Honda’s EU20i generators have long been the standard for portable generators for this size and power range. But with the introduction of its successor – the Honda EU22i – this standard is pushed to an even higher level.
Boasting more power and a host of new features – all at the same size as previous generations – the EU22i is quickly making a name for itself as the best-value portable generator for campers and homeowners.
Here are five features found in the Honda EU22i that help make it the ultimate camping/portable generator today:
1. Bigger and More Powerful 4-Stroke Engine
The EU22i features Honda’s trusted GX commercial grade engine, a 4-stroke engine that provides consistent, reliable and impressively quiet power. This engine is also remarkably fuel-efficient, running 20% more efficiently than side-valve engines in the same category.
The EU22i’s engine is also 20% larger than the EU20i. This translates to 10% more power, giving you the ability to power more tools if you need it. You’ll also be glad to know that despite the bigger engine, the EU22i has the same size and dimensions as the EU20i. It also remains a lightweight machine, weighing just 21kg.
2. Oil Alert®
Like other Honda Generators, the EU22i is equipped with its patented Oil Alert® feature, which shuts down the generator whenever the oil pressure is too low. This feature protects the engine and helps make your unit last longer.
With the Oil Alert® feature, you won’t have to worry about damaging your unit and appliances if your generator’s oil pressure goes below optimum levels.
3. Light Alerts
The EU22i is built with different light alerts that make it easier and safer to use. The Overload Light, for example, lights up to alert you when the engine is being overloaded. This light will flash for 10-15 seconds before reducing power, giving you enough time to make the necessary adjustments in your system. The EU22i also features a Machine On light, a green light that turns on when the generator is running.
This light provides a simple yet effective indicator of when the EU22i is in operation, which is especially helpful given the EU22i’s silent engine.
4. Functional Switches
Aside from light alerts, the EU22i also offers a variety of switches that make it more efficient and user-friendly. It features an ‘Economy Switch’ that makes it run on the lowest possible rev setting when activated. This allows the EU22i to last for the longest possible time, making it a great option when you need to conserve power.
The EU22i also features a ‘New Fuel Switch’, an easy-to-use off-switch that lets you run the generator out of fuel. This is especially useful when you’re not planning to use your generator for a long time, helping you prepare it for long-term storage.
5. Useful Outlets
Portable generators are designed to make your life easier on-site, and the EU22i is designed to do exactly that. The EU22i features two 15-Amp outlets that you can connect straight to your campervan or appliances, making it a handy power source during camp-outs and road trips. It also has a 12-volt charging outlet that you can use to charge a dead battery.
Together, these outlets make it one of the most functional portable generators on the market today, giving you the power you need when you need it.
The Ultimate Portable Generator Just Got Better
With features like these, it’s easy to see why the Honda EU22i is more than a worthy successor to the popular Honda EU20i. Packed with more features, a bigger engine and a more fuel-efficient system, the EU22i is set to be the ultimate portable generator for many years to come.