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Yamaha EF2000iS - 1600 Watt Inverter Generator

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Run Watts
1,600
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
2,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
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Inverter System with Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Control
Can safely run products with built-in microcomputers

Noise Block™ Sound Reduction System

Super-quiet Muffler with USFS-approved Spark Arrestor
Only 51.5-61 dB(A) & eliminates errant sparks

Light Weight & Compact
44 pounds - easy to move, transport and store

OHV Engine with Cast Iron Cylinder Liner
Efficient, reliable, powerful & provides long life

Auto-decompression System
Reduces compression for easier starting

Smart Throttle™ Varies Engine Speed Based On Load
Improves fuel economy and reduces noise

OilWatch™ Warning System
Prevents engine damage and provides added peace of mind

DC Outlet
8amp 12V outlet for charging batteries (cables included)

TwinTech™ Capability (sold separately)
Hook up two EF2000iS’s for 3600 watts of max power

Oil Not Included


Model
  Model Number:EF2000IS
 Manufacturer:Yamaha
 Made in USA:No
Engine
 Brand:Yamaha
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:79 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:3 Years
 Engine RPM:Inverter
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Alternator:Inverter
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:13 Amps @ 120 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:Unknown
 Tank Size:1.1 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):8 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Plastic
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:51.5-61 db(A)
 Idle Control:Yes
 Hour Meter:No
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
 Neutral Type:Floating
Overview
 Assembly Required:No
 Weight:44 Lbs. (19.96 kilograms)
 Dimensions:19.3"L x 11"W x 17.9"H
(49.02 x 27.94 x 45.47 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:3 Years
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Q: I have a customer running propane on a Yamaha genset. While burning propane the engine burns excessive oil, not a problem on gasoline. Any ideas?
by Shane Bland from Florida on June 24, 2014

A: The Yamaha portable generators are engineered and warranted to operate on gasoline only. The reason your customer is burning through oil is due to the excessive temperatures of the unit.

Gasoline burns at 485 degrees F whereas propane burns at 1008 degrees F which will cause excessive heat within the engine in turn burning off the engine oil.


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I was interested in buying the Generac GP17500E. I did my homework and believe it is the one for me. The questions I have are:

1. Can I convert it to propane?

2. How long will a 15lb propane tank last on this generator if I'm not powering the whole house and just the bare necessities?

Thank you Ryan

by Ryan from New York on October 16, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

We at Power Equipment Direct do not recommend converting your gasoline portable generator to an alternative fuel and doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty and may cause damage to the generator itself. These conversions are not recommended by any of the generator manufacturers.

Gasoline has an Ignition Point of 475–536 °F. When a generator is manufactured to run solely on gasoline these temperatures are taken into consideration and the engine components are made to handle these temperatures.

Propane (LP) has an Ignition Point of 920-1020°F and Natural Gas (NG) has an Ignition Point of 900–1500°F. These higher temperatures will cause damage over time on any “gas only” powered engine.

The following guidelines cover Honda engines (Also applies to other engine manufacturers) modified to run on fuels other than the one for which they were designed, such as converting an engine to run on propane (LP) or natural gas (NG).


• Honda gasoline engines are certified to operate on unleaded fuel with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher, containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10).

• Any change to the original configuration of a certified Honda engine is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act prohibition against tampering (40 CFR §1068.101(b)(1)). The tampering prohibition is important because poorly designed and installed modifications can increase emissions.

• The Clean Air Act prohibits anyone from removing or rendering inoperative any device or design element installed on engines in compliance with regulations. These actions are considered tampering, which carries a civil penalty up to $37,500 for each engine or equipment in violation.

• Engines converted by a third party (OEM, dealer, converter, etc.) to run on a different fuel type must be recertified with the EPA on the new fuel to comply with applicable emission standards. The third party must recertify under a new family and notify Honda to not include the modified engines in the original family.

• Converted engines to be sold for use in California must meet CARB requirements and the converter must obtain approval from CARB. EPA certificates or tampering exemptions will not satisfy the requirement for CARB certification.

• Once certified, the third party must remove the Honda emission control label and apply a compliant emission control label for the new fuel indicating the new certifying manufacturer. Honda will no longer assume any responsibility as the certifying manufacturer.

• The Honda Distributor's Limited Warranty does not extend to parts affected or damaged by the conversion to or use of fuel other than the fuel for which the engine was originally designed.


• Honda offers V-twin engines specifically designed and certified for use in LP/NG applications. The engines incorporate special design features that address the higher combustion temperatures and reduced lubrication to the valve guide area (since it is a dry fuel, not liquid). Please contact your sales representative or distributor for additional information.


Disclaimer: The guidance provided is intended for Honda dealer/distributor informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must contact the appropriate certifying agencies if you require information on how regulations apply to your specific application.

The regulations and additional information can be found at these web sites:

EPA - EPA

CARB - CARB


The run times will always vary based on the actual load put on the generator.



by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is the Yamaha 1000is generator USFS compliant?
I want to use on forest service land.
Spark arrestor etc.?
Ditto for the 2000 model.

Thank you
Don

by Don from Washington on October 09, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry....

Yes, the Yamaha inverter generators meet all USFS requirements and they all include spark arresters.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I just ordered a Yamaha 2000 generator. What type of oil do you recommend? Preferrably an oil I can buy anywhere. Synthetic vs. traditional? 10w-40?
by Nate from Minnesota on September 17, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry.....

Per the owner's manual (Page 28), available on our site under the specs tab, list the following:
Recommended engine oil:
A. Yamalube 4 (10W40)
SAE 10W30 or 10W40
B. SAE #30
C. SAE #20
D. SAE 10W
Recommended engine oil grade:
API Service SE type or higher
Engine Oil Quantity:
0.4 L (0.42 US qt., 0.35 lmp qt.)

Owner's Manual

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Do you recommend conversion to Propane for the Yamaha EF2000iS? And which fuel, gasoline or propane gets the most 'bang' for the buck?
by LYLE ARAKAKI from Hawaii on May 11, 2013

A: In regards to your question, the Yamaha generators are engineered and designed to operate on gasoline only and they do not have a specific conversion kit. We recommend using gasoline only because if you use a different fuel type you will void the warranty.

With these units designed and engineered to operate on gasoline, which has an ignition temperature of 485 F and Propane/Natural Gas has an ignition temperature of 1008 F, by changing the fuel type that over time you can easily damage the internal components of the engine and shorten the life of the unit.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can you recommend a Transfer Kit for this Generator?
I would need an Inlet Box as well.

by GH from Maryland on February 07, 2013

A: The following switch is the best recommendation for use with the Yamaha EF2000iS which only produces 120V so the switch will only handle 120V.

Model 15114A

The switch comes with a standard 15A outlet but if you need to have an outdoor inlet box then the following model would be the correct one...

Model PB15

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What is a inverter generator?
by Francine Breland from New Jersey on December 28, 2012

A: An inverter generator is a power generator that can process raw power into a power feed similar to the power received through power lines. The generator part of an inverter generator is usually powered by gasoline or diesel fuel. "Inverter" means that the power is converted from direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC).

Typically inverter generators are much smaller then standard open frame style generators and tend to operate at very low noise levels. This makes them perfect for tailgating or camping and in some cases able to power one or two items in your home in an emergency.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I am looking at the Yamaha 2kw to power a small 5000 btu a/c on a boat. I have read several reviews that the Yamaha can power it...would you agree?
by Steve from Florida on September 12, 2012

A: The average 5000 BTU AC unit can require an estimated 1300 - 1600 watts at start-up so based on that it should be able to handle it.

However, the only true way to tell is to find out the starting amperage and calculate it using Ohms Law...

