As the height of the 2022 summer vacation, recreational vehicle (RV), and outdoor recreation season, Honda Power Sports & Products launched the all-new Honda EU3200i, the newest generator in the Honda Super Quiet EU Series lineup. The Honda EU3200i delivers more power and more convenience than the Honda EU3000i Handi generator in a compact, portable package ideally suited for RV and outdoor adventures.
High power and convenience are the two key factors that set the Honda EU3200i apart, attributes designed to maximize the outdoor recreational experience. Honda has packed 3,200 watts of power into the all-new generator, a model that can start and run most modern RV rooftop 13,500 BTU air conditioners, plus lights and other RV appliances.
In addition, the EU3200i offers a range of conveniences such as quick and easy two-step starting, remote smartphone control, exceptional fuel efficiency, long run times, and a compact portable design, all making the generator ideally suited for RVing, outdoor adventures, and tailgating, as well as DIY projects and home backup power. Further, users can double the available power by using an optional parallel kit linking a second EU3200i, boosting the total power to 6,400 watts with less space and weight and greater versatility than a single, high wattage generator.
"Honda designed the all-new EU3200i to provide outdoor enthusiasts, who depend on portable generator power, what they want when it comes to the right power source," said Kevin Mills, Assistant Vice President, Sales Operations, Honda Power Sports & Products. "We listened to our customers, and they told us they want powerful output, portability, simple operation, long runtime, and Honda dependability, quality, and reliability"
"Honda has incorporated the most advanced technologies of our portable generators into the popular 3,000-watt class, all while delivering high power and a space-saving design. The new EU3200i is a game-changer for the ultimate outdoor experience."
Built-in Bluetooth connectivity, combined with the exclusive Honda My Generator Bluetooth App, puts convenient, remote smartphone control in the palm of the user's hand. The app lets the user monitor critical functions such as fuel level and power output.
At the same time, the fuel-saving Honda Eco Throttle allows the generator's engine to adjust its speed automatically to produce only the power needed for the application. When it is time to turn in or pack up, users can remotely power off the generator with a simple button on the app.
For those who prefer a glance, LED indicators on the generator's front panel also display fuel level, power output, the Honda Eco Throttle function, and a secure Bluetooth connection. The Honda My Generator Bluetooth App can also control multiple compatible Honda generators linked in parallel from a single mobile device.
The Honda EU3200i, equipped with a 1.2-gallon fuel tank, offers exceptional fuel efficiency partly because of the Honda Eco Throttle. Looking at run-time per tankful, the generator can operate for as long as 3.3 hours at rated load and 8.6 hours at quarter load.
Greater fuel efficiency also means less time for refueling and more time available for users to enjoy whatever activity the generator is powering. The Honda EU3200i also is packed with other features that provide comfortable operation and added user confidence. Among them is super quiet operation. The newest Super Quiet model operates at sound levels as low as a conversation—a bonus to campers, tailgaters, and their neighbors who want to enjoy the sounds of nature or the audio of their choosing.
Operating a portable generator outside, away from doors and windows, is mandatory to keep users safe from carbon monoxide. The EU3200i, along with the complete line of Honda generators, features the Honda CO-MINDER system, the advanced carbon monoxide (CO) detection system designed to help protect users from injury or death from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Honda CO-MINDER system is designed to continuously measure carbon monoxide levels in the air near the generator, automatically shutting down the unit before detected CO reaches a dangerous level. A safety light on the main panel notifies the user that a buildup of carbon monoxide caused the generator to shut down. Honda also designed the CO-MINDER system to be fast-acting, reducing nuisance shutdowns from false positives.
Slower CO sensing systems must respond to dangers at a lower CO concentration to react in time to shut down the generator. Lower, temporary concentrations of CO can occur in certain conditions, such as when a gust of wind blows exhaust back toward the sensor, creating a false positive, a shutdown, and an inconvenience to the user. Honda CO-MINDER is an improvement over those systems.
The Honda EU3200i is available now at Honda Premier dealers nationwide and will be available at all Honda Power Equipment dealers later this summer. The generator carries a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) price of $2,999 and is backed by an industry-competitive Honda three-year residential and commercial warranty. For more information on Honda's generators, be sure to visit their website.