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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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  • 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 .....

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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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