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Grade
Style
Run Watts
1,600
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
2,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine


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iQ2000 Inverter Generator Creates Quiet, Clean Electricity
Ultra-clean & capable power, safe for sensitive electronics

PowerDial™ - All Controls, One Dial
Integrates start, run & stop switch, for quicker & convenient start-up

Selectable 3-Speed (Economy, Standard & Turbo) Operation
Less noise & fuel consumption, w/ the flexibility to maximize power

Smart LED Dashboard Puts You In Total Control
Run-time remaining & fuel gauge, so you can manage refueling time
Status indicators for low fuel, low oil, overload and overheating

PowerBar™ Wattage Monitor
Real-time display of the amount of power used; From 20-100%

80cc Generac® 4-Stroke OHV Engine w/ Low Oil Shutdown
Designed for long life with safeguards in-place for peace of mind

1.06-Gallon Fuel Tank
Up to 5.7 hours of runtime @ 50% load & up to 7.7 hours @ 25% load

Compact & Lightweight Engineering w/ Molded Case Handle
Weights under 50lbs and allows for easy transportation & storage

Parallel-Ready - iQ2000 Models Only (Sold Separately)
Increase your available power without having a larger & heavier model

3-Year Limited Residential & Commercial Warranty
Engine
Engine Brand
Generac
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
80 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Inverter
Auto Voltage Regulation
Not Necessary
Surge Watts
2000 Watts
Rated Watts
1600 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
13 @ 120 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Tank Size
1.06 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
5.7 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Plastic
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
69.7
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
No
Voltage Meter
Yes
Grade Type
Recreational
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
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Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
46.2 Pounds
Product Length
20 Inches
Product Width
12.6 Inches
Product Height
16.9 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
696471068665
Model
6866
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  1 Question
Q: Iq vs ix 2000 what is the difference.
by Garry from Michigan on June 28, 2016

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

While both units feature a low oil shutdown, they are fairly different otherwise. To start, the iX2000 features status LEDs, 12VDC outlet, 4.7 hour run time at 25% and an AC rated output of 2,000 watts. Conversely, the iQ2000 portable inverter generator features status indicators, 7.7 hour run time at 25% load, and a 1,600 watt AC rated output. The iQ2000 also features a PowerDial™ for operation, run time display, and PowerBar™ to monitor your unit's output capacity. Moreover, the iQ features a lower sound output, three modes of operation, and is parallel compatible, whereas the iX2000 is not.

The IQ2000 also has a longer warranty.

If you have any other questions please let us know.
by Jared, Product Expert
Generac 6866 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (9)
Easy To Use (5)
I'd Buy It Again (5)
Features (5)
High Quality (4)
Cons
None (3)
Unreliable (1)
Will It Stand The Test O... (1)
ALL FEATURES DIDN'T WORK (1)
79% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
9714 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

The ultra-lightweight, fuel-efficient Generac iQ2000 inverter generator provides a practical, versatile machine that can go anywhere with ease.

With Selectable 3-Speed (Economy, Standard & Turbo) Operation the unit can run with less noise & better fuel consumption, w/ the flexibility to maximize power.

The Generac iQ2000 is also Parallel-Ready which means you can link two units together to Increase your available power without having a larger & heavier generator. The unit is... more
Jared Recommends This Model
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Iq2000- Quieter, Smarter, Beats Honda
Generac’s iQ2000 inverter power generator is third-party tested and proven to be quieter* than current market leader Honda, ensuring hunters, campers, even tailgaters can savor the sounds of nature without compromising power. And Generac didn’t stop at sound: End-users also benefit from the intuitive, fully functional LED dashboard that shows fuel level status, remaining runtime and wattage use.

The ultra-lightweight design is specifically engineered for easy portability. Select from three... more
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Randy S.
Modesto, CA
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Searching For The Best Portable Generac Iq2000 Is It!
Move aside Honda and Yamaha Generac iQ200 is better and Quieter yes I said quieter and it has more features. The best thing it's 300 dollars cheaper. Going to buy another so I can parallel 2 together, I left something out its also lighter .
Pros: Quiet, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Durable, Price, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, High Quality, Easy To Store
Randy Recommends This Generac Product
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James T.
Woodstock, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Iq2000 Troubles
Purchased my IQ2000 on April 25th and received it about 5 days later. Didn't open box until the weekend of May 15th. Used it on camping trip and it worked and functioned great. I was satisfied. Next use was Labor Day weekend. All electronic functions were no longer functional and the unit was leaking gas. Returned home and tried to reach Generac where no one would answer the phone.

