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Yamaha EF2400ISHC Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (27)
Easy To Use (25)
High Quality (20)
Reliable (9)
Exceeded Expectations (8)
Cons
Expensive (11)
Unreliable (4)
Heavy (4)
Durability (2)
Does Not Do As Advertise... (1)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8934 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

The 2000 watt high-current inverter generator from Yamaha is specifically designed to start stubborn, high surge electric motors such as those found on rooftop air conditioners. Until now, a person typically had to resort to a more expensive 3,000 watt inverter generator to muscle through this start-up load. Yamaha claims the new EF2400iSHC will successfully start and run most 13,500 BTU air units.

In addition to its brute starting strength, the EF2400iSHC features an economy mode for... more
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Ernie R.
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is It
I just bought the 2400 it is fantastic!!! I have a off grid cabin with no chance of electric. I had looked at going solar however I needed to power a 5000 btu window unit, solar seemed to be too massive to afford or install. I have used a 2000 watt Honda before and it struggled to run the cycles of the window unit. The Yamaha 2400 did the trick with power to spare. Not as light as any 2000 watt however still manageable for one person. It started first pull I was not expecting that and hit my... more
Ernie Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Brad
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/28/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Fantastic Before It Failed
Worked flawlessly when powering my trailer's 13.5k A/C, microwave (separately, of course), blender and coffee maker. That was until it stopped producing power after 5 hours of total run time. My nearest service center is 210 miles away. I made the trip and dropped it off. The service center advised they were too busy to even look at the generator for a month. I called both Yamaha and PED and both advised it had to be checked out by the service center before a replacement could be sent.... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Brad,
I sorry to hear about your frustration with having a service center look at your generator. I will contact PED and get all the information needed and contact a service center close to you and see about having your generator looked at immediately.
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Zac
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/9/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Update To Previous Review - Now I'm 100% Happy
Bought a $12 capacitor off of Amazon, AC unit starts right up and the generator hardly seems like it's having to work to keep it running and barely revved up at all to kick it over. A reliable, well made capacitor might be a good add on item to offer customers that are on the fence about whether this will start their 13.5k BTU AC unit. Took about 10 minutes to install it up on the roof under the AC unit cover.

Apparently the main reason this thing doesn't kick over all 13.5k AC units is... more
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Zac Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Brandon C.
Upland, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/8/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I bought this to power my 5th wheel, but not power my 15,000 BTU A/C. I have tried to run the A/C and it will not do it. Other than that, it is a great generator, and it is super quiet.
Brandon Recommends This Yamaha Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Brandon,
Please check out some of the other reviews and how easily the problem was solved. Consider a hard start/capacitor kit, which is very inexpensive and will allow your generator to start your AC.
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Scott R.
Monterey, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/7/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Added gas and oil and it started right up. Delivered promptly and was in perfect condition on arrival. This is my first generator, bought to run small appliances during power outages. Not as easy as it should be to figure out what it will run and won't run but that's my problem, not the generators. Would have bought a larger Generac but can't in my state (Ca). On the pricey side but very happy with the purchase.
Scott Recommends This Yamaha Product
Scott's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Bought the generator on line and never spoke to a salesman. Nice, informative website."
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Larry S.
Deferiet, NY
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I was looking for a generator to run my air conditioner in my RV. I have a 13,500 BTU dometic air-conditioner, a 1.9 ft. domedic refrigerator, A 19 inch flatscreen TV DVD player, and an exhaust fan as well as lights. The generator runs all of them without any problem. it is very quiet and I did not have to buy 3000 W generator which would've been too heavy for my wife and I to maneuver. You guys also have a fantastic support for technical questions.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Larry Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Terry H.
Lakewood, WA
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Three Years Now
It has now been three years since I purchased the generator. We have property we camp on that has no power so we use it quite frequently for our 33' trailer. I have used it on two cross country trips and the occasional power outage at home. Absolutely no problems. I would highly recommend this generator.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Terry Recommends This Yamaha Product
Terry's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Arrived in great condition, right on schedule. Super easy to deal with."
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Ronald S.
Fulton, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/13/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
Very satisfied with my purchase. Electric Generators Direct shipped fast to my home. The Yamaha 2400 runs my camper trailer's air conditioner and runs the convection oven. No need to run (2) two 2000 generators in parallel. Weighs 75 pounds which I can carry but has two handles so even less weight to carry than a 2000 generator with two people!
Ronald Recommends This Yamaha Product
Ronald's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have already recommended the Yamaha 2400 to our r-pod Facebook group!"
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Michael B.
Columbia City, IN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/9/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Pleased
Started on 1st pull. Couldn't be more pleased
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Michael Recommends This Yamaha Product
Michael's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered on a Sun. Received it on Tues."
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Robert B.
T or C, NM
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator/inverter
I'm very happy with my generator, not only was it a very good price and it arrived before the delivery date.
Robert Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Richard B.
Sedona, AZ
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Save You Some Research
Did the research. Worth it. They say you get what you pay for, right? Not always, gotta be careful. This is worth every penny. Bit on the heavy side for the ladies, so I got the wheels as an extra. Saves my back too. Forget the rest, buy the Y.
Richard Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Thomas F.
Charleston, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/5/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Great features, quiet & powerful, but $90 for the wheel kit?? No inline fuel filter and some problems with carburetor jets getting clogged with debris were viewed on the internet. So, I installed an inline fuel filter, BUT the gravity flow system would not pass fuel thru the inline filter. Had to get an inline filter designed for gravity flow fuel systems. Inline fuel filter should be standard equipment. Wish it was a bit lighter, and if I had to do it again, would consider the Yamaha 2000... more
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Scott C.
Corvallis, OR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/7/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect
I've been in the market for a while and I found this website to be the most helpful and accurate. As an electrician, I know the possible pitfalls of buying a generator and the information provided was not only helpful to me, but would be helpful to someone who doesn't really know what they are looking for. Great job on the website, great job on the product selection, and great job on the follow through.
Scott Recommends This Yamaha Product
Scott's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have already recommended the site to a friend who has bombarded me with questions and started making me nuts. I told them to go to the site and they would be able to find answers easily. I haven't heard back from them, other than to thank me."
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Lisa D.
Parkland, FL
REVIEWED
FEB.
05
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Why Me???
I choose this generator after reading the rave reviews. Why am I the unlucky "one" in the " it runs most 13,500 Btu a/c units? I'm sad...I've invested 1,300.00 in a generator I can't use.. Sitting in my garage, no one cares.. My mistake so I have to live with it.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Lisa,
Try contacting a local RV dealer that works on ACs. They should be able to find you an inexpensive solution that will allow you to start your AC with that Yamaha.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Lisa,
Please contact your RV dealership as most RV AC units may require a kit called a hard start or soft start kit to help alleviate the high start up load it takes to start the AC unit. The kit is not expensive. Also, make sure your battery on the RV is fully charged so the converter is not drawing amps from the generator to charge the battery.
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Terry
Nashville, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/23/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Ef2400ishc Runs My Ac Perfectly
My wife and I just became parents to a beautiful baby girl. We love the lake, and upgraded boats to something more baby friendly. It's a 32 ft pontoon boat with an enclosed wheelhouse. As part of the deal we had to add an AC to keep baby girl cool. To power the AC while out on the water, I purchased the Yamaha EF2400iSHC from Electric Generators Direct. Their shipping was *SUPER FAST* with the expedite option. The AC is a 13,5000 BTU Coleman Mach III Powersaver. The EF2400iSHC has no problem... more
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Gary Gathright
Abbeville, MS
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator
I reviewed and searched for weeks before finally deciding to buy this one.

