Model # ESI-2000i

Internet #202893859

LIFAN Energy Storm 2,000-Watt 125cc Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator

Discontinued LIFAN

Energy Storm 2,000-Watt 125cc Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator

store icon Loading Buying Options...
package icon Loading Buying Options...
Sorry, but we ran into issues loading these options. Please try refreshing.

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

The Energy Storm 2,000-Watt 5 HP 125cc Inverter Generator is part of our Digital Inverter Generator Series. It produces “Clean Power” with a Sine Wave DistortIon of less than 2 percent. All of your sensitive audio and video electronics such as laptops, computers, LCD and Plasma televisIon s, Surround Sound Systems, Sensitive Tools, Video Consoles and Cell Phone Chargers can be powered without the risk of damage. The compact design, coupled with the suitcase style mobility kit allows for easy transporting and storage. This unit is a perfect fit for Camping, Raving, Tailgating or General Use around the house.

  • 2,000-Watt peak and 1,600-Watt running power
  • 1.58 Gal. fuel tank runs the generator for 7 hours (at 50% load)
  • 125cc 4 stroke OHV industrial duty engine
  • One 120-Volt, 20 Amp AC outlet with automatic voltage regulation provides clean power
  • One 12-Volt DC power cord with plug and alligator clips
  • 60 dB sound rating ensures low operational noise for peace and quiet
  • Low oil engine shutdown protection
  • Recoil start
  • Digitally cleaned sine wave (less than 2% total harmonic distortion) providing clean power for all your sensitive equipment like computers, plasma and LCD TVs and digital audio devices
  • Suitcase type mobility kit for ultimate portability
  • AC power output with a pure sine wave distortion of 2% or less
  • Auto idle feature (power on demand)
  • AC overload protection
  • Exhaust spark arrestor for safe and legal operation in national parks
  • Parallel cord jack on the unit and parallel cord ready to couple 2 or more units together for added power capability using parallel coupling unit model ESPPC (sold separately)
  • EPA approved

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.  Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Compare Similar

$486.41 /each
$552.69 /each
$599.00 /each
$635.80 /each
Name 2000/1600-Watt Super Quite Gasoline Powered Portable Generator Inverter with Parallel Capability Energy Storm 2,000-Watt 125cc Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator 2,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator RealTree 2,100-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator
Brand Duromax LIFAN Sportsman PowerStroke
Ratings (2) (15) (0) (8)
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Generator Features Auto Idle Control,Overload Protection Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown Low Oil Shutdown Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection
Continuous Wattage 1600 1600 1700 1700
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
View Product View Product View Product View Product



Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Length (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Built-in inverter
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Continuous Wattage
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Fuel type
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
Generator Features
Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown
Horsepower (hp)
Number of circuits/outlets
Operational volume (dB)
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Peak Wattage
Product Weight (lb.)
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Warranty

More Products With These Features


Customer Questions & Answers


I plan to use this to power my refrigerator and 1 small tv for power outages. how far away from house does this have to be for safety? is it quiet? thanks.
The unit is quiet and it needs to be about 2ft from the house to be safe.
Answered by: Donna Brown
Date published: 2017-08-09

will thisgenerator run my a/c in my little trailer???

Asked by: rocklady
This product is ideal for use in RVs.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2015-09-20
  • y_2017, m_8, d_18, h_8CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_2
  • loc_, sid_202893859, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=BEST_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 182ms

Customer Reviews

Energy Storm 2,000-Watt 125cc Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent generator for the money I've owned this generator for a year and I have had no problems at all it started right up and runs great I went with synthetic oil from the beginning I just feel better about that I'm in Florida and it get hot hear so I feel better. Any way I had a Honda 2000 and nothing against Honda but this unit puts out more wattage and amps for less money and yes" the bonus electric start !!! so it's a no brainier I've had no problem with the wheel kit it roll's fine over grass and on the pavement. The color could have been different but that's the only complaint I have. Just remember to change oil and clean the air filter when needed as for all equipment ...
Date published: 2012-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not an electric start product! I received my generator by ordering it online. It came within a week but it has no battery and no electric start. THAT generator is a 2000iE, I've been told. The reviews above are misleading as the current model is a pull start. The current model actually has a battery compartment and the owner's manual describes the electric start…but the owner's manual is for several different models. customer service helped out with this as the manufacturer did not return multiple phone calls. Nonetheless, it is a very good generator and I would buy again.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from esi2000i This generator in the picture is not what you will get. I bought one and the box it came in had the same picture as this and listed it as an electric start with gas gage. What you will get is a regular pull start model. So I took it back and reordered. The next one came and the same thing. so I took it back to. If you order this for the electric start by the picture and reviews, you will not get what your expecting. The gen does not match the picture. Not sure if the problem is on Home Depot's end or Lifan's. Maybe both.
Date published: 2013-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfied. Inverter runs everyting in house I need to run. The Lifan operates as advertised. I am satisfied with it's operation. I do suggest that: 1. The electric start did not work. A sticker that the battery is disconnected at the plug should be on control panel. I did not know this and called the mfg to get permission to open the control panel for acces. 2. Also a Bigger sticker needs to be placed on instructioon Book " Unit is shipped empty of Oil" I did fill with oil. However Some store bought generators do come filled with oil and I did a double check on the Lifan oil
Date published: 2011-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product. I purchased this product to add to my business as a children's entertainer. I can set my sound system right next to it with no problem because this product is Very quiet. NOTHING like other generators. Some sound like a LOUD lawnmower this one you can carry on a conversation next to it with out shouting. The Wheels and handle is a joke but it is light enough that I can pick it up and carry it in one hand. (Like a Heavy Suitcase) LOVE the Key start Directions are a JOKE! You have to hook up one wire for the battery and you have to put oil in it but that is not in the directions.
Date published: 2012-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice basic inverter generator Have had this generator a little over a month and has performed perfectly. Followed simple instructions and it started right up. Have a friend with a Honda 2000 and he is thinking about getting 1 of these now too. The only things that i have done extra is used fully synthetic oil, and premium gasoline with a fuel addative. My buddy with the honda uses it in his so i figured it couldn't hurt my Lifan. Pretty nice product for 1/2 the price of others.
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Started on first pull Followed directions and started on first pull. One thing missing from the directions was the battery for the electric start needed to be connected. Full load test worked perfect and quite. Auto speed control work well. Should work perfect for my 30 foot travel trailer. Had to call customer service at Lifan since their was no serial number on the unit for the warranty paperwork. An actual person answered in three rings and was very helpful.
Date published: 2011-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit My Honda friends are scratching their heads. Half the money, just as quiet, but electric start! Not big enough to run my marine AC, but I expected that. Runs low idle about 12 hours. Just wish I could buy another one, out of stock since I bought it. FYI, it's against Federal regulations to ship items with the battery connected. And you should always check the oil on shipped items.
Date published: 2012-07-12
  • y_2017, m_8, d_18, h_9
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_15
  • loc_, sid_202893859, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 172ms