For long life and reliable performance, super-quiet inverter generators require proper ventilation and should be placed only on clean, dry, level surfaces. Tripod LENTRY Frames (also called Legs) provide that surface, keeping dirt, dust and debris from being sucked in and preventing damage to the cooling and electrical systems.
LENTRY Systems incorporate tried and true Honda EU-series Generators (Honda EU1000i and EU2000i) because of their many advantages, including...
Honda generators are unique in that they offer a sine wave as good or better than that of your home’s power supply. This is important for sensitive devices such as computers that need “clean power.” The stable, consistent sine wave of Honda generators provide clean power. You would see the lights in your home dim and any running appliances falter if there was a fluctuation in their AC power supply (alternating current). That situation would normally not cause a problem; however, if you were running a computer off of generator-supplied power and it fluctuated, the computer may shut down. That is hard on computers and especially problematic when that computer is serving as a command post during rescue operations!
Honda engineers overcame this problem with inverter technology. Inverter technology involves a special microprocessor through which the raw power produced by the generator is run, resulting in ultra-clean power supplies having a sine wave of equal or better quality than a residential AC wall outlet.
At left, partially extended LENTRY unit, with light mounted on the side for easy access to computer-safe power outlets.
Quiet operation is ensured thanks to Honda’s two-tiered noise dampening system and Eco-Throttle™. Honda EU1000i and EU2000i generators operate at 49 to 59 dB (this is close to the same noise level in a typical office environment!). This makes them ideal for tasks in which communications could be otherwise hampered by loud generators. (See chart to the right.)
Both Honda generators are equipped with a safety system that shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level. This prevents engine damage from overheating due to lack of oil.
Honda EU1000i and EU2000i models consume 20-40% less fuel than conventional generators, thanks to high-efficiency inverter technology and the Eco-Throttle™ system which both have standard. Other generators may continuously operate at 3600 RPMs in order to produce 60 cycle 120 volt power. The Eco-Throttle system includes a load-dependent speed control-type governor that automatically adjusts engine speed to the best level for a given load. The result is excellent fuel economy as well as decreased noise, plus it keeps exhaust emissions below even the strictest CARB and EPA emission standards.
The size and weight of these compact generators are greatly reduced by Honda’s unique inverter technology. Instead of heavy, independent alternators, the alternators in Honda EU-series generators are built-in.
EU1000i and EU2000i generators weigh 33 and 54 pounds, respectively, including fuel and oil. Click here for LENTRY Specs.
Using an optional Honda Parallel Cable, inverter technology allows two like EU series generators to be linked in parallel. (Click here for more details from Honda.) This doubles the available power. Both generators can also charge automotive batteries if the optional DC Charging Cable is used. Click here for options/photos.
Both the EU1000i and EU2000i Honda generators are equipped with United States Department of Agriculture qualified spark arresters to help prevent fires and meet National Park operation requirements.