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Power EquipmentJapanMarch 18, 1998
Honda Announces Launch of EN2100 Electric Generator Fitted with a Compact 4-Cycle OHC Engine

Tokyo, March 18, 1998 --- The EN2100 series of electric generators will go on sale from March 20 at home product centers throughout Japan. Fitted with a multi-purpose 4-cycle OHC engine, these handy machines are ideal for generating electricity around the home, at outdoor events, or during light-duty nighttime operations.

The EN2100 series features the Honda GC160 4-cycle OHC engine, launched in August 1997. Featuring an internal timing belt, the GC160 starts smoothly and runs quietly. Displaying the superior fuel efficiency that is a typical advantage of 4-cycle engines, the GC160 also contains an exceptionally large 10.6-liter fuel tank, providing up to 10.3 hours of continuous operation (JL-model).

Main features:

  • Fitted with the Honda GC160 4-cycle OHC engine with internal timing belt, EN2100 achieved the following;
    • Low fuel consumption and the GC160's exhaust emissions are well below the values stipulated in CARB (California Air Resources Board) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations.
    • A mechanical decompressor guarantees smooth starting.
    • Oil alert as a standard feature prevents engine from overheating.
  • A simplified design with all alternator controls in a single box makes it light and compact.

EN2100 with large-size fuel tank attached
EN2100 with large-size fuel tank attached

EN2100 standard model
EN2100 standard model

Domestic annual sales target: 3,000 units

Main specifications:

Category Item N2100
Generator Frequency (Hz) 50 60 50 60
Standard output (kVA) 1.8 2.1 1.8 2.1
Voltage adjustment condenser compensation type
Engine Engine name GC160
Engine type 4-cycle single-cylinder OHC
with forced-air cooling system
Total displacement (cc) 160
Maximum output (PS) 5.0
Starter mechanism recoil type
Continuous operation time (hr) 1.8 1.4 10.3 8.2
Fuel tank volume (l) 1.9 10.6
Oil alert Yes
Total length/width/height (mm) 540 x 444 x 439
Dry weight (kg) 30.0 33.0
Noise level dB (A) 7 m 70 72 70 72
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