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Honda EM6500S Generator

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Regular Price: $2,889.95

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Honda's EM6500S puts out a maximum of 6500 watts (54.2/27.1A) 120/240V and will surge up to 7,000 watts for 10 secs to start larger equipment. It has enough power to run your fridge, furnace, lights, TV, and much more. Features a long run time of up to 10.4 hours on one tank of fuel. Has Honda's Powerful Honda iGX 389 commercial engine with electric start (battery included) with recoil back-up. Also, has a low 73 dBA sound level. This model also features the Honda-exclusive iAVR (intelligent auto voltage regulation) and 12V DC Auto Charging.


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  • • 6500 Watts 
  • • Will surge up to 7,000 watts for 10 sec. to start larger equipment
  • • 120/240V Operation
  • • Electric start w/ recoil back up (Optional Remote Start Available)
  • • iAVR (Intelligent Automatic Voltage Regulation) technology
  • • Run up to 10.4 hours on a single tank of fuel
  • • Fuel Level Gauge 
  • • Low oil shutdown 
  • • Folding handles for compact storage
  • • Wheel Kit standard 
  • • 12VDC Charging Capable
  • • Electronic Circuit Breakers
  • • 3 Year Residential Warranty



Additional Info

Manufacturer Part Number EM6500SXK2
Engine Type Honda iGX390
Engine Displacement 389 cc
Starting System Electric w/ Recoil
Ignition System Electronic Ignition
Oil Capacity 1.2 qt
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.2 gal.
Continuous Operation Time 6.9 hrs.@ rated load, 10.4 hrs. @ 1/2 load
Maximum AC Output 6500 Watts
Rated AC Output 5500 Watts
DC Output 12V, 100W (8.3A)
Rated AC Current 120/240V 6500W max. (54.2/27.1A) / 5500W rated (45.8/22.9A)
Parallel Capable No
Rated Voltage 120/240V
Frequency 60 hz
Receptacles 20A 125V Duplex (2), 30A 125V Locking Plug, 30A 125/250V Locking Plug
Noise Level 73 dB @ rated load
Dry Weight 243
Overall Dimensions 41.1" x 27.8" x 30.6"
Residential Warranty 3 Years
Commercial Warranty 3 Years
Emissions Compliance 50 State Compliant
Ships Via freight


ExceptionalReview by Gary
The product and service was exceptional especially Chloe. Never had an issue and Honda has always been a great product. (Posted on 5/15/14)
Very PleasedReview by Ned

I loved the fact that a human being answered the phone when I called and was able to quickly process the order. The generator was then promptly shipped. Price was right.

Excellent company. Pleasure to deal with you.

(Posted on 5/13/14)
Overall a good quality generatorReview by Greenhouse
I ordered it on-line. It arrived quickly. Assembling the handle, which should have been a no-brainer, turned into a a fiasco. I purchased this generator December 2013 and except for an initial trial, I have not had the need to run it. I will say that the startup was quick & easy. It seems much quieter than any generator I've previously had. I am giving it a 4-star based on the handle & the fact that I haven't had a need to use it since the initial startup. (Posted on 1/5/14)
New Honda generatorReview by Stitch
This is my first generator, but have had many Honda products, and their reputation is outstanding, which is why this purchase. Yes, the Honda can cost 2-3 times more than the competition, but everything I've heard - they are worth it. Did hook mine up as a 'whole house' power supply. We had everything running as normal, PLUS we have a 220 run hot tub, and this powered them all. I do not know if it could handle everything for long periods of time, but am very impressed with all it handled. Wise purchase I believe. (Posted on 12/24/13)
A Good DealReview by Richie G
I just received the EM6500S generator at the best price I could find. It works great! The only minor thing I would ask Wise to do is include a large sign that says there is no oil in the generator so no one will be confounded when they can't initially start it up due to an automatic "Low Oil Cutoff" safety feature. (Posted on 12/19/13)
I put these on mobile pet grooming trailers I build. I get rave reviews from the new owners.Review by Sam
This is the 4th of this item I have purchased this year. I'm very happy with the service of the unit and the price. (Posted on 12/16/13)
Top QUalityReview by John
I bought this generator as a back up for my house. I was impressed with the quality of the item. I expect that it will also have Honda's legendary reliabilty to match. Buying from Wise was easy and shipping was prompt. (Posted on 10/9/13)
FlawlessReview by Charlie
I owned a tool rental store for 18 years and knew want I wanted, for backup power for my home. The internet transaction went flawlessly. The Honda products have a long history of value and I anticipate that this unit will start and operated flawlessly for years to come. (Posted on 10/6/13)
Outstanding Generator !!!! Review by Dr Metal
I bought this unit from a local dealer , because he buys from me . I couldn't take the noise , from my older Generac model 7550EXL . The Generac was 86 decibels , verses this machine at 72 decibels . I was looking into the Eu 6500 , but this has more surge watts . All of my major appliances are natural gas . Furnace , hot water , oven and a gas dryer . This powers up my Mr Slim air conditioning unit , when my Generac wouldn't . The Honda's produce clean stable power , safe for all electronics . I had a electrician install a interlock kit , on my fuse panel , and a Reliance outdoor R30 outlet box . I can run my entire house , sump pumps , heat , cooking , 2 television sets , computers , 2 refrigerators , coffee machine , and all of my lights . I converted all of my lights over to LED , last year . I get about 12-14 hrs of run time out of it , on half load . That's when I'm in bed . The noise is very acceptable , and the power is Amazing . I hear my neighbors noisy units , over this unit . (Posted on 9/12/13)
Good productReview by bill
set up and checkout went fine. Will be putting in use this week (Posted on 9/2/13)
Great !Review by Jonny I
Good Transaction. Prompt feedback and confirmation about the order. The generator shipped extremely fast and delivery was fast. Actually could have had this generator delivered to location in 4 days. Product arrived on a pallet , safely secured and undamaged. (Posted on 7/23/13)
Excellent Generator, great price, and excellent support service.Review by Jim
I purchased this EM6500SX generator about six weeks ago as a replacement for an 11-year old DeWalt DG4300 (really a Honda in DeWalt clothing), but due to the continuing crummy weather here in the east I didn't get a chance to assemble and test it until two weeks ago. When I fired it up my immediate reaction was "oh oh Houston, we have a problem here". It was as loud as can be. I removed the muffler heat shield and discovered that the exhaust manifold had sheared in two about one-half inch out from the engine block.

