New Honda EU2200i portable generator to replace popular EU2000i

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Portable LENTRY Lights will soon feature Honda EU2200i generators. Click to learn what they are.

Our portable, telescoping, outdoor lights feature only genuine Honda generators, soon to include the new EU2200i.

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Click here for a status update on our transition from 2000- to 2200-watt generators. The changeover is almost complete!

Honda has discontinued the popular EU2000i super-quiet series inverter generator and replaced it with a new model, the EU2200i. This radical change takes effective immediately, with new models available early in 2018, according to American Honda Motor Co., Inc.’s announcement of December 14, 2017 [1].

Click to enlarge. Image of EU2200i generator courtesy of Honda Power Equipment

Image of EU2200i courtesy
powerequipment.honda.com [2]

All Lentry® Portable Lighting Systems by Ventry Solutions, Inc. incorporate Honda super quiet series generators and the EU2000i is found on the most popular models, those with model numbers that begin with “2”. Upon receipt of the new generators at our factory, Lentry Light models that previously included EU2000is will include EU2200is instead. While no change in prices or model numbers are expected, run times and other specifications will change.

Only radical technical improvements could warrant this shift from such a popular generator to any other; indeed, the primary difference is a 10% increase in power without any remarkable increase in size, weight, or noise. The EU2200i offers 2200W max output and 1800W rated compared to the EU2000i at 2000W and 1600W respectively. The new generators’ ease of use and maintenance and overall dependability have also improved, thanks to notable enhancements to the oil, fuel, ventilation, starting, and power production systems in the EU2200i. The new generator is powered by the Honda GXR120 Commercial Series four-stroke engine instead of the GX100.

All Lentry Systems with EU2000i (shown without telescoping light attached) will soon feature EU2200i generators

Lights with EU2000i generators will soon increase to 2200W (1800W rated) with the EU2200i.

20 years ago, Honda pioneered the use of inverters in portable generators, offering generators that produced power “closer to ‘line power’ than any other non-inverter generator design,” according to Honda’s press release regarding the transition of EU2000i and EU2000i Camo to EU2200i and EU2200i Camo generators (new EB2200i generators are also mentioned). This means that the power generated by Honda inverter generators, including the EU1000i, EU2000i, and now the EU2200i, all of which are utilized in Lentry Portable Power & Light Systems, is as “clean” as that from your home and office. It is safe and appropriate to use these generators to run sensitive computer equipment. This remains a significant benefit of the new 2200W generators and, therefore, all models of Lentry Portable Lighting.

EU2000i Lentry model, legs and light retracted, will soon feature EU2200i

Lentry models, like this one with its legs and light retracted, will soon feature EU2200is instead.

Notice of change from Honda EU2000i to new EU2200i generator on select LENTRY Power and Light Systems

PDF file of this notice, which can be printed or shared.

It will take some time after receipt of new generators at our factory for Ventry Solutions, Inc.’s product photos, website, sales literature and other materials to reflect the new EU2200i generator. We will release additional information gradually and as it becomes available. In the meantime, those with either generator, the discontinued Honda EU2000i or the brand new EU2200i generator, may purchase All-Terrain Lentry Power & Light Systems with everything except the generator and put together a complete Lentry unit in about 15 minutes. Legs, lights, and other components retrofit to existing generators.

Honda EU2000i and Honda EU2200i Generator Specifications

Compare the two generators here. See the differences between the outgoing Honda EU2000i and incoming/new Honda EU2200i specifications [3].

EU2200i (New!) EU2000i (No longer made)
AC Output 1800W (15A) rated
2200W (18.3A) max
120V
1600W (13.3A) rated
2000W (16.7A) max
120V
Engine Honda GXR120 Honda GX100
Displacement 121 cc 98.5 cc
DC Output 12V, 100W (8.3A) 12V, 96W (8A)
Receptacles 20A 125V Duplex 20A 125V Duplex
Fuel Capacity 0.95 gal (3.8 qt) 0.95 gal (3.8 qt)
Run Time on One Tank of Fuel 3.2 hrs @ rated load
8.1 hrs @ 1/4 load
3.4 hrs @ rated load
8.1 hrs @ 1/4 load
Noise Level 57 dB @ rated load
48 dB @ 1/4 load
59 dB @ rated load
53 dB @ 1/4 load
Warranty 3 years, commercial and residential 3 years, commercial and residential


References

[1] American Honda Motor Co., Inc.’s announcement. Last accessed 3-6-2018: <http://news.honda.com/newsandviews/article.aspx?id=10086-en>

[2] Image from Honda Power Equipment website. Last accessed 3-5-2018. <http://powerequipment.honda.com/generators>

[3] Specifications of EU2200i generator from Honda Power Equipment website. Last accessed 6-15-2018. <https://powerequipment.honda.com/generators/models>/eu2200i


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