I plan to use it on the mobile BBQ truck I'm building. It will handle most of my needs for now.

I will probably buy an extension soon so I can run both a small a/c and the food warmer I have on board, but for now it will do the job.

It's very quiet and easy on the ears. I'd highly recommend it!!
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Carl C.
Fontana, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
REVIEWED
JUN.
12
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Reviews
I purchased a Yamaha 2400ishc generator after reading reviews stating that it would run a 13500 BTU Air conditioner."Buyers beware" (It will not!). I have a 2011 Surveyor which is still brand new. I called Electric Generators direct and they told me they could not help me. No Returns. So To all. make sure it's the generator you need and don't trust all reviews. No Returns!! Expensive mistake.
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Don
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Ran 10 Hours Then Stopped Making Electricity
This generator ran for 10 hours then quit. I was told to take it to a Yamaha Service Center, which I did (80 miles away!) They found that a wire was loose on a circuit board, which they fixed. The gasoline shut-off lever also broke the first time I tried to use it. They replaced it with a new one. When I returned to pick up the 3 month-old generator, I was told that Yamaha refused to cover the repairs under warranty because the generator was not "registered." Not sure what this... more
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Don,
I would suggest contacting Yamaha directly @ (800) 962-7926 for clarification. Your sales receipt should be all that you need for a warranty claim. When contacting Yamaha, please let them know the name and contact information of the service center you took your generator to.
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Glenn
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Runs Great But Stopped Producing Dc Power
Great generator for the first 10 hours or so. Even powered my air conditioner at 12000 feet. Still runs great but only produces DC current. Service department said it was the second Yamaha generator where the motherboard went out. Motherboard cost = $900. I do think I would buy this generator again.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Unreliable
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Glenn,
Yamaha stands behind their products with a 3-year warranty on this model generator. This one of best selling inverter generators and it is extremely rare that it would fail within 10-hours.
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Parker S.
Manitowish Waters, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/15/14
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Wanted
Put in gas and oil and it was so easy to start I was impressed. Light enough that at 76 I can pick it up and put it in the car or a little dolly I use. Will take on a Canada fishing trip in a month to run a 1500 watt griddle and charge batteries.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Easy To Use, Light Weight
Parker Recommends This Yamaha Product
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280
David F.
Dickinson, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/19/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works For Me
I have a 35' 5th wheel with two AC units, one a 15,000 btu and one a 13,500 btu. We are going to the Rockies and wanted a quiet generator in case we were "boon docking" along some stream somewhere along the way. Since we are to be in both the mountains and in the desert, we wanted to run the smaller a/c unit if it was hot. And we can now go to the beach (or wherever) and have a/c away from a park.

This unit did what they said, it started and ran my 13,500 btu unit and after... more
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281
Thor
Saunderstown, RI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/26/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Blizzard Nemo Vs. Yamaha
My Yamaha got it's first showing this past weekend in Rhode Island during Blizzard Nemo. What a champ!

I had wired it into my house with a big power cord, and ran the generator on my porch for 48 hours non-stop. It powered my oil burner furnace, my neighbor's propane forced-air furnace, my refrigerator, my internet stack (Yes, we had Internet all weekend - go figure), a stereo and a bunch of lights. All on about 8 gallons of gas over 48 hours. It ran over 7 hours at night each night,... more
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270
Dave C.
Gig Harbor, WA
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Owned For 7 Years Without Fail- Super Quality
I initially purchased to run our 30ft trailer. Enough and more to run air conditioner, fridge etc. Since the day I purchased it has started without any/zero issues. Amazingly reliable in a era of things that don't last. I have cleaned the air filter only twice and seems to never get dirty. Oil gets changed every fall with Mobil 1 synthetic. I also like that the oil is very simple/easy to change. I have only replaced the sparkplug once and not sure I needed to even do that.