Starting Amps x Volts = Watts

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: We have a high efficiency Triangle Tube boiler that was installed 2 years ago. According to my plumber my 30 year old Honda generator is the reason the boiler's electronic switch would not turn on during a recent power outage. I never had a problem with the 30 year old boiler that the new one replaced. Is my plumber correct?
by Steve from Alaska on September 11, 2012

A: Probably. I have a Triangle Tube boiler in my home for radiant floor heating & had to factor in the controller on it, as well as the high efficiency furnace, when putting in my new generator. These new solid state controllers are sensitive to voltage and harmonics. If either aren't within the design specs of the board the controllers wont recognize the power from the generator.

The key is to oversize the generator and ensure that the new generator has greater voltage regulation capabilities and cleaner waveform. These weren't requirements 30 years ago and your Honda of that era probably served you well. For today, you would have to replace the generator with a newer model.

If you had a 5kW Honda in the past (guessing) then a new EU6500 would be an ideal upgrade. You could also explore an automatic standby unit as they will have clean power and tight voltage regulation as well. If you need help choosing a new generator, please give us a call. We can help you navigate thru the options.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I am looking to purchase the 2000iS and need to know what adapter to use to plug into my 30 amp TT?

by Josie from Arizona on August 22, 2012

A: Since this generator has standard 20A outlets you would want to use the following adapter...

20A to 30TT Adapter
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I want to get 2 Yamaha 2000 watt generators to run together. Are there 2 different generators or at they the same generators? These need to be wired together to double their power. What are the part numbers I need to get the 4000 watt capacity?
by Al Watson from Utah on June 23, 2012

A: You would get 2 of the EF2000iS generators along with the Reliance Controls Sidewinder parallel cable if you are connecting to your RV cord.

If you are connecting to a manual transfer switch in your home you would want the Yamaha Twin Tech parallel cable instead since it has a 30A twist lock connection instead of the 30A RV connection.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim, We just bought a 24' Rinker cabin boat, and would like to use this generator for our air. what are your thoughts on that? Is it safe?
by Audrey Johnston from Missouri on June 07, 2012

A: Unfortunately, the EF2000iS will not be large enough to run you RV AC unit. A typical 13,500 BTU AC unit requires approximately 2800 watts at start-up.

You would be able to do it if you purchase another one and then parallel them together with a parallel cord. This will provide you with enough starting wattage to start and run your AC and some other conveniences in the RV.

I would recommend the Sidewinder cable as the perfect cord to use when paralleling the Yamaha units.

Your other option would be to go with a larger inverter generator like the Yamaha EF2800iSE or the boost model if you just want to have one unit.

Any of the inverter models are safe to use and extremely quiet and meet all National Forestry regulations for noise levels.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can you connect two EF2000iS generators and make a 4000 watt generator? If you can, do you have an RV adapter to connect the generators and connect your RV?
by Bobby Walters from Texas on February 07, 2012

A: You can parallel 2 of the EF2000iS Yamaha portable inverter generators. The following Reliance Controls Sidewinder parallel cable has a RV connection.

Reliance Controls Sidewinder Parallel Power Cables

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Does the Yamaha 2000inverter generator warranty cover parts and labor for three years? It's for camping use, not commercial. Thanks
by John Miller from New York on January 26, 2011

A: This model Yamaha generator has a 3 year consumer warranty which would cover recreational/camping use. The owner's manual lists the fill limited warranty which you can review on our site.

Owners Manual

by Mike, Product Expert
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Easy To Use (30)
High Quality (26)
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Electric Generators Direct Recommended

The lightweight, fuel-efficient Yamaha EF2000iS inverter generator provides a practical, versatile machine that can go anywhere with ease.

No need to power up the big onboard generator – you can run your little EF2000iS all night long on less than a gallon of gas.

Yamaha is the only inverter generator we offer on our site that is rated as "extended" with a 500 hour engine life. All others are rated at 250 or even 125 hours. This engine life rating does not mean the engine will... more
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Ryan
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/27/13
Total Helpful Votes
276 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Generator
This unit is Fantastic, All of the other reviews have summed it up.

I like it so much that I put together an in depth video that talks about my generator, how to find out how much wattage you need and how to choose a generator that's right for you. It was all of the information that I wish I had when I was doing the research that it looks like your doing right now.

Good Luck!
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Light Weight
Ryan Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Vito G.
St Cloud, MN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/28/14
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
11
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Generator
I received a defective generator! The online charging function didn't work. The economy running mode didn't work. What more is there to say!
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable, Bad Instructions
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Vito,
We apologize for the issues you're having with your generator. Yamaha stands behind their products and offer a 3-Year warranty on this model. I've reached out to you and provided the the contact information for your local service centers.
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Pete A.
Orange, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/22/14
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Portable Genset
First off, let me explain that I'm in no way connected with "Electric Generators Direct" as this review may appear. I searched everywhere on the web and with friends who had H**** gensets and finally made up my mind and called EGD. They were fantastic to deal with and even switched me to a tech support person who answered my questions regarding the Yamaha.

I ordered the unit and amazingly it showed up at my door in record time. I went to work testing this hotrod and wow did it... more
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Features, Exceeded My Expectations
Cons: None
Pete Recommends This Yamaha Product
Pete's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Electric Generators Direct is the "go to" place. Just would like to thank the people whom I spoke with about the Yamaha generator. Extremely helpful and knowledgeable and obviously customer service is at the top of their menu! Keep up the great work Ladies and Gentlemen. It's nice to be nice!"
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Verlin S.
Murray, UT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/20/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Generator Satisfaction
Purchased the Yamaha EF2000iS to use with recently purchased Dutchmen trailer in campgrounds where generator noise is a concern. Started right up out of the box after adding gas and oil. Works well. However, it does struggle to run the microwave and higher watt appliances at high elevations, such as was the case in the Uinta's in Utah at 10,000 ft. Others I talked to had the same results with other brand generator, including Honda, at that elevation. Very satisfied with features,... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Price, Features
Cons: None
Verlin Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Jeffrey P.
Frankfort, KY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/2/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2000is - 1600 Watt Inverter Generator Review
Pros: Quiet, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Jeffrey Recommends This Yamaha Product
Jeffrey's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"I plan to use the generator at high elevation for a trip out West - I need to know what is involved with modifications for that application and a local dealer that can provide me the needed service."
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Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
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Jeffrey,
Typically this would involve readjusting the carb to work at a higher altitude. I would suggest contacting Yamaha directly @ (800) 962-7926. They will be able to provide you with a list of dealers who can do the service work for you.
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Dave Lundsten
Coloado Springs, CO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/19/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
No Microwave
this will not run a 700 watt microwave 1600 continuous watt not enough to run 700 watt microwave - strange. And you have to take it to a Yamaha dealer to get the carb readjusted if you are above 4000 ft, according to the instructions. I was @ 7-8000 ft and it ran okay for me.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable
Dave Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Joseph M.
Lavon, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/26/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Camper
Decided to purchase my Yamaha generator from EGD after doing the research . They shipped pretty fast, added the gas and oil and started on the first pull, it's light weight and perfect for my needs. We have a 30' camper and camp in the Colorado San Juan mountains. Works perfect for the heater and all other needs. Will purchase from these guys again. :)
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Easy To Store, Reliable
Cons: None
Joseph Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Kirk S.
Winona, MN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/19/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
Using my Yamaha to temporarily power my off-grid cabin. Runs everything I need it too. Generators direct was easy to purchase through, and provided fast shipping.

