EP5500CX Generator





Comprising of five models ranging in output from 2200 kVA to 5500 kVA, the Honda EP range is powered by advanced four-stroke engines from Honda’s highly regarded GX engine line-up.

The EP2200CX, EP3100CX, EP4500CX, EP5500CX and EP5500CXS all feature large capacity fuel tanks for extended operating time, as well as the convenience of fuel gauges.

In keeping with Honda’s reputation for smooth and quiet operation, the EP range is fitted with anti-vibration engine mounts and large noise-suppressing mufflers.

Stable power delivery comes courtesy of Honda’s Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) system which automatically compensates for fluctuations when the generators’ load changes.

For functionality and added safety, an AC/DC circuit breaker and oil alert light are standard on all models, while an easy-to-use control panel features 15 amp sockets, battery charger and circuit protector.

Equipped with a full steel frame to ensure engine protection and aid transportation, the EP range is also available with an optional four wheel dolly kit.

All Honda generators feature Honda’s easy start technology for hassle-free starting even after long periods in storage, and operate on standard unleaded fuel.

Category Generators
Sub-Category Industrial
Product Name EP5500CX Product Code EP5500CX-UT Engine GX390 Displacement 389 (CC) Ignition System Yes Oil Alert Yes Starting Pull Start Starting System Transistor Magnet Recommended Fuel ULP Fuel 3.12 (litres/hr) Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 24 Noise Level 74 (dB (A) @ 7m) Dimensions (mm) 857 x 511 x 542 (LxWxH) Dry weight (kg) 85 Maximum Watts 5,500 Rated Watts 240v/50Hz 5,000 12 Volt DC/Amps 12V/8.3A Battery Charging Yes Volt Meter No Generator Type AVR Rated Voltage 240 (V) Rated Frequency 50 (Hz) Fuel Gauge Yes AC Circuit Breaker Yes DC Circuit Breaker Yes Rated Output 5,000 (VA) 4 Wheel Dolly Kit Optional
Important Generator / Inverter 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.

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.