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Excellent inverter generator
I bought the iX2000 as soon as I heard hurricane Irene was going to hit. I ended up getting the last one, which was displayed and demo'd on the floor, as it was...Read complete review
I bought the iX2000 as soon as I heard hurricane Irene was going to hit. I ended up getting the last one, which was displayed and demo'd on the floor, as it was the last one left. The fuel inside it was brown and foul. The dealer drained it and poured fresh fuel in it and the generator started up on the third pull. It pulsated at first, but what do you expect with 2 year old fuel in it? The dealer I bought this from was very honest and knowledgable. I asked if these generac inverters has any problems, and he said yes. Common problems they see are carburetor issues, choke levers breaking off, oil sensors not working right, and something else which has to do with power surging but I can't remember the exact name of the part. He made sure everything worked right before I left out the door with it. And any problems I had to come right back to him with it. Great thing is, I haven't had any problems with this generator! When we lost power, it ran night and day for 6 straight days. I only shut it off for its first and second oil changes. This guy never quit on me once! In summary, this is an excellent inverter generator, however do not buy this online. Go to an authorized Generac dealer and buy it. Have them start it, check it, and make sure it's ok before going out the door.
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Little power house, but hard to start
We were in the bad hurricane force winds of July 2012 storms; hit twice, without power for over eight days (and only a mere 1/2 block from the staging center for MonPower's...Read complete review
We were in the bad hurricane force winds of July 2012 storms; hit twice, without power for over eight days (and only a mere 1/2 block from the staging center for MonPower's power restoration). Luckily I had this as my only way to get any power. It was able to keep my refrigeration running and when the temperatures rose, would switch it back and forth to a small window AC in one room, plus ran my medium size flat screen and small computer to watch some movies (since cable, phone, Net EVERYTHING was out of service). It ran them well, however, it is very hard to restart after running out of gas. Even if you stop it manually to refill, it is hard to restart. It is BRAND NEW, NEW USED before this incident. I've wound up with an extremely sore hand and arm and a couple fingers that are red and raw from pulling the started cord up to 50 times to restart after a refill. On the PLUS side, I timed the running time with the "stopwatch" on my iPod and it ran 4:00:52 (4 hours 52 seconds) with the fridge, 2 fans, small computer and flat screen running off it... so I got longer run times than expected in specs on it. Only had ONE overload (no idea why) the entire week when the AC first engaged (it was a brand new AC I had yet to replace the one in my bedroom with.. so maybe because it was new...) but never did it again over span of 8 days. This may NOT be recommended by manufacturer, so take this advice at own risk: I noticed it seemed rather hot when temps were hitting 100degrees and I took off the side panel to check air filter (clean as brand new) then left off the panel allow more air flow. It was a little easier to start after doing this and seemed to run a bit cooler.
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Starts Good and runs Quiet, Air filter could be better.
from Twin Falls
Comments about Generac iX Series 800 Watts Portable Generator:
I purchased this generator for camping and works great! It has been easy to start, puts out rated power and It is quiet enough for camping with close neighbors. The only complaint that I have is that the air filter does not do a good job of keeping dust out of the engine if the generator is run while setting in loose soil.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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great unit for the price
this unit is quiet and runs smooth and light weight to move around we use it as a portable for our jobs arouind our c-stores saves on having to drag extension cords around
Great little generator for the price!
from Las Vegas
Bought this to support my motorcycle and car track day excursions. Provides plenty of power for my small air compressor, music, etc. Also like the 12VDC output for battery charging. Quiet & economical, a perfect fit for my needs!
Worked for a brief time.
As an electrical contractor I install a couple generac guardian systems each year. I purchased this portable as a convenience for customers while I had the power off for the install of the transfer switch. I bought it in August of 2014, used it twice, nothing about the unit I did not like. On March 10th of 2015 I needed it and it would not start. Would not even try to start. Contacted my wholesaler they picked it up and as of writing this review on April 17th I have not heard anything about my generator. I like generac because my customers request generac. I hope this issue is resolved soon.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Amost as quiet as a mouse
from San Luis Obispo
Great little generator for camping or running a small music amp and speaker. We hooked ours up and it kept going and going. This thing sips gas like nothing doing. I recommend this generator to people that need electricity but little noise. The only thing you need to be aware of is the exhaust. Make sure to put the generator away a few feet down wind and you should be golden
A bit cramped near the oil fill but that's to be expected with a small unit. Started easily and ran smoothly under load of a 24" drum fan. I haven't put it through it's paces yet but my initial impression is good.
Great generator, great price, quiet. Bought for a backup at home and for outdoor activities.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
great portable generator
from san ramon
light weight compare to other portable.... good price.
Does what it is supposed to do
Looks great. Starts no problem. Runs smooth. Only complaint is no gas gauge
Easy to use, and safe for my electronics
Have not yet truly tested this generator, but the product was received quickly, and was easy to get set up. I added the engine oil that came with it, and it fired right up. Startup procedure was simple, and the inverter technology will be safe for my pellet stove and other sensitive electronics during power outages.
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