Question about Honda 3000 Watt Portable Generator
I was not able to start my newly purchased, but used honda eu3000is generator with the electric start. The pull cord worked fine. Come to find out the people I bought it off of had pulled the battery out for some reason. Can I just go to home depot and buy a battery that would be used for an electric start lawn mower or something? Or do I have to buy a factory original honda battery?
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Posted on Nov 25, 2014
You can either purchase the new battery from a Honda Generator repair provider or from Batteries Plus. Both will cost you about $60. They will tell you that a new battery is good for a year or two. It will last longer if you keep it on a trickle charger when not in use. Kind of a pain to remove the three panels to gain access to the battery compartment, but not impossible.
Posted on May 06, 2009
No, you don't a factory ordered battery.
Yes you can use an after market battery as long as it is of the proper voltage (6vdc or 12vdc) for that system, and it has the proper dimensions (overall size) so as to fit in to the battery tray.
If possible take the generator with you to easily check your new battery's fit, while at the store.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
I purchased our EU3000IS in 1993 and have made it a habit to run the generator for 30 minutes once a month. The original battery is still fine. I would not recommend a trickle charger unless it is a multi-stage charger designed for the Ah capacity of the battery. In any event you SHOULD exercise the generator monthly to use some fuel, warm it up, and to circulate the oil. If you run it monthly, the charger would be a waste of $$.
Posted on Aug 01, 2012
I'd say your battery in the generator is going bad or bad. They are very small and do not hold a charge for very long. The noise you heard was probably the starter shaft hitting the flywheel cogs. I doubt any harm was done as long as you did not repeatedly try to start it with the key. Why Honda put a battery in these is because they are intended for use in a campground setting, where they would be used on a daily basis and the battery would constantly charged. Whereas people like us buy them for emergencies only, they sit for long periods, and the battery goes flat, and the fuel clogs the carb and we get the surging issue. That's my 2 cents. When I brought mine home new, I Sta-bil'd the heck out of the gasoline, this past winter, on start-up, the unit surges. Of course the battery was flat.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
SOURCE: electric start will not work
You should remove the battery and charge it up outside the machine then take it to your local auto parts store where they will load test it for free. It must be fully charged to test. Most of the time those small batteries are dead due to the heat produced in the machine. These batteries only run about $30 or less usually.
Note: BEFORE CHARGING if the battery is not sealed ensure the battery water level is good (no exposed plates, usually the water is about 1 1/2" below the top of the holes). Use pure bottled water if you need to add water.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
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