Simple... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Dave Recommends This Yamaha Product
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293
Rw
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/28/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For Rv
I did a lot of research and this Yamaha fit best for my needs in RVing.
I needed the HC = High Capacity to start my AC and it works great!
BE CAREFUL when looking for this HC model. A local dealer tried to
push the older model to me (2008) but luckily I caught the dependency.
The older model DOES NOT have the high surge capability!
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Brian Y.
Longwood, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/5/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Niiiice!
The generator arrived well boxed and protected. I added oil and fuel and it started and idled smoothly on the very first pull of the handle.
One minor issue I had was fitting the wheels. The instructions should have warned you to only remove one of the two bolts for mounting each wheel bracket at a time. If you remove both (as I did) then the backing plate inside the machine can move away from the frame and the new bolts won't line up or reach. This gave me a few 'sweary' moments, but removing... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Brian Recommends This Yamaha Product
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David B.
Lake Mary, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/28/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Just Started Using-
I have a 10K BTU Portable A/C and it starts it up rather easily. The first time I tried the A/C, basically after the generator had been used for all of three minutes, it overloaded the 2400. I restarted the generator thinking it was just a "Brand New" problem and it was! Works great over this past week and I feel confident in this unit. When the Amp/Watt need arises, this generator reacts quickly and the engine responds almost instantly. Highly recommend!
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Features
David Recommends This Yamaha Product
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David D.
Costa Mesa, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/21/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator!
We purchased this model because of it's intended ability to start 13,500 BTU RV A/C. We have a Coleman Mach III unit and the generator started it!! Everything else about it is just icing on the cake. Relatively light weight, quiet and easy to use. If you're in the market for one of these generators and have an RV that has the same size A/C unit, consider this unit!!
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Price
David Recommends This Yamaha Product
David's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Paid with a check to save a bit of money. Status was updated on a timely basis and unit arrived when promised."
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Craig G.
West Islip, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/28/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does The Job Quietly & Efficiently
Ilive in West Islip Long Island New York. We lost power for about 14 days. I had a generator off brand but it was noisey and drank fuel.. worked fine but we could not get gas here on the island so what good is a generator.. You really don't have to run everything. I was mainly concerned about winter storms and loose power and of course your home heating. I have a forced hot air system draws very little power. so I had my electrician run power from my garage which is detached. I ran power to... more
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive, No Cons
Craig Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Richard B.
Quincy, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/16/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I bought this model vs Honda trusting reviews stating that it would start 13,500 BTU AC unit on an RV. I will add to the other reviews in that I tested it on both of the Dometic AC units on my Montana RV - it worked just fine. Processiing and shipping from Generators Direct was great and right at 1 week from order to delivery.
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James
Palm Springs, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/11/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Unusual Christmas Gift For The Wife
I live in an area where we've never had a power failure (that I can recall) in 18 years, but my wife is one of those worrying types that frets about what we would do IF the power went out. She figured she could get a back-up generator in the $400 range. I told her that it would be a cheap p.o.s. from a big-box store that MIGHT run briefly when needed in an emergency. To do it right, you have to spend some $$ and get a Honda or Yamaha unit. I'm partial to Yamaha, since I currently own 2 Yamaha... more
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Jeff D.
Petaluma, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/16/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase!!
The generator arrived on time as promised. Packaged with great detail and no damage at all. Put oil and fuel in it and started on the first pull. Used it last weekend at an elevation of 5,400 feet and it worked perfectly powering my 24' trailer (lights, microwave, etc.). No better price anywhere for this quality product.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Price, Durable
Cons: Heavy
Jeff Recommends This Yamaha Product
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James N.
Point Pleasant, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good, But You Pay For It
Little guy does my campers 13500 btu ac with the micro and lights on at the same time. Awesome unit.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, 1400
James Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Aaron
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/9/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator At A Great Price!
I use my gen for motorcycle racing purposes. I run a set of tire warmers and a battery tender with it, and it has plenty of power to spare! Opened the box, added oil and fuel, and test ran it for about a minute. Took it to the track and it ran for about 6 hours each day with no issues at all. This gen is VERY quiet! I had to walk up to it to make sure it was still running, I couldn't hear it over the other generators around me! Awesome first outing, definatly recomend this gen to anyone!
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Stephen
Crestview, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/12/11
REVIEWED
FEB.
03
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Impressive Little Generator
After doing a lot of research on inverter generators and watching YouTube videos of them in action I decided to purchase the EF2400ISHC primarily because I was looking for a "quiet" power production solution. I also own a loud Troy-Bilt 5550 watt continuous 8550 watt surge output generator.

Now for the generator itself. After reading through the manual and following all the steps the generator started up on the third pull and settled into a nice idle. I decided to... more
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Ronnie M.
Greenvile, AL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/14/15
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Top Of The Line Generator
Add oil and gas, first pull!!! A little heavy, but it seems to be the best bang for your buck. If I didn't need the extra watts, I would have gotten the Honda just for the weight factor, but the quality seems equal to Honda!!
Ronnie Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Chris Nord
Lake Forest Park, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/8/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good For Backup Power
We had a power outage got generator from the garage, added fuel and connected to transfer switch. It started on 3rd pull.

Switched load onto generator at the transfer switch and was able to run all at once: kitchen fridge, 12cu ft freezer, Trane XV95 gas furnace, gas hot water heater with power draft fan, bathroom vent fan and 7 led house lights.

Up and running in less then 10 minutes. I am impressed!
Chris Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Joe W.
Chestertown, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/12/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rv Fun
This is the one we had dreamed about for camping. Instead of complaints, we get compliments from fellow campers and inquiries as to where did you buy it, how much did you pay. I wish it would be just a little bit more powerful to start my A/C.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Price, Starts Instantly Every Time
Cons: Heavy, Recepticles Flimsy
Joe Recommends This Yamaha Product
Joe Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Prompt service. Smart pricing by offering an escape from the credit card yoke with a discount."
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Jeff
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/18/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
26
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Does Not Work As Described
I believed the website and all the info. Do not make the same mistake. This unit was selected based on it being shown as the best. It was advertised as being able to run "most" rv AC units. I got the unit and it will not run my AC unit. It just overloads and shuts off. I called the company and was told I was on my own.

They accepted no responsibility for it not working. Further research has found yammahagenerators.com says this unit is Not to run most AC units. I think this unit... more
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Does Not Do As Advertised
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Jeff,
Based on what you are describing, the unit is working normally; but because of the A/C unit you have and the power it requires, the generator cannot start it.

We show on our site (and Yamaha shows this also) that it will start most A/C units, but by no means do we say that it will start all of them.

If you are unhappy with the product, I recommend calling Yamaha directly at (800) 962-7926. They may be able to provide more insight.
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Darrick D.
Escondido, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/19/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Went camping with new generator for the first time and thankfully I had my generator as my battery failed and without a generator we would have had to cut our camping trip short.

