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Generac iX2000 - 2000 Watt Portable Inverter Generator

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Grade

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Run Watts
2,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
2,200
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
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Inverter Technology
Provides safe power for computers & sensitive electronics

2,200 Max Starting Watts
Rated at 2000 watts for continuous operation

Compact Size, Weighs Only 49.6 Lbs.
Up to 40% lighter than a standard generator of equal watts
Built-In handle makes this inverter easy to carry

Fully Enclosed Case
Designed for quiet operation

FlexPower™ Provides For 2 Modes Of Operation
High mode for large loads or battery charging
Eco mode to save fuel and reduce noise

Electronic Overload Protection
Provides circuit breaker protection to protect your electronics

Low-Oil Shutdown
Prevents possible engine damage

DC Outlet & LED Lights
12V outlet for charging batteries - cables included
Provides at-a-glance status right on the control panel

Non-CARB Compliant - Not For Sale In CA


Model
  Model Number:5793
 UPC:696471579307
 Manufacturer:Generac
 Made in USA:No
Engine
 Brand:Generac
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:126 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:1 Year
 Engine RPM:Inverter
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Alternator:Inverter
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:17 Amps @ 120 Volts (Single Phase)
 Tank Size:1 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):4.9 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Plastic
 Fuel Gauge:No
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:N/A db(A)
 Idle Control:Yes
 Hour Meter:No
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
Overview
 Weight:49.6 Lbs. (22.50 kilograms)
 Dimensions:22"L x 12"W x 18"H
(55.88 x 30.48 x 45.72 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

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  11 Questions
Q: I have the ix2000 model generator and I am trying to power a 6500BTU AC (5.7amps, 607watts) it will not allow the compressor to kick on on Eco speed or full speed. Why not? I understand that you have to multiply the wattage by 3 for AC so that would be 1821watts and its still not working. Why?
by Eric Herbaut from Tennessee on May 01, 2012

A: Multiplying the wattage by 3 does not indicate the true starting load as it can be 3 - 5 times higher depending on the size of the compressor motor used.

To properly calculate the starting wattage you would need to find out the locked rotor amps (LRA) on the compressor unit and then use the following formula to calculate the starting watts.

Starting Amps x Volts = Watts

It definitely sounds like the starting amps for the compressor is very high, too much for the generator to handle.

Typically small 2000 watt generators are not used to power AC units.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can it run a side by side fridge freeze?

by John Paolino from New Jersey on August 28, 2011

A: In most cases, yes. However, it depends on your exact fridge.

If you have a really big one or a really old energy inefficient fridge, it might have a little trouble.

This model is primarily designed for camping or tailgating.

If you want a generator for home backup, we recommend starting at 5,000 watt emergency grade.

They're about the same price and power much more.
Medium Emergency Portable Generators
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: At what amp level does the charger feature operate?, also for the 1600?
Thanks

by Dan Smith from Mississippi on April 24, 2011

A: The iX2000 is 5A and the iX1600 is also 5A.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is there an LP/Multi-fuel version available
by David Dahl from Texas on March 26, 2011

A: Generac only offers a Gasoline version and any conversions to the original engineering will void the manufacturers warranty.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can this generator be used with another similar generator plugged into each other for more power, Or paralleled together?
by Eve Clark from Arizona on March 03, 2011

A: The Generac iX2000 does not have the connection ports to parallel to another Generac iX2000 generator.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Will the Generac iX2000 have any problems running a circular saw or table saw or a reciprocating saw that range from 13amp to 15amp. I know not together but one at a time?
by Mel Boone from Pennsylvania on February 13, 2011

A: You will have to find out the starting amp load because it will be higher then the running amp load. Then you can calculate the starting watts by using the following formula - Starting Amps x Volts = Watts. Now you will be able to determine the proper size generator for your needs. Note: Rule of thumb is to size the generator to 80% of the running capacity to allow the unit to have the flexibility when large loads kick in.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can the Generac iX2000 be connected with another iX2000 to increase power output?
by Mike from Utah on February 09, 2011

A: This particular model is not compatible with the parallel cords. In order to do something like this, you would need a Honda model.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Thanks for answering the noise related question, but since you sell nothing but generators, why don't you do a noise level test?
by Erik from Utah on January 25, 2011

A: We are a distributor and not a testing facility so we rely on manufacturers to publish sound output levels. Since there are many methods used to equate sound pressure effects on the human ear (range, weighting scale, tonal quality & at various load levels) some manufactures simply do not line list their ratings for fear of being compared to another manufacturer who tests differently. Generally speaking, inverter generators are the quietest choice a person has in the 1-3kW size range and they all typically range from 58-64dB(A). Conventional, fixed speed portable generators are generally between 68-75dB(A). If you are looking for a quieter generator, you can't go wrong with an inverter style.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can the generac ix2000 be hooked together with another ix2000 to increase to 4000 watts? There other models like Honda and Kipor that can be.
by Ken Kercher from Wyoming on January 23, 2011

A: The Generac inverter generators cannot be paralleled together. There is no connection on the unit to do this.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What is the noise level of the Generac IX2000? Why don't they list this info in the owners manual?
by Fletcher Pastore from Virginia on January 23, 2011

A: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, Generac, like many other generator manufacturers, do not publish the decibel ratings for their generators. This unit does come equipped with a Low Tone Muffler and the internal components are enclosed for Quiet Operation but I do not have a decibel number to give you. Currently, there are no industry standards or requirements for generator manufacturers to follow when testing their generators for noise. Due to this, manufacturers can test the noise level under any conditions they choose and, therefore, the results are not very reliable as each company will test under conditions that are favorable to their products.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: DO you have the adapter cable to connect the 12VDC output on generac 2000W portable generators?
by Joel Corrente from New Hampshire on January 23, 2011

A: The unit comes with the 12VDC cable to charge batteries. (Alligator clip style)
by Mike, Product Expert
Generac 5793 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5
Pros
Price (3)
Light Weight (2)
Easy To Use (1)
Cons
I Hate It (1)
Low Quality (3)
Durability (2)
Unreliable (1)
25% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Brian Sun
Product Manager
From The Manufacturer
New And Improved, Generac Portable Inverters
In an effort to strive for continuous improvement and providing quality products, the following changes were made to the iX Series portable generators. A primary goal for this recent project was to meet 2012 EPA emissions requirements and improve start-up process and overall performance.

