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2,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator

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With the Generac iX Series 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator, you can confidently plug in your laptop or other sensitive electronics. This generator is equipped with a digital inverter that provides clean power. There are two 120-volt outlets and at 50% load and a full gas tank you will have more than 4-1/2 hours of electricity at your disposal. This item cannot be returned.

  • 2,200-Watt peak and 2,000-Watt running power
  • Clean power for consistent output with less than 3% total harmonic distortion is ideal for sensitive electronic devices such as computers and dvd players
  • Digital inverter module converts dc to ac
  • 1 gal. gasoline tank for 4.7 hours run time at 50% load
  • 126 cc gas engine
  • Two 120-Volt outlets
  • Automatic shutoff when oil level is low helps prevent engine damage
  • UL listed
  • 2 FlexPower modes of operation: high mode for large loads or battery charging and eco mode to save fuel and reduce noise
  • LED lights on control panel indicate unit status at a glance
  • Carrying handle
  • Click on the “More Info” tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide

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What does "inverter" mean? How is it different from a standard generator?

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Inverter based generators have constant output voltage and frequency. And this one is pure sine wave.
Normal Generators have an AC dynamo (AC alternator) which generated AC voltage. this AC voltage and its frequency (Hz, cycle per second) depends on the RPM (Revolution per minute) of the driving engine. When load is attached (or changed), the engine tends to become slower and this makes normal gas Read More
Inverter based generators have constant output voltage and frequency. And this one is pure sine wave.
Normal Generators have an AC dynamo (AC alternator) which generated AC voltage. this AC voltage and its frequency (Hz, cycle per second) depends on the RPM (Revolution per minute) of the driving engine. When load is attached (or changed), the engine tends to become slower and this makes normal gas generators without inverter produce lower frequency (at the time of load change). But the mechanical governor (which is a pretty slow response device) of the driving engine copes with the demanding load and supplies more gas to keep the RPM to the rated number. So, in fluctuating loads we get a very fluctuating voltage and frequency and the output voltage and frequency is not smooth.
Low frequency (than rated) is harmful for inductive loads like motor pumps, fans and motor driven power tools. As the frequency gets lower the impedance (can be compared with resistance) of the motor becomes lower which makes the motor draw more than the rated current. This makes the motor hot and can burn it if imposed to lower frequency for prolonged time. That is why you will see in some generator reviews that water pump motor burnt or motor burnt etc due to poor governor or over-rating of the generator.
On the other hand, inverter based generators contain a DC Dynamo and DC is like battery power. So, the engine RPM does not affect its frequency (as DC means no frequency). Only the voltage varies depending on RPM. An inverter is then used to generate AC power from the DC. So the output 60Hz remains constant. Inverter is an electronic device which has an 'electronic governor' (PID controller) which is thousand times faster than mechanical governor and copes with the voltage fluctuation within mili-soceonds. So, irrespective of the load (within rated capacity) you'll get smooth and pure constant voltage sine wave with constant frequency.
Although the load demand will cause the engine to run slower (or faster) it will not hamper the output of an inverter based generator like its non-inverter based counterpart.
I am an engineer and hope this will help a little to understand the subject better. Read Less
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This is a very hard question, simple explanation is,, A generator's voltage and frequency on a regular unit are controlled by the speed of the motor, usually 3600 rpm's, on a inverter unit , the electronic's board controls the speed of the motor to give it just enough power(amps) to produce( through electronic multipliers and controllers the right amount of volts and amps and frequency to do the work Read More
This is a very hard question, simple explanation is,, A generator's voltage and frequency on a regular unit are controlled by the speed of the motor, usually 3600 rpm's, on a inverter unit , the electronic's board controls the speed of the motor to give it just enough power(amps) to produce( through electronic multipliers and controllers the right amount of volts and amps and frequency to do the work required of it, its very efficient and long lasting, the motor runs much slower,at reduced loads, At max load, it runs about the same as a normal generator..There is much more than this, with the rotating fields at 3600 rpm, and square waves and sine waves, but this iust kinda the simple version, ( dont think i am smart enough to give the complicated version.. . Read Less
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Inverter means it has a digital processor in it which "cleans" up the power supply so it is stable and can safely power sensitive electronics such and TVs and computers. Standard (non-inverter) generators do not provide "clean" electricity and are not recommended for powering sensitive electronics since it could damage them. Also, inverter generators are lighter, quieter and use less fuel than a Read More
Inverter means it has a digital processor in it which "cleans" up the power supply so it is stable and can safely power sensitive electronics such and TVs and computers. Standard (non-inverter) generators do not provide "clean" electricity and are not recommended for powering sensitive electronics since it could damage them. Also, inverter generators are lighter, quieter and use less fuel than a comparable wattage producing standard generator although they cost more. Read Less
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A standard generator produces power and will have voltage that varies up and down, but an inverter will electronically keep voltage level with no fluctuations
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This is the short answer.
The generator portion itself has no difference. The "inverter" is an electronic device that is connected between the generator and the power outlets. Inverters are designed to produce very consistent power required to run TVs, DVDs, computers and other such devices.
Inverters, for the most part, should NOT be used for power tools, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc. Read More
This is the short answer.
The generator portion itself has no difference. The "inverter" is an electronic device that is connected between the generator and the power outlets. Inverters are designed to produce very consistent power required to run TVs, DVDs, computers and other such devices.
Inverters, for the most part, should NOT be used for power tools, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc. Generators without an inverter are best suited for these purposes.
Si if you are camping and need to watch a soap opera and keep your food cold, purchase both inverter and standard generators. There are also generators available with both output types. Like I mentioned before, the generator portion itself has no difference. Read Less
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Good way of saying it, an inverter transforms voltage much like your halogen reading light on the night stand, the bulb for it is a 'pin bulb' and likely it is 12 volt follow the gooseneck to the back and you see a 'base' for the lamp, inside the 'base' is a 'voltage changer' that powers the 12 volt 'pin bulb' and the 'voltage changer' also powers itself with the long wire thats plugged into the wall. Read More
Good way of saying it, an inverter transforms voltage much like your halogen reading light on the night stand, the bulb for it is a 'pin bulb' and likely it is 12 volt follow the gooseneck to the back and you see a 'base' for the lamp, inside the 'base' is a 'voltage changer' that powers the 12 volt 'pin bulb' and the 'voltage changer' also powers itself with the long wire thats plugged into the wall. and now generator, also pretty much means like friction generated. good example would be the grinder in the garage we all have attached to the work bench, when you turn it on the motor spins rapidly then after a second or two the bulb will light up, that's pretty much how a generator works. you can check out the videos all across the websites on generators and even how to build them with spare parts Read Less
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Clean energy (safe for computers, TVs ect...), and more fuel efficient... 4.5 hours opposed to 2 hours on 1gal.
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Standard generators consist of an engine and an alternator made of heavy wire windings which generate a raw form of electricity. The engine must maintain a constant speed, typically 3,600 rotations per minute to produce AC power. In other words, it must run at full speed, regardless of the load needed. Inverter generators, however, utilize a different type of alternator to generate AC power. The raw Read More
Standard generators consist of an engine and an alternator made of heavy wire windings which generate a raw form of electricity. The engine must maintain a constant speed, typically 3,600 rotations per minute to produce AC power. In other words, it must run at full speed, regardless of the load needed. Inverter generators, however, utilize a different type of alternator to generate AC power. The raw power produced by the generator is converted into AC power by a digital inverter module. The resulting power is very clean and will safely power sensitive electronics. The inverter technology reduces the generator's size and weight, but more importantly, it allows the engine to run at varying speeds, significantly reducing noise and fuel consumption levels. Read Less
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Will this unit run a portable a/c unit ( 120V 15A)?