Starts easy and other campers commented on how quiet it is.
Darrick Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Glen P.
Hemphill, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/17/10
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Faulty Fuel Then Flawless Functioning
I live on a lake in a rural area of eastern Texas that is plagued by all too frequent electric power outages. Most of those power outages are of the relatively short variety, 1-4 hours. I have a 6500 Kw Honda powered generator that I crank up for the occasional storm-related outages, but it is loud, fairly hard to start, a gas guzzler, and a bit of overkill for the shorter term outages. So I bought the Yamaha EF2400iS HC generator for the shorter outages. I keep the Yamaha on our screened in... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Glen Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Harley
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/22/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Pull..vroom!
After FEDEX delivered to the wrong address and wanting to leave it there for 3 days..I had to go get it myself...Im currently breaking in my new 2400iSHC and have been testing its capabilities. Freezer, 37 inch TV, two lamps, fan and refrigerator at the same time...check. 1600 watt space heater....check. I plugged the fridge and freezer in separately to avoid startup amps at the same time. The high capacity feature seems to allow the engine time to speed up before the increased power draw hits... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Harley Recommends This Yamaha Product
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George
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/6/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Clean Smooth Power
The Yamaha EF2400i SHC is a fantastic piecs of gear. I took it out of the box, added oil (not included) and gas and it started right up. It's amazingly quiet and provides clean smooth power for a fridge and a freezer plus a charging station for cell phones, laptops, etc.

We have had a few severe storms in N. VA since I moved here in 2010 and prior to buying this generator, I had a pretty big loss of frozen food during and unexpectedly long blackout. That won't happen again with this... more
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Cameron R.
Dunseith, ND
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/23/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great For Cabin In Northern Canada
Bought unit to run tools, lights, etc at cabin in northern Manitoba. First start took two pulls and ran great. Used it for 4.5 hours first day. Next morning tried it at -7 c and started first pull. Added hour meter which helps track time between servicing. Has manual choke which will be helpful in colder temps. Is really quiet and runs smooth. Very happy with purchase and was delivered in less than a week.
Cameron Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Garon
Reno, NV
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exceeds All Expectations
So I did a ton of research on inverter generators specifically for camping and running my 13.5k BTU AC unit. This rig rocks! Not only does it run the AC without a hitch at 5300 feet, but I also had all the lights on the DVD player going with 26" LCD, 400w receiver, a subwoofer and speakers, the campers inverter charging the batteries and we even ran the microwave at the same time.

It was only about 70 degrees out, but I will never run all that stuff at the same time. It was just to... more
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Joseph C.
Kings Park, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/6/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Expensive, But Well Worth The $$$. Wasted My $ On A Generac.
Tried to save a few bucks buying a Generac inverter first. Nothing but problems. Been in the shop twice and still unreliable. This unit is twice the price, but well worth it. Reliable, quiet, nice gas shutoff feature. Worth the extra bucks in dependability alone.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Joseph Recommends This Yamaha Product
Joseph Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast transaction to shipping/delivery."
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Paul H.
Bay Shore, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/4/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Starts & Runs Rv A/c
One of the important features I was looking for in a portable A/C was the ability to start and run the A/C unit in my RV (13.5k btu). I was also hoping to find a unit light enough for me to carry by myself without getting a hernia. The Yamaha 2400ishc has met both requirements as well as being very quiet and economical to run (about 8 hours on 1.5g of gas). I am very pleased with the purchase.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Paul Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Robert
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/7/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ef2400ishc Stands For Great Generator
FED EX delivered my new generator to my front porch right on time and in perfect condition ! Gased it up and added oil, gave it one tug on the recoil starter, and it was running and very quiet. Tried it out on our 1995 Nomad, it ran the 1000 watt microwave without gaining RPM or noise. Next I gave it the ultimate test...... Turned the old 13,500 btu refrigeration unit on and lo and behold, it worked just fine! I have been using a 3500 watt Powermate generator to run the AC and Microwave in... more
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James
North Haven, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/1/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Surviving The Next Power Outage
I purchased this transfer switch to run the fridge, furnace and the recessed lights on both floors. My electrician installed the panel in about 90 minutes and we tested it by shutting off the main power. At first I was concerned about running the fridge on a 15 amp circuit as opposed to the 20 amp in the main panel but it does not appear to be a problem (so far) as it ran everything I needed. The panel is powered by my Yamaha 2400iSHC and a standard medium duty outdoor extension cord.

My... more
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Product Expert
James,
If you're going to store gasoline, make sure to use a fuel stabilizer like Sta-bil in it to keep it from separating.
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John S.
Plymouth, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/12/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Sense Of Security
Over many years we have lost electric power for short periods of 1-2 hours many times each year. These were mostly an inconvenience. During winters, however, the outages could last as long as four days or more. We have transferred our freezer contents to coolers which we placed outside if the temperature was below freezing and one time we lost the entire contents.
Large multi kilowatt generators are far too heavy for me to move in and out of the cellar, so I purchased this model

Yesterday,... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
John Recommends This Yamaha Product
John's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"From website to my front door it was a pleasure!"
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Victor
Roselle, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/8/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect!
This generator runs the refrigerator (11amps), runs my air compressor (12amps), runs the microwave (1000watts), and runs my gas boiler (13amps)- not all at once but you get the point.

And YES! it fires up the 13,000 BYU window air conditioner with no problem, and it fired up on the first pull.

I'm happy! It's a great product.
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Tom
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/13/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just In Time For Sandy
Our Yamaha generator arrived in the early afternoon of the day Hurricane Sandy was due to hit. We lost power around 8:30 that evening. We started the generator up the next morning with no problems. It started on the first try.

There were at least eight other houses in my neighborhood running generators during the week-long power outage we had after the storm. The Yamaha was by far the quietest of the bunch. Even with the garage door open, we could hear our neighbor's generator loud... more
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Jon T.
Scarsdale, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Saved My Butt
I Had a Powermate Generator From a Big Box Store and the Voltage Regulator Died. There Were No Parts or Service Available Anywhere. This Was My 2nd Powermate Generator From a Big Box Store That Failed When I Needed It.

I Called Electric Generators Direct On Wednesday Afternoon, 2 Days After Hurricane Sandy! the Fedex Truck Pulled Up Friday Morning!

I Love the Quiet Yamaha. I Love the Cleaner Output of An Inverter. I'Ve Been Recommending This Product and Vendor to All My Friends. I Think... more
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Keith N.
Embarrass, MN
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just Ran It 4-days Non-stop
My wife uses an oxygen concentrator. We bought this unit to run the concentrator and A/C on our camper trailer. This past week we camped for 4 nights and ran the unit continuously (with the exception of refueling). Great unit, quiet. The campers in each side of us noted how quiet it ran and said it caused them no issue, even with it running all night long.

