Switching from 2000W to 2200W Honda generators. Are they compatible?

Posted by Ventry Solutions, Inc. on

In 2018, Honda replaced the popular EU2000i (2000-watt) super-quiet series inverter generator with a more powerful model, the EU2200i (2200-watt). All Lentry® Light System models which previously consisted of a Honda EU2000i generator now feature the new Honda EU2200i (or the international equivalent, such as the Honda EU22i). This upgrade affects every Lentry Lighting System model number that begins with "2".

All Lentry Light Systems now come with 2200W generators

The table below compares the differences between the previous Honda EU2000i and new Honda EU2200i specifications.

(current version)
(previous version)
AC Output 1800W (15A) rated
2200W (18.3A) max
1600W (13.3A) rated
2000W (16.7A) max
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


Is my EU2000i generator compatible with the new EU2200i generator?

Honda EU2000i generator next to the new EU2200i generator

Since the switch from Honda's 2000-watt generator to the more powerful 2200-watt generator, we've been asked this question a few times.

The answer is maybe.

Customer's existing EU2000i generators will be compatible with the new EU2200i generators in some cases. It depends on the serial number of your generator.

Please see notice PCI54866.2018.02 from American Honda Motor Co., and read carefully the paragraph about Generator Compatibility.

Please note, Ventry Solutions does not sell Honda generators by themselves. We are the original equipment manufacturer of All-Terrain Portable Lentry Power & Light Systems of which Honda EU1000i and EU2200i generators are a component. Our lighting systems also retrofit to customer's existing Honda EU1000i, EU2000i, and EU2200i generators, as well as their international equivalents (EU10i, EU20i, EU22i...).

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