JIDA Museum Selection vol.19

リベイド E500

Product リベイド E500
LiB-AID E500
Model number
Manufacturer ホンダ
Designer 株式会社本田技術研究所 パワープロダクツR&Dセンター 東 功一、加藤 雄也
Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Power Products R&D Center AZUMA Koichi, KATO Yuya
Pioneer spirit
Social performance
Technology innovation
生活領域/Living areas
事業領域/Business areas
公共領域/Public areas



The LiB-AID E500 is a portable generator that supplies high-quality electricity and can be used in- and outdoors. It can be recharged from a wall socket at home or a car-accessory socket. After experiencing the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the designers “wanted a casual product that can provide electricity to all electronics belonging to all the members of the family”. The production started in the form of a mock-up of a modernized version of Honda’s  rst generator, the E300. By keep- ing the product minimal, we designed a simple, light-weight generator that can be used on a daily basis by anyone and anyhow. We hope that the E500 will be easy to use in any scenar-io, and in many situations become essential. (Descrip- tion / KATO Yuya) Launch Year / 2017

The E300 was released in 1965 as Honda’s  rst generator, which was notable for being small, light, quiet, and easy to use. Therefore, for some users, the attraction to the E500 will be nostalgic. Its strong point is that it can be regularly charged in order to preempt disasters and immediately be harnessed as a “power source“ amidst the disruption of evacuation. It is a generator as well as a capacitor. The size, now scaled down, is appealing. (Selection Committee / HASEGAWA Satoru)