This unit starts and runs the Air Conditioning just fine. The weather was cool enough that we did not need to run the A/C ... so... more
Keith Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Royce S.
Clovis, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/22/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I just used the EF2400 I just purchased. We used it off and on for 3 days. It ran perfectly, quiet and efficient. It was able to run my 13,500 AC in my trailer without any problems. Good unit, pleased.
Royce Recommends This Yamaha Product
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George D.
Jefferson, CO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/12/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Wanted!
I have an Airstream trailer with A/C. I wanted to be able to run the A/C when needed as we travel about the country. We used the Yamaha this week for the first time. I attached a watt/amperage cable inline at the generator. The battery charger on-board was pulling 1,100 watts when I turned on the A/C. Wow, it just started and ran. I am so excited!

It runs the charger at 900 to 1,150 watts at near low speed and quiet. It is exactly what I hoped for when I bought it. It started on the... more
George Recommends This Yamaha Product
George's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"On time, all the way. The order went exactly as specified by Electric Generators Direct."
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Thomas W.
Weippe, ID
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
REVIEWED
JUN.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Positive Transaction
We are very happy with the Yamaha inverter. Very quiet in a crowded campground. It will run our 5th wheel air conditioner as long as no other appliances are going, which is fine with us. Starts first time every time. A little on the heavy side but we knew that going in.

We checked prices at many other places and Electric Generators Direct gave us the best price and we used the 2% discount for paying by check. It took a little longer to process the sale but after my check cleared the unit... more
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Bill
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/18/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Camping Generator
After searching for a generator for camping, I purchased a Yamaha EF2400ISHC.

I needed a generator I could load in the back of the Toyota pickup by myself. At 76 pounds, the Yamaha is easy for me to handle. With two lifting handles it's "very" easy for two people to lift, too.

I also needed a generator that would operate the 120V, 13,500BTU Coleman Polar Mach air conditioner in the camper. The air conditioner starts and runs nicely when powered by the Yamaha generator.
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Robert H.
Manistee, MI
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Camping
I had a Generac before I bought this little guy. I was leaning toward getting the next one up, but didn't want to deal with the weight, so I thought I would try this one because it said it would start an A/C unit. It does, just fine, and everything else they say it will do. I think it's a great asset to our camping experiences. It's a quiet and lovable unit.
Robert Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Kevin
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Got Us Through Hurricane Sandy Plus 11 Days!
I ordered mine the week before Sandy hit us, as an upgrade to our vintage 1800-watt inverter generator.

It arrived the day after Sandy left our area in shambles and without power. It started on the first pull after adding oil & gas...we broke in the engine with a light load, changed the oil, and then put it into service powering our fridge, central gas heat, basic lights, and TV.

I changed the oil again at 100 hours. No hiccups or overloads, just reliable and quiet power. It... more
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Vince
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/10/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator So Far
The generator arrived in good condition as advertised. I filled it with oil and gas and it started right up. You may want to purchase a funnel since you will really need one to properly fill the generator with oil. I have noticed that the green AC light has not lit up to indicate AC power but it is putting out power when I was testing out how to use it. Since it is my first generator I probably need to read the owners manual again. So far so good.
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Vince,
Please feel free to contact Yamaha Tech Support, toll free, at (800) 962-7926 with any questions you may have; they will be happy to walk you through some simple troubleshooting if need be.
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Larry
Grove, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/7/12
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2400ishc
Does everything as stated and then more. Runs a 13000 BTU RV air conditioner with no problems. Runs quite and sips fuel. Highly reccomend.
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Dennis C.
Stuart, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/27/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Up To Task
I purchased this product specifically because it was supposedly able to absorb the "start-up" loads associated with the "high capacity" needs of certain equipment. (hence the HC in the model number). While the unit does a wonderful job powering up my 28 foot trailer, it will NOT run the AC. Not even with ALL OTHER items de-powered. I trusted the many reviews that said it WOULD power up a standard 13,500 BTU RV AC. It won't. It's rated 16.7 amp output is NOT up to the task.
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Dennis,
Dennis,
Sorry to hear that it wasn't up to task for your application. You many want to try contacting the AC manufacturer for more information or someone that has HVAC experience.

If you are unhappy with the product, I recommend calling Yamaha directly at (800) 962-7926. They may be able to provide more insight.
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Michael C.
Camano Island, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/20/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mid-power Alternative
Was looking for a single portable jenny that could handle duties in our Outback trailer...our 1500 watt microwave coupled with anything else turned on was too much for a borrowed Honda 2000 unit. I could have bought two of the Hondas and done the cable to get apprx 3000 watts, but that is apprx $2200 retail. For $2000 retail you could get the Honda 3000 unit, but it is 130 lbs, requiring two humans to maneuver it.

In traversing several recent football tailgating events we attended I... more
Michael Recommends This Yamaha Product
Michael's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My order was handled over the phone by Electric Generators Direct quickly by a lady who knew what she was doing, pleasant and efficient...tracking number supplied, shipped and delivered as promised with ZERO issues."
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George O.
Hotchkiss, CO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/25/15
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Pull
I was provided with shipment tracking information that was easy to use and accurate. My generator arrived promptly when promised. I unpacked it, added oil and gas. It started on the first pull out of the box. I could not have asked for more.
George Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Claarence
Quartzsite, AZ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/20/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replacement Genni
Our generator died, leaving us with power. We were able to use a friends for a few day while we checked around both locally and on the net. We ordered on line and it arrived when promised. Great Service - Thank You.
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Curtis
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/9/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect!!
Generator works awesome!! Use it for camping, emergencies, and at flying field to charge batteries. Others out at my field have the Honda 2000 and my Yamaha 2400 doesn't seem any louder. I chose the Yamaha , well, because I'm a "yamaha" guy, and also the 2400 watt becasue of that little extra. Figure if I needed it in an emergency I wanted that extra wattage.

Overall this generator is performing better than expected and I hope it will last me years. As for the shipping and order... more
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Thor J.
Saunderstown, RI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/26/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Unit Just Purrs
The entire experience was excellent. Electric Generators Direct answered one question immediately prior to purchase. When I finally bought, the unit was back-ordered so I paid by check - saved some money right away. It arrived well ahead of the time it was promised - always a nice surprise.

At all times, EGDirect kept me informed by email. The unit is well designed and worked perfectly. My wife, who is always suspicious of big purchases, said it was "cute." Victory - wife... more
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Mike L.
Eureka, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/3/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Service
Received my new EF2400iSHC on time and in perfect condition. Added oil and fuel and it started on the first pull. Tested with a 1500 watt heater for a few minutes and then tried a small air compressor.

