Power for camping, tailgating, and basic home backup power
Power for camping, tailgating, and basic home backup power

The EU3000i Handi can operate a wide variety of appliances, including microwave, refrigerators, hair dryer, small AC units, and much more. Take a look at the applications tab for more examples.

Max output to start most RV AC units in the 13.5 BTU class
Max output to start most RV AC units in the 13.5 BTU class

Packs plenty of power to start up even RV A/C units up to 13500 BTUs.

Lighter weight, compact design- Easy to store, easy to pack

At only 78 lbs, the EU3000i Handi is lightest, most compact 3000 watt generator we've ever made.

Recessed wheels and unique folding handle for true portability
Recessed wheels and unique folding handle for true portability

The flip up handle and sturdy wheels make the EU3000i Handi easy to transport.

Offset handle for easier lifting
Offset handle for easier lifting

Two fixed handles makes carrying, loading and unloading the EU3000i Handi easier for one or two persons.

Super quiet
Super quiet

So quiet, your neighbors will thank you. The EU3000i Handi operates at 52 to 58 dB(A). This makes it ideal for camping, supplemental RV power and any other activity that requires quiet operation.

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Fuel efficient - runs up to 7.7 hours on 1.6 gal. of fuel
Fuel efficient - runs up to 7.7 hours on 1.6 gal. of fuel

Thanks to our exclusive Eco Throttle System, the EU3000i Handi offers great fuel efficiency. Runs 3.5 to 7.7 hours on a single tank, depending on the load

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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 EU3000i Handi for additional power. Two identical models can be paralleled with an optional cable.

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12v - 8.0A unregulated DC output
12v - 8.0A unregulated DC output

The EU3000i Handi 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.

Recessed convenience light for ease of use in the dark

Easy to see the control panel at night.

Closeable fuel vent for safer transport.

Protected by Oil Alert®

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

USDA-qualifed spark arrestor/muffler

Circuit protected

Protects the generator from being overloaded.



Honda GX160



AC Output

120V 3000W max.(25A) 2600W rated (21.7A)


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

DC Output

12V, 100W (8A)

Starting System


Fuel Tank Capacity

1.6 gal.

Run Time per Tankful

3.5 hrs. @ rated load, 7.7 hrs. @ 1/4 load

Dimensions (L x W x H)

24.5” x 14.9” x 19.3”

Noise Level

58 dB(A) @ rated load, 52 dB(A) @ 1/4 load

Dry Weight

78 lbs.

Residential Warranty

3 Years

Commercial Warranty

3 Years


Storage Cover
DC Charging Cord
Transfer Switch
Parallel Cables


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
  • TV / DVD
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Computer
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Blender

How to Videos

EU3000i Handi Set Up
EU3000i Handi Operation
EU3000i Handi Maintenance
EU3000i Handi Storage
Parallel Operation


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Love it

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The Bronz
Bauxite, AR
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power
This generator does everything I need it to do. Starts so easy. 1 pull Everytime. It run my AC with ease. I do have a soft start on it so I know that helps. Used it at the ball park when the heat index was 108 and it didn't miss a beat. The only negative is the plastic housing is a little fragile. It did get a little crack in it.

Came in Handi

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Camarillo, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping

Santa Ana winds combined with fire and our electricity provider proactively shut down our power. This happened on three occasions within a weeks time. Forecast called for at least a week and a half of winds off and on. I purchased the Handi EU3001 during the first power shutdown and it worked great. I ran two refrigerators, a couple of plug in lights and a coffee pot for the morning coffee. Cell phones were also charged up and ready to go.

I ran it for 10 hours straight and then topped off the fuel tank for another round. In all, we lost power for 36-48 hours on three separate occasions. This thing is quiet and easy to move.

Originally I was looking to purchase the EU3000is, but there was a run on generators here locally and could not find it in any building supply stores. I checked a local marine supply store and they had 3 Handi3000i but none of the EU3000is. I’m glad i went with the one I did because the other one is quite a bit heavier and you have to buy a wheel kit for it to make it easier to move.

Long story short, it works great. 

Best running generator...

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Burns, OR
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Boating, Hunting/Fishing
My husband & I purchased 2 Honda EU3000i Handi generators to use with our Keystone Cougar at Pendleton Roundup this year.  We stayed at a grade school "dry camp"  we were so pleased at the ease of operation and the fact that they were SO quiet, and we never bothered anyone next to us.  everyone who came by and saw and heard them "purr" were taken with them and talked about buying them for their own use.  Thank you for such a great product!


Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Sunday, November 11, 2018
Maryville, MO
Type of use:  Camping, Construction/Industrial, Hunting/Fishing
Had to use my EU3000i for the first time recently.  Only needed to power some lights for painting (local power company did not transfer power to new owner in time for us to paint).  Wow, so quiet, so easy to set up, and it ran flawlessly nightly while we painted for a few hours after work.  This generator was a real life saver for us.  Handles made it easy to haul in my Prius (yes it easily is handled by one person).  I'm totally sold on the quality...and did I mention how whisper quiet this thing is...with Honda generators.  I'll never want anything other than a Honda generator.  Thanks Honda!

Carol Conforti

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Mariposa, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping
We had to evacuate from our home in Mariposa CA, do to the Ferguson Fire, and our small generator could not handle the Air Conditioner in our Trailer. We were parked in Chuckchansi Casino asphalt parking lot, way out in the boonies.  My son came up from Sacramento, picked me up and drove me down to Fresno to Jensen & Pilegard #2 store.  My son called ahead to locate a generator.  This was all in 105 degree heat.  They had it all serviced, and just had to install wheel pkg.  We were very pleased at the courteous and prompt service that we received from the employees of this store.  Would gladly recommend them.

started right up

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Friday, July 27, 2018
Lancaster, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating

Follow directions on unit for oil and gas...

took 5 min.

started right up


Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Newport News , VA
Type of use:  Other [Racing ]
I just bought this one i have a eu2000 its been the best genarator in my eye sight i had it for 8 years now one pull it starts right up cant waite to use the new one

The perfect Travel Trailer Genny

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Monday, February 26, 2018
Cincinnati, OH
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Tailgating, Construction/Industrial

When my wife and I decided to switch from tents to travel trailer, we reasoned that, if we were going to go "RV", then let's make sure we make it completely worthwhile.  A big part of that was off-grid reliability.  All of the "bells and whistles" of an RV mean nothing if you can't use them!  I knew that microwave and air conditioning would be "the bar to be met".  Now, we don't require both of those at once, and knew that we could just put our big 4000-watt genny on the bed of my truck, to provide all the power we'd need......but, our respect for what's left of "wilderness", and for those camped around us, meant that we didn't want to be the LOUD campers!  We also couldn't be certain that we would always use my truck to haul our light-weight travel trailer.  

I've owned more Honda products than I can remember.....but, my first Honda lawn mower provided all the experience that I needed.  The value of starting every time was probably enough for me, but the quiet operation of this generator is the icing on the cake!  

In the end - 

Pro's - Easy Start, Dependable, Quiet

Con's - Can't buy it for $500

Final Impression - Can't buy better in this class!

Superb little and quiet inverter generator. I love this machine!!!

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Friday, December 15, 2017
Cabo Rojo, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Have worked flawlessly from day one. Easy to start ,operate and maintain. Is super, SUPER quiet! Have been used under extreme, continuous use, because of hurricane Maria (we live in Puerto Rico). I registered over 800 hours in my maintenance log, and have perform extremely well. It runs 2 full size refrigerators / freezers, 7 tower fans, an 80" Vizio TV with its Home Theater and its DISH Hopper equipment, a 32" LCD Samsung with  its DISH Hopper equipment, and in addition runs another small (I believe its a 17" LCD TV) TV and two fans of my neighbors, which I helped lending them and electric (extension) cable. Turns on all the lighting that I required to basically live as with regular electric service. This small generator never turned on the overload indicator, never seemed to be having any kind of trouble moving all these equipment. Of course, I never tried any air conditioning (all my a/c's are "inverters") equipment as I understand that it is a small equipment and it will be "a crime". I changed its oil every three days (72 hours) to avoid reaching the 100 hours maintenance schedule, but other than that, I didn't even think about it. Provides me with a good 20+ hours performance filling its 1.5 gallons tank twice, which is about $9.80 (total for the day, e.g. $4.90 + $4.90)  here in Puerto Rico. I love this equipment!!! Thank you for making possible this great product Honda!

Handi Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Sunday, November 5, 2017
San Juan, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Easy to use and only 80 pounds. Womans can handle it.

Good instructions and nice startup. 

Convenient and very portable

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Friday, November 3, 2017
Carlos P.
San juan, PR
Type of use:  
excellent product like all Hondas. What can I say been wirh Honda family since my fist motorcycle. Cb70 back in the 70's. . my neibhors dont beleive how silent  and powerfull for its size,  just got it. 3 days and counting expect the Honda performance and long live our new toy. By the way we where. Hit by a cat. 5 huricane and got plenty of work to be done have recommende your products to everyone, but local rep. Just carries a a few of your generators and did not geve me the option of buying local,  also they went crazy charging a very steep prize for the ones they did carrie, should have the option of buying the one I wanted .  PLanet Honda store in Puerto Rico.


Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Wednesday, October 18, 2017
League City, TX
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Tailgating, Construction/Industrial
Honda continues to dominate in the power equipment space.  Our Lawnmower is 1988 HR194...It still starts on the first pull (after almost 30 years!) When we needed a generator as protection against the unknowns of the TX Gulf Coast...the Honda was a no brainer!

Hurricane Maria

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Humacao, PR
Type of use:  Home Back Up

Bought my EU3000i Handi 2014 in off season (=before Hurricane season)  at the local Honda dealer, great attention from them here in Puerto Rico. Just to have as a back-up in my condo as Puerto Rico is infested with power outages for any reason. Have started it two times a year just to keep it going for 15 minutes or so but not really bothered to connect any item to it as the power outages where I live were fairly short, up to 3-4 hour some two - three times a week (for me still unknown reasons) and in the large power outage 2016 we actually had power.

Now after Hurricane Maria it was indeed needed and it works like a small miracle. It is so quiet that you really do not get bother and specially when using the power ECO throttle feature it is great as it allows the unit to use only the amount of Watt what is needed (equal that the noise reduces). The charging possibility of 12 V battery seems like a good feature, (had forgot about that and will order the cables now). What I miss is that it does not have USB charging plugs but that is a small thing.


Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Thursday, September 28, 2017
Flagler Beach, FL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Hunting/Fishing

Usually living on an island, you will experience many electric grid power outages due to weather.

An indispensable item is of course, an auxiliary source of power. The Honda 3000i HANDI fits that need very well.

It handles our refrigerator/freezer, our freezer, emergency lighting, computer, WIFI, and a couple fans easily and quietly.


Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Monday, September 11, 2017
Huntsville, AL
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, Tailgating, Construction/Industrial

Applications:  Camping, Tailgating, Emergency Power, Remote Construction

This is the epitome of a perfect home generator.  It is powerful enough to run a standard sized kitchen refrigerator, a chest freezer, some low-wattage lights AND a coffee pot, all running at the same time!  Lightweight for carrying to campsites or for tailgating at football games.  The low noise is also a blessing as you can carry on a normal (not YELLING) conversation with the generator only a few feet away.  The handle folds down out of the way and the wheels are large enough to easily cross the root/rocks of a campground.  Has enough power for at least two table saws, some box fans and lights at a construction site, without going into overload.

Starts with one pull.... yep one.

Very minor suggested changes:  Lower the oil drain plug about a 1/2 inch (1.3cm)

Home owner

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Saturday, July 22, 2017
Boo Boo
Bagley, MN
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power, Tailgating, Construction/Industrial, Hunting/Fishing
  Had to use it when we got home because of a power outage.  Powered two freezes and two refrigerators and to lights. Worked great.  Thanks for make a great product.  Paul and Betty

Boating & Camping Power 2 Go ;o)

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Monday, July 17, 2017
Harrisburg, PA
Type of use:  Boating
Raystown Lake Boater ;o) Short & Sweet Trust me You get what you pay for my 1st  generator  was a Honda EU2000i  while boating I use this Honda EU2000i Generator to power my boat A/C unit &  microwave oven  As well as other things on my Boat ;o) A boat buddy wanted to know how much I paid for my Honda EU2000i , A week later my boat buddy  bought  a cheap  Chinese  generator  all weekend long his  generator would not start  his wife said to me I told him he should have bought a Honda EU2000i generator ,Well a  month later  he man up and bought a EU 3000IS ;o)  So I knew with my new bigger boat I would also want to up my game for more power so I just bought this Month a Honda EU3000i handi generator ;o) Trust me there are cheaper  generator's on the market  ,But if you dont want to end up like me Boat buddy dont waste you time and money buying a cheaper  generator to have those cheap unit dont work or work for a very short time get the Best and buy Honda generators


Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Thursday, July 13, 2017
Mesa, AZ
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Tailgating, Boating, Hunting/Fishing

I would have gave this a 5 star for overall had it had an electric start but it was very easy to pull start. It was very easy for my 67yr old wife and I to pick it up. I do wish the gas tank was a little bigger but that's the trade off you get with this model. Very pleased with this so far. I ran my other EU3000 for 17yrs with no problems. Just needed something a little bit lighter for the wife and I. If it runs as long as my other EU3000 it will probably out live me.

It's a Honda

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Saturday, January 28, 2017
St Joseph, MO
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping
Compact and easy operation. Wheels and folding handle a nice touch. Online videos from Honda very nice. Reminds me of my Civic. Quiet, fuel efficient, and easy to use. What else needs to be said?

EU3000I Handi

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Mark Rehrer
Fairview, TN
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Just received my EU3000i Handi. Added oil and gas...started on first pull. Extremely quiet. 

