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Honda EU2000i vs Yamaha EF2000iS

This is a comparison between the Honda EU2000i and the Yamaha EF2000iS to help you decide which Generator is best for you.

Honda Generators

Yamaha Generators

   
Honda’s first generator was the E300 portable generator with an output of 300 VA that Honda pioneered in 1965. Since then Honda has consistently set the standard for quiet and dependable portable generators. Yamaha Motor Company introduced it's first generator, the ET1200 in 1973. Yamaha continues to grow it's outdoor equipment division and has seemingly caught it's competitors in terms of performance.

 

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Honda
Manufacturer
Yamaha
Product Link
EU2000i
Model
EF2000iS
Inverter
Generator Type
Brushless Inverter
Honda GX100
Engine
Air Cooled OHV
1.1 gal.
Fuel Capacity (Gallons)
1.1 gal.
98.5 cc
Displacement (cc)
79 cc
2000w
Maximum Output (Watts)
2000w
1600w
Rated Output (Watts)
1600w
9.6 hrs.
Run Time at 1/4 Load (hrs.)
10.5 hrs.
46.3 lbs.
Dry Weight (lbs.)
44.1 lbs.
53 dbA - 59 dbA
Noise Level (dbA)
51.5 dbA - 61 dbA
20.1"x11.4"x16.7
Size (LxWxH)
19.3"x11"x17.9"
16.7 amp @120V
Maximum Current
16.7 amp @120V
3 Years
Warranty
3 Years

Other Details

Front
Panel Location
Side
Yes 
Parallel Capable
Yes
Yes (EU2000i-COMPANION)
Has 30A Plug on Generator
No (on Sidewinder Cables)
Parallel Items Required
Optional
12V Cables
Standard
Air (Flywheel on Alternator Side)
Cooling System
Air (Flywheel & Alternator on opposite sides)
Plastic
Cam Type
Forged Steel
Yes
California OK?
Yes
Red
Color
Yes
 Is Available Online
Yes
No
Shipping Charge
No
Optional $14.91
Shipping Insurance
Optional $14.91
Yes
More Popular (Based on Sales)
No

Update: Honda has allowed online ordering for their non-commercial equipment. Previously they had to be purchased over the phone or after having become a member.