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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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Quality product at a great price
Comments about Generac iX Series 800 Watts Portable Generator:
I was looking for a good quality affordable inverted unit and found this one. I followed the instructions, and it started right up. After a few minutes of idle, I switched to ECO mode and it lowered it's idle. After a few more minutes, I plugged in my devices and everything lit up and worked perfect! I have no complaints. It is not as loud as other units I've heard, nor the quietest either. since it is light weight and portable, I can easily move it to an area that will block and reduce the noise levels. So far, i'm a happy camper!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Beats Honda with a stick
Bought the IQ2000 for an RV trip with my dad in our small motor we need power and this littel guy makes a ton of it, easy to use and so quiet, great for over nighting in parking lots ran everything we needed it to even the microwave no cold coffee for us thanks generac cheers :)
Has all the features I was looking for
Purchased this generator for camping. Noise level is great . I can run the microwave, electric coffee pot and hairdryer at the same time. Also, very easy to start with each use. Easy to store in our camper. Just a little heavy in carrying but not bulky. Price was approximately half the price that I was wanting to spend compared to other generators. Very well pleased and happy I have made this purchase. Looking forward to years of use. I also have a whole house 20kw centurion generator. I would certainly recommended both of the generators.
great little generator
i have used Generac generators for years where i work. 4000 watt gens. They worked great for years of service. So i knew Generac made good,larger generators.Smaller,compact ones are just as good.Have used it camping,ice fishing a few times this winter.Powered my camper lights,small tv and inverter with noooo problem.
Have this on our bowfishing boat pulling 12 100 watt leds. It's super quiet and very reliable. Only flaw I have found is the pull cord has a deep fray in it after one night. Will be going through warranty to get it replaced. Great product and easy maintenance!
IQ2000 is just what I needed and better than the Honda portable
from SAN RAMON
only challenge I had on set up has been determining the break in period.
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Nice portable unit. Great price!
from Detroit Lakes
We were looking for a portable unit for deer camp and ice fishing. After researching other portable generators, went with the IQ2000, believing this will meet our needs. It's nice to see the remaining fuel level and like the different mode options. Nice unit!
runs great,great smart gas gage of hours remaining
Runs quiet,great smart gage of fuel remaining till empty,just fill and hit the rack. It had rained for 3 days while hunting,it ran good non stop
Nice and Quite
Purchased 2 of these portable generators for our RV they are very quite and run great. We like the features on the gas gage and how many hours left till empty are awesome no longer waiting till they run out to see to put in more gas. Takes out the guessing game, also like the feature on how much power your consuming as well.
Love It !!!
I purchased this portable generator for use around my farm and as a power source when camping. I was pleasantly surprised at how quite it operates and the Fuel Gauge, Time to Run and Power Usage read-outs are wonderful. I removed from the box, put in oil and pulled rope twice to make that initial start. A big plus is my wife likes it too. Great Product, Excellent Reputation, Top Notch Quality
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