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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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Comments about Generac iX Series 800 Watts Portable Generator:
Bought this for my trailer for when I go camping. Works great, Light weight, powerful & quite. I can't believe how long it runs on a tank of gas.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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fairly light and relatively quiet
use this genny to re-charge my 24' trailer battery when camping and provide 110V power when i need to run microwave oven. It is really quiet in ECO mode and is light enough to lift and move around fairly easily.
This is a great compact generator. Start on the first or second pull. This does what I need it to do.
Good looking compact unit.
from Grand Coulee
Price was really good for what is there. Unit is a little on the noisy side but well within limits. Again, for the price of this unit I can buy two of them for a comparable "name brand" unit. Will be using this for hunting, camping and also on the ranch for portable power when needed.
Goes great with the camper, can run almost everything at the same time. Can not handle the mirowave and the wife's hairdryer at the same time.
Very good unit
Purchased this unit for general use for portable power. Works well mounted on my military mule with an electric pole saw for tree trimming. Has over 20 hours on it now and never a problem. the only glitch I had, when I received it the box. was in excellent shape, but on unpacking I found the right side case to be cracked as if it had been dropped prior to packing. I called C/S and they authorized warranty repair. The replacement case half does not contain the access hole for the priming bulb. This is not a problem in the warm weather, it starts well with the choke. My son borrowed it in the winter in case he needed it to operate the block heater on his diesel truck when he did not have access to other power. This required removing the air filter to use either to start the unit in cold weather. Over all I am very happy with the unit.
you could't ask for more
Have not used this generator a whole lot yet, but will be shortly when the archery season opens next week, but was really surprised at how well it starts and how quiet it is when running. Has everything I want on a generator and then some. So far am really happy with this ix2000 unit.
a 100 % work horse !
I have purchased 4 of these iX 2000, after my initial purchase of 2 ix1600 generators. I was quite impressed with the design and look right off the bat, when i had purchased the ix 1600's and was quite impressed of the performance, whether blistering heat, or cold temperatures that i used the units in. Over the past year, I have never had a failure, let alone an issue of non performance due to start up, or running all day long. I have received many comments ; all good from those who have seen these units perform, and friends that have borrowed them off of me. These units really are a great investment, and I will purchase more as our work load ramps up. Have included a not so great shot, but 6 Generacs being used for public address systems at a drag strip.
A bit louder than I expected, but gets the job done and is lighter than I expected too. Easy to transport.
Excellent product for price
I purchased the IX2000 invertor for camping. Started first pull out of the box. Only issue that I have is it is a little bit louder than the reviews and specs lead me to believe. I still love the product, but will need to find a way to make it a bit quieter for camping. Would I buy it again? Absolutely!
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