Older Honda Generator EX650 - What can't they be used on?

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009 at 23:25


Hi All

I've got an older 4 stroke Honda EX650 generator and am wondering what equipment it can't be used on?

So far I have just used it for lighting and power tools.

I understand that the newer type of generators (Inverter or sine wave?) can be used on Laptops, TVs, Microwaves, Engels and pretty much all electronics; but am not sure what the older type could be used on without eventually wrecking the equipment?

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AnswerID: 392506   Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 at 00:00

Member - Fred B (NT) replied:

talk to your local honda dealer and get the specs for it. That will tell you what the output is and what you can run on it.
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AnswerID: 392507   Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 at 00:01

Member - Pesty (SA) replied:

I use mine to run my 25 amp ctek to charge batteries, and it will run all those other things up to about 450 - 500 w.
I run most things like that on my 300w or 1000w inverter, mostly for convenience so that i only need to run gen when batteries get down.
It is a very stable power supply.

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AnswerID: 392523   Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 at 08:48

Matt(WA) replied:


I have a GX500 that I use as a back up for my solar setup. It runs my ctek 25000 battery charger. It will run my Evakool or engel and also my laptop and any battery charger I have.

This may or may not work for you but it does for me.

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AnswerID: 392540   Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 at 10:55

Robin Miller replied:

Hi Ozwasp

That model is rated to run anything at all (within its power rating)

Can be used to charge batteries as well , but not reccomended for long term use here as CTEK and other converters do a better and more efficent job.
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