TODAY (November 25) ONLY: For a limited time, the Generac iX2000 2,000 Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (http://amzn.to/1FonR05) is available for a “Black Friday” price of $471. Normally we recommend generators by Honda and Yamaha. The Yamaha 2000W unit (http://amzn.to/1FonYIT) that compares to this Generac currently sells for $989.
Generac’s iX2000 Series is quiet (claimed to generate between 60-65 decibels when running at full steam) and lightweight (this one tips the scales at just over 49 pounds).
Inverter technology gives these units less than 3% total harmonic distortion, providing clean and stable power that safely powers laptops, TVs, power tools and other sensitive electronics.
Inverter generators are also much more quiet than the norm, making them ideal for camping, tailgating and recreational use.
How does an inverter generator work? In short, inverter generators utilize a different type of alternator than standard generators to generate AC power. The raw power produced by the genset is converted from DC to AC power by a computer controlled inverter module.
Why are they so quiet? Well, the engine speed varies depending on the electrical demand. This significantly reduces noise and fuel consumption compared to a standard portable.
The end result is a portable generator with reduced weight and size. It cranks out power that is ultra-clean, capable of safely powering sensitive electronics.
The iX 2000 Series is up to 40% lighter than a standard generator of equal watts. And the built-in handle makes it easy to move with minimal effort.
This ix2000 Generac generator offers a couple of power modes. Use “high” mode for large loads or battery charging. In less demanding situations, use “eco” mode to save fuel and reduce sound levels even more.
This Generac iX2000 includes the gas-powered portable inverter generator, the first supply of fresh oil, a small funnel, a spark plug wrench, a screwdriver, a battery charging cord, and a basic manual.
While we don’t expect the same kind of reliability and longevity from a Generac unit as a Yamaha – hey, this thing is half the cost. So if you really want to save some cash by picking up a low cost generator, you’d be hard pressed to find a lower cost unit than this one.
Overall, for most people, we recommend you stick with Yamaha or Honda. But if you are the handy type who know his or her way around an engine, this Generac iX2000 special might be a great deal for you. You certainly can’t beat the price.