The Honda Generator 10i is a standalone alternative generator made by the Honda Corporation. It has been released in 2008 as a replacement to the first generation of 10i units. The engine size remains at 3.5 horsepower and weighs less than 128 pounds, making it easier to transport around and able to be stored in smaller spaces than previous models. Aside from its fuel economy, the other primary benefit of this generator is its simplicity; simply set up the choke and crank it up for use without any extra fiddling about.
Features of honda generator 10i
- Honda GX series engines
The Honda GX series of engines have a reputation for being reliable and long-lasting, with upwards of 200,000 hours of use. They are also known to run smoothly at a constant pace without excessive noise or vibrations. Their low emission level is also helpful in managing a healthy environment. In fact, some states require generators to have Honda GX series motors due to their dependability and quality.
- Compact size
At only 11 inches high, 7 inches deep and 18 inches wide, the 10i can be stowed in small spaces even when fully assembled. However, it still weighs 128 pounds when empty and therefore cannot be easily carried around all the time for your convenience.
- Auxiliary lights
The off-road version of the Honda Generator 10i comes with two auxiliary lights that can be used to illuminate areas previously unreachable. They are also extremely useful when overnight camping as they are easily mounted and even have a separate handle for added control.
- Very quiet operation
With only a low hum when operating, this generator is super quiet enough to barely be heard in any room or simply used in ambient conditions that require its use. The Honda GX Series engines are also renowned for their noise output, making this on-road generator one of the easiest models to operate without attracting attention from any onlookers nearby.
- Cylinder deactivation
This is another benefit offered by Honda GX Series engines, especially in terms of fuel economy and noise reduction. The 10i’s engine features advanced technology, allowing it to shut off two cylinders during operation to further reduce fuel consumption as well as idle noise. This also helps in keeping the engine cool as long as it is not in use for long periods at a time.
- EPA and CARB certificates
The Honda 10i has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board for use in both on-road environments and off-road situations. Their approval is mainly due to their fuel economy and low emission levels. These are only guaranteed if the generator is used properly, so users must take care of it to prolong its use and avoid any problems later on down the road.
- Special Edition Model 10i (2008)
This was a short production run of 300 units between 2008 and 2009, making it one of the rarer models on the market today. They were all special editions, with unique graphics and unique color schemes. This model also lacks the features of the standard 10i, such as accessories for the auxiliary lights or a handle for the auxiliary lights.
In order to compete with other manufacturers’ generators in terms of price, Honda designed this product to be affordable while still offering quality service and dependability. The regular Honda Generator 10i costs around $799 while its Special Edition Model 10i normally sells at around $1,200 or even more depending on its features and color scheme.