How to Pick the Perfect Compact Inverter Generator
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Inverter Generators come in a range of sizes to suit recreational and domestic and other uses.

It should be noted that inverter generators are not suited for heavy commercial use (larger industrial tools and equipment etc.) and the inverter generator range maxes out at around 6500 watts…

If you require more power than this, or intend to run heavier, commercial grade equipment on a jobsite or farm, then you will need to search for a unit in the AVR generator and Trade generator ranges.

In the premium inverter generator space, best selling range is Yamaha – they are the quietest, lightest and most fuel efficient inverter generators and they are backed by a 4 year warranty and national service support network.

They have models ranging from 1000watts up to 6300watts, with the most popular models being the Yamaha EF2000iS, Yamaha EF2400iS (best caravan generator), and the Yamaha EF2800i

In the budget options of inverter generators, we recommend Ryobi at most other budget brand generators don’t:  its backed by a national service support network.

The 3000 Watt EF3000iS weighs 136 pounds. Designed to be acoustically sound, this extremely quiet generator (53-60 dBA)The 3000 Watt EF3000iS weighs 136 pounds. Designed to be acoustically sound, this extremely quiet generator (53-60 dBA) features Smart Throttle which allows greater fuel efficiency and noise reduction. It will run up to 19 hours at ¼ rated load on a tank of gas. With features such as Built-In Wheels, Noise Block, and an Oil Watch Warning System, the EF3000iS is a powerful yet portable medium-range inverter! List $1,709.10
Honda-EU3000iS-2800-Running-Watts-3000-Starting-Watts-Gas-Powered-Portable-Inverter-HondaHonda EU3000iS, 2800 Running Watts/3000 Starting Watts, Gas Powered, Portable Inverter.Honda overhead valve engine for clean, consistent, reliable power Lightweight and compact for easy transport Runs up to 24 hours on a single tank for optimal fuel economy less back and forth Eco-Throttle mechanism for super efficient operation Totally enclosed motor produces only 48 to 58 decibels of sound for quiet operation. List $2,049.00
Yamaha-2000-Watt-EF2000iSv2The Yamaha 2000 Watt EF2000iSv2 incorporates a completely new controller with advanced programming, allowing the EF2000iSv2 the ability to power a much wider range of applications. It weighs in at 44.1 pounds, making it easily portable. Among the quietest portable generators in its class, the EF2000iSv2 features Smart Throttle technology which allows greater fuel efficiency and noise reduction. Fuel Petcock ‐ Prevents stale gas problems and gummed‐up carburetors. Fuel Gauge ‐ Allows quick fuel level inspection without turning off the unit and removing the fuel cap. Smart Throttle™ ‐ Varies engine speed based on load. Electrical Overload Breaker – Prevents generator damage, in case of overload. Oil Watch Warning System ‐ Prevents engine damage.TwinTech™ – Hook up two EF2000iSv2 generators for up to 30 amps of maximum power (requires accessory TwinTech II or Sidewinder cable, available for purchase)
The Honda EU2000I Portable Inverter Generator represents the leading edge of portable power technology.The Honda EU2000I Portable Inverter Generator represents the leading edge of portable power technology. With a lightweight, compact design, this versatile generator provides easy portability for camping, recreation and home backup power. The Honda EU2000I features a smooth-running Honda engine that is reliable and super quiet, producing less noise than a normal conversation. This CARB compliant model meets strict standards and can be sold in CaliforniaGreat portability for recreation, camping and home backup power Eco-throttle system provides excellent fuel efficiency by allowing the engine to run only as fast as needed for any given load Inverter technology provides clean, stable power for safely running sensitive electronics Quality Honda 98cc OHC engine provides reliability Two 20 Amp, 120V outlets. List $999.00
Ryobi 2,200-Watt Green Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter GeneratorRyobi 2,200-Watt Green Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator.Starting Watt Inverter Generator Offering 2200 Starting Watts/ 1800 Running Watts of clean power, this Inverter Generator is ideal for powering all of your sensitive electronics. With 3-Step Easy Start and an on-board monitoring system the RYOBI 2200 Watt Inverter Generator is always ready. Equipped with durable wheels and an extendable handle, this Inverter Generator is easy to transport. The Auto-Idle feature provides longer runtime and saves fuel when less power is required. This unit is also equipped with two USB ports to charge your phones and tablets. For larger power demands, the RYOBI 2200 Watt Inverter Generator is parallel kit capable allowing you to combine two RYOBI Inverter Generators for twice the power. All backed by a Ryobi 3 Year Limited Warranty, this RYOBI Inverter Generator is guaranteed to perform. List $ 400.00-$740.00
Champion100261-3100-Watt-Electric-Start-Inverter-Generator-w-RV-Plug-Wireless-RemoteChampion Power Equipment 75537i 3100 Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start. Champion Power Equipment 75537i 3100 Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start. Wireless Remote - Start and stop up to 80 ft. away and operates at a quiet 58 dBA, great for RVs, campsites, cabins and more 3100 starting watts and 2800 running watts with up to 8 hours run time on a full tank of gas Quiet, lightweight, portable and powered by a reliable 171cc Champion engine with Clean Power (<3% THD), clean electricity for powering sensitive electronics RV Ready Outlets - 120V 30A RV, two 120V 20A household and 12V DC outlets with Clean Power (<3% THD), clean electricity for powering sensitive electronics Champion Support - 3 year limited warranty with FREE lifetime technical support List Amazon $795.10
