Honda Generators – CO Sensors
Honda has been manufacturing world-class generators since 1965 and is trusted by tradesmen, hobbyists, and people all over the world. These safe and affordable portable generators do have one significant risk, carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. Generators often make an appearance in natural disaster situations and while they can be life-saving in terms of keeping food cold and the lights on, the CO emissions can be a real threat. Even in the best weather, a generator in stagnant air can create dangerous CO pockets. In steps Honda’s new CO-MINDER™ technology. With this announcement, Honda Power Equipment becomes the first in the industry to build in this type of safety mechanism to its full line of generators by July of 2020.
- Integrated Models: EU1000i, EU3000iS, EG4000, and EB1000.
- If the internal sensor detects CO level at or exceeding 800 parts per million (PPM), or an average of 400 PPM over 10 minutes the generator powers down.
- Carbon monoxide sensors conform to the American National Standards Institute carbon monoxide standards.
- They are available now!
- Honda generators with CO-MINDER™ must still be operated outdoors, but the CO monitoring system helps ensure dangerous buildup isn’t a problem in and around the area you’re working or hanging out.
Honda offers a wide variety of generators with CO-MINDER™ built-in. The entry-level EU1000i weighs a mere 28.7 pounds and features a two-tiered noise dampening system. The EU3000iS is a slightly higher power generator that can run up to 19.6 hours on 3.4 gallons of gas. The Economy Series EG4000 has a long run time of over 15 hours, boasts a quiet maximum sound level of 67 dB(A), and cranks out 4000 watts of power. Finally, the EB10000 is Honda’s most powerful generator and the flagship model for the lineup, offering 10,000 watts of power and is well suited for commercial applications and as an emergency generator.