Good rule with generators for caravan use, get more capacity than you need, I'm glad I did.
I purchased this generator to power our Jayco Outback while free camping and for power outages at home. Running everything in my van on 240v at the same time draws 5000 watts but we would never have this need. Normally would run the AC 1000w and fridge 200w and hot water heater 1400w. Approx 2600w. Electric hotplate is 800w, microwave is 900w, AGM battery charger 600w. In winter the electric heater is 1200w. This generator has enough capacity to run multiple appliances at once.
I have tested it with AC, fridge, microwave, hotplate, charger and...
Purchased in January 2019 for $2,000.00.
Yamaha EF2800i Generator
I looking at the Honda EFI2200 and other compact units before purchasing this unit. This Generator is not much bigger or heavier than the compact models and has more power and a bigger fuel tank than most of the others. Starts either first or second pull every time, is reasonable quiet and has been able to run everything we have plugged in. The advantage of the inverter is you can run modern TV's etc with sensitive electronic with no problems. Have had no issues so far and have been using the unit for over 6 months.
Questions & Answers
I have a Yamaha EF2800i, been in storage for about 8 years. WONT START ? Petrol tank and carbie all washed out and new petrol . New spark plug, with spark. plenty compression. Why wont it start?
8 years? Get it serviced at a small engine mechanic. The normal schedule is to run it once a month so the fuel doesn't deteriorate causing these type of issues.
What does the "S" stand for in the Yamaha generator model number ie EF2400iS where as the EF2800i does not have the "S" ?
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