The new 2.4kVA CROMTECH Outback™ portable inverter petrol generator, a super quiet, compact unitThe new 2.4kVA CROMTECH Outback™ portable inverter petrol generator, a super quiet, compact unit ideal for camping, caravanning and home use. Supported by Crommelins Machinery award winning national service and spare parts network the generator comes with a 1 year Cromtech warranty. The new 2.4kVA CROMTECH Outback™ portable inverter petrol generator, a super quiet, compact unit ideal for camping, caravanning and home use. Supported by Crommelins Machinery award winning national service and spare parts network the generator comes with a 1 year Cromtech warranty. $900.00 $790.91
Briggs-Stratton-30545-P3000-PowerSmart-3000-Watt-Inverter-GeneratorBriggs & Stratton 30545 P3000 PowerSmart 3000-Watt Inverter Generator with (4) 120-Volt AC Outlets & (1) 12-Volt DC Outlet. The Briggs & Stratton 30545 PowerSmart Series Portable 3000-WattInverter Generator is perfect for your camping needs and produces clean and instant power to keep appliances and other important electronics powered during trips in your RV. ...Clean and instant power to keep appliances and other important electronics running during a power outage Quieter than a traditional camping generator with enough power to start a standard RV air conditioner 1.5-gallon fuel tank for an impressive 10-hours of continuous operation at 25-percent load on a full tank (4) household outlets (1) 12-volt 30-amp locking outlet with RV adaptor DC charging outlet and a USB port 2-year limited warranty Can not be shipped to the state of California List Amazon $1,104.95
WH2400i-Westinghouse-Digital-Inverter-GeneratorWH2400i Westinghouse Digital Inverter Generator provides producing 2,100-Watt of power in a lightweight design, these 4-stroke, gasoline powered units will run 11 hours on a full tank (at 25% load) while providing two 120-Volt AC outlets. This unit produces Clean Power with less than 3% THD, which means you are safe to use sensitive electronics such as TVs, phones and computers. 2,100 running Watt, 2,400 peak Watt Westinghouse 79cc 4 stoke engine 13 hours at 25% load Less than 3% total harmonic distortion (THD) Light weight and ergonomic with dual muffler design Double insulated acoustic hood and asymmetrical fans allow quiet operation Yellow color coded touch points Power indicator light AC overload reset High efficiency run mode Low oil shut down Sound output, 52-59 dba NL/FL Tool kit and oil fill measuring container 12-Volt AC adaptor and USB ports Parallel capable List $599.00 Amazon $619.00
Generac 6866 iQ2000, 1600 Running Watts/2000 Starting Watts, Gas Powered Quiet Portable Inverter Generator, CARB CompliantGenerac 6866 iQ2000, 1600 Running Watts/2000 Starting Watts, Gas Powered Quiet Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant. Weighing less than 50 pounds, the iQ2000 is easily portable and features a 7.7 hour run time at 25% load. It has also been third-party tested and is proven to be quieter than competitor models. The PowerDial featured on the unit’s control panel simplifies the unit’s Start, Run and Stop functions, while the Turbo/Standard/Economy switch can be utilized to reduce noise and fuel consumption Status indicators alert users when the generator is overloaded, overheating, or low in fuel and/or oil. The current fuel level and run-time remaining can be verified via the control panel’s LED display. The PowerBar™ also continuously displays wattage produced by the generator. Connecting two iQ2000 generators through the use of an optional Parallel Kit nearly doubles output levels to provide power to larger loads. Walmart $859.53 Amazon $730.49
Yamaha ACC-0SS55-70-01 SiFast, safe and easy way to combine the power of two Yamaha EF2400iS or two Yamaha EF2000iS inverter generatorsYamaha ACC-0SS55-70-01 SiFast, safe and easy way to combine the power of two Yamaha EF2400iS or two Yamaha EF2000iS inverter generators Features polarized IP30 banana plugs, quick connection to parallel jacks on both generators Features color-coded wire leads, exclusive flexible tip construction that resists breakage Compatibility with a standard 30A RV cord, rugged over-braided cable design Handy Velcro mounting systemdewinder Parallel Cable 30AMP RV. List Amazon $86.00
2 Yamaha 2000's in parallel_ready for parrellel2 Yamaha 2000's in parallel_ready for parrellel.Yamaha ACC-0SS55-70-01 SiFast, safe and easy way to combine the power of two Yamaha EF2400iS or two Yamaha EF2000iS inverter generators Features polarized IP30 banana plugs, quick connection to parallel jacks on both generators Features color-coded wire leads, exclusive flexible tip construction that resists breakage Compatibility with a standard 30A RV cord, rugged over-braided cable design Handy Velcro mounting systemdewinder Parallel Cable 30AMP RV. List Amazon $86.00
Honda-08E93-HPK123HI-Parallel-CablesHonda 08E93-HPK123HI Parallel Cables Double Your Power: Easily link two identical wattage EU generators in parallel. Using the Honda Parallel Cables you get more power without sacrificing portability. You can link together two EU1000 or two EU2000 to up to double your output. Now, you can have the power you need without buying a large, heavy generator. This product fits with: EU1000/EU2000/EU3000 Handi generators List Amazon $54.09
Honda-EU3000-Inverter-Generators-2-and-Parallel-Cable-Kit with 2 Honda EU3000iS, 2800 Running Watts/3000 Starting Watts,Honda-EU3000-Inverter-Generators-2-and-Parallel-Cable-Kit with 2 Honda EU3000iS, 2800. Using the Honda Parallel Cables you get more power without sacrificing portability. You can link together two EU1000 or two EU2000 to up to double your output. Now, you can have the power you need without buying a large, heavy generator. This product fits with: EU1000/EU2000/EU3000 Handi generators List Amazon $54.09 Running Watts/3000 Starting Watts,
Champion-Power-Equipment-1700-watt-coilChampion-Power-Equipment-1700-watt-Recoil Start Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generators with Parallel Operation Kit Home Depot $999.00
Champion-Parallel-Operation-KitChampion Parallel Operation Kit List Campers world $83.20 Amazon $50.00