I would only warn others that the generator must be on a very level surface and completely full of oil or the oil cutoff will shut it down. Overall I love the Yamaha generator.
Kirk Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Bruce M.
Pioche, NV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/25/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sweet Quality
Shipped timely, inside of a week to North California,
Do be sure to have small long funnels for oil fill.
Unit has an operable fuel vent on cap- Nice
Has fuel valve on face with rest of controls-Nice
Has a DC outlet
Has econ option switch, at 3000 thousand foot elevation, the unit runs four work lites and car battery charger on the econ cycle. It kicks up only for skill saw or similar, then when saw shuts off, unit drops back to very quiet fuel efficient low speed.
The unit is first class... more
Bruce Recommends This Yamaha Product
Bruce's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Flawless, clear communication through shipping, a satisfying transactional experience. Will shop here first."
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Bruce T.
Fairview, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/21/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet And Powerful.
Use this to detail cars at site of the vehicle, use it as special events and as backup power source for our home.
Bruce Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Robert Hale
Sacremento, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/6/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Purred Like A Kitten
Recently went camping with our new Yamaha generator and can't be happier with our purchase. Compared to my fathers Champion generator and other generators running in our campsite, you could hardly hear ours when it was running.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Light Weight
Cons: None
Robert Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Bob B.
Brentwood, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/30/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Generator
Used for a small toy hauler. Runs 5000btu air conditioner on fuel saver, water pump and micro wave at sea level. Haven't had it at altitude yet but will this coming weekend. It's pretty quiet and easy to start.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Doesn't Come With Initial Engine Oil Supply
Bob Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Michael W.
Dayton, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/19/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Needed
I'm a road racing official and frequently camp at the track. My Yamaha EF2000Is is perfect for the camp grounds. Starts quickly, runs quietly and powers everything I need to get through the weekend.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Michael Recommends This Yamaha Product
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George D.
Greensboro, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/26/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product, Service, Response!
Read most reviews, had planned to buy the Honda, but really was impressed with what I read and the extra year warranty. I bought the Yamaha. Ordered on Monday and received on Friday. Added a little oil and gas, pulled the cord twice and it started right up. Have used it three weekends in a row. Ran all day for seven days running a computer,lights, and fans using a little over three gallons of gas.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
George Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Dan
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Jobsite Power And Recreational Power
I bought one and was so happy with it I bought another one. The second one had a manufacturing defect and only had 30 pounds of compression. The machine ran and generated power but burnt oil. It would run 25 hours then shut down because of low oil. I took it to the dealer and they rebuilt the engine under warranty for free. It had ran like that for 50 hours before I took it in. It took them 3 weeks before I got it back. It now has 200 hours on it and runs great. My other EF2000iS is just over a... more
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Mike B.
Kent, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/22/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2000is I Love It.
Have it to run part of our home in the winter if we lose electric.
Mike Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Pete M.
Hackettstown, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/28/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Generator For Charging Boat Batteries On Mooring
Received great advice from Electric Generators Direct. Keep the very nice Yamaha on 19 ft Lund..Charges batteries effectively and enables me to keep boat on mooring for months at a time.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Pete Recommends This Yamaha Product
Pete's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Amazing technical help and service over phone.. Love your staff."
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Robert R.
Aquebogue, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/3/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet Like A Generator Should Be.
Needed a generator to match my other generator for my camper and the yamaha fit the bill. Two generators The Cable to join them waid Less than 100 lbs and easy to handle verses a heavier single unit which was what I wanted. A win all around.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable
Cons: None
Robert Recommends This Yamaha Product
Robert's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"A good experience all around."
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Lachlan A.
New York, NY
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good
Great unit
Lachlan Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Richard Hurst
Lacey, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/11/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Bought this to replace older Honda. This is for use at home if there is a power outage or take on the boat to recharge the batteries if we spend more than 2 days without running or using shore power.

I bought this unit because of the recommendation on Generators Direct. I topped it off and it started on the first pull and ran a light bulb. This is no real test, but it is the best I can say for now. It is relatively quiet.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Richard Recommends This Yamaha Product
Richard's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the second generator I have bought from them. The first was an electric start 10 kw to run the whole house. Only downside was the $50 of gas it used per day when we had a long outage."
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Claude
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/9/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Bought this generator from PED, arrived quickly, started in two pulls. Very quiet and sips gas (in power saving mode). We use it at our cabin and at home in case of a power failure--although the longest power failure we have had in this house in 26 years was about 2 hours--but it's better to be prepared. If you have one--be sure to have some gas stored as well !
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Claude Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Laken F.
Gate City, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/21/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Camping
Great for camping.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Light Weight, Durable
Cons: None
Laken Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Albert R.
San Bernardino, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/24/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best I've Ever Had
Works real good. One pull and it starts right up every time.
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: None, Graat
Albert Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Lee L.
Pittsburgh, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/12/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's For Backup.
I haven't used it yet, it's ready to go.
Lee Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Steve R.
Green Bay, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/13/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Are You Not Sure Between Honda Or Yamaha?
I was not sure between the HONDA or the YAMAHA until i did all the home work on it like your doing. The Honda seams to be the one to beat, and the YAMAHA DID IT! On you tube people start the Honda with up to 10 hard pulls, with the Yamaha I saw people start it with only 1 wimpy pull. You can also shut off the gas while the power is still on, so the gas thats still in the lines can burn out to keep the system clean. Honda can't do that. The motor is twice as good as the Honda for showing the... more
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Carl M.
Millis, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/25/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not As Quiet
Unit runs louder than my neighbors Honda of same size.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Louder Than Advertised
Carl Recommends This Yamaha Product
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Carl,
This Yamaha and the comparable Honda model have a very similar db(A) rating. There really shouldn't be any noticeable difference in the sound each generator is creating unless one of the units is running on an "Eco" mode and the other isn't or one has a full load on it and the other has a smaller load. Like any other engine, you many notice a slightly lower noise output after the initial break-in period.
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Richard R.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/8/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Shhhh!!!!!!!! Don't Wake The Generator
I purchased this Yamaha EF2000IS as a replacement for a Briggs & Stratton unit that was stolen from my boat. I can honestly say now that I am happy the old unit was stolen. This unit is everything that I thought it would be and more. The biggest thing for me was the noise factor. I ordered this online and the delivery was exactly as promised. I then put this unit (still in a sealed box) and put in on two flights overseas.

Upon arrival at my destination I took this machine to a... more
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Michael M.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/26/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wife Says Its A Keeper!
I had several points that had to be met before making a purchase. The unit had to be fuel efficient, quiet, lightweight and powerful enough to run a 8000 BTU portable air conditioner and a medical unit.

I had a hard time convincing my wife to buy another generator after investing almost $3000.00 in other brands that now sit in my workshop collecting dust.

Our love of camping has been on hold for 3 years. Every generator we tried was either too loud, too bulky or too heavy to lift.

I... more
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Howard F.
Port Chester, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/22/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Do Not Rely On It
I purchased this Yamaha gasoline powered unit as an extra to my Generac propane powered home back up portable generator, and for possible use on camping trips. This Yamaha has all of the important generator attributes.

Practically, however, out of the box, it was a disaster. After following instructions diligently, and after warmed up, the unit continued to spit, sputter and quit under load.

The last thing to check, tomorrow, is the spark plug gap. Even if that turns out to be the... more
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Howard,
Typically, an engine that will spit and sputter can be contributed to stale gasoline. You always need to use fresh fuel. Any gasoline/ethanol blend should be no more than 10% ethanol. This is extremely important on the East Coast because some stations have gasoline with 15% ethanol, which is fine for cars, but horrible for small engines.

Otherwise, if you're still having problems, you may want to take your generator to a Yamaha service center because it is covered by a 3-Year Warranty. Yamaha can be contacted directly @ (800) 962-7926
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Nick
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/6/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2000is & Reliance Controls 15114a 15a 4 Circuit Mts
Bought this generator for several reasons:

-It's quiet
-It's high quality
-It's fuel efficient
-It's small & light

Unlike others in my neighborhood I really don't need a 5 or 10kW to keep every appliance in my house running in a power outage. This Yamaha combined with the reliance transfer switch easily powers my necessities and sips gas while doing so. It's tough to keep running out to get 5 gallons a day when gas is limited. It's small and light enough that even fully fueled,... more
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William C.
Theresa, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/7/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator
Purchased for my camp, added oil and started first pull. we used it for lights, TV/DVD player and electric cooler ran over 8 hours with out adding any more gas. Also use it to run my power tools. Great little helper and can move anywhere.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Light Weight, High Quality
William Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Rob P.
Stony Creek, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/25/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than A Honda
I bought this generator after owning the Honda for about three years, and I have to say so far the Yamaha is much better. Both are quite but, the extra features on the yamaha just make it easier to use. I live in up state ny where winters are long and hard, in a small town of 300 people when are power goes out it is out for days.

