Low-cost Alternatives to the Honda Generator eu2000i and eu20i

The Honda eu20i and Honda eu2000i are considered two of the best quality generators in Australia. However, for many, the price remains a barrier.

 At My Generator, we have two popular alternatives that offer similar benefits to the Honda EU series at a fraction of the price:


MaxWatt 2000W Petrol Inverter Generator

New to the market in 2021 is the MaxWatt Inverter Generator Series. This series is the smart choice for your caravan, camping or boating holiday, as well as powering your tools and electronic equipment around the home. 

The MaxWatt 2000W Petrol Inverter Generator is housed in ergonomically designed casing and powered by a highly efficient 4-stroke engine. Inverter voltage control regulates the electrical output for a clean, stable electrical supply suitable for sensitive electronics, such as computers and other appliances with built-in computer functions. Plus it features optimal fuel efficiency for extended run times.

MaxWatt warrant their Inverter Generator products to be free of defects for a period of 2 years or 500 hours (which ever comes sooner). 

MaxWatt 2000W Petrol Inverter Generator

Cromtech Outback 2400W Inverter Generator

The Cromtech Outback 2400W Inverter Generator produces just 52-59dB at a distance of seven metres, making it ideal for recreational and domestic use. It boasts a run time of 6 hours at 75% load and operates on normal unleaded petrol. Additional features include the economy mode, which allows for the engine speed to automatically adjust in proportion to the required load, so fuel efficiency is maximized. Two 240V 15A outlets and a 12 volt DC battery charger outlet are included. Like the Honda Generator eu20i and MaxWatt 2000W Petrol Inverter Generator, it also generates a clean sine-wave current without surges.

It produces 2400 watts at peak and 2100 watts continuously, so if your appliance(s) draw over 2400 watts at start up, you will need to consider a larger model, such as the Yamaha 2800W Inverter Generator.

This unit is fully imported from China by an authorised Australian distributor who provides a 1 Year Warranty.

Cromtech 2400w Inverter Generator

Looking For Quality and Value For Money?

Both the MaxWatt 2000W Petrol Inverter Generator and the Cromtech Outback 2400W Inverter Generator cost under AU$1100 – around half of the price of the Honda 2000 watt Generator.


The Bottom Line?

If you only intend to use your generator infrequently as a back-up power reserve on your camping/caravan trip or at home in case of blackout, then Cromtech and MaxWatt represent good value for money options. However, if you intend to use your generator more frequently, then a premium brand such as Yamaha or Honda would be a better option - they come with 4 year warranties and a national service network of accredited service agents... you can justify the higher spend, given the higher use!


Choosing Between A Cheap Generator and Premium Brand Generator