EM30 Generator





Portable electric power continues to grow in popularity as more and more electronic devices and appliances become an important part of our lives both at work and home.

For over 35 years, Honda generators have set the industry standard for portable generators with the most extensive model selection for a variety of commercial and consumer applications.

Part of Honda’s Gene 21 series, the 3.0Kva EM30 uses a high-speed multi-point alternator that is integrated into the engine itself. This Honda developed technology reduces overall weight and size by 25% to 50% compared to similarly classed conventional models, making lifting and transporting even easier.

The EM30 features Cyclo-converter technology which ensures “clean” electricity with minimal sine wave distortion, even under conditions of frequent load fluctuations. The generator’s increased portability and high quality power makes it ideal for powering a wide range of home and professional equipment, such as lighting, power tools etc.


Category Generators
Sub-Category Commercial
Product Name EM30
Product Code EM30 U
Ignition System No
Oil Alert Yes
Starting Recoil
Recommended Fuel Unleaded
Fuel 1.7 (litres/hr)
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 10.2
Noise Level 68 (dB (A) @ 7m)
Dimensions (mm) 440 x 400 x 440 (LxWxH)
Dry weight (kg) 31
Maximum Watts 3,000
Rated Watts 240v/50Hz 2,600
12 Volt DC/Amps 12V – 12A
Battery Charging Yes
Frequency Meter No
Volt Meter No
Fuel Gauge No
Pilot Lamp Yes
Air Filter Large Capacity
Important Generator Information
  1.  Using your Honda Generator – Before connecting an appliance to a Honda Generator, you need to check the generator has enough capacity (watts) to both start the appliance and keep it running at maximum level. This includes checking both the maximum and rated output.
  2. Calculating Rated Power – Some appliances light light globes, have a clearly marked wattage. However, most give the required number of watts (the “rated power”) on an attached compliance plate. In cases where the appliance only refers to required amperes (amps or A) simply convert to watts using the formula below.
  3.  Converting Amps to Watts – Multiply the amperage listed on the compliance plate by the voltage of the mains electrical system (240 in Australia). For example a 5 amp appliance requires 1200 watts to run (5 x 240).
  4. Start-up Power – In addition appliances with electric motors such as drills, sanders, polishers and power saws etc, need an extra “boost” of watts at start-up. This can be substantially higher than the operating figure printed on the compliance plate, and depends on the type of motor.
  5. Split phase motors require 8 to 10 times their rated power for startup and capacitor motors need 4.5 times their rated power to start. The more common series motors need 1.5 times their rated power to start up. If you are unsure, check with the appliance manufacturer.