I tested my caravan AC (older Ibis) on both Honda and Yamaha 2 generators. No go. Bought a cheapy 4.4kw - what a mistake, it would not power anything over 1600w. Bought the Yamaha iS 2400 and have not looked back. Runs AC, washing machine (300w) and battery charger (240w) at the same time. No Eco switch needed - it's in full time Eco as the oversized engine (171cc) has enough grunt to power up under full load. a bit heavy at 32kg, but that's not surprising with the large, easy-working engine. Starts easy, and I like the fuel gauge, so I can refill when it suits me.
Starts first time every time.
I bought my generator back in December from Totals tools and I have set it up on a fridge slide in the ute canopy. We are basically full time travellers and I have been using this genny in conjunction with the gas cooking to boil the kettle, cook toast and use the frying pan. In the 3 months we have owned it we have not had any issues with it. The main reason we bought it was to run the aircon which we haven't had to yet but we won't have a problem as it runs all the other appliances with ease. A bit heavy but on the fridge slide I don't have to man handle it. Runs super quiet as well.
The perfect Builders tool.
I have just finished a 650 sqm 2 storey home to lock up stage using only the Yamaha 2400 as my power supply. Permanent power is now connected and the money saved installing temp power almost paid for the inverter. Simply brilliant and a must have tool for remote building.
Perfect caravan genny!
Weighed up the options for a long time for home backup power and for our caravan and ended up with 2 prefered options. The Honda EU20i and the Yamy EF2400is. Decided on the Yamy for a few reasons. Extra power, fuel gauge and fuel tap. Our air cond is an old AirCommand Wren....no soft start...genny roars a bit on start up but purrs 5 seconds later. AirCommand weren't confident the honda EU20i would handle the hard start and that decided it for me. Yammy is heavier and bulkier but is a powerful unit. As far as the noise goes there is no such thing as a quiet genny. Ive heard both units and they are bearable 10m away. Better 25m away or further but long leads arent a good idea either. You get used to the constant hum.
I would be surprised if there is a caravan aircond the yammy couldn't handle.
Definately recommend the Yammy EF2400is!
Very quiet and plenty of power
I needed to upgrade from my current generator a Honda eu10i as I've changed from camping to caravaning. So I did the compare the pair, on one hand the Honda eu20i & on the other the Yamaha ef2400is.
The Honda eu20i would have been the same as the eu10i in quality and a great unit, The Yamaha seem to have the extra punch alowing for the reducution in power output in hotter/colder climate or altitude.
I've owned a 4stroke Yamaha outboard engine for 9 years and I'm absolutely impressed with the finish, fuel efficiency & decibels, so I sold my Honda eu10i and decided to buy the Yamaha ef2400is.
It runs my air-conditioning, battery charger and still enough spare to run the microwave. I don't have to worry about turning things off to run other things.
I would say the the Yamaha ef2400is is as quite as the Honda eu10i and doesn't work as hard as the eu20i to supply more power.
I priced it at Sydney tools for $1999 and Anaconda beat the price by 10%
If you buy the Yamaha you won't be disappointed.
Excellent product, easy to start, and ultra reliable
I bought this genny tossing up between the Honda 2kw.
Was used to power the aircon in my caravan. But, unlike some competitors, I could run the Microwave AND aircon simultaneously!
It starts easily, runs a hell of a long time on a tank of fuel, and would be perfect for caravans where you have the room, especially larger vans
It's only fault is size and weight. It's big, heavy, and cumbersome. I could slog it around myself, but it's really a 2 person lift, and not something you'd want to toss around a camp sight without need.
Otherwise, if you were looking for a home backup genny, or one fixed into a larger van, it was bulletproof.
Quality Yamaha engineering, would gladly recommend to anyone.
R J Rayner
EF2400IS - Great Geni
This generator is great. Quiet and efficient and starts real easerly. We bought this unit after researcing and comparing against the 20i Honda. i found that overall the Yamaha came out on top. If there was one thing i think the Honda had on this unit, it would be the ease of moving it.
Very low noise. Ease of operation.
Hard to move one out.