2nd pull it started at 15deg & Snowing

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Saturday, October 22, 2016
Portland, OR
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power, Hunting/Fishing

I was at Bryce Canyon Utah last year , the day started out 65deg by 10pm it was 35 and by 5am it was 15deg & Snowing. I was woken up at 5am by several Rv alarms going off.

I reset the alarm's got dressed and went out to start Handi EU3000I. I uncovered it and the 2nd pull it came to life. Went back in the RV and made a cup coffee.

This is why I have a Honda HANDI 3000I. 

Easy, Reliable and Quiet

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Friday, October 21, 2016
Corolla, NC
Type of use:  Home Back Up
I purchased this generator to provide back up electrical current for equipment in my Outer Banks home before Hurricane Matthew. It is a wonderful generator that is easy to operate, reliable and quiet. Thanks Honda!

RV Emergency Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Friday, September 30, 2016
Anaheim, CA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power
I have a 5th wheel RV and bought this unit for dry camping and mainly for emergencies. First time I started it, it cranked up on the 2nd pull. It ran smooth and was very quiet. My RV has a 30 amp circuit. Using solely the generator, I ran the refrigerator, air-conditioning and lights. Unfortunately, when I added the micro-wave, it tripped on overload. I will either have to turn off the A/C when I want to use the micro-wave or buy another 3000 handy or perhaps go to 2 - 2000 units. Regardless I definitely recommend this unit based on the very limited experience I have with it.


Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Monday, September 26, 2016
dsa, LA
Type of use:  Camping
exploded! seriosly

Quiet but

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Monday, August 29, 2016
Perru, FL
Type of use:  RV Power
Does not come with a power adapter - beware and don't use it for camping until you have checked out that all that is needed is there. Our two prior generators came with the adapter - why would we think this one would not - horrible night spent without power until we got to an ACE hardware the next day. For $6 in cost you'd think it would be included. What a joke.

6th year of operation

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Saturday, August 13, 2016
Branchport, NY
Type of use:  Home Back Up, Camping, RV Power
Starting my 7th year of camping in Key West, FL. Have to rotate 2wks full hookup and 2-3 wks dry camping.  My Handi 3000 has never let me down, Runs my 15000 BTU a/c without problems. Have to shut off a/c to run coffee pot or microwave but turn it back on afterwards, Even runs the wife's hairdryer and that does make it yell!!  Still, at full load, quieter than all other gens.  Once a year it goes to the dealer for routine service.  Runs about 11 hours a day for up to 3 weeks.  Couldn't ask for anything better.  As I said before, it has never let me down.  What more can you ask for.


Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Sunday, July 31, 2016
Seaford, DE
Type of use:  Home Back Up
Standard Honda....good quality....ease of operation....runs very quietly and has published power.  Highly recommended this item.

Quiet, Light and Starts on the first Pull

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Sunday, June 19, 2016
Gibsonia, PA
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power, Tailgating
What else can I say, we wanted a quiet generator for dry camping - this unit fits the bill.  It ran the AC with no problem and was quiet enough to run all night.  Other campers have different units, which are unbelievably noisy - we can hear them with our AC running, but we cannot hear our generator.

Great Generator

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Thursday, January 7, 2016
Type of use:  Other [Events ]

We use this generator at our events without fail.

We have people running our events that have never seen a generator before have no issues with starting and over all functionality of this genny.

We are getting another today....

I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quiet reliable generator.

Cant beat a Honda.



Money well spent

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Monday, June 8, 2015
Glendale, AZ
Type of use:  RV Power
I bought this generator to power my toy-hauler ac. It does that just fine. I got 5 full hours of running the ac as a test before it ran out of gas. Super quite. I've used Honda generators in the past. You get what you pay for. Money well spent

Nice and compact

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Tuesday, May 19, 2015
King David
Puyallup, WA
Type of use:  Camping, RV Power
Great generator, just the right size. Not to heavy. Started on the third pull. Will fit in to our camping very well. Should power up our trailer .

Camping and house backup

Model Reviewed: EU3000I-HANDI Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Cedar Rapids, IA
Type of use:  Home Back Up, RV Power, Construction/Industrial
I love this machine, for the output size, it is light and is amazingly easy to start. Used it during a snow storm that knocked out the house power. It never gave us problems. I quickly modified the wiring on the house furnace to interface with the generator chord. (don't do this unless you know what you are doing.) The furnace kept the house warm for about 24 hours until the power company fixed the overhead wiring into the house from the power pole. We also used it to run the refridgerator and deep freeze and some lights. Great Machine. Also used it for my RV when an electrical campsite was not available.
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