric oven) and A/C. We have a well so when the pump comes on you can hear the generator lug down for a few seconds and then it just hums away. We run furnace, lights, TV, dishwasher, Microwave (my wife baked a cake in it), she irons, we use hair dryers and most of the things oncurrently.
This is the best piece of equipment I have ever owned. During the storms it would run nonstop form about 7 AM until almost midnight. It would use about 7-8 gallons of gas a day.
Hudson, NH Type of use: Home Back Up
Belleville, MI Type of use: Home Back Up, RV Power, Construction/Industrial, Other
PISCATAWAY, NJ Type of use: Home Back Up
Quincy, IL Type of use: Home Back Up, Construction/Industrial, Hunting/Fishing
Bucksport , ME Type of use: Home Back Up, RV Power
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