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Honda Generator Wattage & Noise Guide

Common questions arise when choosing a generator for your needs. Fortunately, Honda Generators has come up with their Wattage Estimation Guide for those who are uncertain on what to look for in your generator. Check out the Guide on Honda's Website

The noise level of your Honda generator is a major factor in determining the right model. Many areas have noise ordinances that may impact generator usage, particularly at night. Noisy generators are unsuitable for many applications, including camping, powering outdoor events, and RVing. Most generators are labeled with a decibel rating. For every increase in 10 decibels, the noise level is 10 times more powerful. A generator that runs at 70 decibels is ten times as loud as a generator that runs at 60 decibels.

Honda generators are renowned for quiet operation.

"Our 4-stroke engines are inherently quiet - not to mention reliable! Quality construction and materials help to keep noise levels low while superior technology makes us the leaders in quiet operation. Our helpful decibel chart compares the noise level of Honda generators to common everyday sounds. For the ultimate in quiet performance, Honda Super Quiet EU series generators truly live up to their name. Thanks to a totally enclosed body and inverter technology, they operate as noise levels between 49 and 60 decibels - which is no louder than normal speech. Honda also offers a number of other options that, while not as quiet as the Honda EU generators, may serve your application at a lower cost.