It would not start the compressor but that's no fault of the inverter, as the starting amps of the compressor are way over the rated out put of the little Yamaha. I like the fuel shut off valve but not so much the access for the oil fill. All in all I like it.
Mike Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Donald P.
Munfordville, KY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/19/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Trip
Used on a trip out West, camping for the mouth of July. I had no problem at all. It ran my air condition with no problem.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Donald Recommends This Yamaha Product
Donald's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Used on a trip for the mouth of July, I had no problem with it at all."
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Randy
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/1/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exceeds Expectations
I recently purchased the Yamaha 2400 watt, high current, portable generator as a home backup power source. I also thought of it as a backup to the generator built-in to my small motor home, as it will overheat at times.

I live in an area with many large trees and one that is subject to frequent summer thunderstorms and possible hurricanes. While I have used this generator for only a short time, it has done all that I expected and more. It not only will carry my refrigerator and freezer... more
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Gerald M.
Apple Valley, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/20/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very High Quality Generator
After the wheel kit arrived and I installed the wheels, I filled the crankcase with oil, filled the gas tank and pulled the starter handle. Only had to pull it twice before the motor came to life and ran like a top!
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Gerald Recommends This Yamaha Product
Gerald Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The generator arrived several days earlier than promised! Pretty hard to find fault with that kind of service."
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Robert W.
Lima, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/3/13
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy So Afar
On the 2nd pull it started, runs quiet, easy to handle. I was surprised it didn't come with oil. I paid by check and it takes quite a bit longer so if you need it spend the 25.00 extra & get it a week to ten days sooner. Yet to put a load on it but confident it will do the job! Thanks
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Marie
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/31/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Replacement For My Old, Heavy, Loud Generator
Bought item after the recent ice and snow storms in Arkansas.
It is perfect to run a few lights, TV, and kitchen appliances.
It was easy to setup and started on the first pull.

I highly recommend the generator.
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Ken S.
Gulf Shores, AL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/12/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Thanks for the great service, my generator was delivered in perfect shape.

I added oil & gas and it started first pull- and you can hardly hear it. I plugged in a small heater (1500 watt) and let it run for a while and the generator didn't even increase the RPM.

I will be using it on 3 month trip to Alaska next summer, and I am sure it will give great service.

I would not hesitate to order from you again.
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Brian
Ankeny, IA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/23/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fastest Delivery Possible
You simply cannot get any better than Electric Generators Direct.

I talked my wife into letting me get this generator (due to great reviews) and bought it online about 2:00 pm on a Tuesday. I selected the free shipping option. Imagine my surprise when I found it on my door step the VERY NEXT DAY! Wow.

I am going to use this on my cabin in the woods and I need to do some construction. After adding oil, the generator started on the first pull. It had no trouble running all the tools I... more
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Laurence
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/25/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product, Does Exactly As Advertised: +5 Stars
It's a great machine- it meets all my expectations... It's quality, what else needs to be said!!!

Two Thumbs up for PED, they got my order to western Canada in 5 days (it shipped to Seattle, WA then transferred on The Clipper Direct).

Any Canucks that need product to Vancouver Island, this is the way to go .
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Richard E.
Fremont, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/19/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator
Along with most, I love this generator. PED ships quick and Fed Ex handled it with kid gloves.

The manual is great for those of us who are new to portable generators. After reading it and adding the fluids, it started on the very first pull.

It keeps impressing me while I try to find things that will overload the circuit. It's very quiet.

I highly recommend.

Only con is the portability kit (wheels). They're a cheap accessory for BIG bucks. They do the job, but
way to much at... more
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Kim
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product, No Complaints.
I purchased this generator from a local Yamaha dealer ship in Lemoore, CA around 2006. This generator sits for months at a time. I turn the gas off and let the carb run dry. When I need to use it , I just turn the gas on pull the choke and pull it one time and it starts flawlessly every time.

I have a 23 foot toy hauler with a 13000 BTU AC and a microwave and this generator will run either one (not both at the same time)The Onan generator in the trailer is pretty noisy. I run the Yamaha at... more
Kim Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Rick T.
Altamont, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/23/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator
Bought generator for 24' camper, wanted to run ac unit on roof. It started on second pull (quiet). The 13,500 came to life no problem. Expensive but worth it.
Rick Recommends This Yamaha Product
Rick's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"If I need another one (Electric Generators Direct for sure)."
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Geg
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/18/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Flawless
5 years of flawless function .
Quiet, reliable, one pull starts 90% of the time.
Envy of my tailgate buddies.

Stolen from storage unit spring of 2014 - they brought bolt cutters to defeat 1/2 inch steel cable lock.

After researching other alternatives, I replaced it with the exact same unit .

'nuff said.
Geg Recommends This Yamaha Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Geg,
We're sorry to hear your generator got stolen! That's a terrible thing to have happen.

However, we're glad you felt confident enough in this model to choose it again!
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Steven S.
Bettendorf, IA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/19/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Generator
Ordered this generator for storm back-up and some out door camping. It is very good at running anything I need it for like my freezer and refrigerator. My wife also uses it to run a hair dryer and lighting. Very portable and easy to move around.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Light Weight
Steven Recommends This Yamaha Product
Steven's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great company to work with, web sight is great, shipping and packaging outstanding!"
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Don H.
Ripon, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/29/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Impressed
Wow! what a great machine. Started on the first pull, the first time. Fit and finish is first rate. Very quiet. Thank you electric generators direct for supplying a great product.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Don Recommends This Yamaha Product
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David
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/28/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Generator
I received my new generator Friday. I took it our of the box on Saturday morning and thought I better make sure it works before I need it some day. Filled it with oil and dumped in 2 quarts of gas.One pull and it was running. I thought I would run it out of gas then put it away after going through the storage procedure. Two hours later it was still running. I had things to do so I shut if off until the next day.

Next day one pull and it was running and ran for over another hour... more
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Mark
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/25/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great Unit
It is quiet, efficient, and compact. This generator really saved us after Sandy struck. We ran our furnace, TV, some lights, and Internet. We probably could have cycled through the sump pumps as well but we didn't have to test that.

I highly recommend this unit.

