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Old 02-05-2019, 02:02 PM   #1
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Yamaha's new portable generator EF2200iS

I just found out about the Yamaha's new EF2200iS generator and it's listed as a new model on Yamaha's own website and my google search found no vendor of it yet. On Yamaha's site it's having a special preorder of $989.10 and promises February delivery. It added a couple of features and improvements that are not on its 2400iS model and look like they are improvements over Honda's EU2200i as well. There is a short promo video down the page which highlights these features.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=EL3OmMJKAl8

I would like to pre order one and want to hear your comments on the pro's and con's of the EU2200iS compared to its competitors out there. Only potential issue I see now may be for return or exchange since it's not from big box chains like Home Depot or Lowes etc.

https://www.yamahagenerators.com/Yam...p/ef2200is.htm
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:12 PM   #2
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When I was still working , the electrical contractor I worked for had numerous portable generators . Yamaha’s were the best of the lot , very dependable and far better than Honda’s
Honda’s were terrible in cold weather
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:04 PM   #3
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When I was still working a pyrotechnics contractor had set up on the Veterans Memeorial
Plaza for the City Christmas tree lighting. Once the tree was turned on, the fireworks started and then the holiday parade followed. The fireworks were electronically timed and fired. I had a Honda 2000 generator on site for the PA for the lighting. It was 10 degrees and the generator started and ran fine. The generator the pyrotechnician had would not start. We quickly carried the 2000 I had across the plaza, restarted it and as the mayor said “saved the day”. I don’t know what generator they had but I sure was happy with our generator that day. Honda engines have never let me down. That said, I’ve never had a Yamaha or other generator. I know of a little 1300 watt Honda unit that has served faithfully since 1985.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:00 PM   #4
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So Yamaha now has a EF2000iS, an EF2200iS, and a EF2400iS, rated at 1600, 1800, and 2000w respectively. The specs on the Yamaha page show the db levels of 51.5-61, 57-67, and 53-60 (1/4 load - rated load), making the 2200 the noisiest, not what I would expect.
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Really have enjoyed using our Honda EU2000i. Has never given us a problem. I would buy a EU2200 in a heartbeat. I don’t have any experience with the Yamahas.

I did come across a strange disclaimer about using the Yamaha EF2000iS with the Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C which is what comes in the Escapes if the “surge protector” is opted for. Not sure if this would still be the case with the EF2200iS. I suppose you could just put it in to bypass at the expense of the protection it provides. Might not be a big deal but no one has been able to tell me if a generator running out of fuel produces a low voltage...which I don’t think my mini-split A/C would like.
https://www.progressiveindustries.net/disclaimer
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:48 PM   #6
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Jake, In my opinion, one advantage the Honda has always had over Yahama is a positive pressure fuel pump - meaning you can connect the Honda to an external fuel tank for longer run times (photo below "borrowed" from the web). Do you know if the new Yamaha is designed to allow for an external fuel source? Unless I missed it, I didn't hear anything about that in the video you linked.
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Interesting, I have the Yamaha EF2000iS for about 7 years. Used it a few times when I had the Jayco Class C motorhome. Ran it for 18 hours one winter during a ice storm. Very reliable so far operating hot or cold. I normally top up the fuel when it gets down to 1/4 tank. Will let it run low on fuel and measure the electrical output next time
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Not sure why, when some prefer a different brand or choice, they feel it necessary to slag another.
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There had to be a reason those folks chose one over the other. Maybe that "slag" is that reason.



I just go by the color.
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There had to be a reason those folks chose one over the other. Maybe that "slag" is that reason.
I just go by the color.

I don't follow you. Mine is red. It could have been yellow.
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