HONDA Electric Start 6500 Generator

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The Electric Start 6500 has premium features for demanding commercial usage (non-GFCI applications) and reliable home backup use.

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SKU: EM6500S2CT2


Portable power with premium features and traditional Honda durability and performance

6,500 watts maximum AC output

Powerful, easy-start Honda iGX390 commercial-grade engine

Auto-throttle further extends running time by automatically adjusting engine speed to idle when under no load

12 VDC battery charging capability with optional charge cable

Standard wheel kit with positive lock folding handles for easy transportation and convenient, compact storage

Cold Climate TechnologyTM aids continuous running in cold weather conditions

Honda exclusive iAVR (Intelligent Auto Voltage Regulation) system for stable power delivery and available extra wattage (7,000 watts for 10 seconds to start larger equipment)

Voltage Selector Switch allows both 120 V and 240 V output, or total generator output to be available through any of the 120 volt outlets, limited only by the capacity of the individual outlet for powering devices with larger wattage requirements.


Generator Type
Brush type
Maximum AC Output (Watts)
AC Voltage Available
120 / 240
Maximum Continuous AC Output (Watts)
5,500 7,000 (iAVR)
Max. Rated AC Amperage @ 120 V / 240 V
45.8 / 22.9 (58.3 / 29.2 for 10 sec. iAVR)
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
Frequency (Hertz)
Automatic Voltage Regulator
Standard iAVR (Intelligent Automatic Voltage Regulator)
DC Output Volts / Amps
12 / 8
Common Duplex Receptacle Specifications
40 amps/120 VAC continuous is available as combined total from these twin duplex AC receptacles. Maximum of 20 amps available from each GFCI duplex receptacle.
DC Receptacle Specifications
8 amps/12 VDC is available from these +/- thumb screw terminals. Important Note: AC and DC output can be used simultaneously on this series only. DC system uses floating N (Neutral) type.
DC Charging Cable
Optional (P/N 32650-825-015)
High Capacity 120 / 240 VAC Twist Lock Receptacle Specifications
This receptacle (NEMA # L5-30R) will supply 30 amps at 120 VAC continuously. This receptacle (NEMA # L14-30R) will supply 22.9 amps (5.5 kVA) at 240 VAC continuously.


Engine Type
Honda iGX390T2 OHV, 4-stroke, air-cooled
389 cc
Starting System
Low Level Oil Alert System
Auto Throttle
Remote Start Capability
Fuel Tank Capacity
23.5 litres (5.17 Imp. gal.)

Additional Information

Transport Wheels
2 Wheel standard
Lifting Hook
Optional (P/N 06810-Z22- A30ZA)
Standard (P/N 31500-MCR-J01)
Approximate Running Time (hrs.) / Tankful
6.9** / 10.4****
Rated Fuel Consumption (litres/hr)
Noise Level dB(A) (1.5 m to 7 m)
Length (Without Handles and Wheels)
681 mm (26.8 in.)
Length (With Handles and Wheels)
1,051 mm (41.4 in.)
Width (Without Handles and Wheels)
530 mm (20.9 in.)
Width (With Handles and Wheels)
706 mm (27.8 in.)
Height (Without Lift-Hook)
719 mm (28.3 in.)
Height (With Lift-Hook)
773 mm (30.4 in.) optional lift hook
Dry Weight
104.8 kg (231 lbs.)
Cold Climate Technology