The choke on the yamaha allows for quick starts even when it is 20 below out side and being able to drain out all of the gas out of the carb is great. I wont have... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Rob Recommends This Yamaha Product
Rob Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very good buying experience. I will recommend you guys to every one I know. I was very impressed with the 3 day shipping. I ordered on a Wednesday night and got it on friday. Keep up the good work. There are very few companies out there with the service you provided."
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David O.
Wayzata, MN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/10/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Buy This One
I first used this at my boat dock to power the vacuum cleaner since there are no outlets there. I had the first of several conversations that go like this, "Nice generator, how much did it cost?." "Over $900.00", I said. Then they say the same thing that kept me from buying a generator in the past, "Oh, I could buy 5000 watts for $500.00." Then they say, "But I guess I can't carry it, and I guess it will be really loud, and I guess I will have to find a place... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, High Quality
David Recommends This Yamaha Product
David Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Effortless, product arrived sooner than expected."
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Patricia M.
Manton, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/25/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Generator
We bought this generator to boondock in our fifth wheel as we drove to our destinations. We headed south to Texas from Michigan. We would just pull over and sleep, then start the next morning. Every night and every morning we would start the generator to heat the 5th wheel, run lights and watch tv. It started and worked like a charm. We would even pull over in the middle of the day to rest and eat lunch and start it up again. It is very easy to use. The only reason we didn't run it all night is... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Patricia Recommends This Yamaha Product
Patricia Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This company was absolutely great. They helped with every detail. They answered all my questions and emails quickly. They are very pleasant to work with. All of them. They helped me with a problem I was having with Yamaha, that Yamaha should have dealt with. I think they go above and beyond. Thank You! It's so nice to have a company have such standards in this day and age of company's not caring."
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Keith M.
Greenland, NH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/22/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Top Of The Line
I check out many generators in this class for many weeks before selecting the EF2000is, I felt it provided the highest quality and with the most features in this price range. If you don't care about quality, features, light weight, low noise..... by another brand.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Features, Best In It's Class And I Check Out All The Top Of The Line And M
Cons: None
Keith Recommends This Yamaha Product
Keith Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the second purchase from your company and I will most likely be purchasing more items in the future."
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Fred Baker
Palominas, AZ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/26/11
REVIEWED
FEB.
26
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nothing But Yamaha!
My wife and I live off grid in southern Arizona. In September, 2009, we bought our first EF2000is. Despite the heavy use it's had--and a bit of unfortunate abuse due to my carelessness--it's been running now for an average of 20 hours per day for more than 17 months...and it's still going.

It's using a bit of oil these days, though, and is starting to "miss" enough to indicate the need for a carburetor job or a thorough fuel line cleaning, probably both. Since we power two TV... more
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Harold
Argyle, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/27/13
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The One Pull Start
After taking the generator out of the box & reading the directions. Filled it with oil & gas. It started on the first pull. I have used it 4-5 times since & it has started with 1 pull. The last time it was used it replaced a 3000 comm. gen. that would not start on a job site. It ran all day running saws, drills etc. all day long on 1 tank of gas. Its just a great generator & in this case you get what you pay for.
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Jon
Syracuse, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/29/12
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Third 2000w Gen Set
My first 2000 watt gen-set was a Honda. It was a nice generator and served the intended purpose on our boat to charge batteries, run small appliances and heat water. The only problem with the Honda was it didn't know how to swim and now is in the bottom of the lake somewhere.

After throwing that $1,000 bill into the water, I decided to purchase a cheap $500 "throw away" 2000w genset (just in case it tried to be an anchor like the Honda). WHAT A MISTAKE!!! After 20 hours it no... more
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James B.
Fairfax, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/18/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2000is
I use this generator mostly on the boat since it's easy to carry, store, and use. It's dependable and it's low fuel consumption mode allows it to run most of the night without refills. It can power my AC and most low voltage appliances. I choose this model over the similar Honda model because it had a fuel gauge, better reviews and price points.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet
James Recommends This Yamaha Product
James Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the first place I look for all my "Direct" needs. I appreciate the in-depth information you provide and the tips for better equipment operation. Your pricing is competitive too. Thank you!"
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Joel S.
Edison, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/26/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Saved From Sandy
Out of the box, I added oil and gas- it started on the first pull. She's been running non-stop since to power us through the power outage from Hurricane Sandy.

We're running a fridge, lamp, radio, furnace blower, and charging phones (and the iPad I'm using now) with no problems. With the gas shortage in NJ (3 hour waits for gas - and now were back to odd/even days like the Carter years), the fuel consumption has been great. We're roughly getting 8 hours to a gallon.

I really wanted the... more
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Mark
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Another First Pull
This thing looks, sounds, and starts great!!
I put gas in, added mobile 1, and pulled the cord, it started first pull.
What I noticed is how easy it is to pull,my 8 year old could start this.
The only thing I did not like is having to pull the cove to fill the oil and its hard to see how much to add.
Its minor as you should not do this much but great product so far.
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Dan
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Lac Owner - No Record Of Customer
Sorry I dont believe all the 5 star ratings on this generator, its nice yes, but mine burns oil, normal?? and to add oil, well lets pull out a screw driver and pull the cover off the side, and the fuel fill could have a better placement it bubbles over very easy and all down the side.
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Michael K.
Seattle, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/24/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's Awesome
It arrived a day earlier than scheduled and in perfect condition. Out of the box it is easy to move around and just slightly larger than carry on luggage. You will need a funnel to fill it with oil. The fuel gauge is a nice feature but difficult to see unless the unit is in bright light or you use a flash light.

When running, it is quiet in the ECO mode and slightly louder at full throttle. For peace of mind, I used an electrical load tester to confirm what & how much I could run in my... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Michael Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Paul C.
Clearfield, UT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/15/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exceeded My Needs
Purchased product due to wife needing oxygen while camping. It ran for the entire night on low setting. 6 plus hours. Thinking of buying another to run parallel.
Pros: Quiet, Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Paul Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Rex W.
Labelle, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Camping
We've taken up tent camping but being retired we have certain needs and wants. While staying in state campgrounds, we always were able to have electric tent sites but knowing we wanted to stay at federal sites they don't always have electricity, so we got the generator.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Price
Rex Recommends This Yamaha Product
Rex Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very fast shipping and it was free."
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Deb
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Big Help In A Smaller Package
I ordered this generator after a 3 day power outage in the Mid-Atlantic area this month. I wasn't looking for a big, high wattage generator - at least not right now. I wanted one that I can manage easily on my own and was well suited to support delicate electronics, since I work at home and need to be able to get up and running reliably. I was also concerned about noise and longer term reliability. This generator filled the bill nicely. This was my first experience with a generator and I found... more
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Nick
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/6/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2000is & Reliance Controls 15114a 15a 4 Circuit Transfe
I just installed this transfer switch this weekend. Due to my panel layout and a FIOS installation, I took a trip to HD and swapped out the 90* 3/4" flex conduit connectors this switch came with with a couple straight connectors.
The install was simple. Each of the 4 circuits are labelled on the wire jacket itself - not with a cheesy peel and stick label but actual printed letters on each red and black wire pair, A, B, C, and D. Following the instructions this install was much less... more
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B. K.
Englewood, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/1/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Was Worth Every Penny
5 days without power and freezing temperatures because of Hurricane Irene was enough for me. I promised myself I wouldn't depend on luck or the power company again. I did my research, tallied our energy use, and decided to bite the $ bullet for an inverter generator for home emergency use during a blackout.

