Yamaha Inverter Generator EF2000iS


Inverters seem to be the popular way to go these days from the camp site to the job site.  Everyone wants to be like the Honda inverter that is so quiet but no one wants to pay the price.  Honda is a great brand but personally in this day and age I think they are bit overrated.  Yamaha is the just as good as the Honda maybe not as quiet but it is a great little unit.

The Yamaha started first pull every time and sips fuel.  It can run for 10.5 hours with 1.1 gallon of gas on a 1/4 rated load.  This unit is rated for 1600 watts and has 2000 starting watts.  As you can see in the video we ran an air compressor and a miter saw off of the unit.  It weighs 44 lbs and produces 8 amps @ 12v DC and16.7 amps @ 120V.  One thing to note as that Yamaha does not include the oil with this unit.  You will need to purchase that separately.   A generous 3 year warranty covers this tool.


  1. I can’t figure out why they don’t include the oil to do the first fill up. They put warnings all over gas powered equipment now telling you not to run the engine before you add the oil now. They have stickers and warnings everywhere. That seems like a big warranty liability to me personally, and just frustrating as a consumer if I bought it in a stressful situation like a power outage. I would be pretty pissed if I bought a generator unboxed and found out there was no oil and I had to run back somewhere to get some. I would be pretty annoyed!

  2. Check out the Hyundai inverter generators on amazon. I haven’t used one personally YET but they interest me very much for the price.

  3. Your video camera is much better quality than the previous setup. What brand/model are you using, and have you been satisfied with it. Just curious because I recently upgraded to a Canon Vixia HF G20, and have been very satisfied.

    There is a big audience for reviews of video/camera equipment.


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