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Yamaha EF2000iS

Yamaha EF2000iS

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5 reviews
Jackie B
Jackie BSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews

Quiet and reliable - other reviews are nothing like our experience.


We have had this generator on our yacht which we live on for 18 months now.
Used to top up batteries through an Enerdrive 60 amp charger and resistive loads such as hairdryer, coffee machine and a 10 litre hot water system.
We have had two events where grit had stuck the carb needle but that's not a generator problem. Easy to access to fix.
Unit sits outside on the deck and under a seat so exposed to salt air.
We bought a second one as back up just in case..
Runs one to four hours every day.
When choosing a generator make sure the maximum load is well understood although these generators can be linked to almost double output.

Purchased in October 2018 at Anaconda Physical store for $1,600.00.

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  • 6 reviews

Good unit, other reviews are off the mark


It is a small camping generator designed to run for long periods of time at modest loads including sensitive equipment, anything else then you should (have) purchased a more regular style generator of a higher capacity.

Mine is fine for at least 3 portable fridges, and some lights, or during a power failure a few house hold items sparingly, anything more is asking too much of any 2000w generator.

We regularly use a honda of the same capacity, and funnily enough they are about the same.

Any small carbureted engine that has fuel left in the carb bowl will be hard if not impossible to start, so turn the fuel off and let it run dry....easy


Purchased in June 2019.

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Al Vaiciunas
Al VaiciunasMid West, WA

Beware of this generator.


Purchased new in 2015. The machine ran well for a short. Next trip was harder to start and eventually would only run with choke over half way engaged. Clearly a fuel problem. Next trip the generator would not even start. Possibly a blocked jet. The total running time of machine would be about 5 hours.

Purchased in April 2015.

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waste of money


i purchased one of these new in 2008 cost $2000.00 used it once or twice a year for about two weeks camping ran for about 4 hours a day done around 300 hours ,it leaks oil from crank case cost to much to repair been in touch with yamaha never heard any thing back .will never buy another yamaha anything they have not answered my email

Purchased in March 2008 for $2,000.00.

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  • 15 reviews

Quiet, hard to start and a little underpowered


Recently got this gen for my store.. not very impressive designs... kindly think before you buy this better go for other choices ... dont waste money as i did .....

Questions & Answers

Brian c.
Brian c.asked

Would it do a 2.5 Kw VR Machine ?

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I would never buy another YAMAHA anything my EF2000is started leaking oil after about 200 HRS. sent email to yamaha never ever had a response. I recommend B&S nearly half the price and more reliable


Hi Brian C, I doubt it very much. like I said it struggled with a toaster and nespresso machine. I reckon it'd be lucky to push out it stated 2kW.


I purchased a 2kva Yamaha generator last year, my son told me not to buy a Yamaha, the Honda are better. Now to my embarrassment I tried to have the Yamaha run my air-conditioner or fridge in the caravan we have just purchased and it will not run it, My son brought over his Honda 2kva and it ran with no problem. Can you please assist with how this problem can be rectified and why is there such a difference?

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Sorry Bert, I can't answer specifically about your issue but I can tell you that I was disappointed it had trouble running a toaster and/or jug and my nespresso at the same time. It seemed way under powered for its stated capacity. I solved my problem and almost gave it away and bought a Chinese made remote start 8KVa generator (large & noisy) for a little more than the Yamaha and it ran the whole house! Like I said, I reckon it runs at about 1.6 and not 2Kva. For your fridge and air cond., it may run one or the other but probably not both.

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