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One thing to think about, re the off brands. I'm sure it is as true today, as it was in 92 when I bought my EB3500 Honda. Some of the charging electronics are not as good as what goes into the Honda's. If you put a Volt meter to the off brand, the Volts, altho it might be the Amps or watts, will vary below and above 12V by 2 maybe even 3 volts. Where as the Honda would not vary but by .1Volts, and one can run a computer with it, where as you can not with an offbrand.
My dad used to work for a regional telephone company, and they Used Honda's or equal for critical electronics when the main power grid shut down, but on the trucks when they needed portable power for tools, they had off brands.
My .02 on this. I will not say that Honda is the only genset with these tighter specs on the power output, I believe yamaha and some others are the same way, BUT it is worth trying to figure out what type of power you want.
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