I ordered it in September so it was on hand for Hurricane Sandy. I could trust it to safely charge cell phones and laptops. I ran the modem/router off of it so we could have the... more
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Gilbert
Bergenfield, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/13/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator
After searching types of portable generators to buy I found that the inverter generator was what I needed. Finally, I narrowed it down to two (02) brands- Honda and Yamaha. I decided to buy the Yamaha EF2000IS model.

When it arrived I was very excited to find out what this machine could do so I hurried to read and follow all the instructions on how to operate it. I was impressed the machine was running after just one (01) pull. I tried connecting several appliances interchangeably from... more
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Robert P.
Beach City, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/24/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Backup Genenators During Power Outages
Bought two of these and haven't used them yet. May need to with Isaac churning in the Gulf. They will power two refrigerators and one freezer and a couple of lights. They will be for emergency use mainly.

I did start one and it runs great with almost no noise, which was one of the primary reasons to purchase.

Shipping was great and the price, while a little steep, was still a great value. I like several features, the fuel shutoff valve and the feature that conserves gasoline by... more
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Matt H.
Long Lane, MO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/18/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Went With The Yamaha
If you are looking for a generator around the 2000 watt size and are willing to spend the money, you know there is one main choice: HONDA or YAMAHA.

I spent hours and hours reading reviews, calling dealers and looking for the best deal. I chose the Yamaha for several reasons one is the fuel shutoff capability, the supplied battery charging cable, a longer warranty and I really just prefer blue over red.

When looking at prices and service, Generators Direct could not be beat. I... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Matt Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Anthony
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/22/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent!!
I am so happy I bought this generator! I actually used to own a Honda EU2000i and I loved it. I sold it though because I didn't need it anymore and then about a year later I needed a generator again, and this time I decided to buy a Yamaha. But this Yamaha I honestly think is better than the Honda.

I mean don't get me wrong the Honda is great. But the Yamaha seems a little quieter, better on gas and lighter than the Honda, and not to mention cheaper. It even had a gas gauge which the Honda... more
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Doug
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Superstorm Sandy - Our Second Emergency Use
Last year's October Northeast storm was first use for this generator. This time it ran for 4 days straight tied to a 4-15 amp transfer switch I had installed.

The generator ran my refrigerator, LED/fluorescent lights, various chargers, and gas heating system. We had no issues- and got 7 hours on a tank of gas.

The only minor items were gas tank size (I tried a 5-gallon extension tank but it didn't work) and that I couldn't use economy mode- it didn't seem to ramp up quickly enough... more
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Phil
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/6/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Saving Lots And Lots Of Money
I received my generator in excellent condition. I put in Mobil 1 synthetic oil and Chevron regular gas. This baby started on the first pull.

At first it smoked but it cleared up after about 10 minutes and it hasn't repeated. I idle my conversion van twice a week to power my goodies, and it sucks up to 30 dollars worth of gas per night- meaning 60 dollars for the week just on idling.

Now I spend maybe 10 bucks. Wow, that's what I call BIG SAVINGS!
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Phil,
Don't forget to follow the oil change schedule in the Owner's Manual; especially after the break-in period, to get the best performance from your generator & keep the warranty in force.
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Ron
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/13/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Difference Maker
The EF2000iS has been the difference maker at our tailgating events this year! Since our son started playing Division I football a year ago we have been devoted tailgaters, and up until purchasing the EF2000 we had been relying on our RV generator.

The EF2000 has given us the flexibility to Tailgate Light (12-hrs or less with a Tent and Accessories), or Tailgate Heavy (24-hrs or longer with the RV and Accessories). We love it! And the low decibel level is phenomenal!
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Burl S.
Grantsboro, NC
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than Expected!
I bought 2 of these to power my 5th wheel when camping. Well, the wife says I go overboard every time I make a purchase, and this was no exception. I bought 2 generators, a parallel cord to connect the two together, and covers for both.

I made a place on the back of my 5th wheel to hold them both (and lock them down). I bought a 6 gallon tank that will run the two for extended periods of time also (don't tell the wife).

Well, last year a Hurricane came to visit. I live on the coast of... more
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Jim
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/6/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Everything I Expected
After reading reviews I purchased the Yamaha EF2000iS; the Honda was a close second.

The two things that swayed me were the fuel cutoff valve and the 12VDC cord was included. The item arrived as promised in excellent condition. The generator started on the second pull and ran like a top.

It really is as quiet as it advertises. I am very pleased with my purchase.
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Richard S.
Newton, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/15/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pleased With Product
I am running as a back up on digital control system, no loss of power yet. The weekly tests have all been perfect. Good clean power no problems with system. Very happy so far.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: None
Richard Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Rex
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/24/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Yamaha 2000is
My Yamaha was delivered in great shape. It weighs 15lbs. Less than my Yamaha 1000 inverter generator. One design change I would make..........The two small metal screws which secure the back cover are awkward to remove without loosing them. These screws must be taken off to check the oil and would be easy to lose . This unit will be used in the bush which is not friendly with dropped parts. I have put the oil in but not the fuel as I am driving a long distance in my SUV before I use it.
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Wayne
Silver City, NM
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/6/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Well Made High Quality
If you are looking for a high quality generator this is the one.
There is no question as to the quality of this unit, it started on the fourth pull and on first pull after that.
Although I have not had this unit very long I can appreciate the attention to detail and overall quality.
No worries as to did I make the correct decision.
Yes, there a few generators out there that are cheaper, but can they last when you depend on them in an emergency.
Quiet, easy to start, fuel saving Eco... more
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Ed
St. Louis, MO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/8/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazingly Quiet!
Amazingly quiet! I ordered it on Sunday and by Tuesday at noon it was dropped off (I live in St. Louis).

I filled it with oil and fuel... and it started on the second pull. It is light weight and powerful. I've already given it a few different tests, and am now ready for the next unplanned power outage.

Having a newborn in the house (which can get too cold to go without power) I wanted a generator my wife could start if I'm away.

Thanks for a great shopping experience.
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Gerard A.
South Amboy, NJ
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Can't Believe It's Running!
I just got my Yamaha today. I oiled it, gassed it up and pulled 5 times, then realized I forgot to turn on- lol.

This unit is amazing, you can hardly hear it. It had so many features I had to get it. I'm a Honda person but decided on this because of 500 hour rating compared to 250 for Honda.

When you plug something in, it ramps right up and still stays quiet. I hope it lasts as long as my Yamaha dirt bike.

Thanks for the fast shipping EGD...
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Robert
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/16/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Generator
This is a very nice product and the service from Electric Generators Direct was great. I am waiting to use my unit for Emergency or camping, so I am not putting fuel in it yet. The generator has all the best features and is packaged well. The side cover that I had to remove to put the oil in is a bit difficult and Honda does make this easier.
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Robert,
Your warranty starts the day your unit is delivered. You may want to put some gas in the unit and make sure it's ready for any emergency; it's easy enough to run the engine dry, or add fuel stabilizer, for storage.
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Randy
Yardley, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/1/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Little 2000 Watt Generator That Could - And Did
For some time I have been looking into a small 2000 watt generator, and had thought I was sure in what I wanted. I called Electric Generators Direct and spoke to a very nice person who told me that the small generator I thought I wanted was temporally out of stock.

Then they asked me if I had looked at the Yamaha – EF2000iS, that is was as good and even better in some areas. So I compared the two in a side by side comparison and found out the Yamaha was a little better.

The next day I... more
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Andrew Dep.
Downingtown, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/5/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Shipped Quickly
Like other reviews, the generator shipped quickly. I added oil and gas, pulled the choke on, and with one pull it started.