- A steel fuel tank tooled with internal ROV tube to comply with evaporative emissions which included a ratcheting, tethered fuel cap and a fuel fill mark in the fuel neck screen.

- A catalytic converter... more
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Harley
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/8/10
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
I Initially Gave A Good Rating
I see it has been discontinued and for good reason. Something broke or came loose in the crank case. Rattled for a while before it locked up. I suspect it was a bolt on the rod cap. Generator is ruined. I did got about 45 hours out of it. This scarred my image of Generac forever.
Pros: Price
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Harley Does Not Recommend This Product
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Jim
Pittsburgh, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/5/10
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
There Are Two Models Of This Generator
Perhaps because the revised version of this generator has an improved electric section, a steel fuel tank, now that this generator has been revised anyone writing a review should indicate what revision they have, such as, "ORIGINAL design with plastic fuel tank, or REVISED design with the steel gas tank and improved electric section.
Pros: Price, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality
Jim Recommends This Generac Product
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Kenneth H.
Cowen, WV
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Second One Both Bad
I purchased the first one and it went out the first week of camping. Took it back and they gave me a second one. Camped the rest of the week with it and it went out. they had me send it out for repair. When it came back they charged me 40 dollars and it lasted one weekend and is out again. I would not buy another one or tell a friend to buy one.

They will start and run a little but just hit and wont speed up also the pull cord will pull out and not go back in.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability, I Hate It
Kenneth Does Not Recommend This Product
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Unknown
Baileyville, ME
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Unsatisfied
I have had mine about 3 years and have barely used it. Gas always had rough idle from too high to about to stall, then last fall it stalled while I was using it for mt camper.

I was done using it so I put it away for winter. Got it out last week, had to pour gas in with spark plug to get it going about 5 times before it finally stayed running and now it doesn't produce any power (ac or dc).

Don't waste your money on one of these. This is the second one in the small town that I live in... more
Unknown Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Unknown,
Not sure where you got your generator from, but I'd recommend giving them a call to find out if they can do anything for you. This generator does come with a 2-year consumer warranty, but you say you've had it for about three years.

Depending what you're powering with it, you may want to consider opting for a larger sized unit. Most of the emergency Generac generators we carry have top reviews and ratings, so perhaps you would have better luck with one of those.

Also, Generac has made modifications to improve this model in an attempt to correct the issues customers have been having. Take a look at the manufacturer review on this product's page.

Give us a call if you have any questions, or take a look at our site for more information.
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Wes Daniel
Conyers, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/5/11
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Street Outreach
I had been hoping for an inverter generator for some time, to replace the ridiculously noisy standard type generator we already had. The old one was wildly noisy and a BEAST to handle, especially by myself.

My needs for an inverter generator was for an outreach ministry that make effort to assist people in dire need in life. We assist homeless, drug addicts, prostitutes and in general anyone else trying to better their lives. All to often, a standard generator just wasn't practical simply... more
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Bryan
Dixon, IL
REVIEWED
MAR.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
I bought my ix2000 from a local farm and fleet for use around the job site and as a back up to run my sump pump. I love this generator. I looked around the internet and found a lot of bad reviews on this generator but it works great for me.

In the picture it was running a 500 watt shop light, a 3.5 peak horse power craftsman vacuum, and at times an angle grinder and it didn't even struggle. The generator starts on the first pull every time, even in 35 degree weather.

Some tips i can say... more
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Ray B.
Seymour, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/21/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Owner
Purchased generator, doesn't work as good as my Honda 2000 which has less starting power! Outlet plugs broke 1st time I used them.
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Chuck
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/1/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Value- Not A Honda But Not As Expensive Either
Ordered this generator after the 2012 "Derecho" storm in the eastern states. Power had already been restored but we decided to finally bite the bullet and buy a generator for those occasional outages (we have occasional ice storms and some pretty heavy blizzards here in southern West Virginia). Because we also want to have the option of using the generator for camping, and have very few actual "needs" for our home during an outage, we went with the portable, 2kw Generac... more
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James T.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/5/10
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simple Solutions
I purchased a Generac IX2000 and am happy with it so far. I noticed that you no longer list that model. One of the things I have learned from a review of the Generac IX1600 is that one of the failure modes is when the O ring of the prime pump comes off of the plunger/piston of the the pump, and if you realize it wont start because the pump is too easy to use not working, you can easily disassemble the pump and place the O ring on the plunger, apply some lube and reassemble.

While there is... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
James,
That's why we have a Technical Support link at the bottom of our web site. Just click on it to see the contact information for the manufacturer's Tech Support #.
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Keith
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/29/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great For Track Days
I purchased the generator to power my Moto-D tire warmers.

It powered them fine and I only had to add gas once. If you spill any gas, it is directed along the side of the generator which is sealed as opposed to some generators where it flows over the outlets- which is a good thing.

The weight is good and the noise level isn't too bad. It might be more noticeable at night, but during the day at the track it's fine.

Not as quiet as a Honda, but it's worth the savings.
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