I immediately placed a call to Wise Sales and was transferred to John in Service. I explained what I had found, and volunteered to email photos of the damaged part. John said that wouldn't be necessary, he'd take my word for it, and that he would order and ship the replacement manifold ASAP. It arrived today, 3 days ahead of schedule.

I just finished up replacing the manifold and retesting the generator. All is well, and the generator is now as quiet as can be.

Obviously it paid to have some basic mechanical skills, and the right tools (10mm and 12 mm sockets, etc.) to do the repair, but the damage wan't really Wise Sales fault. It could have happened anywhere from China to New York. So, I'm giving a 5-Star rating, with a special Thanks to John in Service Dept. (Posted on 4/3/13)
Great GeneratorReview by DadL
Have just received the generator. User manual is well done.
Have run the unit with a small load, starts very easy with battery or cord
Would like to have had a cover, but none are shown on web site (Posted on 2/10/13)
Great Power, but lacking a hour meter!Review by Shawn
I had originally ordered EM5000 which would have worked, but just before the sent it out, I changed my order to the 6500! I decided that I did not want to run so close to the 5000w load for too long ... Now with the 6500 it won't break a sweat at 5000w's and can easily handle 7000w to start!

I have not "needed" mine yet ... But it is comforting to know we have gassed up (with PRI-G added) and ready to go! Battery tender plugged in too!

In my opinion it really does not "need" the electric start, as it starts so EASY with the pull start! I'm glad to have the backup pull/rope start feature!

I wish Honda put a REAL hour meter on it! How are we to follow the recommended service, when we don't have a way to monitor its use?

I added a Honeywell 20035-17 hour meter in it, *URL REMOVED* Honda recommends those cheesy thing you wrap around the spark plug wire which do not have a replaceable battery go to the LCD screen! (which will eventually DIE!) and cost about the same as what I bought! Mine shows hours even when it is not running!

Video of my hour meter here: *URL REMOVED*

Now with my addition of an mechanical hour meter it is an excellent set up! (Posted on 2/7/13)
Great gear, Great price!!Review by EDWARD
I've had this generator for a little over a year now and I've got close to 50 hrs. on it. I can't say enough about this Honda!! I had an electrican wire my up my house for it and put a plugin on my back porch! All I've got to do is start it, plug it in, flip some swithces and I got juice!!! A little noisy but hey, it starts very easily and more than does the job!!! I see the price has gone up over $400 since I purchased mine and even at the present price it's a steal!!!! (Posted on 1/30/13)
2nd PurchaseReview by Richard
I have had this generator for 2 years and a couple of minor power outages, except for Sandy. We lost power for over a week but kept very comfortable with heat , tv and plenty of coffee for our neighbors. The generator is quit compared to others (non Honda) generators. (Posted on 11/11/12)
Great Generator from A Great WebsiteReview by Bill
I've had this generator for about 3 years now and I couldn't be happier with its performance. Buying from Wise Sales is easy and the generator was securely packaged to arrive safely. I'm looking to buy a Honda 2000eui to power just my furnace throughout the night. (Posted on 1/24/12)

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