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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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Amost as quiet as a mouse
from San Luis Obispo
Comments about Generac iX Series 800 Watts Portable Generator:
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
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
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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.
from meadow bridge
Great little Generator..I'd been watching Generator for a year and finally bought it .. Glad I did...
Great so far!
from Rogue River
Bought this to power my camp trailer while camping. Serviced it when I unpacked it, and if fired right up with one pull. Was expecting a harder start. Tried several components in the trailer on it, and it worked great. Did not try to power the A/C because I didn't buy the generator to power that, so am not worried about it. It does run the fan portion of the A/C without any problem.
This inverter is very portable
Very good generator for under $600 Light weight easy to set up and start Little more. Info about resetting overloads would be nice I plan to add more of these to our service vans and toolrooms
EXCELLENT LITTLE GENERATOR
THE IX2000 GENERATOR IS A GREAT LITTLE WORK PIECE. WEATHER USING IT FOR WORK OR PLAY IT RUNS LIKE A CHAMP. IT STARTS VERY EASILY AND IS VERY QUIET WHILE RUNNING EVEN WHEN A LOAD IS PUT ON IT. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A SMALL PORTABLE GENERATOR..
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