After hours of effort, finally found someone that did warranty service on Generacs. After driving across town... more
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
James,
We're very sorry to hear about the problems you've experienced with your generator. Hopefully this will be resolved quickly.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
James,
We're sorry to learn of your frustrating experience. So that we can address your issues in an expedited manner, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) with the serial number of your personal unit. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
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Christopher E.
Toledo, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/9/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
02
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Runs Good Provides Enough Power But Not All Features Work
Before i ordered this product i did a little research and saw that there had been some problems. I figured no big deal i'm sure they got all the bugs out. wrong first time i started it the fuel gauge did not work so the remaining run time does not work either. after looking this problem up i saw that some was told that the wires could be loose on the back of the gauge and were told to remove that panel and sure enough that solved his problem.

So I figured, cool I'll take the panel off... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight
Cons: ALL FEATURES DIDN'T WORK
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John S.
Eau Claire, WI
REVIEWED
MAY.
14
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Gas Gauge Don't Work
I'm on my 3rd unit now and gas gauge hasn't worked on any of them. Part to fix it was on back order for 4 months . When it finally came in Generac was unable to get a hold of their service dealer that the part was delivered to. They sent me a new generator and has the same problem as the other ones. Starts easy runs good just gas gauge don't work. One of the reasons I bought it was I thought that was a cool feature. Guess I will just have to deal with it not working.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use
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Jerry
Mcgraw, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/25/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator For The Money
I like it! Great little generator, much less expensive than the Honda, absolutely love the led fuel gauge and the led estimated run time, 3 speed levels low med and turbo low =automatic idle control great on fuel, light & compact I think 49 pounds very quiet I would say equal to Honda my only complaint would be under load it seems to "hunt" for the proper rpm nothing drastic but not a level smooth rpm. overall I like it a lot!!
Jerry Recommends This Generac Product
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Ron H
Crosby, MN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/6/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1st Time Start
The generator was very easy to start and was very quiet like other reviews said. I only run it for a half hour to try it out. I ran an electric chain saw off it for a test. I bought this generator for power outage backups. I feel satisfied with my choice.
I would certainly recommend it to others.
Ron Recommends This Generac Product
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Lawrence L.
Ida, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/6/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator
This is the perfect generator for the average person with small electrical power needs,. It's very quiet and reliable and easy to start. The fuel economy is unbelievable. It's light weight and very portable, perfect for tailgating or camping. I would say Genreac has hit a grand slam with this one.
Lawrence Recommends This Generac Product
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Donald R.
Sevierville, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/13/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love The Generac Iq2000
Bought this 2000W Generator as a back up to our 10KW house generator. The 10KW burns to much fuel to keep it running all day. You can run the 2000 for up to 8 hours on one gallon of gas and it keeps the "normal" things going.
Then turn on the dual fuel 10KW for the pumps and water heater, etc. I liked this Generac iq2000 so I bought two more as Christmas presents for my two kids.
Donald Recommends This Generac Product
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Tom C.
Lynchburg, VA
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Impressed With The 1q2000!
I purchased this model after considerable research and it has performed flawlessly for the first 50 hours. I also have Honda's EU2000i and both generators deliver what I need at our cabin. The Generac is a little quieter partially b/c of the foam insulation added. I have a larger Generac XG8000E at home and trust the company's reputation and product quality.
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: None
Tom Recommends This Generac Product
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Brian S.
Piedmont, SC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/7/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice
I only give 3 stars on quality because it being brand new and some time the fuel gauge and hour gauge does not work! Not happy that a brand new generator has to be worked on because of this. As far as it running and being quiet I think it has Honda beat! Once gauges are fixed it will be a 5 star generator.
Pros: Quiet, Features, Easy To Use, Price
Brian Recommends This Generac Product
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