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Depends on the starting current, ac compressor,s have a very hi starting current if they try to re-start in less than 5 min, from last shutdown, the 15 amps rating you talking about i assume, is the receptacle to plug unit into, ( a min of 15 amps) so it must be a small window unit, usually under 8000 watts, if so then this should power it ok, (except on short time restarts) then it would either trip the Read More
Depends on the starting current, ac compressor,s have a very hi starting current if they try to re-start in less than 5 min, from last shutdown, the 15 amps rating you talking about i assume, is the receptacle to plug unit into, ( a min of 15 amps) so it must be a small window unit, usually under 8000 watts, if so then this should power it ok, (except on short time restarts) then it would either trip the breaker, are stall the generator.. Read Less
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Yes it will , the wattage for the air conditioner is about 1800
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Not a 15 amp unit, Stalls as soon as you turn the AC unit on.
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I would not recommend running an A/C, refrigerator, freezer or any other appliance on an inverter type generator. The power surge required to start these items can be harmful to the unit.
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You can run the smaller window ac units thats are around 3.9 amps - this you can run for maybe 4 hours before next fill up
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The iX2000 portable generator is rated for a continuous output of 2000 watts, with a rated amperage of 16.6 amps at 120 volts. You will want to ensure that all of the items you intend to run will not exceed this rating.
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I am going camping and I want to use my blow dryer which is a Professional 2000 Watt Dryer....will I have difficulties using my dryer?