I used it camping in October, & it ran everything with no problem.

I will order a second one before I need the AC.
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Mike
REVIEWED
OCT.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Yamaha Generator
Well, it was easy to order online and it arrived very soon afterwards - both good points.

I glanced thru the accompanying manual to see if anything jumped out at me about the generator. It started right up and ran just fine.

We tested it on a couple of items around the farm and it performed just like it should.It's easy to start, too (I have arthritic shoulders so pulling on cords is a problem for me). The grounding post is especially helpful in my environment.

The weight was a... more
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Mike
Carrollton, TX
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Right Decision
I needed a generator for tailgating, so it had to be quiet and portable. I started leaning toward the Honda when I decided to consider the Yamaha.

Based upon the reviews, a couple extra features... I went with the Yamaha. Like some of the other folks mentioned, it started on the first pull. When tailgating, it was easy to move, we could barely hear it and once you turned a fan on, you couldn't hear it at all.

It carried the load great: satellite, receiver, TV, stereo, fan,... more
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20
Fred
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/5/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied!
I used my Yamaha EF2000IS for the first time during a recent power outage to keep my refrigerator and freezer working for 28 hours. I was very impressed with the efficiency and low noise level of the unit.

My neighbors also commented on the same. It was easy to start and worked perfectly. I would certainly purchase another one should the need arise.
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Craig W.
Sunland, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/13/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Performance Review
I really didn't think it would start on the first pull- wow, was I surprised "it did".

I am very impressed by it being very quiet and smooth running, and the gas gauge is really a nice feature.

Overall, for the first time out camping and powering up my motor home everything ran perfectly.
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Mac
Jefferson City, MO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/31/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Fantastic Generator!
I took it out of the box, reviewed the manual and put in the oil and gas in it. Two pulls of the handle and it purred like a kitten. Oh, so quiet! It took less than 5 minutes.

I gave it a test on a couple of electronics, like a big screen TV, satellite receiver and a good sized outdoor fan. The little Yamaha did not even increase it lowest idle speed.

The features I was looking for, like fuel gauge and carburetor fuel shutoff will be a great advantage over other brands. I was so... more
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Ben D.
Lubbock, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/16/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cranked Right Up
I love this generator. Out of the box, filled it with oil and gas, first pull, cranked right on up.

Very quiet. Worked great at our camp site- you can have a normal conversation right next to it.

Awesome buy.
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Shawn
REVIEWED
AUG.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Generator
I did a lot of research on portable generators and I found that the EF2000is was what I was looking for.I couldn't really put in a permanent standby gen set since we live in an all-electric neighborhood.

Then the wind storm of 6/29/12 forced me to move from research to owner. I knew the Yamaha would run the fridge, lights, TV & Wi-Fi, DSL router.

What amazed me was how much power it could handle. It was barely off idle most of the time, except when the compressor in the fridge would... more
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20
Greg
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/10/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Quiet & Starts Right Up
I researched the generators for a bit before I purchased the Yamaha. It was between the Honda and this...for the money I believe the Yamaha has more features and comes with the battery charge kit the Honda gets extra for.

The fact that it should go twice as long before a noticeable reduction in emissions tells me the story...it's super quiet and starts right up.

I like that I can run it out of fuel every time I'm done camping- no bad gas in the carb.

Thanks, Electric Generators Direct... more
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Richard
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/20/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Cottage Owner
Bought one of these as a portable backup for my summer home.

I wanted Yamaha or Honda, and decided on Yamaha because I've been very happy with my Yamaha ATV, and a local marina can service Yamaha products.

When I arrived at my cottage last month, I decided to start my brand new Yamaha generator. it started on my very first pull, no kidding. Very quiet.

Electric Generators Direct.com shipped my product quickly. Pricing is good. Very happy.
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Jeff
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/28/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Buy This Generator!
I bought to run some power on my RV and have as backup at the house during power outages. After seeing what so many people went through recently wihout power for multiple days, I cannot imagine why everyone does not own one of these quiet and powerful generators. I have owned the loud 5000 and 7000 watt generators. They are so heavy and noisy, they become a nuisance to use. I received the generator, put oil in it, and I pulled the cord one time and it started. That is amazing! I will buy... more
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William
Middletown, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/18/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Well Made Produce That Provides Good Backup Power
I was in the market for a well made generator, that could provide portable and also emergency power for my products. After looking at many in home centers and many on-line, I decided on the Yamaha EF2000is. Although a bit pricy for smaller unit, I loved the sleek styling and well thought out controls and features. Also the solid Yamaha reputation and nice warranty( three years) played heavy part in my decision.

After the unit arrived, I gassed it up, put in Valvoline oil, and tried it... more
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Steve
West Hartford, CT
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
9 Days, 8 Hours Without Power (october 2011)
Thanks to Connecticut's politicians and Northeast Utilities in failing to trim any of the State's trees through which the power lines run, an eight inch snowfall put more than 50% of the state off the grid from between four and ten days. After the power went out, I ordered a Yamaha EF2000 is from Electric Generators Direct on Monday and it was delivered with free ground shipping on Thursday which allowed me to save a freezer worth of food and provide some entertainment during the hours of... more
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Jimmy
Garland, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/14/11
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally, A Great Generator
Last year I bought an 1000-watt ETQ (cheap generator) from Northern Tool, but the brand is sold by various distributors. It lasted less than a year with only occasional use. Since it was under warranty, I traded "up" to the Inverter ETQ genset which croaked under the first 400-watt load plugged in.

Taking it back, I traded up again to the All Power America 1200 watt, four cycle unit. Took it home, put the oil and gasoline in, it never would even try to start. Took it back... more
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William
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/27/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Grid Backup
I bought these as a backup to our grid electricity and to use camping/tailgating. Very easy to setup and started 1st or 2nd pull. Provided power as expected and was very quiet. To date I have only used them a couple of times, but I am very happy so far and would purchase again.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
William Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Anthony A.
Holtsville, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/20/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator
The generator was easy to use and when I set it up to run my house it was able to supply enough power to the kitchen, bathroom, garage! and den. I was impressed that all these circuits were running at the same time with this tiny generator.
Pros: Quiet, Light Weight, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Anthony Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Mark
Frisco, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/28/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Investment I've Made In A Long Time!
I bought the generator to run a baseball pitching machine. Needless to say, it's perfect. I bought & installed the hour meter, mostly because I wanted to make sure that the unit was properly maintained. The installation was smooth & easy. I put Yamalube in the crank case, gas in the tank, and started it up. It started up on the very first pull, and on the 1st every time since. It literally sips gas while running I think I used about a cup of gas, running the unit in it's first 2... more
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10
Rod R.
Austin, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/7/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator!
I have had this Yamaha for about 6-7 months. Could not be any happier. We use it power a Lipo battery charger for large RC helicopter batteries. It has always started on the first pull. It is very quiet and smooth. It is really more than I need for my purpose but I have no regrets and would recommend it very highly. Fuel economy is great and much better than I expected. I am using Craftsman small engine fuel which is fairly expensive but I can afford it with the great fuel economy.

The... more
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10
Gary
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Purchase Yamaha 2000isc
Works great - start up was easy (you buy 1/2 qt oil) - never had a problem with Yamaha or Honda brand products. I had previously got a PowerHouse type equal inverter portable generator (that failed after about 30 minutes) because of lesser initial cost and should have know better as I assume it is a China knock-off, so as always, A THROW AWAY. Leaned my lesson as you get what you pay for. Stick with Yamaha or Honda - This actually replaced my 20 year old Honda as I needed a inverter type... more
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21
Remi
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/6/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Generator
I really enjoy my new generator. I own a 2200 Honda but this one is a lot quieter and smooth operating unit.
Very happy with this generator.I recommend this unit to anyone looking for a nice and quit unit.
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10
Dorothy
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/27/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Generator
So far I'm please with the purchase of my Yamaha EF2000IS generator. I haven't had to put it to the test yet, but will be prepared if necessary.

