Watch out for Honda, since Yamaha’s newest generators are a threat to be taken seriously.
The gasoline-powered generator nevertheless reigns supreme in a society enamored with solar power, despite the solar power craze. These devices are now smaller, lighter, quieter, more efficient, and safer for use in electronics of all kinds thanks to technological advancements. With a basic generator, you can power all of your outdoor activities for a near-infinite period of time without having to worry about running out of gas.
When it comes to inverter generators as well, Yamaha, the blue motorbike manufacturer, has lately launched a new line. Everything you can think of can be powered by these new and improved machines. The ES2200iS is the smallest and what we think to be the most adaptable generator in the Yamaha series, so we decided to test out the newest model, the ES2200iS. We’re going to take a closer look at what sets this device apart from the rest.
Performance and Power of the amaha Engine
Yamaha’s 79cc MZ80 four-stroke single-cylinder engine powers the ES2200iS inverter generator. Yamaha claims that the ES2200iS, equipped with a 1.24-gallon gas tank, can run continuously at 1/4 load for more than 10 hours. An on-off switch, a mechanical choke, and a recoil “pull” starter are all used in this setup. The generator’s 55-pound weight is a price to pay for the generator’s huge engine and fuel tank. In order to make transferring the case easier, Yamaha has integrated three broad carry handles in the design.
The Benefits of the Yamaha EF2200iS Inverter Generator
At home, at work, in the backcountry, and everywhere in between, Yamaha’s EF200iS has all the capabilities you need. To begin with, this device has a maximum starting power of 2,200 watts and a continuous power output of 1,800 watts. There are two 120-volt 15-amp three-prong outlets and a 12-volt receptacle built within the generator. A 120-volt 30-amp RV outlet sets the EF2200iS apart from other generators in this size range. Most RVers will choose this generator because of the 30-amp outlet.
An LED output indication with overload and low oil indicators is also featured on the front control panel. A simple overload-reset button and a quick-reset breaker are included in the unit. The Yamaha Smart Throttle is another feature that we love. When the “Econ” switch on the panel is turned on, the generator automatically lowers its idle speed when the power load is low and increases its speed when more power is required. The generator is automatically throttled. Use this function to both reduce noise pollution and save gasoline.
As far as safety is concerned, Yamaha’s EF2200iS has a CO sensor that shuts off the engine if it senses an excessive accumulation of carbon monoxide. Everything powered by an engine should be avoided in any enclosed environment, it should go without saying. These safety elements are necessary since people do it anyway, therefore they’re a necessary precaution. The machine will not restart for five minutes if the CO sensor is tripped. Additionally, the generator has a front-panel ground lug that can be connected to an appropriate grounding rod for additional electric shock safety in addition to the CO sensor.
Are Yamaha’s Inverter Generators Quiet??
If you’re worried about noise, an inverter generator from Yamaha, such as the EF2200iS, is probably your best bet. According to Yamaha, the noise level produced by this model ranges from 57 to 65 decibels (dBA), depending on the load. For comparison, 60 dBA is about as loud as a normal conversation, whereas a typical lawnmower emits 85 dBA of sound pressure level. There will be no discernible noise when the generator is functioning at a distance of a few feet. Honda’s EU2200i, on the other hand, has a noise level of 48 to 57 dBA. Since inverter generators are so quiet, it’s difficult to compare the noise level of larger non-inverter generators with the Yamaha EF5500.
Where Do Yamaha Generators Come from?
The majority of Yamaha’s generator range is still made in Japan, where the firm has its headquarters. However, this ES2200iS is one of Yamaha’s goods that are assembled in China. Even though each Yamaha generator is designed with the same exacting standards and backed by a three-year warranty, there’s no need to worry.
What if I require more power?
In general, 1,800 watts of electricity is sufficient, but there are situations when more is required. Of course, you have the option of upgrading to the EF4500 or EF6300, which have larger, heavier, and more expensive body models. As an alternative, Yamaha’s Twin Tech allows you to connect two EF2200iS generators together. The user will be able to draw up to 30 amps of electricity and roughly double the wattage by connecting this unique cable to each of the generator’s parallel ports. It is possible to power even the most power-hungry RV air conditioning unit with the help of two EF2200iS generators running in parallel mode.
Yamaha Inverter Generators cost how much?
There is a price to pay for getting into the inverter generator business. A starting MSRP of $1,200 makes Yamaha EF2200iS the most affordable model in the company’s inventory. Of course, stores occasionally offer them for less than that. Price increases as the power output increases up to $4,700 for EF6300iS.
As of Now, Our Opinions.
So far, we’ve just used the EF2200iS for a few minutes here and there. We can claim that starting the generator is simple, and that the generator’s ergonomics are enough. We wish the starter were on the other side of the unit, so that the 90 percent of the population that is right-handed could easily access it. It operates as described, but the automated choke and Smart Knob from the previous EF2000 model are missing. When mounted on the back of a camper or RV, the EF2200iS is practically undetectable.
Fortunately, the generator hasn’t been overloaded. Our next report will include real-world data from the use of the EF2200iS, which we want to put to the test. We’ll see what this gadget can truly do in the near future.
A Few More Specifications On The Inverter Generator EF2200iS From Yamaha
It is possible to connect two EF2200iS units using the Twin Tech parallel cable, which is offered separately. Not only can the 30-amp RV plug be used, but the increased adaptability is also a benefit. If you only need 2,200 watts, you can carry one generator, and if you need more, you can take two. A single EF4500iSE ($4,000) costs twice as much as two EF2200iS ($2,400) units.
The carburetor should be drained before to storing any small engine for an extended period of time. Small carburetors can become clogged with sour fuel in a matter of minutes, even with today’s modern fuel.
The new EF2200iS generator from Yamaha includes a readily accessible carburetor drain valve, which is one of our favorite features. Once the rubber cap has been removed, the little hose connected to the carburetor can be used to drain any residual gasoline by simply twisting the valve.
It’s also simple to service the spark plug. The spark plug can be removed with a short extension and a plug socket by simply removing the rubber plug from the case’s top. The model number of Yamaha’s spark plugs is even affixed to the case for ease of use.
When it comes to maintaining the engine, removing two screws and lifting the cover out of its rubber grommets is all that is required.
The engine air filter and oil fill can be accessed when the cover is removed. Because there is no designated drain outlet, oil changes can be a little complicated. To drain the old oil, the unit must be placed on its side. It’s a messy process.
The top of the generator casing features a fuel level display that makes it easy to keep an eye on things. The remaining fuel level is indicated by a red indication that floats between the letters “F” and “E.” Our previous Yamaha generators have had issues with their floats getting caught after lengthy periods of operation, so we’re eager to see how these hold up.