By the way- I got between 6 and 8 hours run time (depending on the load) on a gallon of gas.
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Jeff
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/7/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Totally Satisfied With Both Egd And Yamaha
I purchased this generator for backup power during storm outages to run our refrigerator, freezer, lights, fans and computer equipment.

I live in northern Virginia and rode out the June 29th derecho storm, losing power for 33 hours. No more. After researching Honda and Yamaha generators, plus Internet sellers, I chose the EF2400iSHC and EGD to meet my needs. Upon ordering, I selected the option to mail in a check, saving the 2% credit card fee. This took a bit longer, but I was in no... more
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Lonny
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/22/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satisfied With My Ef2400ishc In Idaho
Took my camp trailer and Yamaha generator up camping for five days. The generator ran quiet and started very easily. I have a 189 Springdale camp trailer made by Keystone. I was able to run my 13500 BTU air conditioner. Received the generator in four days and it was in great condition. I'm very pleased with the sales staff at Electric Generators Direct. Thank You!
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Wayne Smith
Muncy, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/15/12
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Generator Works Good
I wanted a generator to specifically take with me when we go camping and I especially wanted something that was quiet and also capable of running the air conditioner on my 5th wheel camper. I decided on the Yamaha EF2400ishc based on reviews and information from Yamaha. I ordered the generator and it showed up here in Central Pa. in three days. After unpacking, reading the instructions, filling with oil and gas I turned the gas on, set the choke, and pulled the starter cord. It fired right... more
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Ron
Duvall, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/17/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2400ishc Read To Go
We had a bad snow storm and my piece of s---- cheap costco off brand generator would not start. It was on year 3 and probably had 16 hours on it at the most. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. I ordered the Yamaha based on reviews. We had a terrible snow and ice storm in Seattle. But I ordered mine the first day of the storm and 3 days later lost power. I must say that I went with the GREAT FREE SHIPPING and it arrived promptly in 5 days.

But, here is my comment. It seems expensive to ship 2nd day... more
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Todd
South Florida, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/27/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Product & Fast Service From E.g.d.
My Yamaha EF2400ISHC arrived in 4 days as promised. I was impressed since this was ordered and shipped during the 2011 holiday rush. Unit was surprisingly shipped in the factory Yamaha box, with little protection, though it suffered no damage in transit with FEDEX. Only issue upon unpacking was the right side cover (exhaust/air filter side) was incorrectly mounted at the factory. Removing and reinstalling the cover to correctly sit flush was a simple fix.

Adding oil & gas was followed... more
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Ralph
Inverness, FL
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Highly Recommend
EF2400ISHC gen really fits the bill for my travel trailer, fits nicely under the cover on my truck runs my AC and is very quiet.
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Leroy
Norwalk, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/29/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New England Weather
I live in New England and my Yamaha EF2400ISHC performed like a champ. I have used my generator for camping, hurricane Irene and the latest freak snow storm. I have about 150hrs on this generator spark arrestor is clean, the spark is clean i think this thing will blow right by it's rated 500hrs starts on the 1st pull every time will be purchasing the EF1600 very soon this one is a little big for camping. Fuel consumption is better than described. In my opinion to make this the best 2000 watt... more
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Robert
Olmstedville, NY
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
All The Power I'll Need!
I ordered this generator at the last minute ahead of hurricane Irene knowing that I would lose power. Six hours into the storm, trees were falling everywhere and the power was gone. Bad news about ordering so late was I wouldn't receive it until after the power was out. Good news was it was delivered when promised.

I took it out of the box, added gas and oil, then one pull of the starter rope and I had electricity. It was a little bit louder than I expected but still reasonably quiet. I ran... more
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Roger
Roseburg, OR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/26/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
16
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Looking For To Many Years Of Service
The online order process was excellent with plenty of information to make the correct choice for me. Delivery was quick and fully intact. Instructions that came with the unit were excellent and I had it set up and running within 15 min. I look forward to many years of service from the unit.
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Joe
Tarzana, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/24/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than I Expected A Little Noisier But Acceptable
Just got it a few weeks ago and finally fired it up today. One pull and it ran , pushed in the choke and it smoothed out . I bought a amp meter from reliance from you when I bought it to see what the start up currents and wattage surge was for my hand grinders etc so that I could see how it acted and responded it did great. Sounded a little clunky when it starts and surges but otherwise okay.

When I first started it up I had an oh crap moment since the overload light came on and nothing was... more
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John
Madison, AL
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2400ishc
I had been thinking about buying a generator for quite a while. Well I put it off too long, we had a major tornado outbreak in Alabama and our power was out for five days.We were able to cook on the grill and we still had running water but everything in the freezer was lost.

A few of my neighbors had the loud gas hog generators from places like Home Depot that you could here a block away.For several days there was no place to buy gas until the stations could get hooked up to generators. I... more
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Randulph Rodas
Hayward, CA
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
I am very pleased with the 2400ishc. Received item as expected on time.

I just added gas and oil and the item started with the first pull.

I did a lot of window shopping before dealing with "Electric Generators Direct" company. Overall I am very happy with my choice and will be looking forward to doing more business with this company.
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Rex B.
Bluffdale, UT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/9/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Great Little Generator
I purchased the generator to use with my camp trailer. I was very happy with the product. It starts very easy and very quiet. It has enough power to run every thing in the trailer with no problem. I am very happy with the purchase.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Rex Recommends This Yamaha Product
Rex's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to order on line, the item was in stock and it shipped right away."
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Gerald B.
Flint, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/25/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worked Like A Charm
We used this new generator for 2 weeks on a "dry camping" hunting situation. It stared easily - even the wife had no problem starting it. It ran quietly while the demand was low and answered the call quickly when required to give more power.
We haven't tried running our 13.5K A/C yet, but are confident that it will perform as advertised.
Gerald Recommends This Yamaha Product
Gerald's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Product was shipped quickly and arrived several days before the expected date. Thanks!"
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Rick S.
Nutley, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/1/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Sandy Generator
We ordered this generator from EGD on a Thursday and it was delivered 2 days later on Saturday morning. The FedEx driver delivered to our house first because he knew it was a generator that was urgently needed. (Our FedEx deliveries are always in the late afternoon and this driver went out of his way to help us out and deliver early).

