Yamaha 2,000 Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator

Yamaha EF2000iS 2,000 Watt 79cc OHV 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant, Blue


Yamaha EF2000iS 2,000 Watt 79cc OHV 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant, Blue

Bottom line:
The Yamaha EF2000iS inverter provides a stable current that’s safe for electronics, but not a lot of it, offering just 1,600 watts continuous or 2,000 peak wattage. For extra power, you can daisy-chain two of these inverters together. In comparison to the Honda EU2000i (Est. $1,000) , editors at CampingLife.com say the “Yamaha offers a little more for your money when it comes to buying portable power.”
Features:
Clean, stable power. With a continuous rating of just 1,600 watts and a peak or surge rating of 2,000 watts, the Yamaha EF2000iS is best for powering just the essentials. You can, however, daisy-chain two units together to net more power. The EF2000iS comes with only the basic plug-ins you’d expect from an inverter of this size: two 5-20R AC outlets and a single DC outlet. “Yamaha was the only generator in our test with a fuel petcock, which meant we could turn off fuel flow to the carburetor,” say editors at CampingLife.com.
Performance:
Very fuel-efficient. In a comparative test, CampingLife.com editors call the Yamaha EF2000iS “just as smooth and more fuel-efficient than the Honda [EU2000i].” The manufacturer estimates 10.5 hours of run time at one-quarter load, from a 1.1-gallon tank of gas. One owner posts similar results at ElectricGeneratorsDirect.com, saying he got about seven hours of run time while using this inverter at more than a quarter of its capacity. Because the EF2000iS doesn’t have an electric start, you’ll need to yank a rip cord to get it going. However, most owners say they don’t mind because it almost always starts on the first pull. The editors of CampingLife.com praise Yamaha’s simple starting process. It comes with a 500-hour emission compliance guarantee, double or more than that of some competitors.
Ease of use:
Quieter than a microwave. The editors of CampingLife.com say the Yamaha EF2000iS is a little quieter at idle than its competitors in one comparative test, with several reviewers adding that you can still talk normally. “During heavy load it does ramp up and is significantly louder but still tolerable,” says one owner at Amazon.com. “The Yamaha had a wide fuel neck, making refueling easy, and it had a built-in fuel gauge (the only one in this test so equipped),” say editors at CampingLife.com. Most are impressed with its design and quality, and Popular Mechanics calls it “indestructible.”

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