LIFAN Energy Storm 2,200-Watt 5 HP 125 cc Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator-ESI-2000i - The Home Depot


Model # ESI-2000i

Internet # 202893859

Energy Storm 2,200-Watt 5 HP 125 cc Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator

LIFAN Energy Storm 2,200-Watt 5 HP 125 cc Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator

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$549.00 / each


Model # ESI-2000i

Internet # 202893859

The Energy Storm 2,200-Watt 5 HP 125 cc Inverter Generator is part of our Digital Inverter Generator Series. It produces “Clean Power” with a Sine Wave Distortion of less than 2%. All of your sensitive audio and video electronics such as laptops, computers, LCD and Plasma televisions, 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, RVing, Tailgating, or General Use around the house.

  • 2,200-Watt peak and 2,000-Watt running power
  • 1.58 gal. fuel tank runs the generator for 7 hours (at 50% load)
  • 125 cc 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
  • Home Depot Protection Plan:

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Assembled Depth (in.)  23 in  Assembled Height (in.)  22 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  15 in  Product Height (in.)  22 
Product Length (in.)  23  Product Width (in.)  15 
Auto idle control  No  Automatic Voltage Regulation  No 
Built-in inverter  Yes  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage  2000  Engine Displacement (cc)  125 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Fuel Gauge  Yes 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  1.58  Fuel type  Gasoline 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)  0.2  Horsepower (hp) 
Low oil shutdown  Yes  Muffler  Yes 
Number of circuits/outlets  Operational volume (dB)  25 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets  No  Peak Wattage  2200 
Product Weight (lb.)  80 lb  Returnable  30-Day 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)  Voltage (volts)  120/240 
Wheel Kit Included  No 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,EPA Approved  Manufacturer Warranty  3 Year Warranty 


Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. November 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Arived Broken When looking at the spark plug instillation, I noticed a gas line not connected to anything. I then took off the side cover and discovered the plastic surrounding the carb was cracked and broken. Returned to Home Depot. The return was easy. Never got to start the unit, so I have no idea how it works. Unit may have been reconditioned by the way it looked and smelled. March 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 ... September 25, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by What a piece of junk, returned it immediately The generator was hard to keep running, it wasn't getting fuel. When we did get it running, it was loud and rattled. What a waste of time and effort. Home Depot' return policy and the people at the store were great. July 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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. February 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. May 15, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. March 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 November 29, 2011
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