I did get it all set - adding oil and gas and gave it a test run. It started right up on the 2nd pull and I'm a woman. This is one of the reasons why I purchased this model.

It is light enough for me to handle and it is very quiet. Quieter than the recent one I had rented at a big box store of similar size.
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John
Baltimore, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/22/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Electric Generators Direct Is All You Need!
I was considering getting a generator ever since the derecho outage back in June a 2 day power outage in September and, the close call with Sandy in October. With twin grand daughters due right after the first of the year, I felt that having power backup was now more important to our family. Did the research. Did the price shopping. Settled on the Yamaha EF2000 from Electric Generators Direct. Waited until Saturday, December 22nd to order it .just in case the Mayans were right. The... more
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10
Hank
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/17/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good - My Wife Was Impressed With The Quiet Running!
Added synthetic oil, started the unit up and it ran right away. Amazingly quiet for such and output capability. I'll tell you more when I return from 2 months on the road using this generator as the main power source for our pop-up trailer. Should be fun.
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10
Robert
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/10/11
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready & Waiting
I bought one last year and keep it ready for use. It is easy to start, very quiet, easy to maintain. It has enough power to run the very basics if I every loose power: fridge, gas fireplace, lights, TV, microwave. I did a lot of research before making this purchase. EGD has probably the best deal.
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10
Randy
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/6/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
15
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Blue All The Way
The company, fed-x and packaging were A+, i used the reviews section to help make my decision, it is a great tool for the buyer of any product. The name Yamaha says it all, very very well designed and built! If your on the fence and can't decide which one to purchase, go blue, you will smile the first time you start it up!
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10
D G
Irvington, NY
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bought A Week Before October Northeaster - A Winner!
A big fan of this one. Quiet, light, portable. After thinking about for a year, I bought as a standby for a few key items in my house (lights, refrigerator, space heater). Wanted something quiet as live in a tight residential area. Was debating Honda vs Yamaha - very happy w/ purchase. Luckily I bought a week before a crazy October Northeaster and used for a few days along with 3 other families as each of us got power back and handed off to next! Started first pull every time (except... more
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Rigoberto Preciado
Pomona, CA
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha 2k Blue Machine
I got it out of the box and added oil and gasoline. It started on the first pull and worked like a dream!

Very quiet for a small engine. OHC (over head camshaft) RULES!!! That's what's on my motorcycle!!!

Close to a high performance engine...
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10
George W.
Clyde, KS
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/27/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Generator Delivery
Great service.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: It Would Be Nice If One Unit Had A 30amp Out Let Like The Honda
George Recommends This Yamaha Product
George Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fastest service I have ever had. Thank you."
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David T.
Staten Island, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/1/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Little Big Giant!!
Very versatile and well made.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Easy To Store, Reliable
David Recommends This Yamaha Product
David Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great company."
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Stanley S.
Seekonk, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/22/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Needed
Needed quiet portable generator for tools at cabin in Maine. This filled the bill. Shopping was intuitive on the web site.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Store
Stanley Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Bryce C.
Arapahoe, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/16/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Creature Of Comfort
Looking and studying just like you. This unit is way easy on gas and super quiet. Purchased simply for just one primitive camping trip. had a set back when the microwave was cut on we really have not used it much since. The gas shut off and 3 year warranty was a plus. Guaranteed this unit will start with ONE HALF PULL!!! MY WIFE LOVES IT.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Did Not Like The Microwave
Bryce Recommends This Yamaha Product
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John H.
Kingston, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/26/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Champ!
This is the best generator I've purchased (I've lived in 3rd world countries & have owned many) I use it on both boats, camping, and remote projects you name it. This unit starts easily and sips fuel, is real quiet AND has a fuel shutoff valve. It exceeds my expectations for a little portable. I love this unit!
Pros: Quiet, Light Weight, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: None
John Recommends This Yamaha Product
John Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This company is the place to go if you want a generator. Spot on service, great price & efficient service."
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Justin H.
Port Huron, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/18/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love My New Yamaha Generator
I ordered on Sunday night and it was delivered Tuesday morning. Filled with oil and it started on second pull. I am super impressed with my Yamaha generator and the service from Electric Generators Direct!
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Fast
Justin Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Ron C.
Yakima, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/27/13
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product!!
I had just received my generator and decided to put the oil and gas into it and try it out. I was impressed ! It started with the first pull. No hesitation. I plugged in my electric drill and it worked great. I intend to use it mainly for my C-pap machine when I'm dry-camping with our fifth-wheel. I will use an inverter and then the generator to charge up the batteries in the morning. But, of course, it will be used for lots of other times when I have a need for back-up electrical power... more
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Ed L.
Logan, UT
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2000is
EGD is a superior company to deal with. All communications from the were prompt a courteous. We were able to work out what I consider to be a great deal on this generator. They had it at my front door in record time. When I got the generator I couldn't wait to fire it up. After reading and following the instructions , adding oil and fuel. It started on the first pull. I have now run the generator several times to get 20 break-in hours on it. Starts first or second pull every time. I will do... more
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Rick
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/1/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
22 Hour Delivery
This is a really great generator. Quiet and works as advertised. I would buy another one. I was sceptical about spending that much money but it has been well worth it.
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Mark
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/23/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator, Fantastic Service!!!
Hi All,

I have had my Yamaha EF 2000IS for several weeks. I live in a remote area and from time to time we will lose power for a day or more due to heavy snow storms. This year has been no exception, we have used the generator 3 times and it was great to have some creature comforts during the outages. The generator works great and powered up all our normal gear. We ran our TV, lights, coffee maker etc. tried the refrigerator and it was able to start it up and maintain are food. however,... more
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Mike
San Luis Obispo, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/18/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Couldn't Believe Everyone Leaves 5 Stars, But Now I Know Why!
Super fast shipping, excellent website, great value, and outstanding product. I love my new EF2000iS generator and your excellent customer service. 5 stars across the board!
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Allan
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/18/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Pull
I was really pleased that, after having some difficult times starting small engines on boats, the Yamaha 2000is started up on the very first pull.

The machine is really quiet and I am very pleased with the service from Electric Generators Direct.
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Deric
Ottawa Valley, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/16/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Service, Excellent Product
Does everything the marketing material says, and excellent fast service to boot. . .
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Dale
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/19/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Investment
The generator runs well - starts right up on the first pull and has run most of the night several times, powering two full-size refrigerators, a small freezer and a pellet stove.

Running in "economy mode" the engine runs at a fast idle (about 1,800 rpm), then will speed up to full speed for a few seconds when one of the refrigerators starts up, then will return to fast idle.

A magnetic dipstick and an hour meter have been added...it's very quiet...I consider this a "best" investment !!
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Jamie P.
Columbus, MS
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/12/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
04
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Yamaha Ef2000is Generator
I ordered this generator after comparing it to the Honda 2000 for my family to take tailgating at college football games.

It, first of all, shipped extremely fast and arrived in great condition. It started up on the first try. It runs very smoothly and quietly.

The kids took it tailgating and had several people ask about it because it was so quiet. It worked great !!

I am very pleased with both the generator and the service from Electric Generators Direct. I will definitely... more
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Hal L.
Plainview, AR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/14/11
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Happy With Ped
My Yamaha arrived and I installed it in the front compartment of my 26' 5th wheel. Lots of room left for my tool box, spare oil, electrical cords, etc. The gen is very quiet and we will be using it for the laptop computers and TV while camping. (Not while Sleeping.)