The generator arrived in perfect condition. I added oil and gas and it started up on the second pull. It has incredibly quiet operation. It sips gas- I... more
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Douglas B.
Depew, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/7/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator!
Everything they said about this generator was true, and I am sure I will be using it for Hurricane Sandy. EGD came through with everything they said they would.

It arrived on time, runs quietly, takes quite a bit of punishment and keeps on going.
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Mike B.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/1/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Owner/operator
The generator works great, and yep- it will run the A/C on my camper with no problem.

But when I took out of the box the front panel was loose and the seal was messed up so it has a bit of a rattle that I think can be fixed easy enough. Don't really understand why there isn't a quart of oil sent along with it, but no big deal.

All in all I'm very pleased with the unit and the service of the supplier
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Michael
Manchester, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/3/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Generator
After a lot of research I decided to purchase the Yamaha EF2400ISHC due to its high power to weight ratio, quiet operation and Yamaha reliability. I am not disappointed.

It started on the first pull, ran and operated flawlessly. Shipment from EGD was prompt, had it in 3 days.

I will be using it for minimal backup power and portable use around house and camping. I am very pleased with this purchase and price from EGD.

I will buy from them again when I'm ready for whole house... more
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Chris
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/19/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Transaction & So Far So Good With My Generator
I have to say that when I saw the email asking to rate my purchase I was excited.

I had purchased this generator from another source who is well known prior. I got the run-around for 2 1/2 weeks after they said it was in stock. Those people charged my credit card right away and never sent the generator. With all the power problems we were having here I didn't want to hear about nonsense with my son and English bulldog at home. Bulldog owners know they do horrible without air... more
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Rod
Sparks, NV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/30/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Generator
I took the generator out of the first box ( it was badly broken down and I though the worst ) but the original box was in great shape.

I put gas and oil in it, pulled twice and it started right up. Took it camping and it worked great.

I know I will have many years of service with Yamaha.
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Craig
Ludlow, MA
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha 2400 Ishc
Love this generator. The best advice I could give anyone here is to research first. We all have different needs. Stick with Yamaha or Honda and you won't be sorry as long as you buy all the power you need. I have a 3000 Honda and a 2400 Yamaha. If you live in my area I'll be glad to show you both. Research for just what you need. I've owned many and remember that if you need more power. This Yam 2400 seems almost as powerful as my 3000 Honda. The Yamaha 2400 has the same 171 cc motor as the... more
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Leroy
Norwalk, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/29/11
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Great Generator
The guys and gals at E.G.D are great. I used my generator on a camping trip. I had a radio, some light,s my dvd player, charged my cell, fuel usage was above average. The generator is super quiet, a little pricey but well worth it. I ran a test, I had my mini frig. 2 lights, 2 computers, and a 5500 btu ac all at the same time it purred like a kitten for about 2 hrs and that is everything i need in a power failure. Very happy
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Jeff
Ladera Ranch, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/3/11
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Stage Power
Our new Yamaha EF2400iSHC generator worked like a champ at our Relay For Life event this weekend. It had enough juice for four large powered speakers, a powered stage monitor, several audio mixers, two guitar amps two laptops, a fan and some lights. At night, the generator powered the stage equipment (minus the guitar amps) and two 500watt halogen work lights.

The cover is nice and will help keep the generator clean while being stored. One complaint is that it needs three hands to put it... more
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Boyce Farrar
Dallas, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/29/11
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ef2400 Is A Good Unit
I took it out of the box and followed the instructions and then it started on the 2nd pull and powered yard tools just fine for several hours.

I then hooked it up to my travel trailer and went in an turned on the air conditioner and many lights and it carried the load as hoped.

Seems like a good piece of equipment.
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Noal
Friendswood, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/8/11
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Generator
Used it this past weekend and it worked like a champ. It started on the 1st pull every time.
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Phil
Port Orchard, WA
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Direct & Yamaha Are Great!
Direct was easy to deal with and had quick shipment. They have very good communications.

The Yamaha started on the first pull after I added gas and oil. It runs extremely quite.

I'm one happy camper!
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Roger
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/27/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Finally Made A Decision
I researched the purchase of a generator for weeks. After reading all I could find online and speaking with friends I narrowed it down to 2 Hondas or 1 Yamaha. After speaking with Jared @ Electric Generators Direct and explaining what I wanted to do with a generator he suggested the Yamaha. I can run my 13,500 btu A/C and the microwave in my Sierra trailer although not both at the same time which is fine. When it arrived I opened the box check for damage and found none. I filled it with gas and... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Roger Recommends This Yamaha Product
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David T.
Dewitt, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/11/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet
Works wel,l but had to play with to get air-conditioner to run.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
David Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Mel
Lake Haasu City, AZ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/23/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Trouble
This gen set is used to run the air on my trailer. It has no trouble and does not even run at full speed.

I took it out of the box, added oil and fuel, and it started on the first pull, (yep, one pull).
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Steve
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/5/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
I used it for one week on a bicycle tour and it was great.

We powered our camper and it performed as listed.
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Earl
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/22/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
Pulled it out of the box. Added the correct amount of oil. It started without issue. Ran it for an entire day.

Very quiet compared to other generators I have used. You can hear it, but it is just background noise.
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David
Marysville, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/9/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satisfied
Haven't had a chance yet to really test it, but I know it will run a 10in buffer at idle and it is really quiet.
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Steve
San Diego, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/17/11
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied!
I like the quality of the construction. The layout of everything on one side. The weight to power ratio.

Easy to start. And of course SUPER QUIET!!!!!!!!
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Edward W.
Rosharon, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/11/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far Good
Took out of box, filled oil & gas, started on 1st pull.....will use later to power RV on trip.
Edward Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Anthony R.
West Sacramento, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/14/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha
Very happy with it.
Anthony Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Larry V.
Wheatland, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/2/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
13.5 Btu Ac
Just returned from an outing and this unit would not run my 13.5 btu RV AC. Starting load kicks generator off. Not as quiet as I had hoped. I bought this 2400 watt unit thinking it run the AC, if I had know it would'nt I would have just bought the 2000 watt unit. It seems to be a quailty unit and starts on one pull.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Larry Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Michael P.
Dallas, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/3/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Like It
Have only used for a short time but it exceeded my expectations so far. Put in oil... Put in gas... First easy pull and it started up. First pull. It purrs like a kitten.
Michael Recommends This Yamaha Product
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