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Yamaha EF2800IM Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (5)
Easy To Store (5)
Quiet (3)
Exceeded Expectations (2)
High Quality (1)
Cons
Expensive (1)
Unreliable (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Doesn't Meet Some Specs (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Frank O.
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/4/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best All Around Generator
This is my second one of these. The first one I bought in 2003. (nothing happened to it, I wanted another one to put in a different location) I have never pulled the cord on it more than 3 times to start. This new one started on one pull. I was a bit surprised given that it had not been run. (I'm sure they probably start them at Yamaha) If you can afford it it's the best all around generator assuming it's enough wattage.

Some of the reasons I like it are it's only about 75 lbs even... more
Frank Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Gioverti B.
Miami, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/16/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha 2800 Inverter Generator
This is a quality machine not a box store disposable generator you get what you pay for. Starts easily with minimum pull effort on the first or second pull purchased the hr meter along with it noise level is quite acceptable for an open frame machine at 69 pounds is quite easily moved with casters or wheels of choice the eco mode cuts down the noise level & fuel economy. Runs my 12000btu portable ac easily.
Gioverti Recommends This Yamaha Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Gioverti,
Were happy you like the EF2800 watt Yamaha generator. This is one powerful compact generator with Eco Mode (engine speed drops down when power isn't needed to conserve fuel and becomes very quiet, 14.7 hours of run time on 1/4 load, GFCI 120V outlet, fuel gauge and more. With the open frame design its give you the versatility of using it camping, home back up, JOB SITE, cabin and more. What's really nice, its adjust engine speed to match voltage draw. So, its not like the box store units which go from low rpm to high rpm. Don't forget - Yamaha has the longest EPA rating (500 hours) on their generators in the industry.
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Gioverti's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was shipped to my door with no damage."
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Bob
Holden, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/15/12
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exactly What I Need
I love this generator. OK, it isn't as pretty and quiet as the other Yamaha inverter generators, but it is quiet enough and I don't need it to be pretty.
I use this generator to work on my 46' sailboat in the winter when it is hauled out and on jacks in the yard, The marine shore power cable plugs directly into the unit's L5-30R (30Amp 120 VAC) outlet.
This allows me to run the ship's battery charger and via the ship's AC system it provides me with enough power to also run a 1500W... more
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David E.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/10/13
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator, But Won't Run Rv Ac Unit
I did a lot of research for generators. I saw the Yamaha 2800, and for the price, weight, features, I thought this could be it. I called Yamaha, looked at their spec sheet, and it stated that the generator should start a 13,500 BTU ac unit (per specs). I have a 2013 prowler Rev with a Coleman mach ac unit. I bought the generator, and it started right up. It was easy to use and lightweight. The big test. I hooked it up to my Rev and failure. It would not provide enough power to start the AC.... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Doesn't Meet Some Specs
David Recommends This Yamaha Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
David,
RV AC units can be a little tricky when sizing the correct generator for the job. We always suggest verifying that the generator will be compatible. The RV manufacturer, dealer or AC manufacturer should be able to provide this information to you. If you think that the issue maybe be the generator itself (not providing the rated output), you may want to contact Yamaha directly @ (800) 962-7926 or click here for a local Yamaha Service Center.
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Steve D.
Kenner, LA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/21/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For Running My Equipment
I use this to operate my mobile photo trailer with 5 computers and 3 printers. Its extremely quiet and low fuel consumption. Ran for 2 days on econ. mode on 1 tank of fuel.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Steve Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Joseph Lovato
Santa Fe, NM
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/16/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha 2800i
I owned a Yamaha 3000IS to run my 26' RV. The problem was it was to heavy for one person. I just purchased the Yamaha 2800IM which weighs only 70lbs and is very easy for 1 person to load and unload. I hooked it up, turned on my A/C and television and ran like a charm. I would recommend it.
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable
Joseph Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Marilyn K.
Lakewood, CO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/9/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Quality But Altitude Challanged
The Generators Direct website was excellent and easy to order from and the generator was delivered right on time. The generator itself has high quality components. No complaints there.When we used it at an elevation of 9200 feet it ran so rich it fouled the plug and clogged the spark arrestor. We took it in for a $130 service and it is still way too rich and back in the shop.

We have used and still use two Generacs for years at this and much higher elevations (up to 12000 feet) with no... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Quiet, High Quality
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable
Marilyn Does Not Recommend This Product
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George
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/2/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Started On First Pull - Great On Gas
This generator is very quiet and only used about 3/4 galllon in six hours.
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
George Recommends This Yamaha Product
George Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the second generator I have purchased from Generators Direct. Their customer service is great and delivery was very fast. I received it in California three days after it shipped."
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