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August 21, 2011
This will be the first time I will be purchasing a generator...is there anything else I need to know before purchasing? Thanks for all your help!
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As long as nothing else is plugged into it, Should work, a dryer is a resistive load, and comes on slower, but should be no problem, (If it has fresh gas, and a good plug) and not for more 20-30- mins.at a time...
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I reccomend you get a 2500 watt generator
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February 7, 2012
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I ran 1000 watts of lights on this generator as a test. It runs a 800 watt coffee maker just fine and also a toaster. When I plugged the lights in I turned one 500 watt bulb on at a time. The first one made the generator slow down and it took a few seconds for it to respond to the increased load. When I turned the 2nd 500 watt bulb on it almost killed the generator but it was able to recover and this was Read More
I ran 1000 watts of lights on this generator as a test. It runs a 800 watt coffee maker just fine and also a toaster. When I plugged the lights in I turned one 500 watt bulb on at a time. The first one made the generator slow down and it took a few seconds for it to respond to the increased load. When I turned the 2nd 500 watt bulb on it almost killed the generator but it was able to recover and this was with the ECO switch off. So I do not think it will be able to handle a 2000 watt blow dryer on the initial surge. Maybe if you turned the dryer on and select a lower wattage and then after the generator responds to that, kick it up to a higher wattage. Read Less
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yes!
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No problem, as long as that is the only thing plugged in and running at that time. I new I was going to bring a coffee pot so I got a generator that could handle that and more. Good Idea to go 10% more than your largest user (incase of the hair dryer @ 2000watts, 2200 continuous watt generator would be good). Read specifications, some companies advertise their generators at peak power instead of the Read More
No problem, as long as that is the only thing plugged in and running at that time. I new I was going to bring a coffee pot so I got a generator that could handle that and more. Good Idea to go 10% more than your largest user (incase of the hair dryer @ 2000watts, 2200 continuous watt generator would be good). Read specifications, some companies advertise their generators at peak power instead of the lower "continuous" power rating. Running your hairdryer for more than a minute would be considered "continuous" power.
I probably got too big of one; but, at least I did not have any problems. I sized mine for other possible uses also like maybe running a freezer during a power outage. Remember, each time you turn your appliance on the generator will take a second to catch up. Part of that energy saving thing. The generator runs slow (quiet) until demand requires it to provide more. Only noticable on large loads like coffee pots, hairdryers or lawn mowers. Hmmm.... Remember, generators are heavy and bulky to pick up and move around.
Note: if you are going to charge a battery it is better to bring a 120vac high amp charger instead of using the build in 12 VDC charger, unless you plan on running the generator all day. This will cut your run time in half! Remember, "most" of your neighbors came out camping for peace and quiet!
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August 22, 2011
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Hi there Margie and thank you for your question.
Yes, you may experience some difficulties using your blow dryer with this unit.This unit is rated for 2000 watts which is equivalent to your blow dryer.However most appliances have higher starting wattage than
indicated.Please refer to you dryer manual for starting wattage requirements.
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How much does it weigh?

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52 lbs..
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My Generac 2000 watt generator weighs about 54 lbs.
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Seems to weigh around 35 pounds which is much lighter then the others that weigh 50 plus
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About 50lbs
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The iX2000 weighs 49.6 pounds.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 87 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product, delivers at a great price This is a small, powerful generator. Powered my needs during a multi day power outage. Compare at twice the price of competition. Really clean power for electronics. Great piece of mind when you need it. July 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Powerful for its size Great product, good power for its small size a little loud at times other then that over all happy with it. December 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I200 Review I already own a Generac power washer and I am very pleased with it. When it came time to get a generator I read the reviews and was convinced the I2000 was going to be my next purchase. Its quiet, has all the info for time remaining, gas gauge and more. I could not be more satisfied. December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Priced right Started tailgating every weekend this year for our college team. We needed a compact and lightweight generator. We spotted the ix2000 at a game and just loved it. Quite, lightweight and powerful. Best Buy for that wattage and very fuel efficient when running in low mode. We have recommended it to any one who inquires about it. December 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Even with this product being a bit bulky its quiet and run beautifully December 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by This product performed well. The power was out and we needed a generator to keep a few things going in the house. The generator did an excellent job keeping the freezer, frig and heaters going. It was quiet and easily started. December 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for portable sound! We use this unit for our high school marching band shows. It powers all our sound equipment and lights. The kids love it because it is lightweight and easy to carry out to their practice fields! December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Compact It keeps my fridge and freezer cold and doesn't bug my neighbors. Solid product for the price December 1, 2015
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