Primitive campsites are perhaps the best way to appreciate the outdoors — unless, of course, your RV isn’t fitted with an onboard AC generator to power all the things we just can’t leave behind. The new EU3000i Handi from Honda Power Equipment provides 3kW of portable power — in a package 45% lighter than the company’s EU3000i. Weighing in at just 77.6 pounds, the Handi features built-in wheels, two fixed handles and a folding handle to allow it to be pulled by a single person. The GX160 four-cycle engine also is said to produce a quiet 56-65 dB of sound while in operation. Featuring Eco-Throttle technology and a high-efficiency inverter, the Handi can operate for more than four hours on one tank of fuel.
Contact: Honda Power Equipment, 4900 Marconi Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30005-8847, (770) 497-6400.
“Going Green” is a buzzword in today’s RV industry — but accomplishing it can be tough. Protonex Technology Corp. has introduced a new 250-watt fuel cell hybrid power system that is designed to provide clean and quiet power for RV enthusiasts without the noise, odor, vibration and carbon footprint associated with conventional generators. The proprietary technology of the M250-B power system blends the advantages of a fuel cell power generator with conventional hybrid batteries, eliminating the many disadvantages associated with gasoline or diesel generators. To power the system, the M250-B will run on safe, clean, biodegradable methanol fuel. The system is configured to seamlessly integrate with existing power components typically found in an RV, including deep-cycle batteries, inverters, generators, chargers, solar panels, and alternators.
Contact: Protonex Technology Corp., 153 Northboro Rd., Southborough, MA 01772-1034, (508) 490-9960, Fax: (508) 490-8575