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The unit is ideal for someone who wants to drive a large residential load without disturbing his neighbors. The HW6200 is high quality powerful unit that is durable, portable and easy to use. Rated 4/5 on Amazon, It comes with a lot of features and accessories that will ensure a pleasant experience.
The unit is very portable with its wheel kit that makes moving this machine one place to another easy. It comes with multiple power outlets and a 4-in1 cable for your convenience. It is equipped with electronics friendly Sure-Power Alternator. The unit also has an oversized muffler for quiet operation. However, it lacks an electric start which you would expect on a generator this size.
Listed below are some of the features, benefits and real-life user feedback (including negative feedback) to ensure you can make the right choice before buying this generator.
1. Powerful, Portable and Quiet
It is designed for power output of 6200 watts for regular use but the HW6200 will have no problem covering you for up to 7750 watts of peak demand. All this power comes from the 389cc 4-stroke engine sitting in a durable cast-iron sleeve. Despite its large size the unit is relatively quiet due to its carefully engineered muffler for quiet operation. The wheel kit (requires assembling) makes this big unit easy to mover around as well.
2. Easy to Use Color-Coded Controls
The unit has simplified color coded power control center for ease of use. It also comes with handle kit and simple easy to follow instructions on how to set it up, operate, shut-down, and maintain.
3. Multiple Outlets
The unit has four 15/20Amp 120Volt AC outlets and a single L14-30Amp 120/240Volt AC outlet. It also comes with 4-in-1 power cord which users really liked.
4. Convenience and Peace of Mind
When it was available, the unit came with a 3-year warranty; this conveys the trust Honeywell has put in this machine. The unit comes with your first liter of oil and funnel to pour it, so it is ready to go out of the box.
It also has a Sure-Power Alternator for voltage-regulated power so you can be confident all your electronics will stay safe.
Most users have been really pleased with the HW6200. It is large enough to run most residential loads including air conditioners and refrigerators at the same time. People also praised the wheel kit that makes it portable although it does take some expertise to assemble it.
Users also appreciate the concise and easy to use instructions to set it up along with the color coded starting controls that make it really easy to operate. You would expect a generator this big to be noisy, so Honeywell have put a muffler for quiet operation. The muffler got mixed reviews, some people praise it for being neighbor friendly, and others thought it was really loud. I guess it depends on where you have placed it from point of use. Overall, the Honeywell HW6200 generator gathered 4 out of 5 stars from the online retailer Amazon based on 21 reviews (at time of writing).
Reviews below have been picked from online retailer Amazon and they can be verified with the links provided. I have gathered some reviews, both positive and negative, for the sake of being fair and unbiased.
Review 1 (positive 5 out of 5)
“Purchased this to operate my home based business in case of a power outage. It’s hefty enough to power all the lighting, TV’s, and computer based items along with the A/C and refrigerator at one time. It’s the best deal on the net for this size generator and would highly recommend it. If you’re debating, trust me you have no worries. If you can’t afford to be out of the loop during a power outage, this will make-up for the cost over time.”
An actual user comment from “T. Waibel” at this generator’s reviews section on Amazon
Review 2 (positive 4 out of 5)
“…We got hit by a freak tornado on May 27 and lost power for 96 hours. I immediately hooked up the generator, and it ran flawlessly for 96 straight hours. We were very happy with it. The reason for 4 stars and not 5 is the noise. It is very loud. If I could put a better muffler on it, I would give it a 5.”
An actual user comment from “Rick Davis” at this generator’s reviews section on Amazon
Review 3 (negative 1 out of 5)
“…The 6200 has been a total bust. I started it up faithfully each month since Spring 2011 when I bought it, but when Irene came, it was leaking fuel out of the carb overflow. I removed what I could and sprayed carb cleaner into every hole including the needle valve and re-assembled it. FIXED – no leaks, but we actually never lost power. It ran fine with no leaks for an hour so I put it away. We have our first snowstorm threatening today and I went out to try it and again, it is leaking from the overflow. The same procedure of draining fuel and spraying carb cleaner did not work this time….”
An actual user comment from “MIKROWAVE” at this generator’s reviews section on Amazon
This is a great generator to buy that can power most of your amenities at home. People have generally been really pleased with its output, portability and ease of use. The benefits of the muffler are disputed with some users praising it while others deeming it loud. Though it lacks an electric start, most users were pleased with the pull start. As mentioned in the reviews, some people had problems with carburetor but that maybe due to using cheap fuel or not using a stabilizer.
This unit has been discontinued and replaced with other models but it is still a very good buy if you find a decent deal on Amazon or any other online retailer.