I bought the RV adapter to plug the 30 Amp camper power cable into my 6500 Watt Predator generator to run the A/C system and the microwave and lights. (It's mounted in the back of my pickup and the truck sits about 25 feet from... more
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Richard S.
North Huntingdon, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/11/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Protect Your Investment
THe covers I bought fit good and look great.

I know they will help me protect my investment and I would recommend them.
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Mark
Syracuse, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/15/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ef2000is Generator
I used this Yamaha generator on a camping trip with our hybrid trailers at a campsite with no electric hookups. It was very quiet. It started very easily.We used to power our lights,radio and microwave. We are very pleased with this product!
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David
Hinsdale, NH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/10/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied Customer
Excellent Quality Generator, Excellent Delivery Time and Condition, Good Price. I look forward to many years of trouble free service for this item. Very satisfied with this purchase.
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Leroy
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/21/11
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Camping
I already own a Yamaha Ef2400 this Ef2000 is more suitable for camping it is lighter I have NOTHING !!!!!!! bad to say Yamaha makes a great product EDG has great prices.
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Bill
Long Beach, CA
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Yamaha
I bought my Yamaha EF2000IS this month April 2012. I kept it in the house for about two weeks. Reading the directions put a little fear in me. It seems there was a lot of don'ts. Finally I just made up my mind to start it.

It took me two pulls and it started. It amazed me on how easy to start and run. I hooked a light up on it and turned on the light. The generator just Hummmmm along. It was so quite I had to go to my back window to hear it. I know I'm going to have so much more fun camping... more
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Aaron
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/29/11
REVIEWED
FEB.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product & Vendor
Bought this after Hurricane Irene. Very happy I got this rather than the Honda (layout of the controls is better). Looks great, runs quiet, great features, lightweight. Will be great for camping and backing up my sump pump in the future. Bought from Electric Generators Direct, super fast delivery. I'm very satisfied.
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Raymond
Berwick, ME
REVIEWED
JAN.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ef2000is
Received my new EF2000iS within 4 days of ordering which was excellent. Un-boxed it and followed the instructions by putting the oil in first, and then fuel. Unit fired up on the First Crank.

This generator far exceeds all others which are currently for sale, not only with muffled Sound, but also generator output. This light weight unit currently out performs my Kipor 3000 watt unit which I had been using with my RV, not only by weight, but 50% less sound. I would strongly recommend this... more
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Person
East Northport, NY
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome
Shipped quickly, started on 3rd pull, tested several loads well. Very quiet!
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Robert
Providence, RI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/27/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
After Tropical Storm Irene
Bought it for emergencies and thankfully haven't had a chance to really use it yet. Tested it as soon as it came and it started right up. Instructions were very clear and the size and weight are perfect.

Was shipped right away and received email confirmation when shipped with tracking info. Came about 5 days later by Fedex. Service was very reliable.
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Brian
Bethesda, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/23/11
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha
I needed a small quiet generator for a party I was DJing on the beach.

I did some homework and then spoke to your customer service staff, who helped me make the decision for the Yamaha.

It is extremely quiet and starts on the first or second pull.

Love it!
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Gerry
Farmingdale, NJ
REVIEWED
JUL.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Generator
Shipped to my door, filled it with oil and gas pulled the choke and started on the first pull Very impressive.

Super quiet - I don't feel guilty running the generator at the camp-site. You can not hear it running from inside the
camper or from more than 20 ft away. Really happy with the purchase
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John
Westport, WA
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yipeeeee
Needed 120VAC for our RV and the regular gen we were using was too noisy to start early or later in the PM if needed. We were FORCED by a friend to use their competitive unit on a recent joint trip. Convinced, we researched online and found the YAMAHA EF2000IS to be even quieter....and so we got one. Works great, at least on our first two trips....very happy campers. Big improvement, and better fuel economy.
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Brad
Conway, AR
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2000is
Bought two of these and a parallel cord. Product arrived in great condition in a very short time. After following the set-up instructions and adding SAE 10W-40 to each generator, they started and ran without a problem. Tried out a few of my electric gardening tools on full and econo mode. All ran like a top. Very pleased with this purchase.
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Harry
Naples, FL
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Made in Japan by a brilliant company. Enough said.
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Jim & Judy
White Haven, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/11/11
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2000
We have used the generator for our camper, slid on to pickup, and it has performed any power requirements. We are going to use it more on the next trip because the camp ground we are staying does not have power.

This is the advantage of having a generator. You can pick campgrounds out in the woods and still have all the available power needs with generator.
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Darrell
Layton, UT
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product
Very pleased with our purchase. Item was promptly shipped and received in four days in good condition. Unit started on first pull and was very quiet while running at both low and at full RPM.

Item performs as advertised. Electric Generators Direct is a company with whom we will do business with again.
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Dan Strickland
Lansing, NC
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
I have a 6600 watt generator for my RV, but it is a gas hog. Bought one of these just to run the lights and TV.

It started on first pull, very quiet, and works as advertised. Very quiet.
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Baton Beckham
Columbia, SC
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally! We're On!
I've been running a small acoustic band on a 700 watt battery powered inverter. Which works fine! But you have to charge the battery, and if it goes down the whole show is off til you charge it again.

I got the EF2000iS, and now we're on. I run a 300 watt PA head and a few other guitar amps off this thing. I charge the battery while we're jammimg and when the band is done and we only need some recorded music, we switch back to the battery powered inverter.

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Olymtnstomper
Lacey, WA
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exceeded My Expectations
I bought this Yamaha based on a couple weeks research and concluded that you get what you pay for. In this case it was money well spent.

We used it the first time while dry camping on the Oregon coast with family. This little guy ended up charging batteries on two other RVs, powered an ice cream maker and coffee maker (no there wasn't a Starbucks nearby) and all on a single tank of gas!

Needless to say, it was a huge success and the envy of the entire family.

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Dennis Jaques
Santa Rosa, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/7/10
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
More Than Satisfied
It took a lot of research to decide which generator to purchase and I am more than satisfied with my decision.

The directions were easy to follow, it started on the first pull and runs very quietly.

I would definitely recommend!!!
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Thomas Tripp
Taunton, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/17/10
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Yamaha Ef2000is - 1600 Watt Inverter Generator Review
Took it out of the box, read the instructions, gased it up, started first pull.

Used it camping to charge RV, run microwave and coffee maker. Ran great. No problems.
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Ned Guyer
Kokomo, IN
REVIEWED
FEB.
27
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Like It Very Much
I like the generator very much.

I felt like for the price, Yamaha could have put in a quart of oil in with the unit.
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Jim Watts
Telford, KS
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Get What You Pay For!
I bought a cheap China import on a friends' advice. It would run and stop after 5 minutes or less, so I took it back.

The Yam-a-Hammer started on second pull, and did not stop until the gas tank was empty.

It is far superior, and costs 4 times as much, but old saying still holds true. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

It is as quiet as my Yamaha Golf Cart, very portable and reliable, and darn nice to look at.
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Chris W.
Christiansburg, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/9/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Looks Like A Good Match
I just want a small, easy to use generator that my wife can use to keep minimal services for her during a winter outage. I have to be a work and I need a generator to run a space heater and a few other loads for her safety.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Chris Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Thomas C.
Morrisville, VT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/29/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Machine
Runs well and quiet! Starts easy and has good gas economy.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Thomas Recommends This Yamaha Product
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David N.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/27/13
REVIEWED
APR.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Efficient
I've only gone through slightly less than a tank full of fuel so far, but I'm already very pleased with it's performance. Lightweight, easy to start and operate, very fuel efficient, and very quiet compared to the bigger generator I used to have.
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Robert
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/9/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
For Deer Camp
I love the generator so far. I've been using it for deer camp- it is quiet and starts very easily. The only thing is I think it may be using a little more fuel than I expected, but I would buy again.
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Gary
Stuart, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/17/10
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator, Cover Just Average
The cover