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Yamaha EF2400iSHC

Image of Yamaha EF2400iSHCWant to power your 13500BTU RV air conditioners without a hassle and at the expense of a light weight portable inverter generator, then the Yamaha EF2400iSHC is the answer. This generator provides a maximum ac output of 2400 watts and current of 20 amps. This enables the generator to start most high efficiency 13,500 btu AC in temperatures up to 110° F.

This generator uses Pulse Width Modulation (PMW) to produce high- quality electricity which is comparable to your a/c outlets in your home. This makes it a wonderful power source for your microcomputer –controlled appliances.

 

PROS

  • Very quiet
  • Fuel gage installed
  • Fuel efficient
  • Clean power
  • Well built
  • Fuel cutoff switch
  • 3 year warranty
CONS

  • It ships with no oil
  • Oil changing is daunting
  • Can’t add external fuel tank
POWER

The Yamaha EF2400iSHC has a rated AC output of 2000watts. This gives you enough power at your disposal to power your most essential  equipment.  To be specific, it will run most 13,500 btu RV air conditioners, microwave oven, convection ovens or the biggest hair blow dryer. It also produces clean power which is very good for your sensitive electronics.

RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY

It is fitted with OHV engine which comes with the benefit of improved efficiency and increased reliability. It has the longest emission engine durability ratings issued by the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) and the California Air Resources Board(CARB).  The oil Watch Warning System prevents engine damage caused by low oil and provides peace of mind. The engine is fitted with cast iron cylinder liner to provide it with long life and consistent performance during continuous use.  The outside case is framed in aluminum as compared to the Honda which is in plastic.

OPERATIONS

It is very good on fuel economy due to the Smart Throttle Technology. It varies the engine speed based on load and max out at 3,400 rpm at full load (2400 watts).  The Yamaha has a fuel shutoff switch with all the controls on one side of the machine and a visible fuel gauge. A 12 volt DC cable is included as standard equipment. This is to enable you charge RV, ATV, motorcycle, marine and automotive batteries. At  ¼ rated load you will get 8.6 hours of continuous operation.

NOISE LEVELS

The noise level range of this generator is 53 – 60dBA and it just purrs at idle. Most reviewers say that this generator is quieter than 13500btu a/c unit except for when the compressor is first kicked on.

CONCLUSION

The Yamaha 2400iSHC is great product which will run most of  your high efficiency 13500btu a/c with extra for your other gadgets. One downside able to fit a remote fuel tank for extended runtime.  In spite of all these, boaters, RVers, Campers and people who use it in the home for backup will never regret buying this machine. Click here to see pricing, ratings and reviews on Amazon.com

Yamaha EF2400iSHC
Engine
BrandYahama
TypeOHV, air - cooled, single cylinder, 4 - stroke
Starting System :Recoil Start
HP/CC :171cc
RPM :Inverter
Low Oil Alert/ShutdownYes
Idle ControlYes
Hour MeterNo
CARB CompliantYes
Cast Iron SleeveYes
Power
Rated / Maximum AC Output2000/ 2400 Watts
Rated / Maximum AC Current16.7 /20 Amps @120 V Single Phase
Voltage120 Single-Phase
DC Output8 Amps @ 12V
Auto Voltage Regulator (AVR)Yes
Frequency60Hz
Alternator :Inverter
Voltage MeterNo
Fuel
TypeGasoline
Tank Size1.6 Gallons
Continuous Operation at 1/4 Rated Load8.6 Hours
Tank MaterialPlastic
GaugeYes
Overview
Portability KitSold Separately
Noise Level53 - 60 dBA
Lifting EyeNo
Weight75 lbs (34.02 kg)
Dimensions20.8" L x 16.5" W x 18.2" H (52.58 x 41.91 x 45.97 cm)
Warranty
Consumer3 Years
Commercial3 Years
AccessoriesDescriptionWhere To Buy
Image of STA-BIL 22214 Fuel StabilizerSTA-BIL 22214 Fuel Stabilizer. Want to prolong your engine's life? STA-BIL is the right choice. It keeps fuel fresh for quick, easy starts after storage, while prolonging your engine's life.Click Here
Yamaha's Engine Meters help you keep track of your engine's operating hours. The Deluxe Engine Meters include pre-programmed service intervals at 10 hours (initial) and every 50 hours thereafter. A flash alert displays for a 2-hour period upon reaching the specified interval. Includes hour meter and tachometer functions. Operating temperature: -40°F-160°F; -40°C-71°C. Battery life is 7-10 years (non-serviceable).Click Here
Image of No-Spill 1450 5-Gallon Poly Gas CanNo-Spill 1450 5-Gallon Poly Gas Can (CARB Compliant). Your best friend when filling your generator. Enjoy precise pouring of gas into your generator.Click Here
Gives quick, accurate readout of watts or amps used by 120 volt AC electrical devices (1875 Watts Maximum) such as: refrigerators, dehumidifiers, space heaters, holiday lighting, coffee makers, hair dryers and much more. Has a 26” cord to reach remote electrical outlets. Easy amps/watts slide switch. This tester is also perfect for matching appliance loads to generator power output.Click Here
For ease of maneuverability this 4-wheel kit is ideal. Heavy-duty, solid, rubber tires to eliminate flats. Handles are made to fold down to reduce space requirements and potential damage.Click Here
Protect your investment during storage with a cover made from premium SurLast™ polyester fabric. This UV-resistant material fights fading while protecting your equipment from the elements. Click Here
TIPS

These are some of the general tips you need consider when you buy this genset;

  •  Get a fuel stabilizer
  •  Periodically start the machine if it is going to be unused for a very long time
  • Tie units down when in transport
  •  Limitations of the genset; what it can and cannot run.
  •  To deter thieves, buy a cable lock
  • Always test your newly bought generator out before there is an emergency or the actual time of using. In that you will be  sure the machine works. If anything than that you can replace it before the warranty expires.
  • Always make sure the spark plug and air filter are serviced.

 

 

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